Overview

Out of gas: Ford's exit marks the beginning of the end of local passenger vehicle manufacturing

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry's performance has been dominated by import competition from a globalised market over the past five years. Local production volumes have fallen due to a range of factors, including the high Australian dollar over the start of the period, the signing of free trade agreements with major car manufacturing countries like South Korea and Japan, and the inability of local manufacturers to adapt to shifting consumer preferences. Consumer preferences have been moving towards both smaller fuel-efficient cars and cars that provide a combination of comfort and utility, such as SUVs. Importers benefited from the high Australian dollar at the beginning of the period as imported vehicles were made more affordable than locally manufactured vehicles...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

During the past five years, the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry has struggled to perform, with growing import competition and demand for more fuel-efficient cars driving a decline in revenue. A combination of factors, including a strong Australian dollar over the start of the period, changing consumer preferences, free trade agreements, and manufacturers’ inability to capitalise on economies of scale have caused demand for imports to expand and the industry to shrink rapidly. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 6.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to $7.7 billion.

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Industry Products

What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture motor vehicles. These vehicles include cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light commercial vehicles, buses and vans, as well as medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks. These vehicles are used for private and commercial purposes. Motor vehicle engine manufacturing is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
SUVs
Utes
Trucks
Medium-size cars
Large cars
Small cars
Industry Activities
Car
SUV
Engine
Heavy truck

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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