Running on empty: The exit of Australia's car manufacturers has sharply decreased revenue

Import competition from a globalised market has eroded the revenue of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry over the past five years. Local production volumes have fallen due to a range of factors, including 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. Over the past five years, consumers have increasingly favoured smaller, fuel-efficient cars and cars that provide a combination of comfort and utility, such as SUVs. The high cost of Australian production contributed to the two remaining domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers, Toyota and GM Holden, exiting the industry in October 2017, drastically altering the industry's more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Import competition from a globalised market has eroded industry revenue
  • The exit of the remaining passenger vehicle manufacturers has led to significant employment declines
  • The industry will undergo a significant transformation over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry’s barriers to entry are high and are characterised by high start-up costs, slim profit margins, and a lot of participants compared with industry size. For industry players to have an acceptable operating profit margin, they must be sufficiently large to benefit from economies of scale. This requires new entrants to provide a significant initial investment in facilities and engineering expertise. Another barrier to entry the need to undertake extensive research and development activities to be competitive against other vehicle manufacturers.The exit of the remaining major passenger motor vehicle manufacturers in October 2017 is likely to rise the industry’s barriers to entry. Man...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing are:

  • Effective cost controls
  • Establishing motor vehicle export markets
  • Having an extensive distribution and collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Domestic freight task in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture motor vehicles, including cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, vans, medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks and other motor vehicles. These vehicles are used for private and commercial purposes. Motor vehicle engine manufacturing is also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Industry Activities
  • Truck
  • Bus
  • Engine
  • Car
  • All-terrain vehicle
  • Other motor vehicle
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Domestic freight task
  • World price of crude oil
  • Business confidence index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Motor vehicle tariff

  • Current Performance
  • Demand factors
  • Rising imports
  • Falling production
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Structural shift
  • Industry participation
  • Import growth
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Automotive Electrical Component Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle New Parts Wholesaling
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Other
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Freight operators
  • Export markets
  • Dealerships
  • Passenger transport and rental operators
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Volvo Group Australia Pty Ltd, PACCAR Australia Pty Ltd, Iveco Trucks Australia Ltd,
  • Table: Volvo Group Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: PACCAR Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Iveco Trucks Australia Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hybrid Vehicles
  • Electric-hybrid cars that run on an electric battery and a petrol engine. These types of vehicles are more fuel-efficient than a standard internal combustion engine vehicle.
  • Passenger Motor Vehicle (Pmv)
  • A general description for vehicles designed for transporting passengers, excluding buses.
  • Sport Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A general marketing description for rugged vehicles that are similar to station wagons but are built on light-truck chassis.
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