Sailing away: Industry revenue has increased despite strong competition from foreign companies

The Shipbuilding and Repair Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite higher defence spending, several RAN contracts have been outsourced to foreign firms
  • Imports have declined as a share of domestic demand over the past five years
  • Increased capital expenditure on defence should stabilise revenue streams

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Shipbuilding and Repair Services industry has undergone substantial growth over the past five year. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 6.1% over the five years through 2016-17. Defence expenditure and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) shipbuilding contracts are key revenue growth drivers. Key RAN projects during the past five years include the construction of the Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHDs), which were completed in December 2015, and the ongoing Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD) project. Revenue is projected to grow by 10.8% in 2016-17, to reach $3.7 billion.

    Despite an increase in defence expenditure, several RAN contracts have been outsourced to foreign firms over the past five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Shipbuilding and Repair Services industry is in the growth stage of its economic life cycle. Because defence industries are the largest markets for industry players, companies are often expected to provide cutting-edge technology that rivals other global military vessels. This tends to result in strong and constant demand for a range of industry ships and upgrades, particularly specialised naval vessels. Over the past five years, the number of industry establishments has increased in line with strong growth in industry revenue. This is due to substantial increases in capital expenditure on defence, which has resulted in greater demand for military shipbuilding and repair services.

    Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA..

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    Additional Insights for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Provision of superior after sales service
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    Industry Products

    What is the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry?

    Companies in the industry primarily manufacture or repair ships with displacement of 50 tonnes or more. Firms that manufacture submarines and major components for ships and submarines are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Military shipbuilding
    Submarine construction
    Commercial shipbuilding
    Ship repair and maintenance
    Industry Activities
    Dry dock operation
    Hull cleaning
    Ship repairing
    Submarine construction
    Submarine component

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on defence
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from water transport terminals
  • Domestic price of iron and steel

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Defence spending
  • Outsourcing
  • Commercial interests
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Steadying the ship
  • Collins-class submarine replacement project
  • Table: Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Defence
  • Fishing
  • Water Freight Transport
  • Water Passenger Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Rolling, Drawing and Extruding
  • Iron and Steel Casting and Forging
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Military shipbuilding
  • Ship repair and maintenance
  • Commercial shipbuilding
  • Submarine construction
  • Chart: Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Defence-related industries
  • Commercial industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Shipbuilding and Repair Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    ASC Pty LimitedBAE Systems Australia Holdings LimitedThales Australia Holdings Pty LimitedCivmec Construction & Engineering Pty LtdAustal Limited
  • Table: ASC Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BAE Systems Australia Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Thales Australia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Austal Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Air Warfare Destroyer (Awd)
  • Constructed as part of the Hobart-class fleet and primarily responsible for naval defence against aircraft and missile attacks.
  • Catamaran
  • A type of multi-hull boat or ship that consists of two hulls joined by a frame, which can be powered by a sail or an engine.
  • Frigate
  • Any type of warship, of various sizes and roles.
  • Icebreaker
  • A strong ship used to break large channels of ice.
  • Landing Helicopter Dock (Lhd)
  • Constructed as part of the Canberra-class fleet. LHDs are amphibious assault ships capable of operating helicopters docking boats, amphibious vessels and landing craft.
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