Full speed ahead: Industry revenue is set to increase as defence spending surges

The Shipbuilding and Repair Services industry has grown slowly over the past five years. Despite an increase in defence expenditure, several Royal Australian Navy (RAN) contracts have been outsourced to foreign firms over the period. In March 2016, the Federal Government selected Spain-based Navantia for a $1.2 billion project to construct two auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) vessels. The firm has also played a major role in the air warfare destroyer (AWD) project over the period, which has contributed to industry imports. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to $3.3 billion. This includes an anticipated increase of 12.3% in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.4%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
7,793
Businesses
448

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Shipbuilding and Repair Services industry displays low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, and estimate $0.10 is invested in capital. Capital equipment required in the industry generally has an extended operational life and depreciates slowly over time. In addition, depreciation expenses do not consider lease payments that are made on properties and equipment. In an industry with highly customised products, shipbuilders often prefer to hire equipment for one-off processes rather than purchase expensive machinery. These trends contribute to low capital requirements and low depreciation costs.The industry's high labour expenses are due to the skilled nature of many tasks and processes. In ...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on defence and Trade-weighted index in the Shipbuilding and Repair Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry?

    Industry firms primarily manufacture or repair ships with a 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
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipwrecking
  • Submarine construction
  • Submarine component
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on defence
  • Trade-weighted index
  • 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

  • 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
    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
    ASC Pty Limited, Thales Australia Holdings Pty Limited, BAE Systems Australia Holdings Limited, Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd,
  • Table: ASC Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Thales Australia Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BAE Systems Australia Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Air Warfare Destroyer (Awd)
  • A class of warship 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
  • A general-purpose warship of approximately 2,700 tonnes, often used as an escort vessel.
  • Icebreaker
  • A strong ship used to break large channels of ice.
  • Landing Helicopter Dock (Lhd)
  • A class of warship primarily designed for amphibious assaults, capable of transporting soldiers and equipment and placing them ashore using helicopters and landing craft.
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