Pump the brakes: Strong competition from car dealership service centres is threatening growth

The Tyre Retailing industry has performed well over the past five years, benefiting from the rising number of motor vehicles on Australian roads. Mostly strong growth in vehicle sales since 2012-13 has driven industry revenue growth over the period, as these vehicles have subsequently entered their tyre replacement cycles. While the number of vehicles on the road has increased, many consumers have reduced the kilometres they drive to minimise running costs. Fewer kilometres driven means tyres are taking longer to wear down, limiting significant demand growth for the industry. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $5.1 billion...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An influx of cheap tyres has entered the market, mainly from low-cost Chinese manufacturers
  • Lower tyre prices have generated additional industry demand over the past five years
  • Population growth and greater vehicle numbers are expected to provide expansion opportunities
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Tyre retailers stock a range of tyres, including passenger vehicle tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres, truck and bus tyres and motorcycle tyres. While passenger vehicle tyres are the most commonly purchased, consumers generally pay more for other types of tyres. Tyre retailers also generate revenue through the sale of other products, such as wheels and batteries. In addition, many tyre retailers provide services such as puncture repairs, wheel balancing and wheel alignment services.Passenger vehicle tyresPassenger vehicles are the most common vehicles on Australian roads and make up the bulk of industry demand. Most industry operators offer a wide selection of passenger vehicle tyres. Tyre fittings are generally included in the sale of passenger vehicle tyres. Pas...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Tyre Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tyre Retailing Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of motor vehicles and Average age of vehicle fleet in the Tyre Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tyre Retailing Industry?

    Industry participants sell new and re-conditioned tyres for passenger cars, utility vehicles, SUVs, vans, buses, trucks and motorcycles. Tyre retailers do not retread motor vehicle tyres, but often carry out minor repairs on tyres. The retailing process can also include fitting services such as wheel balances and alignments.

    Industry Products
  • Passenger vehicle tyres
  • Light commercial vehicle tyres
  • Truck and bus tyres
  • Motorcycle tyres
  • Other tyres
  • Wheels, batteries and other products
  • Tyre and mechanical services
  • Industry Activities
  • Motor vehicle tyres and tubes retailing
  • Motorcycle or scooter tyres and tubes retailing
  • Minor tyre and tube repairs
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Demand from fuel retailing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of rubber

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation
  • Demand trends
  • Deflated prices
  • Commercial tyres
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry participation
  • Weak dollar
  • Fuel prices
  • External competition
  • Table: Tyre Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tyre Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Long Distance Bus Transport
  • Urban Bus and Tramway Transport
  • Taxi and Limousine Transport
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle New Parts Wholesaling
  • Retail Property Operators

  • Products & Services
  • Passenger vehicle tyres
  • Light commercial vehicle tyres
  • Truck and bus tyres
  • Tyre and mechanical services
  • Wheels, batteries and other products
  • Motorcycle tyres
  • Other tyres
  • Chart: Tyre Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Commercial customers
  • Fleet buyers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tyre Retailing 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 Tyre Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tyre Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Goodyear Australia Pty Limited, Bridgestone Australia Ltd, Tyrepower Ltd, Bob Jane Corporation Pty Ltd, Wesfarmers Limited,
  • Table: Goodyear Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bridgestone Australia Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tyrepower Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bob Jane Corporation Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Wesfarmers Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tyre Retailing 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 Tyre Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Four-Wheel Drive (4Wd)
  • Vehicles that have all four wheels powered by the engine. In standard cars, only two wheels are powered by the engine.
  • Retread
  • Also known as a 'recap,' or a 'remould,' a retread is a re-manufacturing process for tyres that replaces the tread on worn tyres.
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Adjusting the angle of wheels to reduce tyre wear and ensure a vehicle doesn't pull to one side when attempting to drive in a straight line.
  • Wheel Balance
  • Involves adding small weights to a wheel to even out the distribution of weight across a tyre, which ultimately prevents vibrations while driving and slows down the wear of other vehicle components.
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