Rolling on: Greater demand for repair and maintenance has limited employment declines

The Automotive industry is made up of a range of smaller industries. The performances of these smaller industries have varied over the period. Rising demand for smaller, fuel-efficient cars and SUVs has supported motor vehicle wholesalers and dealers, while service agents have benefited from the increasing number of registered motor vehicles on Australian roads. However, local motor vehicle manufacturers have exited Australia, as consumer preferences have shifted from locally manufactured large cars towards smaller imported vehicles.Several issues have contributed to the cessation of domestic passenger vehicle manufacturing over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$166bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
287,896
Businesses
52,939

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The closure of passenger motor vehicle manufacturing operations has transformed the industry
  • Intense price competition has constrained profitability for motor vehicle wholesalers and dealers
  • Automotive wholesale, retail and service industries will grow as demand for new cars rises
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Companies in the Automotive industry tend to be located in population hubs. This is particularly true for motor vehicle dealers and repair service providers, due to their need to be close to their markets. Most establishments are therefore located in New South Wales and Victoria, with Victoria’s presence in the industry being overrepresented compared with the population. Many parts and accessories manufacturers are located close to their largest markets, as Toyota’s domestic manufacturing facilities and Ford’s engineering facilities were located in Victoria. A similar situation occurs in South Australia as GM Holden’s manufacturing plant was located in the state. Many parts suppliers set up their operations in these states to be near these manufacturing facilities. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Automotive Industry Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Automotive Industry are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Degree of globalisation in the firm
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Trade-weighted index in the Automotive Industry industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Automotive Industry Industry?

    The industry comprises motor vehicle manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, parts suppliers and mechanics that design, research, develop, manufacture, sell and maintain motor vehicles and parts. Motor vehicles encompass passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and other recreational motorised vehicles.

    Industry Products
  • Locally manufactured vehicles, parts, accessories and other products
  • Imported motor vehicles
  • Parts and accessories
  • Repair and maintenance services
  • Industry Activities
  • Motor vehicle
  • Motor vehicle parts and accessories
  • Motor vehicle wholesaling and retailing
  • Motor vehicle parts and accessories wholesaling and retailing
  • Motor vehicle maintenance, servicing and repair
  • Motor vehicle design and engineering
  • Motor vehicle research and development
  • 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
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Domestic freight task
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Motor vehicle price index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Motor vehicle tariff

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and profit
  • Breaking down
  • Import growth
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • Moving forward
  • Import growth
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Table: Automotive Industry Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Imported motor vehicles
  • Parts and accessories
  • Repair and maintenance services
  • Locally manufactured vehicles, parts, accessories and other products
  • Chart: Automotive Industry Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Private businesses
  • Government entities and public enterprises
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Automotive Industry 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 Automotive Industry

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Automotive Industry Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited, Automotive Holdings Group Limited, Mazda Australia Pty Limited, GM Holden Ltd,
  • Table: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Automotive Holdings Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mazda Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: GM Holden Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Automotive Industry 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 Automotive Industry Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Effective Rate Of Assistance
  • This takes into account direct assistance (such as tariffs) and indirect assistance provided by the government.
  • Electric Car
  • Also known as a plug-in electric vehicle. This vehicle has an electric battery that can be recharged in a wall socket and does not need petrol to run.
  • Floor Plan Financing
  • A method used to finance inventory of businesses commonly used by car retailers. Floor plan refers to their inventory.
  • Hybrid Cars
  • Usually refers to electric-hybrids that run on an electric battery and a gasoline engine. They are more fuel-efficient than a standard car.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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