On the road: Revenue is set to slowly rise due to growth in imports and new car sales

The Automotive industry comprises a range of smaller industries, whose performances vary across the supply chain. Strong sales of new cars have 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 struggled, as high petrol prices over the four years through 2013-14 shifted consumer preference from locally manufactured cars to smaller, more fuel-efficient imported vehicles. As these trends have mostly offset each other, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to $164.3 billion...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The shift to small fuel-efficient cars and reduced import tariffs have aided import penetration
  • New passenger vehicle sales have grown strongly due to rising discretionary incomes
  • Automotive wholesale, retail and service industries will grow as demand for new cars rises
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Automotive industry exhibits low capital intensity, although this varies significantly between different industries. For every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.10 is spent on capital investment by the overall industry. Capital intensity is much higher in manufacturing industries, such as the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry and the Automotive Electrical Component Manufacturing industry. These industries use sophisticated equipment to manufacture their products, with motor vehicle manufacturing particularly requiring strong capital investment in automation and large-scale production facilities. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Automotive Industry Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Automotive Industry 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 are passenger moving cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and other recreational motorised vehicles sold to households, businesses and governments.

    Industry Products
  • Locally manufactured automotive products
  • Imported motor vehicles sales
  • Parts and accessories sales
  • 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
  • Real household discretionary income
  • World price of crude oil
  • Motor vehicle price index
  • Motor vehicle tariff

  • Current Performance
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Breaking down
  • Import growth
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Breaking down
  • 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 sales
  • Repair and maintenance services
  • Parts and accessories sales
  • Locally manufactured automotive 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
  • 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
    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-hybrid vehicle. This hybrid 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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