Tough breaks: Growth in disposable income has limited demand for used parts

The Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling industry has faced challenging conditions over the past five years. The average age of Australia's vehicle fleet has remained unchanged, largely due to growing new vehicle sales and an improvement in the reliability and performance of existing vehicles. This has limited demand for parts from the industry over the period. An increase in reliability has also extended the lifespan of existing vehicles, reducing demand for dismantling services. Growth in the number of vehicles fitted with advanced crash-avoidance technology has made vehicles safer and reduced the likelihood of serious motor vehicle accidents. As a result, demand from smash repairers for used parts has exhibited weak growth over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$996m
Annual Growth 14-19
-0.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,687
Businesses
1,213
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The falling cost of new imported parts has limited demand for used parts over the past five years
  • New car technology, including crash-avoidance systems, has constrained industry demand
  • Ongoing industry consolidation will help protect profit margins over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Industry operators primarily dismantle motor vehicles or motorcycles, and wholesale the used parts obtained in the dismantling process. Operators also derive revenue from the sale of other products and materials, such as steel, tyres, batteries and plastic, following the dismantling of vehicles. These products are either unsalvageable or unsellable and are recycled instead.Used partsIndustry operators sell a range of used parts obtained through the dismantling process. These parts consist of crash repair parts (e.g. bonnets, fenders, grilles and headlights); mechanical parts such as engines, drivetrains and suspension parts; and electrical parts. Dem...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling are:

  • Effective product promotion
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average age of vehicle fleet and Demand from motor vehicle body, paint and interior repair in the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in the industry primarily dismantle motor vehicles or motorcycles and wholesale the used parts obtained in the dismantling process. Industry operators may also wholesale used motor vehicle parts online. However, pure online wholesalers are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Recycled products
  • Used parts
  • Industry Activities
  • Dismantling motor vehicles
  • Wholesaling used motor vehicle parts
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Demand from motor vehicle body, paint and interior repair
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Motor vehicle price index
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and profit
  • Demand trends
  • Smash repairers
  • Imported parts
  • Vehicle recycling
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • Demand trends
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Electrical Services
  • Motor Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Consumers
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Used parts
  • Recycled products
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Motor vehicle mechanics
  • Households
  • Smash repairers
  • Motor vehicle retailers and motor vehicle parts retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling 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 Motor Vehicle Dismantling and Used Parts Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Attrition Rate
  • A measurement of the estimated proportion of motor vehicles taken off the register. Also known as the scrappage or scrapping rate.
  • Autotrade
  • Guidelines for the automotive aftermarket regarding product information, numbering and bar coding, and e-messaging.
  • Oem
  • Original equipment manufacturer. OEM car parts are identical to those used when producing the vehicle.
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