Shifting gears: The end of local vehicle manufacturing has fuelled revenue growth

The Motor Vehicle Wholesaling industry has grown steadily over the past five years. Rising discretionary incomes, positive business confidence and growth in new car sales have driven the industry's performance over the period. As a result, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $44.7 billion. Revenue is expected to increase by 2.5% in the current year, as demand continues to grow for imported vehicles due to changing consumer preferences. Toyota and GM Holden's closure of their Australian vehicle manufacturing operations in October 2017 has heightened this trend. High petrol prices over the four years through 2014-15 encouraged consumers to purchase smaller fuel-efficient cars and compact more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for imported vehicles has increased, supporting industry revenue growth
  • Thailand’s booming motor vehicle manufacturing industry has assisted strong import growth
  • A rise in electric and hybrid vehicle adoption may provide a boost to the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Motor Vehicle Wholesaling industry is characterised by a medium level of capital intensity. In 2017-18, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.18 is invested by industry firms in capital equipment. The industry requires a balance of both labour and capital to operate. Wholesalers that supply vehicles to fleet operators for large corporations, such as Telstra, are also required to provide management services, which can be labour intensive. Warranty work also requires a significant amount of labour input.Capital intensity has increased marginally over the past five years. Capital investment edged up slightly due to the demand for additional services by fleet operators and dealers. Car...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motor Vehicle Wholesaling Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motor vehicle dealers and Trade-weighted index in the Motor Vehicle Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motor Vehicle Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators primarily wholesale new and used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers and fleet users.

    Industry Products
  • Small and light passenger vehicles
  • Medium and large passenger vehicles
  • SUVs
  • Utility vehicles
  • Other vehicles
  • Industry Activities
  • New and used car wholesaling
  • New and used SUV wholesaling
  • New and used utility vehicle wholesaling
  • Other new and used motor vehicle wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from motor vehicle dealers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Motor vehicle price index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Motor vehicle tariff
  • Retail petrol prices

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation
  • Demand trends
  • Shifting gears
  • Strong car sales
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry participation
  • Demand trends
  • Shifting gears
  • Strong car sales
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Taxi and Limousine Transport
  • Public Administration and Safety

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • SUVs
  • Small and light passenger vehicles
  • Utility vehicles
  • Medium and large passenger vehicles
  • Other vehicles
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Motor vehicle dealers
  • Commercial fleet buyers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Wholesaling 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 Motor Vehicle Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited, Mazda Australia Pty Limited, Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mazda Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle 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 Wholesaling 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
  • A general marketing description that stands for sport utility vehicle and includes rugged vehicles that are similar to a station wagon, but are built on a light truck chassis.
  • Total Quality Management (Tqm)
  • A philosophy for continuously improving the quality of products and processes.
  • Ute
  • Short for utility, a vehicle with an open-top rear cargo bed that is often separated from the driver cabin.
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