Fuelled up: Rising tourist numbers have driven demand for industry services

The Passenger Car Rental and Hiring industry provides vehicles to households, tourists, businesses and other organisations on a short- or long-term basis. Several factors influence demand for industry services, including domestic and international tourism levels, consumer sentiment, business confidence and the number of motor vehicles sold across the country. Rising tourist numbers have driven strong demand for rental cars over the past five years, supporting the industry's performance.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 5.5% over the five years through 2019-20, to $1.9 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 2.4% in 2019-20. Rising domestic and international tourist visitor nights have driven demand growth over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from rising international and domestic tourism in New Zealand
  • Mostly positive business confidence has boosted demand for vehicle leasing over the past five years
  • A rise in the motor vehicle price index will likely increase demand for car rentals
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Passenger Car Rental and Hiring industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 4.7% over the 10 years through 2024-25. This growth represents an outperformance of the overall economy, with real GDP expected to rise at an annualised 2.9% over the same period.The industry has benefited from growth in domestic and international tourism levels over the past five years. This factor has contributed to increased demand for car rentals, with continued growth forecast over the next five years. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Being part of a franchising chain
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Domestic tourist visitor days in the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry companies are involved in leasing, hiring or renting out passenger cars without drivers. This includes vehicles rented on a short-term basis, or leased in the long-term over several years. Passenger cars include sedans, hatchbacks, station wagons, SUVs and minibuses. The industry does not include funding provided by leasing firms to finance leases for car purchases. Finance leasing is included in other finance-related industries.

    Industry Products
  • Operating vehicle leasing
  • Short-term car rental
  • Long-term car rental
  • Other industry services
  • Industry Activities
  • Leasing, hiring or renting out passenger cars and light vehicles
  • Leasing, hiring or renting out campervans and minibuses
  • Operating fleet and novated lease services
  • Operating car sharing network services
  • 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
  • Domestic tourist visitor days
  • International tourist visitor days
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Industry growth
  • Strong tourism growth
  • Funding needs
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand drivers
  • Exchange rate
  • Opportunities and threats
  • Table: Passenger Car Rental and Hiring Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Passenger Car Rental and Hiring Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tourism in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Car Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • General Insurance in New Zealand
  • Motor Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair in New Zealand
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Operating vehicle leasing
  • Short-term car rental
  • Long-term car rental
  • Other industry services
  • Chart: Passenger Car Rental and Hiring Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Households
  • International tourists
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring 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 Passenger Car Rental and Hiring

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AvisBudget Group Limited, Hertz New Zealand Holdings Limited, LeasePlan New Zealand Limited,
  • Table: AvisBudget Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hertz New Zealand Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: LeasePlan New Zealand Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Passenger Car Rental and Hiring 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 Passenger Car Rental and Hiring Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Novated Lease
  • A salary sacrificed lease provided to staff and paid for by an employer, which often includes servicing and maintenance. As novated leases are financial leases, they are excluded from the industry.
  • Suv
  • Stands for sports utility vehicles, which are large and rugged vehicles built on a light truck chassis, and are similar to a station wagon.
  • Tourist Visitor Nights
  • The number of nights domestic and international tourists spend on holidays, business trips, or visiting friends and relatives.
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