Traffic jam: Aggregator websites and car sharing are driving up industry competition

The Car Rental industry has grown modestly over the past five years, largely supported by increasing international travel to Australia. Positive business confidence over the five-year period has encouraged corporate travel activity, with many companies expanding their travel budgets. Increased travel throughout Australia has, in turn, supported demand for rental cars. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.3 billion. This performance includes anticipated growth of 0.3% in 2018-19.The Australian dollar's depreciation over the past five years has made international travel to Australia more attractive, resulting in growing demand for industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Australian dollar’s depreciation over the past five years has benefited the industry
  • Competition from car sharing arrangements and aggregator websites has led to industry exits
  • A projected increase in international tourism is likely to support demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Car Rental industry provides long-term and short-term vehicle rental services for customers. Industry operators have increasingly focused on short-term convenience, especially for tourists and travellers.Medium and large passenger carsThe industry's largest service segment is the rental of medium and large passenger cars. This segment has grown as a share of revenue over the past five years and includes cars with larger engine capacity and boot space, such as large sedans, people movers and SUVs. This service segment has been one of the fastest growing over the period due to the rising number of fuel-efficient people movers. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Car Rental Industry

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

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Easy access for clients
  • Company's product has low running costs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Air passenger movements through capital city airports and Business confidence index in the Car Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Car Rental Industry?

    Industry firms rent out cars. The industry includes car rental companies that also rent out trucks, vans and buses. The industry excludes commercial and fleet leasing.

    Industry Products
  • Small passenger cars
  • Medium and large passenger cars
  • Trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Industry Activities
  • Long-term car rental
  • Short-term car rental
  • Truck rental
  • Van rental
  • Bus rental
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Air passenger movements through capital city airports
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • International travel to Australia
  • Number of housing transfers

  • Current Performance
  • Falling profit
  • Industry participation
  • Business confidence
  • Tourism
  • Competition and opportunities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Aggregator websites and profit
  • Car sharing
  • Improved conditions
  • Table: Car Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Medium and large passenger cars
  • Small passenger cars
  • Trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Chart: Car Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Tourists
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Maintenance
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Avis Management Pty Limited, Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited, Europcar Holding Pty Ltd, National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited,
  • Table: Avis Management Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Europcar Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Rental 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 Car Rental Industry
  • 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
    Aggregator Websites
  • These websites pull information from a variety of vendors for price comparison purposes, with comparisons based on a consumer's search parameters.
  • Hybrid
  • A vehicle powered by two or more sources, typically electricity and petrol.
  • Suv
  • Stands for sports utility vehicle, a type of vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck chassis.
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