Keep on trucking: Increasing merchandise trade has supported industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Truck Dealers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Truck Dealers industry has grown steadily over the past five years, rebounding from a low base following weak business confidence, low freight volumes and sluggish demand at the start of the period. Business confidence has since been more positive, despite some fluctuations, with businesses becoming more willing to invest in new trucks. Rising merchandise trade volumes, which has largely come from trade imports, have also helped truck dealers over the past five years, as road freight operators have had to increase their capacity. As a result, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $4.4 billion.

Industry operators have benefited from low interest rates over the past five years...

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What is the Truck Dealers industry?

The industry sells trucks, which IBISWorld defines as vehicles with a gross vehicle mass of over 3.5 tonnes. Industry products are further segmented based on gross vehicle mass.

Heavy rigid trucks

The sale of heavy rigid trucks dominates the industry. Heavy rigid trucks have a gross vehicle mass of over 4.5 tonnes and are often used with additional semi-trailers. They are the most common kind of truck on Australia's roads. In addition, they have the highest price point of any segment of vehicles sold by the industry. Rigid trucks are vehicles in which the first load-carrying component is included within the truck body. This gives them a higher value than the articulated truck chassis category, despite both vehicle types being built to carry similar loads. Dow...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Light rigid trucks
Heavy rigid trucks
Articulated trucks

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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