Trucking along: The industry has continued to grow despite declining demand from mining

The Freight Trailer Manufacturing industry has grown moderately over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $986.8 million. However, a notable share of this growth occurred over the two years through 2013-14, as mining investment and construction activity boomed. The decline of mining investment since that time has increased price competition and mitigated growth. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 2.6% in 2017-18, boosted by rising demand from road freight transport due to growth in Australia's domestic freight task and an uptick in mining sector more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry performance is primarily driven by population and consumption growth
  • Australia’s growing domestic freight task has benefited industry operators
  • The growing population and lack of rail infrastructure should ensure consistent industry demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Freight Trailer Manufacturing industry exhibits low barriers to entry. Industry operators primarily assemble pre-fabricated products to manufacture trailers. Due to the kind of construction techniques used, capital costs are not as high compared with other areas of the automotive manufacturing sector. The technology used by the industry is not highly specialised, which further facilitates the entrance of new players. The need for skilled employees is also correspondingly less. One form of regulation faced by industry operators is the Australian Design Rules. Compliance means that customers can register their vehicles to further boost the reputation of their product and brand.The barriers to entry for large-scale manufacturing or export are much higher. Ope...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Freight Trailer Manufacturing are:

  • Effective cost controls
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from road freight transport and Domestic freight task in the Freight Trailer Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture trailers that are specifically designed for use on heavy-duty trucks. Trailer types vary based on size and purpose and include T-liners, flat-top and refrigerated trailers. Manufacturers of light truck trailers and travel trailers are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Tipper trailers
  • Temperature-controlled trailers
  • B-double trailers
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Low loader and drop-deck trailers
  • Tanker trailers
  • Other trailers
  • Industry Activities
  • trailers for heavy-duty trucks
  • Design of heavy-duty trailers
  • tipper trailers
  • temperature-controlled trailers
  • B-double trailers
  • flatbed trailers
  • low loader and drop-deck trailers
  • tanker trailers
  • 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 road freight transport
  • Domestic freight task
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from mining
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Recovery
  • Profitability and

    other trends

  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand for

    food products

  • Industry structure
  • Profitability and

    other trends

  • Table: Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing
  • Iron and Steel Forging
  • Metal Coating and Finishing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Tipper trailers
  • Low loader and drop-deck trailers
  • Other trailers
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Temperature-controlled trailers
  • B-double trailers
  • Tanker trailers
  • Chart: Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers
  • Primary producers and food manufactures
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Petroleum wholesalers
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Freight Trailer Manufacturing 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 Freight Trailer Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    MaxiTRANS Industries Limited, Vawdrey Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: MaxiTRANS Industries Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Vawdrey Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Freight Trailer Manufacturing 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 Freight Trailer Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hydraulic Jack
  • A jack that uses oil or air pressure to raise the tipper.
  • Refrigeration Unit
  • A compressor that is used to cool the air within the trailer cabin.
  • Truck And Dog Trailers
  • A trailer that involves a rigid body sitting atop a truck and a trailer (usually a tipper) with pivoting front wheels attached to it.
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