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Construction Machinery and Operator Hire in Australia: Market Research Report

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Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3292 | Sep 2016

Lifting profit: Demand from mining and infrastructure markets will drive revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Construction Machinery and Operator Hire 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire industry generates the bulk of its revenue from the supply of equipment and skilled operators for high-rise commercial building and apartment projects. These projects require cranes, pile-driving and pumping equipment to erect multistorey buildings or install heavy structural components. The industry also rents out specialised construction machinery and personnel for work on mining and infrastructure projects.

Over the past five years, the industry's performance has been subject to divergent trends across key construction markets. Apartment construction surged to a record peak in 2015-16, while demand for work on mining and infrastructure projects climbed to record levels in 2013-14... purchase to read more

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The industry has relatively high barriers to entry, due principally to high capital costs and the industry's tight regulatory environment. Crane operators are required to hold nationally recognised licences for each category of equipment. Those appointed to design and supervise the project require certified accreditation, including health and safety training. Technological change heightens the technical complexity of operating construction equipment. Firms must take steps to refresh employee certifications to meet any new requirements.

The industry is highly exposed to market vagaries and project deferrals. Given this, new entrants may be disadvantaged by a lack of experience in managing cash flow and allocating their resources... purchase to read more


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What is the Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Industry?

Firms in this industry hire out machinery, equipment (mainly cranes) and operators for use on a range of construction and industrial projects.

Industry Products
Subcontract lift servicesContract lift servicesDry hire servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Crane hire with operatorConstruction machinery hire with operator (except earthmoving equipment)

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