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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2311 | Oct 2016

Out of gas: Ford's exit marks the beginning of the end of local passenger vehicle manufacturing

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry's performance has been dominated by import competition from a globalised market over the past five years. Local production volumes have fallen due to a range of factors, including the high Australian dollar over the start of the period, the signing of free trade agreements with major car manufacturing countries like South Korea and Japan, and the inability of local manufacturers to adapt to shifting consumer preferences. Consumer preferences have been moving towards both smaller fuel-efficient cars and cars that provide a combination of comfort and utility, such as SUVs. Importers benefited from the high Australian dollar at the beginning of the period as imported vehicles were made more affordable than locally manufactured vehicles... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.25 is spent on capital investment. The industry has traditionally had a high capital intensity, as most production processes are automated, and constant technological innovation has reduced the need for labour. However, the decrease to moderate capital intensity is due to the imminent closure of the major passenger motor vehicle manufacturing facilities. Additionally, underutilisation of labour is causing a decrease in capital intensity, as a large number of staff are getting laid off and being paid redundancy packages... purchase to read more


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What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture motor vehicles. These vehicles include cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light commercial vehicles, buses and vans, as well as medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks. These vehicles are used for private and commercial purposes. Motor vehicle engine manufacturing is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
SUVsUtesTrucksMedium-size carsLarge carsSmall cars
Industry Activities
CarSUVEngineHeavy truck

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