Category: Spotlight Reports

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The changing face of Australia’s fastest growing industries for employment

The changing face of Australia’s fastest growing industries for employment

As the Australian economy transitions away from resources and towards service-based industries, IBISWorld has identified Clothing Retailing, Physiotherapy Services, Meat Processing, Oil and Gas Extraction, Private Schools and Government Schools as the industries anticipated to offer the fastest growth in employment in 2015-16 and over the next five years. Growing wages and demand for skilled […]

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Top 1000 Companies 2014

Top 1000 Companies 2014

IBISWorld’s 2014 Top 1000 Companies list is an overview of the country’s biggest firms, and provides an insight into the industries that have been making their mark on the Australian economy in 2014. IBISWorld’s 2014 Top 1000 Companies list provides an overview of Australia’s largest private, public and government organisations, ranked by revenue. During 2014, […]

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State of the Nation’s Assets

State of the Nation’s Assets

The National Commission of Audit proposed in 2014 that the Federal Government privatise numerous companies, with combined revenue of $10.6 billion and over 43,000 direct and indirect employees. Most of these companies provide vital public and strategic services. In light of the potential developments to come, IBISWorld has prepared an exclusive spotlight release on privatisation […]

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Winners and losers of the 2014-15 Federal Budget

Winners and losers of the 2014-15 Federal Budget

In its first Budget, the Federal Government has attempted to reduce its deficit. IBISWorld forecasts the potential effects of the new Federal Budget on key Australian industries. Government debt was one of the fiercest topics of debate in the lead-up to the 2013 federal election. While Australia compares favourably with most developed countries in this […]

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Education industries adjust to funding changes

Education industries adjust to funding changes

In response to the Gonski review, Federal Government funding is moving away from higher education and towards schools. The start of the school year marked the beginning of a new funding model for Australian schools. As an estimated 4.9 million students returned to school and higher education, the funding flows into the education and training […]

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Toyota exit: End of the road for Australian car manufacturing

Toyota exit: End of the road for Australian car manufacturing

Toyota’s decision to end domestic production of motor vehicles signals the end of mass car manufacturing in Australia. Toyota, Ford and Holden will all have ceased Australian car production by 2017-18. Toyota has cited the Australian dollar, high production costs and the removal of trade barriers as factors contributing to the decision to end Australian […]

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China sharpens focus and investment on energy-related industries

China sharpens focus and investment on energy-related industries

Many Chinese industries are reaping the benefits of a maturing business environment and surging domestic demand for products and services. Despite growth in the economy slowing down, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) is still forecast to grow almost twice as fast as the US GDP rate over the next five years, at about 7.0% annually. […]

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Industry in focus: Australian car manufacturing

Industry in focus: Australian car manufacturing

Following Holden’s announcement that it will be exiting Australia, business information analysts at IBISWorld provide insights into the outlook for domestic car manufacturing – forecast to decline by 10.2% per annum over next five years.   IMPACT OF HOLDEN’S DEPARTURE GM Holden Ltd holds a market share of 22.2% of the industry. Their exit in […]

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Milking a cash cow: Australia’s dairy export boom

Milking a cash cow: Australia’s dairy export boom

A bidding war over Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has erupted as companies scramble to milk Australia’s dairy export boom. The Australian dairy manufacturing industry produces cheese, milk powder, butter and other dairy products for a largely domestic market. Dairy manufacturers are forecast to generate revenue of $11.5 billion in 2013-14. With domestic demand growing mainly […]

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The New Coalition Government and Australia's Industries

The New Coalition Government and Australia's Industries

Having unseated the incumbent government, the Coalition will look to follow up on its promises. IBISWorld forecasts the potential effects of the new government’s policies on key Australian industries. On 7 September, the Liberal-National Coalition, led by Tony Abbott, defeated the Australian Labor Party with a sweeping victory in the House of Representatives. Despite this […]