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2016-17 Industry snapshot: Motor vehicle new parts wholesaling in Australia

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The motor vehicle new parts wholesaling industry has two major markets: motor vehicle manufacturers and the service parts aftermarket. The decline in activity and the impending closure of Australia’s largest local motor vehicle manufacturers (Toyota, Holden and Ford) has significantly reduced demand for new motor vehicle parts. However, as the Australian motor vehicle fleet continues to grow and disposable incomes increase, the demand for motor vehicle new parts is expected to continue. Regardless of this growth, it is projected that some industry players will be forced out of the industry. (Source: Wu, T. IBISworld. Jan2017).

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2016-17 Industry snapshot: Commercial vehicle wholesaling in Australia

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Despite strong business confidence associated with increased construction expenditure in some industry sectors (i.e. public infrastructure) and the potential for government policy requiring the introduction of more fuel efficient vehicles, revenue growth is slow. Growth is constrained by the weaker Australian dollar and rising import prices which has increased the purchase price of commercial vehicles. (Source: Mullaly, J. IBISworld. Feb 2017)

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2016-17 Industry snapshot: Motor vehicle wholesaling in Australia

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With the end of the local car manufacturing in Australia, the demand for imported vehicles will fuel growth within the motor vehicle wholesaling sector. Increased demand is also the result of higher discretionary incomes, positive business confidence and an increasing demand for imported vehicles (particularly smaller vehicles and SUVs). Intense competition between dealers and pressure from manufacturers to clear stock reduces consumer purchase costs and profit margins for industry operators. (Source: Thomson, J. IBISworld. Aug 2017).

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2016-17 Industry snapshot: Automotive industry in Australia

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The Australian Automotive industry is growing due to rising new car sales, improved household disposable income and increased affordability of new cars. This growth has benefited new vehicle wholesalers and dealers in particular and also the automotive repair and maintenance sector. Growth has stalled somewhat with the closure of Australia’s largest automotive manufacturers (Toyota, Holden and Ford) who were negatively impacted by changing consumer demands and by having higher manufacturing costs than international manufacturers.
The industry going through a period of rapid change as it attempts to stay abreast of new car technology and changing consumer preferences with a skills shortage impacting some sectors. Consolidation and specialisation is likely to increase. (Source: Windle, P. IBISworld. Jan 2017).

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