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Industry Activity

2016-17 Industry snapshot: Motor vehicle engine and parts repair and maintenance in Australia

Continuing growth in the motor vehicle engine and parts repair and maintenance industry is largely due to consistent growth in the number of motor vehicles and increases in real household disposable income. New technology introduced into vehicles will require specialist skills and training and non-manufacturer aligned workshops will be disadvantaged if government policy does not ensure access to repair information. (Source: Johnson, S. IBISworld, Mar 2017).

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2016-17 Industry snapshot: Motor vehicle parts retailing in Australia

The motor vehicle parts retailing sector is continuing to grow steadily as disposable incomes rise and consumers have the choice of purchasing new vehicles and maintaining their current vehicle. As the number of Australian registered cars increase the demand for specialised motor vehicle parts also rises. (Source: Thomson, J. IBISworld. Aug 2017)

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2016-17 Industry snapshot: Motor vehicle dealers in Australia

The motor vehicle dealer industry in Australia continues to grow as the demand for and affordability of smaller, lower priced and fuel efficient vehicles are on the rise. However, dealers often receive a lower margin of profitability from these vehicles and are pressured by manufacturers to clear cars, often at a reduced price. (Source: Windle, P. IBISworld, Feb 2017)

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

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

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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