Australia Autos Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2258566
  • October 2012
  • Region: Australia
  • 58 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Australia Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Australia's automotive industry.

Australia’s auto industry presents a decidedly mixed picture as we enter the final quarter of 2012. On the one hand, new car sales remain strong, with the country on course to post a record figure for the year.

However, the outlook for domestic auto production is becoming clouded, with Australian consumers turning away from locally-produced larger sedan models towards cheaper, more fuel-efficient imports.

Domestic production was up by just 2.8% over the first eight months of 2012.

New car sales were up by 9.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) over the first eight months of 2012, to reach 728,047 vehicles (cars, SUVs, light commercials and trucks), according to data released by Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) in September 2012. Given this strong performance across 2012 to date, BMI believes the time is right to make an upward revision to our new car sales forecast for the year. We READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 6

SWOT Analysis 7

Australia Autos Industry SWOT 7

Australia Political SWOT 8

Australia Economic SWOT 9

Australia Business Environment SWOT 10

Global Overview 11

Europe Still Dominates Autos Outlook 11
Table: Passenger Car Sales H112 11

Industry Risk/Reward Ratings 16
Table: Business Environment Ratings -- Auto Industry Asia Pacific 19

Regional Overview 20

Rising Car Ownership Brings Insurers To EMs 20

Macroeconomic Forecast Scenario 22
Table: Australia - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 25

Industry Forecast Scenario 26

Sales 26
Table: Australia Autos Sales 2009-2016 26

Production 28
Table: Australia Autos Production, 2009-2016 28
Table: Australia – Monthly Vehicle Production 2008-2012 29

Trade 30
Table: Australia Autos Trade, 2009-2016 30

Competitive Landscape 31

Cars 31
Table: Australia – Top 10 Best-Selling Manufacturers 2011 32

Company Developments 32

Pick-Ups 36

Electric Vehicles 36

Motorcycles 37
Table: Australia – Top 10 Best-Selling Motorcycle Manufacturers 2011 39

Suppliers 40

Company Monitor 43

Asia Key To Delphi Post-Bankruptcy Growth But Not Without Competition 43

Company Profiles 46

Ford Motor 46

GM Holden 48

Toyota Motor 50

Australia Autos Report Q4 2012

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Country Snapshot: Australia Demographic Data 52
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 53
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 54
Table: Australia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 55
Table: Australia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 55

BMI Methodology 56

How We Generate Our Forecasting Model 56

Sources 57

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