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Australia Autos Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

Australia Autos Report Q1 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Australia
  • 63 pages
  • Business Monitor International


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In November 2012, the Australian auto industry was shocked by the news that leading local auto parts maker Autodom had been placed into voluntary administration as it sought a drastic restructuring of its loss-making business. At the same time, Autodom announced the indefinite closure of its two plants in Melbourne and Adelaide, which employ a combined total of 400 workers.

This raised the prospect of immediate production stoppages at the car assembly plants of Ford Australia and GM Holden, which are both Autodom customers. In response, Ford and GM announced they would underwrite Autodom's debts of US$6.5mn to keep the business going. Without this move, many local media analysts were speculating that Ford and GM would have had to suspend production for anything up to 18 months as they sought alternate suppliers.

BMI is not surprised that Autodom has found itself in severe financial difficulties. The company's fixed and raw material costs have been rising rapidly in recent years. Its revenues could not increase correspondingly owing to local carmakers cutting their production volumes in half over the past four years. Furthermore, the strong Australian dollar, which has READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Australia Autos Industry SWOT 6

Australia Political SWOT 7

Australia Economic SWOT 8

Australia Business Environment SWOT 9

Global Overview 10

UK Boosts Europe, But Favourites Still Outperform 10
Table: Passenger Car Sales 8M12 10

Incentive Boom For Japan, US Powers On 11

Industry Risk/Reward Ratings 15
Table: Business Environment Ratings - Autos Industry Asia Pacific 18

Regional Overview 19

Japanese Autos: Outlining The Bear Case Alternatives 19

Macroeconomic Forecast Scenario 25
Table: Australia - Economic Activity, 2009-2016 27

Industry Forecast Scenario 28

Sales 28
Table: Australia Autos Sales 2010-2017 28

Production 30
Table: Australia Autos Production, 2010-2017 30
Table: Australia - Monthly Vehicle Production 2008-2012 33

Trade 34
Table: Australia Autos Trade, 2010-2017 34

Competitive Landscape 35

Cars 35
Table: Australia - Top 10 Best-Selling Manufacturers 2011 36

Company Developments 36

Pick-Ups 40

Electric Vehicles 40

Motorcycles 41
Table: Australia - Top 10 Best-Selling Motorcycle Manufacturers 2011 43

Suppliers 44

Company Monitor 48

Mercedes Takes Knocked-Down Route To Asia 48

Company Profiles 50

Ford Motor 50

GM Holden 52

Toyota Motor 54

Demographic Outlook 57
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 58
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 59
Table: Australia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 60
Table: Australia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 60

BMI Methodology 61

How We Generate Our Forecasting Model 61

Sources 62

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