Automotive Industry Data Card

September 2013 Automotive Update

The Automotive Industry Data Card provides up-to-date automotive manufacturing statistics for the automotive sector.  It includes key data such as sales, production, employment, trade and innovation.

Average Employment*: Automotive Manufacturing and Related Sectors, August 2013

Sector Employment
Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing 45,026
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 128,450
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Retailing 93,417
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling 24,578
Total Manufacturing Employment 948,775
Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing as a Percentage of Total Manufacturing 4.92%

Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly Original (Cat No. 6291.0.55.003)
*Average of Employment as measured over four quarters from November 2012 - August 2013

Production Volume of Australian-Made Vehicles, 2002-2012 (units)

Production Volume of Australian Made Vehicles, 2022-2012 (units)

Source: Key Automotive Statistics 2001-2012. 2012 figures based on industry estimates.
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Local Vehicle Manufacturers' Labour Productivity, 1989-2012 (Vehicles Produced per Employee)

Local Vehicle Manufacturers Labour Productivity, 1986- 2011 (Vehicles Produced per Employee)

Source: Automotive Industry Authority 1986-89, Key Automotive Statistics 1992-2012
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Industry Value Added (IVA) of Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing, Current Prices, 2011-12

$ million % of manufacturing IVA
Motor Vehicles 2,190 2.1
Motor Vehicle and Body Trailer 1,300 1.3
Automotive Electrical Components 389  0.4
Other Motor Vehicles 1,529 1.5
Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing Total 5,409 5.3

Source: ABS, Australian Industry, 2011-2012 (CatNo. 8155.0)
*Figures may not add up due to rounding

Sector Contribution to Business Expenditure on R&D, Current Prices, 2011-12

Sector $ million PYE*
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing 693 3,276
Total Manufacturing 4,474 18,196
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts as a Percentage of Total Manufacturing 14.6% 19.4%

*Person Years Effort (Persons Employed)
Source: ABS, Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia (Cat No. 8104.0)

New Light Motor Vehicle* Sales, Australia, 2007-2012 (units)

New light motor vehicle* sales, Australia, 2007-2012 (units)

*Passenger Motor Vehicles (PMV), Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV).
Source: FCAI VFACTS Data
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Domestic New Light Vehicle Sales - Buyer Type by Vehicle Segment*, 2012 (units)

Domestic New Light Vehicle Sales - Buyer Type by Vehicle Segment*, 2012 (Units)

*Passenger Motor Vehicles (PMV), Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV).
Source: FCAI VFACTS Data
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Total Automotive Trade, 2009-10 - 2012-13 (A$million)

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Motor Vehicle Exports 2,089 1,861 1,885 2,036
Motor Parts Exports 1,336 1,519 1,571 1,618
Total Automotive Exports 3,424 3,380 3,455 3,654
Motor Vehicle Imports 21,707 20,779 24,543 25,877
Motor Part Imports 7,046 7,489 8,322 8,111
Total Automotive Imports 28,754 28,268 32,865 33,988

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), STARS Database 2012-13

Automotive Exports, 2012-13

Automotive Exports, 2012

Source: DFAT STARS Database, based on ABS Cat No. 5368.0, August 2013 data.
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Automotive Imports, 2012-13

Automotive Imports, 2012

Source: DFAT STARS Database, based on ABS Cat No. 5368.0, August 2013 data.
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Competitiveness of Global Vehicle Markets

Country Australia USA Canada UK
Number of Vehicle Brands in Market 67 51 49 53
Vehicle Sales 1,112,032 13,040,632 1,620,221 2,249,483
Market Size Per Brand 16,597 255,699 33,066 42,443

Source: VFACTS 2012 and Wards World Motor Vehicle Data 2012
*2012 data for Australia and 2011 data for all other countries.
Includes Passenger Motor Vehicles, Sports Utility Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, and Heavy Commercial Vehicles (i.e. heavy trucks and buses).

 

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