Over the five years to 2018, rising per capita income is expected to drive revenue growth for the Global Car and Automobile Sales industry. The industry's dependency on employment rates, global consumer spending, financing rates and the world price of crude oil make it vulnerable to economic shifts. Pent-up consumer demand and improving per capita income are expected to drive automobile sales over the next five years. Furthermore, the introduction of new energy-efficient vehicle models will also contribute to an increase in sales as consumers move away from high gasoline consuming vehicles...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

There are two distinct trends in the life cycle stage of the Global Car and Automobile Sales industry. In most developed economies, the industry is in a mature stage, as there is limited growth potential due to ongoing market saturation. However, the industry is growing in many emerging economies, fueled by rising wealth, improved standards of living and increased access to proper road infrastructure. Industry development is also driven by population growth (particularly young adults) and the expansion of the car manufacturing sector. For example, in China, the domestic car manufacturing industry gives Chinese consumers access to less costly vehicles suitable for lower budgets...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry are

  • Provision of after-sales service
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global per capita income and GDP of the BRIC nations in the Global Car & Automobile Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry?

    This industry retails new and used motor vehicles mainly through dealerships, commission agents and car auctions. Products sold in this industry include: passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses, recreational vehicles and specialty vehicles (e.g. ambulances and fire trucks). Retail sales of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Cars
  • Sports utility vehicles
  • Medium and heavy trucks
  • Cross utility vehicles
  • Pickup trucks
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling new cars and light trucks
  • Selling heavy trucks
  • Selling specialty vehicles
  • Selling buses
  • Selling vans and other commercial vehicles
  • Selling recreational vehicles
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global per capita income
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global consumer sentiment index
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
    Economic expansionChina leads car salesTrade growthAll-new model
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Strong consumer demandReal recoveryGreener days
  • Table: Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Logistics - Road Transport
  • Global Courier & Delivery Services
  • Global Public Administration and Defence
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Global Heavy-Duty Truck Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cars
  • Cross utility vehicles
  • Pickup trucks
  • Other
  • Sports utility vehicles
  • Medium and heavy trucks
  • Chart: Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Households
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Car & Automobile Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Car & Automobile Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Global per capita income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    4S Stores
  • The 4S dealership model stands for sales, spare parts, service and survey. The term is predominantly used in China.
  • Cash For Clunkers
  • Cash for clunkers was a scrappage program introduced by the US Government in July 2009.
  • Heavy Trucks
  • Vehicles weighing above 7.0 tons, including semi-trailers.
  • Hypermiling
  • A driving technique used to maximize fuel efficiency.
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • A vehicle that weighs between 3.5 tons and 7.0 tons, such as a minibus.
  • Pickup Truck
  • A pickup truck is a light motor vehicle with an open-top rear cargo area.
  • Scrappage Program
  • Scrappage programs reward consumers through cash rebates when they trade in an old (usually fuel-inefficient) vehicle for a new one. The old vehicle is then scrapped.
  • Suv
  • Sports utility vehicle. SUVs are based on a wagon body style, ground clearance and design purpose.
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