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Car & Automobile Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Car & Automobile Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33611a | Mar 2017

Smooth ride: Renewed consumer spending and a shift toward green vehicles will boost sales

IBISWorld’s Car & Automobile Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$119bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
75,127
Businesses
196
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • As both emerging and mature global economies purchased more cars, industry demand improved
  • Many industry operators have taken steps to reduce costs and streamline processes
  • The Consumer Confidence Index will support moderate-to-low improvement in demand for vehicles
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry endured weak sales during the recession but has since recovered during the current five years due to rising consumer confidence and low interest rates. In addition, more Americans returned to work and consumer sentiment began to recover, making customers more likely to purchase big-ticket items, such as new vehicles. Over the next five years, strengthening economic conditions and returning consumer confidence will continue to fuel the industry, albeit at a slower rate. Automakers will also seek growth potential in the hybrid and fuel-efficient car market as they focus on developing gas-electric hybrid vehicles to increase fuel efficiency and cut exhaust emissions... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The largest proportion of industry establishments are located in the Great Lakes area, with 29.3% of total facilities: General Motors in Detroit; Ford in Dearborn, MI; and Chrysler in Auburn Hills, MI. These three companies are often referred to as the Big Three, or the Detroit Three. The recession wreaked havoc on The Big Three, forcing GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and Ford to make drastic cutbacks. Consequently, these companies closed a number of plants as these companies restructured themselves out of loss-making performances. The number of companies in the Great Lakes region has been falling as a result of the restructuring and the Big Three's financial woes.

The second automotive hub in the United Stated is found in the West Region, which holds 21.3% o.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Strong supply chain links
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Use of most efficient work practices
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Demand from new car dealers in the Car & Automobile Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture cars and automobile chassis. These operators, which are referred to as automakers, typically produce cars, including electric cars, in assembly plants. The manufacturing of light trucks (e.g. vans, pickups and SUVs), heavy trucks and motorcycles is excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Compact and subcompact carsMidsize sedansLarge carsLuxury cars
     
    Industry Activities
    Automobile assembling Automobile chassis


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Demand from new car dealers
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of steel
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Resurgence of demand
  • Greater efficiency
  • Global landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth slows down
  • Costs and capacity
  • Trade growth
  • Table: Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • New Car Dealers
  • Car Rental
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Automobile Brakes Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Automobile Metal Stamping
  • Automobile Steering & Suspension Manufacturing
  • Automobile Transmission Manufacturing
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Compact and subcompact cars
  • Midsize sedans
  • Large cars
  • Luxury cars
  • Chart: Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Dealers
  • Rental Companies
  • Wholesalers
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    General Motors Corporation
    Ford Motor Company
    Toyota Motor Corporation
    Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Table: General Motors Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Ford Motor Company - financial performance
  • Table: Toyota Motor Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Honda Motor Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • New car sales (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Domestic Internationals
  • The Japan-based automakers operating in the United States: Toyota, Nissan and Honda.
  • Hybrid
  • A car that runs on an electric battery combined with a gasoline engine to be more fuel efficient than a standard car.
  • Sport-Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis.
  • The Big Three
  • The three biggest domestic automakers: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

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    This report on Car & Automobile Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Car & Automobile Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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