Speed trap: Aggregator websites and car sharing services have constrained revenue growth

Revenue for the Car Rental industry has grown modestly over the past five years, largely supported by increasing international travel to Australia. Positive business confidence over the period has encouraged corporate travel activity, with many companies expanding their travel budgets. Increased travel throughout Australia has, in turn, supported demand for rental cars. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.3 billion. This performance includes anticipated growth of 1.1% in 2018-19.The Australian dollar's depreciation over the past five years has made international travel to Australia more attractive, boosting demand for industry services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Australian dollar’s depreciation over the past five years has benefited the industry
  • Competition from car sharing arrangements and aggregator websites has led to industry exits
  • An increase in international tourism is forecast to support demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Car Rental industry is in the mature phase of its economic life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at an annualised 1.1% over the 10 years through 2023-24. This represents an underperformance of overall GDP, which is projected to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is growing at a slower rate than the overall economy.Although the industry's contribution to the economy is declining, industry revenue has grown modestly over the past five years and this trend is expected to continue. The competitive nature of the industry is expected to bring about the exit of some smaller operators. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Car Rental Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Car Rental are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Easy access for clients
  • Company's product has low running costs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Air passenger movements through capital city airports and Business confidence index in the Car Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Car Rental Industry?

    Industry firms rent out cars. The industry includes car rental companies that also rent out trucks, vans and buses. The industry excludes commercial and fleet leasing. Campervan and motorhome rental are also excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Small passenger cars
  • Medium and large passenger cars
  • Trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Industry Activities
  • Long-term car rental
  • Short-term car rental
  • Truck rental
  • Van rental
  • Bus rental
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Air passenger movements through capital city airports
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • International travel to Australia
  • Number of housing transfers

  • Current Performance
  • Falling profit
  • Industry participation
  • Business confidence
  • Tourism
  • Competition and opportunities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Aggregator websites and profit
  • Car sharing
  • Tourism
  • Table: Car Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Car Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Medium and large passenger cars
  • Small passenger cars
  • Trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Chart: Car Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Tourists
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Car Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited, Avis Management Pty Limited, Europcar Holding Pty Ltd, National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited,
  • Table: Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Avis Management Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Europcar Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Rental 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 Car Rental Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Repair and Maintenance (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aggregator Websites
  • These websites pull information from a variety of vendors for price comparison purposes, with comparisons based on a consumer's search parameters.
  • Hybrid
  • A vehicle powered by two or more sources, typically electricity and petrol.
  • Suv
  • Stands for sports utility vehicle, a type of vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck chassis.
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