Australia covers a large territory of over 7.7 million square meters, the 6th wider globally. The 21.7 million Aussies are among the richest in the world, with a pro capita GDP in the 2011 of $ 41.000, the world’s 18th .
Australia's abundant and diverse natural resources attract high levels of foreign investment and include extensive reserves of coal, iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium and renewable energy sources. The country is the 19th globally as national GDP (over $918 billion in 2011), with low level of unemployment (5% in 2011), not high inflation (3.1% in 2011) and low level of revenues taxation (31.1% in 2011).
The Automotive industry is relatively marginal in the country economy, representing only the 1.9% of national GDP (in 2010). The sector gives employment to 372.000 people (2011) of which 59.000 in manufacturing. Local production achieved a record at 400.000 units in 2004 to decline at 250.000 actually.
The import duties over car sector are the lowest in the world –actually at 5% (as reference considers that in European Community are at 10%, in China at 25%, in Brazil at 35% and in India at 100%).
Australian car industry is in the “Over 1 million Club”, the esclusive group of the top 14th countries. In the 2011, with 1.008.000, Australia was the world’s 14th market.View items...
A waste, green and cold island extended over 267.000 square km with 4.3 million citizens.. During last 5 years the New Zealand economy was growing very slowly, as consequence of 2008 global financial crisis effects and due to Government difficulties in developing effective plans to stimulate the economy. Public spending was increased a lot in order to sustain the economy, but tangible positive effects had not appeared while the national Budget deficit in 2011 rose at 7.9% of GDP.
The pro capita income at purchase power parity in 2011 was $27.900 (it was $27.500 in 2009) while unemployment rate was stable at 6.5%. The relatively high interest rates (Commercial Bank prime lending at December 2011 was 10.3%) have not fixed the issue of an high inflation (4.2% in 2011) while caused local currency appreciation and reduced private consumers and investments.View items...
Pushed by private consumer's demand, Australian car market grew 7.7% in April 2013 with a first four months growth of 5.6% from last year. Holden recovered the second place, while Ford performed a robust share increase.
New Zealand' light passenger market continued its momentum in March 2013, growing 14.3% from year ago. First quarter sales were up 11.0%. Mitsubishi share grew 1.7 points driven by Outlander demand, while Hyundai had lost 2.4 points.
Following a strong start, March represented a step back for the Australian car market which was flat from last year, reducing the year-to-date gain at 5.0%. Holden confirmed its hard time, dropping in 5th place with Commodore out of Top 10.
The light passenger market in New Zealand was hot again in February, posting the 15th year-on-year increase in a string. Cumulate sales at February were up 9.3%. Volkswagen doubled sales with share up at 5.5%, the best ever.
In February 2013, car sales statistics were positive again in Australia, where the light passengers market grew by 5.2%, posting the 14th year-on-year increase in a string. Year-to-date sales were up 8.2%. In spite of recovering a couple of points of share Toyota was struggling again.
The January sales statistics from New Zealand car market were positive again, with light passenger vehicles market up 6.2% from last year. Holden was protagonist of a strong performance, driven by the Cruze jump in second place.
In Australia 2013 started confirming the strong momentum of the car market posting a 14.8% increase from last year. The market leader, Toyota, had lost 6.7 points under the attack of Mazda, Holden. Ford and Hyundai.
The 2012 ended with rush sales and December soared 16.9% from last year, pushing the entire year volume near the 100.000 units, up 16.4% from 2011 and new all-time record. In December Toyota climbed at 35% of market share.
The 2012 will remain memorable for the Australian car market posting the new all-time record thanks to a progress of 9.5% from the 2011. In December the market was up 14.8%. While Toyota reinforced the share, Mazda3 was the best model as in 2011.
2012 will be the record year in Australia for the previous year, including November when sales rose 10.9%. The year-to-date volume was up 9.0%. Honda in 10th place posted a great performance, gaining 1.1 points while Volkswagen suffered Golf short supply.
Following a series of positive months, October was really hot in New Zealand for the car market, posting a wonderful 35.2% increase, the 11th in a string. In the first 10 months of the year, the market was up 19.2%. Pushed by rental sales, Toyota hit 25% of market share.
The Aussie car market run towards the best ever year continued in October, when sales were up 12.2%. The year-to-date Australian car market sales were up 8.8%. While Toyota and Holden confirmed their leadership, Ford surged in 3rd position.
In September, Australian car market posted 94.627 sales, up 9.0% from last year, posting the 9th year-on-year increase in a string. Year-to-date sales were 815.735, up 8.5%. Mazda in 2nd position was the winner of the month. Honda was the loser.
The New Zealand car market posted 66.385 sales in the first 8 months 2012, up 18.2% from last year. In August, sales were 8.175, up 9.5%, posting the 9th growth in a string. Toyota was the market leader, but it was losing share from last year, attached by Holden, Ford and Hyundai.
The Australian car market maintained the momentum in August with 93.552sales, up 6.2% from last year. The year-to-date August sales were 721.000, up 8.4%. Holden was 2nd with a share of 12.0%, while Toyota and Mazda struggled.
The Australian car market in on fire and June sales confirmed the trend with 109.940 units, up 14.3% from last year. The year-to-date sales in June were 543.000, up 9.4% from last year. Volkswagen posted record share.
The Australian car industry momentum continued in May with 93.866 units sold, up 21.3% from last year. The year-to-date sales in May were 432.975, up 8.2% from last year. Now the full year 2012 is projected at an all-time record.
New Zealand car industry is small, with annual volumes below 100.000 units. The industry posted 97.000 units in the 2008 before to sharply fall at 67.000 the following year and to recover starting from 2010. In the 2011 the market was back at 86.000 units and the 2012 started confirming the growing trend.
Australian car industry momentum continued in April when 79.097 units were sold, up 6.6% from last year. The year-to-date sales in April were 339.219, up 5% from last year. Toyota consolidated its leadership, achieving 21.5% market share.
March confirms the positive trend for car industry in Australia. The 97.616 registrations represents a +3.9% over last year, the third positive month in a row. Cumulate sales for first quarter are 260.122, 5% up.
Australia's abundant and diverse natural resources attracts high levels of foreign investment and includes extensive reserves of coal, iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources. The country is the 19th globally as national GDP (over $918 billion in 2011).