Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C29.100 | Mar 2014

Gear change: Revenue grows as operators steer the industry out of a recessionary pothole

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG Bayerische Motoren Werke AG market share
Ford Motor Company Ltd Ford Motor Company Ltd  market share
General Motors Company General Motors Company market share
Nissan Motor Company Ltd Nissan Motor Company Ltd market share
Tata Motors Ltd Tata Motors Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry has endured a bumpy ride over the past five years. Consumer and business confidence plummeted during the economic downturn. As unemployment rose, households thought twice about buying cars, with many opting to repair their existing vehicles rather than replacing them altogether. Similarly, as business confidence fell, companies were reluctant to replace or expand their fleets. The government's scrappage scheme encouraged some new car sales, but it was not enough to offset the severe decline in demand. Export markets were also dismal as the financial crisis affected economies worldwide. Demand from the major export markets of the United States and Western Europe were especially affected... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Generally, manufacturers are located close to manufacturing hubs and in areas with good transport access. Transport access (ports and road) optimises supply chain efficiency.

The South East

The South East has the largest proportion of industry establishments, accounting for an estimated 15%. The region is home to the Port of Southampton, which is the United Kingdom's leading port for vehicle exports. Given the importance of exports for the industry, locating nearby a major port can be a major benefit for industry operators. BMW own two plants in the region, one in Oxford where vehicles are manufactured under the MINI brand, and one in Goodwood where Rolls-Royce motor vehicles are produced... purchase to read more


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What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture and assemble motor vehicles. Motor vehicles include passenger cars and commercial vehicles, such as lorries. They also include buses and special-purpose vehicles like snowmobiles and fire engines. Businesses also make motor vehicle engines and vehicle chassis.

Industry Products
Engines and rebuildingPetrol cars: 1.5 litres and underPetrol cars: 1.5 litres and overDiesel cars: 1.5 litres and underDiesel cars: between 1.5 and 2.5 litresDiesel cars: 2.5 litres and overCommercial vehiclesSpecial purpose and all other vehicles
Industry Activities
CarLorryBusAll-terrain vehicleFire engineMotor vehicle engineChassis

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