Revenue accelerates: Increasing confidence among consumers and businesses has supported growth

The Motor Vehicle Dealers industry has performed strongly over the past five years, driven by rising disposable income and high levels of consumer and business confidence. At the start of the period rising discretionary spending boosted new car sales which increased by 29.5% in 2014, according to data from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). Falling fuel prices also encouraged more private customers to purchase new and used vehicles which supported revenue growth. Despite strong performance, a decline in selling prices for both new and used cars is expected to weigh on revenue growth in 2018, estimated at 3.9%. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 9.1% over the five years through 2018 to reach €21.6 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 Threats & Opportunities

  • An influx of used vehicle imports put pressure on selling prices, but revenue has still grown
  • Diesel vehicle registrations have declined over the past five years as environmental concerns have increased
  • Growing demand for AFVs, particularly electric cars, is expected to provide growth opportunities
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity is moderate in the Motor Vehicle Dealers industry with a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:3.7. This indicates that for every €1.00 spent on capital, approximately €3.70 is spent on labour. To calculate this spending ratio, wage costs are used as a proxy for labour while depreciation is used as a proxy for capital. Depreciation on buildings and assets, such as showroom fixtures, is relatively low.Retail industries are generally more labour intensive because customer service is important for success. Knowledgeable staff are required to sell cars and provide after-sales service, and wages are also expended on administrative and finance staff. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a wide product range
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Gross disposable income of households and Consumer sentiment index in the Motor Vehicle Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motor Vehicle Dealers in Ireland Industry?

    Firms in the industry sell new and used passenger and light motor vehicles to private and commercial customers including fleet purchases. The vehicles sold include passenger cars, SUVs and specialised vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tonnes. The industry does not include private-to-private sales.

    Industry Products
  • Saloons
  • Four-wheel drives and SUVs
  • Hatchbacks
  • Other light motor vehicles
  • Estates
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling new passenger cars
  • Selling used passenger cars
  • Selling new and used light commercial vehicles
  • Selling specialised vehicles such as minibuses
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Gross disposable income of households
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Business sentiment index
  • Fuel prices

  • Current Performance
    Hitting the brakesDiesel declineIndustry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Driving demandProfit stalls
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Rental and Leasing in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Hatchbacks
  • Four-wheel drives and SUVs
  • Other light motor vehicles
  • Saloons
  • Estates
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private individuals
  • Businesses
  • Fleets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Dealers 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 Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alternative Fuel Vehicle (Afv)
  • A vehicle that can be run on a combination of petrol and electricity, petrol and alcohol, petrol and gas or on electricity alone.
  • Light Commercial Vehicle (Lcv)
  • Motor vehicles that weigh up to 3.5 tonnes.
  • Multipurpose Vehicle (Mpv)
  • Compact multi-purpose vehicle popular with families because of child friendly features.
  • Sport Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A light motor vehicle that usually has four-wheel drive capability.
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