Tiring times: Rising purchase costs due to the weak pound are expected to limit profit

The industry has grown strongly over the past five years. Improving economic conditions at the beginning of the period boosted demand for trucks and lorries. Road freight volumes have expanded as online shopping has grown significantly over the past decade, while discretionary spending by consumers with rising incomes also supported demand from road freight operators and demand for caravans. Furthermore, relatively low fuel prices provided a boost for operators of public transport, encouraging them to expand their fleets. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.9% over the five years through 2019-20. In the current year, revenue is projected to expand by 4.8% to £4.9 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4.9bn
Annual Growth 15-20
5.9%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
13,530
Businesses
1,355

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising purchase costs due to the weak pound are likely to limit margins in the current year
  • The ULEZ is anticipated to encourage firms to purchase modern vehicles
  • Hybrid vehicles are expected to become more popular in the road freight sector
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Other Motor Vehicle Sales industry has grown strongly over the past five years. The industry benefited from rising demand from road freight operators as the economy improved at the start of the past five-year period. Rising disposable incomes, increased online spending and low fuel prices propelled the industry into a period of substantial growth. Despite environmental regulations limiting growth slightly in 2014-15, dealers benefited from buoyant demand in the following year. Fleet renewals from key downstream clients increased in line with rising consumer confidence and spending. Subdued economic activity in the latter half of the period has caused some road freight companies and customers to delay fleet renewals. Nevertheless, industry revenue is expected to increase by 4.8% i...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from freight road transport and Fuel prices in the Other Motor Vehicle Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry?

    Firms in this industry retail and wholesale new and used trucks, lorries, trailers, semi-trailers, caravans and motorhomes. The sale of buses and off-road vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes is also included.

    Industry Products
  • Rigid lorries
  • Articulated lorries
  • Buses and coaches
  • Caravans
  • Trailers
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling new and used trucks
  • Selling new and used buses
  • Selling caravans and motorhomes
  • Selling trailers and semi-trailers
  • Selling lorries and buses
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from freight road transport
  • Fuel prices
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from bus and tramway operations

  • Current Performance
  • Driving down demand
  • Green growth
  • Industry profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Environmental push
  • Trucking along
  • Table: Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bus & Tramway Operations
  • Freight Road Transport
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Rigid lorries
  • Trailers
  • Articulated lorries
  • Caravans
  • Buses and coaches
  • Other
  • Chart: Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Road freight industry
  • General public
  • Passenger transport industry
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    WagesPurchasesProfitDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Other Motor Vehicle Sales

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Scania (Great Britain) Ltd, Daimler Limited, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, Iveco Limited, Volvo Group UK Ltd,
  • Table: Scania (Great Britain) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Daimler Limited - financial performance
  • Table: MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Iveco Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Volvo Group UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Other Motor Vehicle Sales 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 Other Motor Vehicle Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Articulated Lorries
  • Lorries that haul a separate trailer or semi-trailer behind them.
  • Low Emission Zone (Lez)
  • An area of London that requires drivers to pay a daily charge to travel through if their vehicles do not meet a specified emission standard.
  • Rigid Lorries
  • Lorries weighing over 3.5 tonnes that have a solid, connected frame.
  • Semi-Trailer
  • A trailer without a front axle. A large proportion of its weight is supported by the lorry that pulls it.
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