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New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers in the UK: Market Research Report

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New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Market Research Report | SIC G45.111 | Feb 2017

Switching gears: Revenue is expected to decline as consumer and business confidence fall

IBISWorld’s New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The shift towards more fuel-efficient vehicles may offset the effects of low confidence
  • The increased availability of cheap financing deals has boosted new car sales over the past five years
  • Plug-in vehicles are anticipated to continue gaining popularity over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The New Car and Light Motor Vehicle Dealers industry has grown strongly in recent years. Rising incomes and low fuel prices have encouraged motorists to drive more, with new car registrations reaching record levels. Cheap finance deals, the wider availability of new technologies in new cars and the improved fuel economy offered by new models have all contributed to the industry's strong performance. However, falling consumer confidence and business capital expenditure caused by the UK's decision to leave the European Union are expected to constrain growth in the current year. In addition, car prices could rise as dealers account for rising import purchase costs caused by the depreciation of the pound. Industry revenue is expected to grow by 2.3% in 2016-17 to reach £118.6 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of market share concentration, since the four largest players are estimated to account for just 13.4% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The largest firm, Volkswagen, accounts for just 8.1% of industry revenue. This demonstrates the level of fragmentation in the industry. The industry is typified by firms employing a small number of people and only serving a limited area. This is illustrated by the fact that an estimated 90.4% of enterprises in the industry employ fewer than 10 people. Market share concentration is expected to rise over the next five years as inefficient companies are forced out of business and the larger players gain market share as demand continues to grow for premium and quality products. Ope.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry

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

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as New car prices and Consumer confidence index in the New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry?

    Companies in this industry sell new cars and other light motor vehicles to consumers. Wholesalers that sell directly to fleet markets are included in the industry. The vehicles sold include passenger cars, SUVs, specialised vehicles such as ambulances and any other vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tonnes. The sale of used vehicles is not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    HatchbacksSaloonsEstatesSports carsFour-wheel drives and SUVsOther light motor vehicles
    Industry Activities
    Selling new carsSelling new light commercial vehicles

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • New car prices
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Current Performance
  • On the road again
  • Fuelling change
  • Green growth
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Slippery prospects
  • Electric prospects
  • Table: New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Taxi Operation
  • Car Rental & Leasing
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Freight Road Transport
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Hatchbacks
  • Saloons
  • Other light motor vehicles
  • Four-wheel drives and SUVs
  • Estates
  • Sports cars
  • Chart: New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private individuals
  • Fleets
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd
  • Table: Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the New Car & Light 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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Alternatively Fuelled 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 Motor Vehicle
  • Motor vehicles that weigh up to 3.5 tonnes. Some minivans fall into this category.
  • Sports Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A light motor vehicle that usually has four-wheel drive capability.
  • Supermini
  • A hatchback style car. They are larger than small urban cars but smaller than family cars and have a relatively powerful engine.
  • Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (Ulev)
  • A vehicles that emits significantly less emissions than an average vehicle, typically around 90% less.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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