The tyre retailing industry is benefiting from the ever increasing number of vehicles on Australian roads. However, trends show that people are driving less and there are often longer periods between tyre replacements. There is also an influx of cheaper Chinese made tyres in the Australian market which often reduces the profit margins for tyre retailers. (Source: Johnson, S. IBISworld, Dec 2016)
Gathering industry intelligence and undertaking high-quality analysis of the skills needs and proﬁle of the current and future workforce.
Auto Skills Australia, the Automotive Industry’s Skills Council produces an Industry Environmental Scan annually as part of a broader role in gathering industry intelligence and undertaking high-quality analysis of the skills needs and proﬁle of the current and future workforce. A key finding of the 2015 Scan is that it is time for government and stakeholders to formulate a cohesive policy framework around the new identity of the automotive industry. This will require an understanding of the critical issues facing each sector as well as clearly deﬁned policy outcomes that are measurable and can be implemented. To read the 2015 ASA Automotive Environmental scan please download the PDF below.
Revenue for motorcycle dealers has stalled. Motorcycle sales are limited by the discretionary incomes of consumers and the diminishing recreational and leisure time available for riding. The used motorcycle market also limits the sales of new motorcycles. Demand for smaller cheaper motorcycles to be used as a substitute for less fuel efficient cars is increasing. This is regardless of the greater affordability of smaller, cheaper and more fuel efficient cars. (Source: Wu,T. IBISworld. Jun 2017)
Raising awareness on environmental issues
The program is intended to raise awareness on environmental issues, obligations and encourages the adoption of innovative and eco-efficient activities. Since its inception in 2005, the program has been developed into an accreditation (Green Stamp Plus Accreditation), and more recently nationalised into what it is known today as the ‘Green Stamp Accreditation’ program.