Stuck in neutral: Subdued economic conditions are expected to limit industry revenue growth

The industry produces trailers, recreational vehicles and bodies for motor vehicles. Demand is affected by trends in freight transport, motor vehicle production and consumer confidence. Total freight volumes and demand from road freight operators have increased over the past five years, stimulating demand for trailers and semi-trailers. Meanwhile, rising disposable income led to higher car, caravan and motorhome sales for the majority of the past five-year period. The increased availability of finance contracts and more people holidaying in other parts of the United Kingdom are expected to boost demand for caravans in the current year. Import competition has slowed slightly, due to the weak pound, as exports benefit from improved price more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from road freight operators has increased, supporting industry revenue growth
  • The weak pound is expected to boost industry exports in the current year
  • Industry operators are expected to invest in making trailers and bodies more efficient
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Motor vehicle bodiesMotor vehicle bodies include bodies for cars, lorries, vans, buses, coaches, tractors, dumper trucks and other special-purpose vehicles. In the case of heavy vehicles, bodies also include the cab. The majority of bodies are for lorries and buses rather than cars. Import competition is higher in the car body sub-segment, which explains its relative under-representation in the industry. Bodies and cabs for heavy goods vehicles typically cost more than bodies for private motor vehicles. This segment has become more important over the past few years because domestic motor vehicle manufacturers have consistently performed strongly. Ope...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing and Consumer confidence index in the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture bodies for motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, caravans and containers used for transport purposes.

    Industry Products
  • Motor vehicle bodies
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Trailers and semi-trailers
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing bodies for cars and commercial vehicles
  • Manufacturing containers for the carriage of goods
  • Manufacturing caravans, including folding caravans
  • Manufacturing trailers and semi-trailers
  • 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 motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from freight road transport
  • World price of steel
  • Fuel prices

  • Current Performance
  • Driving growth
  • Overseas trade
  • Profit and costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Freight efficiency
  • Green trends
  • Trade conditions
  • Table: Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Other Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Freight Road Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacture of Other Parts and Accessories for Motor Vehicles
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Motor vehicle bodies
  • Trailers and semi-trailers
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Chart: Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers
  • Transport operators
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Swift Group Ltd, Swindon Pressings Limited,
  • Table: Swift Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Swindon Pressings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 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 Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • 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.
  • B-Train
  • Two trailers, usually one specialised trailer and one semi-trailer, which are carried by one tractor unit.
  • Recreational Vehicle
  • A vehicle that can be used both to provide accommodation and as a means of transport. Examples include caravans and motor homes.
  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • A process in which contacting metal surfaces are joined by the heat obtained from resistance to electric current.
  • Semi-Trailer
  • A trailer without a front axle.
  • Vortex Generator
  • An aerodynamic device, consisting of a small vane usually attached to a lifting surface or a rotor blade of a wind turbine.
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