The Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry has steadily rebounded over the past five years, following the detrimental effects of the global financial crisis. The industry produces items for several markets, including passenger vehicle manufacturers, recreational vehicle (RV) dealers and road freight operators. Motor vehicle body manufacturers rely on downstream demand from consumers for locally manufactured passenger vehicles. Such demand has dried up over the past five years as high fuel prices have driven consumers towards smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, which are generally imported.
Industry operators are engaged in manufacturing motor vehicle bodies, recreational vehicles (such as caravans) and trailers. They also carry out vehicle modifications involving permanent changes to bodywork using existing engines and chassis.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.