Published on May 28th 2021 in

The MTAA releases 2021 Industry Report

The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA), VACC’s national body, has released the second edition of Directions in Australia’s Automotive Industry – An Industry Report. 

Prepared by VACC’s Senior Research Analyst, Steve Bletsos, the 2020/21 report provides updated information and builds on the themes developed in the first edition – published in 2017

It provides a comprehensive and holistic picture of the current state of Australia’s automotive industry, including key trends and their likely effects on the industry over the next few years.
The document combines all automotive-related sectors into one automotive industry entity, to inform both government and industry stakeholders of the size, scope, economic contribution, and challenges facing Australia’s automotive industry.

Some of the findings that relate to the collision repair industry include:

  • A 2.4% growth in body, paint and interior repair businesses, predominately sole traders
  • The wide-ranging impact of the increasing EV car parc
  • Growth of connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Attraction and retention of technicians
  • Potential taxes on low-emission vehicles
  • The new data sharing legislation
  • Tension between repairers and insurers

It is anticipated this will help generate a greater understanding and awareness of the industry at both national and state/territory levels, which will help guide future industry policy and decision-making over the short to medium term.

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