What is the market size of Australian auto glass industry?

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What is the market size of Australian auto glass industry?

Hello! Thanks for your question about the market size of the Australian auto glass industry. The short answer is that auto glass installation market in Australia is worth $910m; however, there are no firm statistics regarding the auto glass manufacturing market. That said, based on the research conducted it seems like this has a very limited value in Australia.

Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

METHODOLOGY
To answer this question I conducted an extensive media review, with a specific focus on industry organizations such as the Australian Automobile Association and government entities.
AUTO GLASS INSTALLATION
According to IBISWorld, the Australian motor vehicle body, paint and interior repair industry had $7bn in revenues in 2016. Of this, some 13% is attributed to auto glass, meaning the total value of the auto glass installation market is $910m.

AUTO GLASS MANUFACTURING
In terms of the auto glass manufacturing industry, I was unable to find definitive statistics on the Australian market. According to the IBISWorld report, the total value of the glass and glass product manufacturing industry is $3bn; however, based on my research it seems like very little of this is from auto glass.

The $3bn includes glass containers, glass for buildings, and auto glass. Of the top glass producers that the IBISWorld report highlights (Owens-Illinois, Orora and Viridian), none of these produce auto glass. Further research on my part found just one company that was producing larger volumes of auto glass in Australia (MHG Asia Pacific), and this was supported by government sources that reported it as the sole manufacturer of auto glass. The company doesn't provide Australia-specific revenue figures, so it was not possible to estimate the total industry size from this angle, but I would guess that the industry value is relatively negligible.

CONCLUSION
To wrap it up, the value of the auto glass installation industry in Australia is $910m; however, the value of the auto glass manufacturing industry is not possible to estimate closely. It does seem, however, that auto glass manufacturing has a very minimal role in the country.

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