The Australian Auto Industry is the biggest seller of parts in the world.

And it has a problem: it’s almost dead.

That’s according to the Auto Parts News and Views (APN) survey, which also found that there are more than 30 million people with an auto part need.

That includes both new and used cars.

While the average person needs about 5,500 new parts per year, the industry’s median estimate is 8,000 parts per person per year.

The APN survey also found Australia’s auto parts market has been hit hard by the global economic crisis, as it was the first to see an average drop in sales in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

And while the industry may be able to recover from the downturn, APN’s research suggests it is only one of many factors that could play a role in the industry going into 2018.

For example, the downturn could also be a reflection of a number of factors: the economy is in a downturn, the economy’s competitiveness has weakened, the quality of supply is declining, and there are a number in the auto industry that are in danger of becoming obsolete.

So while the market could be stronger this year, there’s no guarantee it will be better.

Here are the 10 most important factors affecting the industry, as outlined in the APN research.

1.

Economy: The APNC study found the auto sector is the second-most affected by the downturn.

While there has been a dip in car sales, the drop is only due to a slowdown in demand.

The average annual drop in car production from the previous year was about 3 per cent, with a number smaller than half of that.

“There’s a bit of a cooling effect, but the cooling effect is fairly modest,” said APNC CEO Michael Wood.

“In other words, the slowdown has only been on a small scale.

The overall impact is that there is a lot of slack in the supply chain and people are taking a bit longer to get parts.”

2.

Competition: APNC also found the Australian auto industry is not the only one struggling.

It said competition is also a factor in the market’s decline.

The industry is struggling to find enough new parts, as the demand is not there.

And the industry does not have the same quality of suppliers that used to be the case.

3.

Quality: The Australian automotive industry has had its fair share of problems, including a lack of competition and a lack in quality, but APNC said the overall picture is a much better picture.

The auto industry’s average annual quality score is an “excellent” with “a very high” average score of 95 per cent.

That is a number that is slightly higher than the national average of 94.8 per cent and is well above the national median score of 84.2 per cent that APNC has in its annual Quality Checklist survey.

4.

Cost: APN said the industry was experiencing a downturn in manufacturing, as manufacturers have struggled to find the money to produce the needed parts.

However, it said the trend is slowing and that the industry is still very competitive.

There are some areas where the industry could benefit from improved competition, APNC added.

For instance, there are fewer companies in the country with a proven track record in manufacturing parts.

5.

Availability: The industry’s shortage of parts is one of the reasons that APN found the industry to be a high demand market.

APNC found that only about one in four Australians are aware that there’s a problem with their car or truck.

And APNC pointed to a lack-of-awareness as one of its biggest problems.

“The fact that a lot people don’t know what their car is or what their truck is, is really the reason why the industry suffers,” said Matt Williams, APTN’s chief executive officer.

“People don’t realise that their car and truck are the same vehicle.

They’re not.

It’s not a big deal to get them in and out of their car, but if you’re buying a used car, that’s not the same car.

It might be a good vehicle to own, but it’s a different vehicle to the one you bought.”

6.

Quality of supply: APTN found the problem with the quality and availability of parts was a big factor in keeping the industry in a poor state.

“Quality is a big problem, and it’s one of those things that we’ve seen in the past that we have to fix,” Williams said.

“We’ve had problems with quality and we’ve had issues with availability in the last three years, but we haven’t had a shortage of supply.”

7.

Competition in Australia: The importance of competition in Australia’s automotive industry is recognised and appreciated by many in the automotive industry.

“This is the kind of competition that I remember growing up with in my youth and I would love to see it again,” said Wood.

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