Category Archives: B2B

VFACTS 2023 EoY review – heavy commercial vehicles

The Australian heavy commercial vehicle industry marked a record-breaking year in 2023, data from the VFACTS National Report shows. With an impressive 51,772 new vehicles hitting the roads, this sector…

Continue reading

SMEs eye brighter 2024

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker shows business sentiment is stable, despite challenging market conditions. The Fifth Quadrant Business…

Continue reading

new brands on growth trajectory as Australian EV market expands 

Electric vehicles are on the rise in Australia. With one month remaining in 2023, we’re at 80,446 electric vehicles sold (vs. 28,326 at the same point last year). Based on…

Continue reading

VFACTS November 2023 – top tier tussle as Ranger reels in Hilux

Huge numbers in the November VFACTS data, with 112,141 new vehicle sales, making it the second highest month of the year behind the EOFY-backed June. This places the 1.2m yearly…

Continue reading

SMEs enter holiday season with growth ambitions amid economic headwinds

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker indicates that in the face of escalating business challenges, a significant number of…

Continue reading

SME outlook still positive, but rising interest rates temper optimism

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker presents a positive picture for SMEs, with profitability and expected revenue continuing to…

Continue reading

VFACTS October new vehicle sales – 1.2m or bust?

Record sales of 106,809 new vehicles in October, putting us over 1m vehicles sold in 2023. Continuing this trend would see the Australian market crack 1.2m vehicles in a single…

Continue reading

internship success: 14 transformative months at fifth quadrant

I started my internship at Fifth Quadrant back in June 2022, and the past fourteen months have been filled with a breadth of experiences that have taught me lifelong lessons…

Continue reading

sustainability success down under: Australian businesses navigating to a greener future

Sustainability is a critical issue for Australian businesses, as the world faces the dual challenges of climate change and resource scarcity. While there’s an ecological imperative here, there’s also a…

Continue reading

VFACTS September new vehicle sales – where are the vehicles on our roads manufactured?

Another great month for dealers in Australia, with 110,702 new vehicles sales recorded. This sets a record for September, putting us in a great position to finish the calendar year…

Continue reading