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Car Rental in Asia - March 2018

“China’s car-rental market could grow at a double-digit yearly pace through the end of the decade as consumer tourism expands. In a recent research report, Credit Suisse estimated that the generation of Chinese born between 1985 and 1995 under the country’s one-child policy will contribute 35% of total consumption by 2020… Their buying habits suggest plenty of growth ahead for e-commerce and travel businesses, including car rental.”
– Jack Hough, Barron’s (7 October 2015)

This report looks at the following areas:

  • Why is China among the world’s most popular destinations?
  • In Japan, why does renting a car cost more than in most other countries?
  • What causes the most car accidents?
  • Are there advantages to booking a rental car through a consolidator?

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Demographics of the Selected Countries

          • Figure 1: Population by country & age groups, expressed as a percentage, July 2017
        • China’s imbalance between males and females
          • The gap between rich and poor in India
            • Robots to the rescue in Japan
            • Economic Profile of the Asian Population

                  • Figure 2: Per-capita GDP & unemployment rates, 2016
                • The job market
                • Overview of the Tourism Industry

                    • Asian tourism is booming
                      • Figure 3: International tourist arrivals, Asia & Pacific, showing increases at 10-year intervals, 1995-2015
                    • But Europe still leads the pack
                    • Tourism in the Selected Countries

                        • Figure 4: Selected countries’ share of international tourist arrivals to Asia & the Pacific, 2016
                      • Where do the foreign tourists come from?
                      • Economic Impact of Travel and Tourism

                        • International tourism revenues
                            • Figure 5: International tourism revenues in the selected countries, 2016
                          • The economic contribution of the travel and tourism sector
                            • Figure 6: Effect of the travel & tourism economy on share of GDP, 2017 & 2027
                          • The travel and tourism economy and the job market
                            • Figure 7: Total contribution of tourism & travel on the employment sector, 2017 & 2027
                        • Overview of the Automotive Industry

                            • Which Asian countries manufacture the most cars?
                              • Figure 8: Automotive production in selected countries, 2013-16
                          • Asian Brands and Alliances

                              • China’s auto industry takes off
                              • How Many Cars Are on the Roads?

                                  • Figure 9: New registrations by country & year, 2012-17
                                • How many people own cars?
                                • Car Rentals in Selected Countries

                                  • Defining car rentals
                                    • Car hire in China
                                      • Car hire in India
                                        • Car hire in Indonesia
                                          • Car hire in Japan
                                            • Car hire in South Korea
                                              • Long-term rentals and leasing
                                              • The Road Networks

                                                  • Figure 10: Land areas of selected countries, size of the road networks & number of border nations, 2017
                                                • China
                                                  • India
                                                    • Indonesia
                                                      • Japan
                                                        • High tolls add to the cost of a rental
                                                          • South Korea
                                                          • Traffic Accidents

                                                              • The cause of most car accidents
                                                                • Traffic accidents in the countries analysed in this report
                                                                  • China
                                                                    • India
                                                                      • Indonesia
                                                                        • Japan
                                                                          • South Korea
                                                                            • A plan to reduce the number of traffic accidents
                                                                            • Overview of the Car-Rental Sector

                                                                              • Who rents cars?
                                                                                • Car rentals and domestic tourism grow in tandem
                                                                                  • Car-rental companies at major airports
                                                                                    • Figure 11: Major gateways & the presence of car-rental companies at airports, 2016
                                                                                • Car-Rental Companies

                                                                                    • China
                                                                                      • Restrictions on fleet sizes in major cities
                                                                                      • Booking a Rental Car

                                                                                          • Cheap deals abound
                                                                                            • The cheapest deal could be with one of the ‘big three’
                                                                                            • The Cost of Renting a Car

                                                                                                • Petrol prices
                                                                                                  • Figure 12: Petrol prices in selected countries, February 2018
                                                                                                • What is included in the rental price?
                                                                                                  • A GPS has become de rigueur
                                                                                                    • Rental times vary
                                                                                                      • Car-rental revenues
                                                                                                      • Car Sharing Transforming Traditional Business Model

                                                                                                          • What is car sharing?
                                                                                                            • Digital natives have helped to grow the market for car sharing
                                                                                                              • EVs are proving popular
                                                                                                              • Is Car Sharing a Challenge or an Opportunity for Asian Rental Companies?

                                                                                                                  • A fragmented market
                                                                                                                    • China
                                                                                                                      • India
                                                                                                                        • Indonesia
                                                                                                                          • Japan
                                                                                                                            • South Korea
                                                                                                                            • What Next?

                                                                                                                              Car Rental in Asia - March 2018

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