Market studies

We undertake in-depth market, sector or industry reviews with the aim of improving our understanding of industry practices and dynamics in those sectors. We publish our reviews in a formal report to help inform consumers, encourage public debate over competition and consumer matters and inform policy consideration.

Cattle & beef market study

In 2016-17 the ACCC’s Agriculture Unit conducted a market study of the cattle and beef sector. The market study examined competition, transparency and efficiency in cattle and beef supply chains.

Communications sector market study

The ACCC will undertake a market study of the communications sector. The study will examine existing or emerging competition and consumer issues in the sector.

New car retailing industry market study

In 2016-17, the ACCC conducted a market study of the new car retailing industry. The study focused on present and emerging competition and consumer issues in the industry. 

Wine grape market study

On 26 September 2018, the ACCC announced it would conduct an in-depth review of the Australian wine grape industry and identify any market failures or trade practices issues that may be preventing the functioning of competitive markets or resulting in detriment to wine grape growers.