The reason is that the closures will also affect local auto suppliers. At the moment, Toyota builds the Camry, Camry Hybrid, and Aurion models Down Under as well as four-cylinder engines. After 2017, however, Toyota Australia will import everything. So why have these major brands made the decision to shut down Australian manufacturing? The main reason is the high Australian dollar, which has hurt export opportunities, but has made business better for imports. Other factors are the country’s high production and wage costs along with a shrinking car market that already has too much competition. Despite some government assistance, car manufacturing in Australia will soon be a thing of the past.