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Rail Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Rail Freight Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4710 | Jul 2014

On track: Continued mining output will fuel demand for bulk freight services

IBISWorld’s Rail Freight Transport market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 09-14
5.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
12,766
Businesses
25
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Structural reform and infrastructure investment have fuelled the Rail Freight Transport industry as demand for bulk transport has grown. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 5.2% over the five years through 2013-14. Increased downstream demand from mining has driven this growth as exports of coal and iron ore rose. While revenue growth has been generally solid, a decrease in intermodal traffic over 2008-09 and flooding of coalmines in Queensland during 2010-11 affected the industry's performance during the period. In 2013-14, revenue is forecast to grow by 4.5% to $7.5 billion.

Historically, state governments have run the industry, with a primary focus on transporting resources to ports for export... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is currently in a growth life cycle phase. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.8% over the 10 years through 2018-19. This is a higher rate than GDP growth in Australia over the same period, which is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.6%. This means the Rail Freight Transport industry will contribute a larger share of the overall economy in 2018-19 than it did in 2008-09.

The separation of rail-track infrastructure (below rail) and the provision of rail services (above rail) has opened the industry up to increased competition and encouraged growth. This has helped the industry transition from a mature phase to a growth phase of its life cycle... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Rail Freight Transport Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily operate railways for freight transportation. The industry does not include operation of rail freight terminals or private railroads operated in-house for the transportation of goods.

Industry Products
Bulk freight transportNon-bulk freight transport
 
Industry Activities
Bulk rail freight transportNon-bulk rail freight transport


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