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Rail Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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

IBISWorld’s Rail Freight Transport market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
12,439
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 4.0% over the five years through 2014-15. Increased downstream demand from mining has driven this growth, as exports of coal and iron ore have risen. While revenue growth has been generally solid, the flooding of coalmines in Queensland during 2010-11 and falling demand from some mining customers in 2013-14 affected the industry's performance during those years. In 2014-15, revenue is forecast to grow by 2.8% to $7.6 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 Locations Chapter

Industry concentration is most pronounced within the bulk freight markets. Many Australian railways were built to transport export commodities such as mineral ores or grain to port, not to facilitate interstate trade. As a result, the industry is concentrated in states with mature mining industries or large agricultural crops. In Queensland, rail networks serve the sugar and mining industries within the state. In Western Australia, most establishments are involved in transporting minerals from mines to ports for export. New South Wales represents a smaller portion of intermodal transport, with the rail industry support by heavy demand from bulk coal transport in the Hunter Valley... 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 the 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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