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Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2393 | Oct 2016

Back on the rails: Demand for public transport is set to return the industry to growth

IBISWorld’s Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry has faced a difficult five years, as the end of the mining investment boom negatively affected industry revenue. Increased government spending on passenger transport projects has partially offset declines in mining investment. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.4%, to total $2.6 billion.

Industry revenue fell over the three years through 2013-14 due to slowing investment in railways by the mining sector. Furthermore, the total amount of industry-related revenue generated in Australia has declined as industry firms have offshored local manufacturing operations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $4.47 is spent on labour. The industry typically requires large production facilities with specialised equipment, but these facilities have a long life span. The cost of design and research and development is extremely high for locomotives, to produce trams and passenger rail units. Labour is generally highly skilled and highly paid and the industry requires large numbers of employees in the manufacturing process. Maintenance and repair services are also labour-intensive. Over the past five years, capital intensity has increased as many operators have looked to cut wage costs through restructuring and outsourcing some labour-intensive manufacturing operations to China and India... purchase to read more


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What is the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry?

Industry firms manufacture or repair railway or tramway locomotives and rolling stock, such as wagons and passenger carriages. The industry excludes the construction and maintenance of railroads.

Industry Products
Repair and maintenanceOther servicesPassenger railcars fit outLocomotive components Freight wagons and components
Industry Activities
LocomotiveRailway rolling stockRepair of locomotives and rolling stockTramCable carRail carriage

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