Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia: Market Research Report

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Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2393 | May 2015

Downturn: Public sector infrastructure investment helps slow a mining-related decline

IBISWorld’s Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry has managed to stay on track despite the difficult environment for manufacturing industries. Due to starting at a high level, industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2014-15, to $2.7 billion. Industry revenue is expected to contract by 3.6% during 2014-15.

Industry demand has been strong over much of the past five years, but is beginning to wane as investment in railways by the Mining division slows. Investment in commuter trains by state governments and increased government spending on rail networks have also affected the industry. The delivery of the last of 78 new trains as part of the Waratah project in Sydney caused industry revenue to decline during 2013-14... purchase to read more

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The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $5.13 is spent on labour. The industry typically requires large production facilities with specialised equipment, but these facilities have a long life span. To produce rolling stock, the cost of design, research and development is extremely high for locomotives, trams and passenger rail units. To manufacture and assemble these vehicles, the industry requires high numbers of skilled employees in the assembly process. Maintenance and repair services are also labour-intensive. Labour is general highly skilled and highly paid.

The production of wagons, especially for the Mining division, has risen over the past five years due to high demand... purchase to read more


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What is the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry?

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry consists of establishments that 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
End-to-end manufactureRepair and maintenancePassenger railcars fit outLocomotive components Freight wagons
Industry Activities
LocomotivesRailway rolling stockRepair of locomotives and rolling stockTramCable carRail carriage

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