Railway Track Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Railway Track Construction Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Infrastructure | Nov 2015

Gravy train: Major passenger rail developments will boost revenue over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Railway Track Construction market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
CIMIC Group CIMIC Group market share
Downer EDI Downer EDI market share
UGL UGL market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Railway Track Construction industry has had mixed results since the late 2000s, picking up steam on the back of resource developments, before plummeting in recent years with the winding back of private and public rail investment. The industry builds three kinds of rail networks and these transport passengers, intermodal freight and mining output. Construction of intermodal freight and passenger networks relies on government funding, and expansion plans are developed to meet long-term objectives. Governments are heavily involved in downstream industries as both owners and operators of track... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in a declining stage of its life cycle, reflecting the substantial installed capacity on existing rail networks and the long effective life of these assets.

Over the 10 years through 2020-21, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decline by an annualised 1.5%. This contraction contrasts with GDP growth in Australia over the same period (2.8% annualised). Over the long term the Railway Track Construction industry is projected to contribute a declining share of the overall economy.

The industry is heavily reliant on government funding for rail projects and this growth is principally determined by the supply of funds rather than demand for services... purchase to read more


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What is the Railway Track Construction Industry?

Businesses in this industry construct railway tracks, with contractors specifically engaging in new work, reconstruction and repairs. The industry also includes construction management firms and special trade contractors that construct railway tracks and transit systems.

Industry Products
Tracklaying and constructionOverhead line constructionPlatform constructionTunnelling
Industry Activities
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