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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 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
CIMIC Group CIMIC Group market share
John Holland Group Pty Ltd John Holland Group Pty Ltd 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 Investment Chapter

The Railway Track Construction industry has a low level of capital intensity. The industry has a substantial requirement for large-scale machinery and heavy earthmoving and lifting equipment, however, much of this is supplied under rental or lease arrangements (dry hire), or through the supply of equipment with operators (wet hire).

The industry currently incurs wage costs of an estimated 20.1% of industry revenue and depreciation charges of 2.2% of revenue. This indicates the industry allocates $9.14 in labour expenses for every dollar spent on capital inputs to construction. This is higher than the capital intensity of the general economy and broadly consistent with the Construction division... 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
Tracklaying and constructionOverhead powerline and signal constructionPlatform constructionTramway constructionTunnelling

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