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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 2014

Down the track: Industry revenue is expected to decline as projects are completed

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
AECOM Australia AECOM Australia market share
Downer EDI Downer EDI market share
Leighton Holdings Leighton Holdings market share
UGL UGL market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
8,600
Businesses
875
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Railway Track Construction industry builds three kinds of rail networks to transport passengers, intermodal freight and mining output. In the past five years, the industry has displayed wide cyclical fluctuation, surging to a record peak in 2011-12 before trending down sharply over the past three years. 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 the downstream industries as both owners and operators of track.

The tipping point for the industry came in the late 2000s, when the Federal Government announced a major package of infrastructure investment to counter the impact of the global financial crisis... 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 2019-20, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decline by an annualised 0.9%. This contraction contrasts with GDP growth in Australia over the same period (2.7% annualised). This means the Railway Track Construction industry will 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
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Industry Activities
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