Overview

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 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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is realigning itself to focus on high-tech rail manufacturing areas
  • The high cost of manufacturing in Australia has made railway equipment manufacturing unprofitable
  • Enterprise and employment numbers are expected to grow over the next five years

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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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The industry manufactures components for locomotives, freight wagons and passenger cars. Components, especially train parts such as electric drives or high-tech hardware, are some of the most valuable parts of the train. Pre-fabricated body shells, in contrast, have a lower value added. Australian companies have been able to hold their market share in component production due to the high-tech, high-value nature of this segment. The requirements of research, development and engineering prowess allow local companies to compete with lower cost imports. The industry also benefits from its location near local rolling stock in need of new parts and overhauls, which is where the industry's many small and medium-size businesses are most profitable. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Economies of scope
  • Well-developed internal processes
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from rail freight transport and Domestic price of iron and steel in the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry impact industry performance..

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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 maintenance
    Other services
    Passenger railcars fit out
    Locomotive components
    Freight wagons and components
    Industry Activities
    Locomotive
    Railway rolling stock
    Repair of locomotives and rolling stock
    Tram
    Cable car
    Rail carriage

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from rail freight transport
  • Domestic price of iron and steel
  • Demand from rail passenger transport
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Freight and passenger rail
  • International trade
  • Changing product mix
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Staying viable
  • Passenger rail investment
  • Table: Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grain Growing
  • Sugar Cane Growing
  • Black Coal Mining
  • Iron Ore Mining
  • Rail Freight Transport
  • Rail Passenger Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Iron and Steel Casting
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
  • Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Passenger railcars fit out
  • Locomotive components
  • Freight wagons and components
  • Other services
  • Chart: Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Private sector demand

  • Major Markets
  • Passenger railway operators
  • Freight railway operators
  • Mining companies
  • Tram operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    UGL LimitedBombardier Transportation Australia Pty LtdDowner EDI Limited
  • Table: UGL Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Freight Rail
  • Trains used for transporting goods or cargo. The goods and cargo carried by freight rail vary widely.
  • Rolling Stock
  • Rail units that run on rail tracks, including locomotives and carriages.
  • Tonne Kilometres
  • Tonne of freight multiplied by the distance (kilometres) travelled.
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