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 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.


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 Locations Chapter

The industry is concentrated in the most populous states, with almost 70% of industry enterprises estimated to be based in New South Wales and Victoria. These states have vast rail networks for freight, suburban and interurban passenger rail.

Industry manufacturing in Western Australia is geared towards the rolling stock needs of the mining sector, with the expansion and investment in passenger networks supplementing operator revenue. The construction of new freight railways to transport bulk commodities to ports has increased demand for new rolling stock and maintenance of existing vehicles in Western Australia, and as a result, increased establishment numbers in the state.

Queensland accounts for a small share of enterprises. Que..

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Industry Products

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
Railway rolling stock
Repair of locomotives and rolling stock
Cable car
Rail carriage

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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