Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report

Rail Freight Transport industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.4%

The Rail Freight Transport industry has recorded revenue growth over the past five years, despite some volatility. Black coal is a major product carried by rail freight. Demand from black coal mining fell early in the period before increasing significantly in 2016-17, contributing to revenue volatility. However, demand from this market has increased overall over the past five years, supporting industry revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2019-20, to $7.5 billion. In addition, the industry has benefitted from strong growth in the total mass of exports by sea over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline by 3.9% in the current year due to a sharp fall in demand f...
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Rail Freight Transport industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Rail Freight Transport industry is anticipated to continue recording revenue growth over the next five years. A rise in both export activity and demand from agriculture are projected to drive industry revenue growth over the period. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Profit and participation Industry profit margins are projected to improve marginally over the next five years. A rise in the world price of crude oil is anticipated to reduce competition from road freight operators in the non-bulk freight segment over the period. As rail freight is more fuel-efficient compared with road freight, rises in the world price of crude oil provide rail freight opera...
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Rail Freight Transport industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $8bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 80
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 11,298

Biggest companies in the Rail Freight Transport industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Rail Freight Transport in Australia industry include Pacific National Holdings Pty Ltd and Aurizon Holdings Limited.

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What is Rail Freight Transport industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators wholesale agricultural machinery and implements, earthmoving machinery and other construction machinery and equipment. This includes parts for such equipment.

Industry Products and Services

  • Tractor wholesaling
  • Loader wholesaling
  • Excavator wholesaling
  • Planting and harvesting machinery wholesaling
  • Other construction machinery and parts wholesaling

Industry Activities

  • Construction machinery or equipment wholesaling
  • Agricultural machinery or equipment wholesaling
  • Earthmoving machinery wholesaling
  • Agricultural implement wholesaling
  • Harvester wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily operate railways for freight transportation. The industry does not include rail freight terminal operations or private railroads operated in-house for transporting goods.

Main Activities

  • Bulk rail freight transportation
  • Non-bulk rail freight transportation

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Rail freight services compete with road freight transport in non-bulk freight markets. Increased competition from road transport has steadily reduced the ...
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Road freight service price
Total mass of exports by sea
World price of crude oil
Demand from black coal mining

Current Performance

Non-bulk freight
Falling profitability
Internal dynamics
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Competitive opportunities
Regulation
 Table: Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
Mining
Black Coal Mining in Australia
Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing in Australia
Construction in Australia
Wholesale Trade

Key Selling Industries

Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia
Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental in Australia




Products & Services

Activity in the Rail Freight Transport industry is segmented based on the type of freight carried by industry operators. A range of dedicated railways in ...
Freight forwarders and other markets
Primary producers




Demand Determinants

Different factors influence demand for the industry's product segments. These separate factors are due to the unique nature of the segments and the type o...
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Major Markets

Freight forwarders and other markets
Primary producers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Rail Freight Transport industry exhibits moderate market share concentration. The top four industry operators are expected to account for approximatel...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Pacific National Holdings Pty Ltd, formerly known as Asciano Limited, is a private company operating in the Rail Freight Transport industry as Pacific Nat...
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Pacific National Holdings

 Table: Pacific National Holdings - financial performance

Aurizon

 Table: Aurizon - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Rail Freight Transport industry displays a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, industry operators are expected to spend ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rail Freight Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Rail Freight Transport in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

ABOVE RAIL

BELOW RAIL

BULK FREIGHT

INTERMODAL TRANSPORT

NON-BULK FREIGHT

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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