Rail Transport in New Zealand - Market Research Report

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The COVID-19 outbreak is expected to reduce demand for commodities from China's manufacturing sector.
• Prompting a contraction in the country's non-bulk freight task and reducing demand for rail freight services.
• Demand for rail passenger services is expected to decline, as a result of falling tourist numbers and consumer fears regarding the spread of the virus.

Rail Transport industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -6.8%

The Rail Transport industry has struggled over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 7.1% over the five years through 2019-20, to $436.1 million. New Zealand's total merchandise trade has risen over the period, driving increases in freight volumes. Rail freight plays an important role in transporting bulk goods across the country, with importers and exporters representing the industry's largest downstream market. Customers in these segments are increasingly using rail freight to transport goods to and from New Zealand ports. However, the industry currently lacks the capacity to account for a larger share of the country's freight task. The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake significantly damaged KiwiRail's infrastructure,...
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Rail Transport industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Rail Transport industry's performance is projected to improve over the next five years. Population growth and increased investment are anticipated to drive demand for passenger rail services in Auckland and Wellington. Total merchandise imports and exports are projected to continue rising alongside increases in global trade. This trend will increase freight volumes and demand for rail freight services, as imported and exported goods must be transported to and from ports. Furthermore, steady growth in the road freight service price and the world price of crude oil is projected to make road freight relatively more expensive for downstream markets. This trend will likely result in more customers using rail freight to transport goods. While New Zeal...
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Rail Transport industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $437m
  • business Number of Businesses: 26
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,681

Biggest companies in the Rail Transport industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Rail Transport in New Zealand industry include KiwiRail Holdings Limited, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Auckland Council.

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What is Rail Transport industry?

Industry Definition

Operators in the Rail Transport industry provide freight and passenger rail transport. This excludes railway terminal operation, tramway transport and private railroads used internally by companies.

Industry Products and Services

  • Other freight transport
  • Import and export freight transport
  • Rail passenger transport
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Passenger railway transport services
  • Bulk rail freight transportation
  • Monorail operation
  • Non-bulk rail freight transportation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Operators in the Rail Transport industry provide freight and passenger rail transport. This excludes railway terminal operation, tramway transport and private railroads used internally by companies.

Main Activities

  • Passenger railway transport services
  • Bulk rail freight transportation
  • Monorail operation
  • Non-bulk rail freight transportation

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The total value of merchandise trade, which is the sum of total imports and total exports, affects demand for industry services. An increase in total merc...
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Total merchandise imports and exports
Road freight service price
World price of crude oil
Population

Current Performance

Passenger rail
Industry structure
Profit
Competition
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Passenger rail
Industry profit
Industry structure
 Table: Rail Transport in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Grain Growing in New Zealand
Meat Processing in New Zealand
Milk and Cream Processing in New Zealand
Coal Mining in New Zealand
Consumers in New Zealand


Key Selling Industries

Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in New Zealand
Electricity Retailing in New Zealand





Products & Services

The Rail Transport industry provides rail transport for freight and passengers. Freight transport represents the largest proportion of industry revenue, a...
Primary producers
Other freight customers
Consumers



Demand Determinants

Demand drivers for freight and passenger rail transport differ. Freight rail transport accounts for approximately 80% of industry revenue. As a result, dr...
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Major Markets

Primary producers
Other freight customers
Consumers




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rail Transport in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Rail Transport industry exhibits high market share concentration, with the three industry operators accounting for all revenue. Commercial rail freigh...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

KiwiRail Holdings Limited is a government owned, for-profit entity that operates New Zealand's rail transportation network alongside Interislander, a ferr...
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Kiwirail

 Table: Kiwirail - financial performance

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 Table: Greater Wellington Regional Council - financial performance

Auckland Council

 Table: Auckland Council - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Rail Transport industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, industry operators are expected to spend an estimated $0...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rail Transport in New Zealand - 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 Transport in New Zealand 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, %

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

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