On track: Major construction projects will boost revenue over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Railway Track Construction 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 Track Construction industry has had mixed results since the late 2000s. The industry picked up steam on the back of resource developments, before plummeting with the winding back of private and public rail investment. The industry builds three kinds of rail networks, which transport passengers, intermodal freight and mining output. Construction of intermodal freight and passenger networks relies on government funding and expansion plans are developed by government authorities to meet long-term objectives. Governments are heavily involved in downstream industries as both owners and operators of track, although the Railway Track Construction industry is currently shifting towards private equity involvement to fund and operate public rail projects...

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What is the Railway Track Construction industry?

The Railway Track Construction industry boomed through the late 2000s due to elevated private and public investment. Governments boosted investment in passenger and intermodal rail systems as part of stimulus spending to shield the economy from the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Private investment in new rail developments rose sharply to support the mining boom. Industry revenue surged to a peak in 2011-12, but has deteriorated sharply over the past five years in the absence of government stimulus spending and the winding back of private investment in mining infrastructure.

The industry’s performance slumped to a deep cyclical trough in 2015-16, corresponding with the completion of work on several major rail projects in recent years. The...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Tracklaying and construction
Overhead line construction
Platform construction
Examples of brands in this Industry
CPB Contractors

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
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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