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Rail Transportation in the US: Market Research Report

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Rail Transportation Market Research Report | NAICS 48211 | Mar 2016

Chugging along: Demand for rail transportation will increase as the labor market improves

IBISWorld’s Rail Transportation market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$76bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
161,183
Businesses
564
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rail transportation has made a comeback over the past few years. Increased fuel efficiency, growing demand for bulk freight transportation and a lower carbon footprint have resulted in greater demand for the Rail Transportation industry's services. In the coming years, freight volume and demand for rail transportation will increase as the labor market improves, consumers spend more freely and inventories are rebuilt... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

This industry has a high level of capital intensity, largely because operators must develop and maintain their own infrastructure. With an increasing trend toward efficiency, there are also investments being made for more efficient engines. These factors further contribute to the industry's high capital costs associated with entry to the market. Industry operators typically reinvest about $0.40 of capital for every dollar of revenue. The capital intensity of this industry is projected to have decreased over the five years to 2016 as labor costs rose... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Rail Transportation Industry?

The Rail Transportation industry comprises companies that operate railroads across the United States. This includes large railroads (Class 1 railroads) and regional and local line-haul railroads that carry freight and passengers. This industry does not include scenic and sightseeing rail transportation, street railroads, commuter rail or rapid transit.

Industry Products
Bulk freightIntermodal servicesPassenger servicesOther services
 
Industry Activities
Operating line-haul railroadsOperating short line railroadsOperating intercity passenger trains


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