Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33651 | Nov 2014

Back on track: Emerging economies overseas will provide growth opportunities

IBISWorld’s Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

As the economy began to recover, so did the Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry. The industry's key drivers, including total trade value, demand from rail transportation, the industrial production index and federal funding for transportation, all grew during the five-year period, boosting growth for the industry through 2014. Additionally, emerging economies overseas increasingly invested in railway infrastructure development in the past five years, rising demand for industry exports. In the five years to 2019, the industry is expected to continue growing as a result of gains in industrial production. Furthermore, emerging economies will continue to present potential markets for the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The US Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry has a high level of capital intensity. Industry operators typically invest $0.35 on capital for every dollar spent labor. Businesses in this industry spend large sums of money on machinery, plants and equipment; the manufacturing of rail cars, locomotives and railroad tracks requires expensive and complex machinery, leading to the industry's high level of capital intensity. Capital intensity for the industry has slightly increased over the past five years, as firms have increasingly invested in new manufacturing technologies; in 2009, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spent an estimated $0.32 on capital investment... purchase to read more


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What is the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry?

Companies within this industry manufacture or rebuild locomotives and parts, railroad cars and streetcars, along with railway track maintenance equipment. Specific products include industrial, mining and railroad locomotives; railroad, light-rail, subway and transit cars; railroad rolling stock; and railroad equipment. This industry does not manufacture locomotive engines; see IBISWorld report 33361a Engine and Turbine Manufacturing in the United States.

Industry Products
New and rebuilt locomotives and parts (excluding engines)Freight railcars (new)Street, subway and transit cars (new)Cars (rebuilt) and Railway maintenance of equipment and parts (excluRailroad rolling stock manufacturing not specified by kind
Industry Activities
locomotivesRebuilding of locomotivesrailroad cars and equipmenttransit cars and equipmentrailway track maintenance equipmentrailway and transit equipment

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