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 | Jun 2014

Back on track: Emerging economies overseas will provide growth opportunities

IBISWorld’s Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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

The Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry faced sharp demand declines during the worst of the recession; however, the next five years are expected to be better for the industry. In addition to benefiting from gains in industrial production and a shift toward sustainable infrastructure such as railroads, major players are increasingly looking overseas for growth opportunities. Emerging economies are growing at much faster rates than Western economies, presenting 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.

Industry Products
New and rebuilt locomotives and parts (excluding engines)Freight railcarsStreet, subway and transit carsRailway maintenance and equipment
Industry Activities
locomotivesRebuilding of locomotivesrailroad cars and equipmenttransit cars and equipmentrailway track maintenance equipmentrailway and transit equipment

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