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 | Aug 2015

Back on track: The industry is expected to experience rapid growth as industrial production rises

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 over the past five years, supporting industry revenue growth. Additionally, emerging economies overseas increasingly invested in railway infrastructure development, boosting demand for industry exports. In the five years to 2020, 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 moderate level of capital intensity. Industry operators typically invest $0.24 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. Businesses in this industry spend large sums of money on machinery, plants and equipment as the manufacturing of rail cars, locomotives and parts requires expensive and complex machinery. However, wages made up 10.2% of revenue on average over the past five years. Though much of the manufacturing process can be automated, it still requires skilled workers for tasks such as riveting and welding. Combined, these factors indicate a moderate level of capital intensity for the industry... 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
Diesel-electric locomotives and partsNon diesel-electric locomotives and partsNew freight railcarsNew street, subway and transit carsRebuilt cars, railway maintenance equipment and partsUnspecified railroad rolling stock manufacturing
Industry Activities
locomotivesRebuilding of locomotivesrailroad cars and equipmenttransit cars and equipmentrailway track maintenance equipmentrailway and transit equipment

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