Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines: Market Research Report

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Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines Market Research Report | Aug 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international 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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Market Share of Companies
BAE Systems plc BAE Systems plc market share
DCNS DCNS market share
General Dynamics Corporation General Dynamics Corporation market share
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. market share
USC USC market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Global Military Shipbuilding and Submarines industry was greatly impacted by declining defense spending in the United States and Europe. The global economic slowdown stunted industry growth as Western governments attempted to deal with widening budget deficits by cutting defense spending, which led to less funding for industry programs. In the coming years, continued economic growth and geopolitical tensions in Asia are anticipated to encourage more countries in the region to spend on industry products. At the same time, despite overall defense cuts, the United States is also expected to increase spending on new ships, as it pivots its navy towards more maritime focused Asia, while also modernizing its fleet... read more

Starting a New Business

The industry's barriers to entry are formidable. High start-up costs, from land acquisitions to investment in technology, make it difficult for new entrants. Entry is more possible in the auxiliary and parts manufacturing segments, though participants are subject to the requirements of the major players that outsource these activities and hence may be susceptible to lower margins and profit.

The industry demands skilled labor and is on the leading edge of technology, constantly striving to create new products and improve existing ones. The industry invests a great deal of time and money in research and development of naval products, and much of the work is performed by professional and related workers... read more


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What is the Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines Industry?

Firms in this industry operate shipyards or boatyards. Shipyards are fixed facilities with dry docks and fabrication equipment capable of building a naval ship. These establishments manufacture frigates, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious transport ships, aircraft carriers, patrol ships and submarines. They also provide naval ship repair and conversion activities. Boat manufacturers build boats, cabin cruisers, dinghies, jet boats, patrol boats and rowboats for navies and coast guards.

Industry Products
Surface vessels Submarines
Industry Activities
Frigate and cruiser fabricationAircraft carrierDestroyer productionAttack submarine fabricationAmphibious transport shipPatrol boat fabrication Repairing ships Conversion and alteration of ships prefabrication ship and barge sections Specialized ship services

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