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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years through 2016, the Ship Building industry in China has beendeclining at an annualized rate of 8.6% to $60.9 billion. This industry's activities are highly concentrated in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Shanghai. Foreign-owned enterprises generate 29.5% of industry revenue. The largest two shipbuilding groups, CSSC and CSIC, produce over 30.0% of domestic metal ships.

In 2012 and 2013, the weak economy around the globe led to decreases in international trade. As such, industry exports declined. The output volume of new ships fell 15.1% and 21.5%, respectively.. In 2014, affected by downturn in the ship market, low international ship price and overcapacity, industry revenue fell 17.2% from 2013. In 2015, declining ship transportation costs drove 4.4%...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the five years through 2016, the Ship Building industry in China has been falling at an annualized rate of 8.6% to $60.9 billion. China's ship output has declined at an average annual rate of 13.9% during the five years. In 2010, China became the largest ship building country in the world.

In the second half of 2008, the global financial crisis started to affect many global industries. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which serves as an indicator of international shipping prosperity, dropped from almost 11,800 points in May 2008 to under 700 points by the end of 2008. Meanwhile, the international steel price peaked in August 2008, before plunging to 2007 prices by the end of the year. The..

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Additional Insights for the Ship Building Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ship Building Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Financial structure of the company
  • Proximity to transport
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Water Transport and Domestic Goods Prices - Metals - Steel in the Ship Building industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ship Building Industry?

    Firms operating within the Ship Building industry in China primarily manufacture ships, ship bodies and boats from metals such as steel and aluminum. The ships and boats manufactured by this industry are intended for civil and military use, and exclude non-metal ships and boats for entertainment and sport. Ship repairing is included in the Ship Repairing and Conversion industry in China (IBISWorld industry report 3755).

    Industry Products
    Oil tankers
    Bulk cargo carriers
    Container carriers
    Other ships
    Industry Activities
    metal freighters, ocean liners and passenger liners
    tug boats and fishing ships
    engineering ships
    warships, naval support ships, military transport ships and hospital ships

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Water Transport
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Metals - Steel
  • Exchange Rates - Country Exchange Rates - per US$
  • Growth (GDP) & Inflation - World

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Ship Building Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ship Building Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Freight Transport by Sea
  • Marine Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Smelting
  • Engine Manufacturing
  • Iron and Steel Smelting
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Scientific Instrument Manufacturing
  • Steel Rolling

  • Products & Services
  • Bulk cargo carriers
  • Container carriers
  • Oil tankers
  • Other ships
  • Chart: Ship Building Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • International demand
  • Waterway logistics demand
  • Fuel prices
  • Raw material prices
  • Military and naval demand

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial shipping companies
  • Exports
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ship Building Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profitability
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utility and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ship Building

  • Basis of Competition
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Brands
  • Price
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ship Building Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China State Shipbuilding CorporationChina Shipbuilding Industry CorporationNew Times Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co., Ltd.
  • Table: China State Shipbuilding Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: New Times Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ship Building Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Ship Building Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Output of Shipbuilding (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Baltic Dry Index (Bdi)
  • An indicator of international shipping prosperity.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)
  • Natural gas that has been converted temporarily to liquid form for ease of storage or transport.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Lpg)
  • A mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.
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