The Subway, Light Rail and Cable Car Transport industry is still in the early stages of its development in China. Most rail transit systems were established over 20 years ago; however, with rapid urbanization underway, rail transit systems have been expanding to alleviate increased traffic congestion in cities. Currently, rail transit systems have a limited share of 10.7% of China's urban transportation passenger volumes. Many rail transit systems are under construction or in the planning stages in cities throughout China, and this share is set to grow.Industry revenue is expected to amount to $9.3 billion in 2017, up 9.1% from 2016, with average annual growth of 14.3% over the past five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • With rapid urbanization and a growing population, China's rail transit systems expanded significantly in the past decade
  • Currently, this industry is restricted to a limited number of large cities, making its share of the total urban transportation systems low
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    SubwaySubway refers to rapid underground transit systems. The term may refer only to the underground parts of the system, or to the whole system. Subways are the largest service segment of the industry, generating approximately 75.6% of industry revenue. Subway transit systems are usually built in downtown areas when land above ground is not available. One-way maximum transportation capacity of a subway transit system ranges from 30,000 person times to 70,000 person times per hour.Light railLight rail mainly refers to aboveground rail transit systems, although there may be a considerable amount of overlap between light rail and subways. Lig...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Easy access for clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Funding (State) - Public Transport and Urban Population - % of Population in Metropolitan Areas in the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry?

    Firms within the Subway, Light Rail and Cable Car Transport industry in China provide local and suburban public transportation services with right of way. These services are separated from other street traffic and provide a regular timetable for passengers. The four most common means of transportation provided are subways, light rail, tram cars and cable cars.

    Industry Products
  • Subway rail transit
  • Light rail transit
  • Other rail transit
  • Industry Activities
  • Subway system services
  • Monorail transit services
  • Light rail transit services
  • Tramcar transit services
  • Maglev train transit services
  • Cable car transit services
  • Mixed-mode transit system services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Funding (State) - Public Transport
  • Urban Population - % of Population in Metropolitan Areas
  • Economic Indicators - Total Motor Vehicle Registrations
  • Household Income Distribution

  • Current Performance
    Rising urbanizationFinancing for rail transit systems
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bridge, Tunnel and Subway Construction
  • Electricity Transmission and Distribution
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Subway rail transit
  • Light rail transit
  • Other rail transit
  • Chart: Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demographic change
  • Economic growth and income distribution
  • Passenger preferences
  • Government funding and subsidies

  • Major Markets
  • People aged 19 to 40 years
  • People aged 41 to 60 years
  • People under 18 years of age
  • People aged over 60 years
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Rent and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Shanghai Shentong Metro Group, Beijing Subway Operation Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Metro Corporation, Shenzhen Metro Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Shanghai Shentong Metro Group - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Subway Operation Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Guangzhou Metro Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Shenzhen Metro Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Passenger Trips - Million Person Times (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Build Operate Transfer (Bot)
  • A common infrastructure financing and construction method
  • Maglev Or Magnetic Levitation
  • A system of transportation that suspends and propels trains using a vast number of magnets
  • Turnkey Project
  • A type of project constructed by a developer and sold or turned over to a buyer in a ready-to-use condition
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