Full steam ahead: Increased economic activity and federal funding have bolstered revenue

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on Railroad Track Construction is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising government investment in infrastructure will benefit the industry
  • A boom in the oil and gas sector has increased demand for rail transportation
  • Increased passenger rail use, as well as the development of high-speed rail systems, will aid the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Railroad Track Construction industry has at times benefited from increasing government investment and public-private partnerships over the past five years. Recent slowdowns in rail freight transportation, a major market for industry operators, have constrained federal funding for new transportation programs and thus have also slowed revenue growth. At times, a booming energy sector benefited this industry by increasing demand for transportation systems needed to connect oil rigs and gas fields to their downstream markets...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    New track construction

    New track construction, which includes the creation of new track in a developed or undeveloped area, is the largest source of revenue for the Railroad Track Construction Industry. This segment only includes new track construction in a developed area if the previous tracks were fully removed. New track construction has grown in the five years; despite the recession, governments have funneled funding into transportation grants for new projects. Overall, new track construction accounts for 54.9% of revenue.

    Track maintenance

    Track maintenance only includes track expenditures that maintain the value of the train system, such as general track repair and upkeep. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Railroad Track Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Railroad Track Construction Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Market research
  • Having a network of suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Freight transportation services index and External competition for the Rail Transportation industry in the Railroad Track Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Railroad Track Construction Industry?

    This industry constructs railway track, railway ties, bedding and other infrastructure related to railroads. Contractors perform new work, reconstruction and repairs. This industry also includes construction management firms and special trade contractors that construct rail track and transit systems.

    Industry Products
    New track construction
    Track additions
    Track maintenance
    Industry Activities
    New railroad track construction
    Railroad track repair and maintenance

    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
  • Freight transportation services index
  • External competition for the Rail Transportation industry
  • Federal funding for transportation
  • Total exports
  • Total imports
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Increasing consumer demand
  • Increasing industrial demand
  • Lack of consensus
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand increases
  • On the right track
  • Table: Railroad Track Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Railroad Track Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Stone Mining
  • Structural Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Aircraft, Marine & Railroad Transportation Equipment Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Rail Transportation

  • Products & Services
  • New track construction
  • Track maintenance
  • Track additions
  • Chart: Railroad Track Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private sector
  • State and local government
  • Federal government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Railroad Track Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor and depreciation
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Railroad Track Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition
  • Internal competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Railroad Track Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Granite Construction Inc.Kiewit Corporation
  • Table: Granite Construction Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Kiewit Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Railroad Track Construction 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 Railroad Track Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Freight transportation services index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A mixture of crushed stone that forms the track bed upon which the railroad ties are laid
  • Railroad Ties
  • A rectangular support for the rails in railroad tracks
  • Subgrade
  • Also called the formation level, the subgrade is the native material underneath a constructed road, pavement or railway
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