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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 | Jan 2017

Back on track: An increase in trade value will lead to moderate industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • As the economy expanded, downstream demand for the industry has grown
  • The total value of US trade surpassed prerecessionary levels, spurring demand for rail transport
  • Rising domestic industrial production will continue to boost the industry’s growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

As the economy began to recover, so did the Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry. Four of the industry's five key drivers, including total trade value, the industrial production index, federal funding for transportation and the trade weighted index, 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 2022, the industry is expected to continue growing as a result of rising trade value. Furthermore, emerging economies will continue to present potential markets for the industry... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry has high barriers to entry. Customers have increasingly demanded higher-quality accreditation, causing businesses that lack this accreditation to be restricted in the types of customer contracts they receive. Additionally, it is often costly or difficult for new entrants to the industry to gain the desirable accreditation. Another significant barrier to entry stems from establishing solid connections with suppliers. The major players in the industry wield significant market power and tend to have long-term contracts to suppliers; new entrants may struggle if they do not have existing relationships with upstream companies in the supply chain. Tec.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry are

  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from rail transportation and Industrial production index in the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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 train and train cars, freight and passengerRebuilt street, subway and transit cars Railway maintenance equipment and parts
    Industry Activities
    locomotivesRebuilding of locomotivesrailroad cars and equipmenttransit cars and equipmentrailway track maintenance equipmentrailway and transit equipment

    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
  • Demand from rail transportation
  • Industrial production index
  • Total trade value
  • Federal funding for transportation
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Structural demand
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Industrial production and emerging economies
  • Sustainability and the government
  • Table: Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Rail Transportation
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail Maintenance Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products
  • Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing
  • Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • New train and train cars, freight and passenger
  • Diesel-electric locomotives and parts
  • Non diesel-electric locomotives and parts
  • Rebuilt street, subway and transit cars
  • Railway maintenance equipment and parts
  • Chart: Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Leasing companies
  • Class I rail
  • Shipping companies
  • Exports
  • Non class I rail
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    General Electric Company
    Siemens AG
    Trinity Industries Inc.
  • Table: General Electric Company - financial performance
  • Table: Siemens AG - financial performance
  • Table: Trinity Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing 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 Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Federal funding for transportation (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Class I Railroad
  • A railroad with operating revenue of at least $250 million, adjusted for inflation to 1991
  • Normal Trade Relations (Ntr)
  • The trade status of a country that is characterized by low tariffs and limited restrictions.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • A generally duty-free agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • Rolling Stock
  • The vehicles that travel on rails, including railcars, locomotives, subway cars and trolleys.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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