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Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines: Market Research Report

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Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines Market Research Report | Jul 2016

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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
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. However, despite western military budget cuts, demand remained fairly robust, with industry revenue only expected to increase marginally over the five years to 2016. Over the next five years, continued economic growth and geopolitical tensions in Asia are anticipated to encourage more countries in the region to spend on industry products, bumping revenue higher.

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Industry Products

Industry players typically carry out multiple tasks depending on their size and specialty. Overall, the primary functions of operators are shipbuilding and design of vessels as well as conversions, modernization, repair and maintenance of those vessels.

Surface vessels

Projects related to surface vessels account for an estimated 67.7% of industry revenue. Examples of surface vessels include destroyers, frigates, cruisers, corvettes, aircraft carriers, auxiliary ships and landing ships. Frigates, destroyers and cruisers make up the backbone of most large navies. These ships serve a number of roles, including escort, attack (both other ships and land-based targets) and anti-submarine/aircraft missions. Corvettes are smaller, typically lightly armed, warships. The.. read more


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What is the Global Military Shipbuilding & Submarines Industry?

Operators 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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