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Railcar Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

Railcar Manufacturing

The Railcar manufacturing industry has chugged along in the past five years,but recent sharp declines are anticipated to overshadow strong early growth. The plummeting price of various commodities has reduced demand, and the increased use of pipelines and higher reliance on natural gas has compounded these negative effects. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to recover from recent poor performance with increasing industrial production and increased prices for key commodities leading to strong demand for rail transportation. As freight volumes increase, railroad companies will demand higher quantities of railcars to both expand and maintain their fleets.

This industry manufactures railcars for passenger, freight and military use. These railcars include gondolas, tank cars, flatcars, refrigerator cars, covered hoppers and intermodal cars.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Freight transportation services index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports to
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Trinity Industries Inc. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table Greenbrier Companies (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table FreightCar America Inc. (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
    • Table American Railcar Industries Inc. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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