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Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in the US

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.

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.

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 (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from rail transportation
    • 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 Companies by employment size (2014)*
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table General Electric Company (US industry-relevant) - financial performance*
    • Table Siemens AG (US industry-relevant) - financial performance*
    • Table Trinity Industries Inc. (US industry-relevant segment) - 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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