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

Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in Canada

Over the five years to 2018, Canada's Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry is expected to experience significant volatility, which has largely been driven by cyclical purchases of industry goods and sharp declines in commodity prices. Ultimately, the industry expanded during the five-year period, despite diminishing exports due to a regulatory landscape that instigated a litany of capital expenditures. Industry performance depends on the ability of manufacturers to earn production contracts. Domestic manufacturing has increasingly relocated to other countries over the past decade, which has negatively affected industry exports. Consequently, companies have relied more on domestic demand for revenue production, though several factors have recently diminished the level of domestic demand for industry goods. The industry is forecast to continue to remain stagnant over the five years to 2023.

This industry primarily manufactures and rebuilds locomotives and railroad cars of any type or gauge, including frames and parts. This industry includes manufacturing rapid transit cars and special-purpose self-propelled railroad equipment, such as rail layers, ballast distributors, rail tamping equipment and other railway track maintenance equipment.

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 (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Aggregate private investment
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • 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 Bombardier Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table National Steel Car (industry-relevant operations) - 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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