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Railcar Leasing Market in North America 2017-2021

Railcar Leasing Market in North America 2017-2021

About Railcar Leasing

The railcar leasing market is involved in the leasing of railcars to shippers, and rail freight operators. The contract term varies from 2 to 20 years. The contract is made under a given lease rate that provides the lessors with the expected amount of returns over the duration. The majority of railcars are private cars owned by the railcar leasing companies that are leased to the rail freight operators and shippers. Railcar leasing companies enter a lease contract with the lessees (shippers and freight operators), which can be for a duration of 2-5 years or even for 20 years. The contract is made under a given lease rate, which provides the lessors with the expected amount of returns over the duration.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the railcar leasing market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 9.01% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the railcar leasing market in North America for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed profiling of the key market participants across the value chain of the railcar leasing market in North America, which includes vendors across the region.Technavio's report, Railcar Leasing Market in North America 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • GATX
  • Trinity Industries
  • CIT
  • American Railcar Industries
Other prominent vendors
  • C.K. Industries
  • Chicago Freight Car Leasing
  • Compass Capital
  • Connell Finance Company
  • Wells Fargo Rail
  • GLNX
  • Greenbrier Leasing
  • Helm Financial
  • Herzog Railroad Services
  • Infinity Rail
  • Kasgro Rail
  • Mitsui Rail Capital
  • The Andersons
  • VTG Rail
Market driver
  • Increased demand for tank cars due to growing crude oil production.
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Market challenge
  • Shortage of railcars in North America.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Applications of advanced coatings on railcars.
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Railcar leasing market in North America
      • Table Railcar leasing market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Commodities transported by railcars
    • Railcar leasing market in North America by enduser
      • Table Railcar leasing market in North America by end-user 2016 (% volume)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation
    • Railcar leasing market in North America by mode of transportation
      • Table Railcar leasing market share in North America by mode of transportation 2016-2021 (% revenue)
    • Railcar leasing market by freight cars
      • Table Railcar leasing market by freight cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Railcar leasing market by types of freight cars 2016 (% volume)
    • Railcar leasing market in North America by tank cars
      • Table Railcar leasing market in North America by tank cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Railcar leasing market in North America by type of tank cars 2016 (% volume)
    • Railcar leasing market in North America by locomotives
      • Table Railcar leasing market in North America by locomotives 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key performing indicators of vendors
    • GATX
      • Table GATX: Business segment 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Investment portfolio 2015 (% revenue)
    • Trinity Industries
      • Table Trinity Industries: Business segment 2015 (% revenue)
    • CIT
    • American Railcar Industries
      • Table American Railcar Industries: Business segment by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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