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Rail Transportation in Canada: Market Research Report

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Rail Transportation in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 48211CA | Feb 2016

Fully trained: Freight volumes are expected to grow with overall economy, boosting demand

IBISWorld’s Rail Transportation 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 identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Rail Transportation industry is emerging as the mainstay in Canadian freight transportation. During the recession, the industry found itself at its lowest point in decades. This decline was short lived, however, as industry revenue recovered in the following years, leaving operators well positioned to expand during recovery and after. In the coming years, the industry may benefit from upcoming capital programs, which can become revenue-generating segments in the future... purchase to read more

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Freight transportation

The majority of industry revenue is derived from providing freight transportation services. Operationally, freight services can be divided into intermodal and bulk freight services. Bulk freight transportation refers to the transportation of unpackaged commodity cargo in large quantities, which can be either dry or liquid. Dry freight is used for most traditional commodities like coal, grains, cement and bulk minerals. Liquid bulk cargo can range between liquid edibles and nondangerous liquids such as cooking oil, milk and fruit juices and nonedible and dangerous liquids such as crude oil, liquid nitrogen and gasoline. Increasingly, oil producers in North America are relying on rail to transport crude oil in lieu of oil pipelines... purchase to read more


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What is the Rail Transportation Industry?

Industry operators primarily manage railways, including long-haul or mainline railways, short-haul railways and passenger railways. This industry excludes the operation of street railways and urban rapid transit, tourist and scenic trains, or switching and terminal railways.

Industry Products
Intermodal freight transportationBulk freight transportationPassengers transportation
Industry Activities
Transporting freight by mainline railways Transporting freight by short line railwaysTransporting passengers by railways

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