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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Rail Transportation industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. The industry has a stable market base and, historically, growth has been consistent with the overall economy; these factors generally point to a mature industry. However, the increasing importance of rail to the economy and its penetration into previously unexplored markets indicate that it is in a growth phase. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, is projected to grow an annualized 3.4% over the 10 years to 2021. This growth exceeds that of Canada's GDP, which is forecast to expand at an average annual rate of 1.9% over the same 10-year period... 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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