Rail Transportation in Canada: Market Research Report

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Rail Transportation in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 48211CA | Mar 2015

Miles away: Increased consumer spending and the cost effectiveness of rail services will boost revenue

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Canadian Rail Transport industry is displaying strong and steady growth amidst a global resurgence in train popularity. The growing attractiveness of rail is derived from the increased fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and mobility of this form transportation as compared with other modes of transport. These advantages are not inherent in rail transportation but are the result of increasing capital investment by industry operators over the five years to 2014. Consequently, in the five years to 2019, the industry is set to improve at a more sustainable rate and IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The location of Rail Transportation establishments in Canada is primarily dependent on population trends and movement of trade. With a population of more than 34.0 million diffused over a large geographic area, most of the Canadian population lives in the southern part of the country, which is also home to 17 of Canada's largest cities. Quebec has the largest number of industry establishments with 30.7%. This region has about 23.1% of the nation's population and is consistently one of the top destinations for imports and exports into and out of Canada. The region with the second largest number of establishments is Ontario, which is the second largest province in terms of population. The region has about 29.4% of industry establishments and 38.8% of the population... 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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