Rail Transportation in Canada: Market Research Report

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

The right track: Recent capital investments boost railway efficiency and profitability

IBISWorld’s Rail Transportation market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 flexibility 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 2015. Consequently, in the five years to 2020, the industry is set to improve at a more sustainable rate and IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase. This is because freight volumes are expected to grow as the overall economy and labour market continue to improve... 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 2.9% over the 10 years to 2020. This growth exceeds that of Canada's GDP, which is forecast to expand at an average annual rate of 2.2% 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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