Off track: Strong import competition is expected to lead to industry volatility

Over the five years to 2018, Canada's Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry is expected to experience significant volatility, which has largely been driven by cyclical purchases of industry goods and sharp declines in commodity prices. Ultimately, the industry expanded during the five-year period, despite diminishing exports due to a regulatory landscape that instigated a litany of capital expenditures. Industry performance depends on the ability of manufacturers to earn production contracts. Domestic manufacturing has increasingly relocated to other countries over the past decade, which has negatively affected industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry experienced significant growth due to the length of manufacturing contracts and new regulatory measures
  • The Canadian industry exhibits a large trade deficit for industry products
  • Businesses that rely heavily on trade will likely continue to use rail services
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing industry in Canada is expected to operate with a medium level of capital intensity in 2018. While some of the industry's largest operators spend significant amounts of money on machinery, plants and equipment, labour costs are also high, thereby offsetting the degree of capital intensity. Labour expenses include the wages, salaries and benefits paid to builders, repairers and administrative staff and currently consume 12.8% of an average operator's revenue. In 2018, for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators are expected to spend $0.13 on capital expenditures, connoting a moderate level of capital intensity...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry are

  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aggregate private investment and Canadian effective exchange rate index in the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures and rebuilds locomotives and railroad cars of any type or gauge, including frames and parts. This industry includes manufacturing rapid transit cars and special-purpose self-propelled railroad equipment, such as rail layers, ballast distributors, rail tamping equipment and other railway track maintenance equipment.

    Industry Products
  • New locomotives
  • New passenger train cars
  • Rebuilt trains, cars and other
  • New freight train cars
  • Industry Activities
  • Rebuilding of locomotives
  • Manufacturing railroad cars and equipment
  • transit cars and equipment
  • railway track maintenance equipment
  • Manufacturing railway and transit equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from rail transportation
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Total trade value

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile demand, government funding
  • International trade
  • Falling input costs, profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Passenger and freight demand
  • Trade and competition
  • Profit stabilizes
  • Table: Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Rail Transportation in Canada
  • Public Transportation in Canada
  • Airport Operations in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing in Canada
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in Canada
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing in Canada
  • Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • New freight train cars
  • Rebuilt trains, cars and other
  • New locomotives
  • New passenger train cars
  • Chart: Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Mainline rail companies
  • Government
  • Regional rail companies
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bombardier Inc., National Steel Car,
  • Table: Bombardier Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: National Steel Car - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of crude oil (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The orders that are currently unfulfilled by manufacturers. In industries where the manufacturing process takes place over a long period, the level of backlog signals future income streams.
  • Normal Trade Relations (Ntr)
  • The trade status of a country that is characterized by low tariffs and limited restrictions.
  • Positive Train Control (Ptc)
  • Systems that have been mandated to be included in trains to help reduce collision risk.
  • Rolling Stock
  • The vehicles that travel on rails, including railcars, locomotives, subway cars and trolleys.
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