The rail freight transportation services industry, which experienced steady growth during the last five years, is anticipated to continue that momentum over the next five years (2012-2017). The industry is forecast to reach revenue of approximately US $165.6 billion globally in 2017 with a CAGR of 2.6%. Continued development in emerging markets such as China, Brazil, India, and the Middle East is expected to drive growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (ROW) regions.
Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global rail freight transportation services industry and presents its findings in “Global Rail Freight Transportation Services Industry 2012-2017:Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.”
The rail freight transportation services market is consolidated. This industry comprises both domestic and international routes within the rail freight transportation services sector. North America currently dominates this market. A combination of factors, including service quality, greater reliability, and more tightly engineered synchronization, influence industry dynamics considerably. APAC witnessed the highest growth rate during 2006-2011 as across the region, coal, minerals, steel, fertilizers, chemicals, petroleum products, and agricultural products are mostly transported by rail. Coal, crude oil, and steel make up the bulk of the rail commodities.
Lucintel’s research indicates that in 2011 the industry witnessed robust growth over 2010, driven by high freight volumes as global economic conditions and industrial production continued to improve along with the rising demand for raw materials and an escalation in container transport.
The study relates how the industry has made large investments in technological innovation during the last five years, a key driver for the industry. Advances in technology, striving for customer retention, and competition for growth of market share drive consolidation in the market. The permanent threat of terrorism creates an additional element of uncertainty and challenges, prompting rail freight companies to implement highly effective security and risk management systems. This study, which provides an overview of the global rail freight transportation services industry, researches one market segment for four geographic regions: thus, it tracks four segments of the industry.
This comprehensive guide from Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the market’s potential. This report will save Lucintel clients hundreds of hours in personal research time on a global market and it offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities throughout the global rail freight transportation services industry. In a fast-paced ever-changing world, business leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in the market and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a keen advantage in this regard by making them aware of emerging trends and demand requirements on an annual basis.
To make any investment or strategic decision, you need adequate and timely information. This market report fulfills this core need. Some of the features of this market report are:
Industry size estimates in terms of (US $) value by regions
Global rail freight transportation services industry analysis annual trend (2006-2011) and forecast (2012-2017)
Porter’s Five Force analysis
New product launch and merger and acquisition activity in the global rail freight transportation services industry
Quarterly demand trend (Q1 2010 to Q4 2011)and forecast analysis (Q1 2012 to Q4 2012) for global rail freight transportation services industry
Gross and net profit trends in the global rail freight transportation services industry
Cost structure trend in the global as well as regional rail freight transportation services industry
More than 40 valuable figures/charts and 10 tables are provided in this report
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