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Global Rail Freight Transportation Services Industry 2012-2017: Trend, Profit and Forecast Analysis

  • ID: 2312674
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • Lucintel
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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.

Who Can Benefit From This Report?

This study is intended for senior level executives, sales, marketing and business development professionals at various nodes of value chain of this market. This multi-client market study from Lucintel is used by small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies and utilized for a variety of reasons as follows.

- Business development
- Strategic planning
- Business presentation
- Determination of market size and trend
- Competitive analysis
- Resource and inventory management
- Budgeting
- Investment decision
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1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition and Scope
3. Industry Overview
4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
5. Industry Trends
6. Industry Forecasts
7. Emerging Trends
8. Conclusions

List of Figures
CHAPTER 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1: External forces shaping global rail freight transportation services industry
CHAPTER 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
CHAPTER 5. Industry Trends
Figure 5.1: Global rail freight transportation services industry revenue annual trend 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.2: Global rail freight transportation services industry regional trend: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.3: Global rail freight transportation services industry regional trend: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.4: Global rail freight transportation services industry quarterly trend 2010-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.5: Global rail freight transportation services industry profitability trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.6: Global rail freight transportation services industry revenue per employee trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.7: Cost structure in rail freight transportation services industry 2006-11
Figure 5.8: Cost structure in North American rail freight transportation services industry 2006-11
Figure 5.9: Cost structure in European rail freight transportation services industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.10: Cost structure in Asia Pacific rail freight transportation services industry: 2006-11
Figure 5.11: Top five companies vs. rail freight transportation servicesindustry gross profit and net profit analysis: 2011
Figure 5.12: Cash on hand for global rail freight transportation services industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.13: Cash on hand for global rail freight transportation services industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.14: Asset for global rail freight transportation services industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.15: Asset for global rail freight transportation services industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.16: Debt for global exploration and evaluation industry 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.17: Debt for global exploration and evaluation industry 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.18: Industry shares of top players in global rail freight transportation services industry in 2006
Figure 5.19: Industry shares of top players in global rail freight transportation services industry in 2011
Figure 5.20: Global rail freight transportation services industry 2006 industry share analysis
Figure 5.21: Global rail freight transportation services industry 2011 industry share analysis
CHAPTER 6. Industry Forecasts
Figure 6.1 Global rail freight transportation services industry annual forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.2 Global rail freight transportation services industry quarterly forecast 2011-12 (US $B)
Figure 6.3: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.4: Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.5: Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.6: Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.7: Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.8: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.9: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.10: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.11: Global rail freight transportation services industry regional forecast 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.12: Global rail freight transportation services industry regional forecast 2012-17 (%)
CHAPTER 7. Emerging Trends
Figure 7.2: Global rail freight transportation services industry emerging trends
Figure 7.1: Global exploration and evaluation industry opportunity by region

List of Tables
CHAPTER 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1: Industry parameters of global rail freight transportation services industry
Table 3.2: Relative industry attractiveness by region
CHAPTER 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1: Regional revenue growth rate
Table 5.2: Percentage change in cost structure
Table 5.3: Percentage change in cash on hand
Table 5.4: Percentage change in total asset
Table 5.5: Percentage change in total debt
Table 5.6: Key companies by revenue growth
Table 5.7: Key companies by revenue decline
CHAPTER 6. Industry Forecasts
Table 6.1: Global rail freight transportation services industry forecast growth rate
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