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Rail Freight Transportation - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 4845824
  • Report
  • July 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 139 pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
As COVID-19 Outbreak Escalates, Logistics & Freight Transportation Bites the Dust

Except for the transport and delivery of much-needed food essentials and drugs, medical equipment, and personal protective equipment like masks, gowns, gloves, logistics and cargo transportation industry is bearing the brunt of the pandemic`s wrath. COVID-19 has metamorphosed into the most severe public health and economic crisis of the 21stcentury. Trade bans, import/export restrictions, travel restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and sealing up of regional as well as international borders have severely restricted movement of people and all non-essential goods and services. Global trade in the month of April 2020 declined by -2.9% as compared to the -2.2% in March and -0.5% in February of the same year. The closure of manufacturing plants as part of the lockdown restrictions imposed worldwide has interrupted inland logistics. With first and last-mile connectivity impacted, the industry stands significantly crippled. Although the pandemic has brought online e-commerce platforms into the spotlight, movement restrictions have impacted urban logistics. The magnitude of the crisis can be put into perspective by the fact that global capacity in the logistics sector has declined by 65% to 75%. The massive drop in capacity is pushing up freight rates by over 6% to 9%. Manpower shortages at airports, seaports, warehousing and trucking sites are additionally aggravating the already existing pain points. The economic recession which is expected to be more devastating than the great recession of 2009 will wield an additional blow to the industry which is already reeling under the aftermath of the lockdowns. Transportation and logistics will bleed the highest Gross Value Added (GVA), dealing the biggest blow to overall GDP.

An Economic Barometer, Rail Freight Declines as Recession Sets In

Like the rest of the transportation industry, Rail Freight Transportation is also feeling the heat and pain of the deteriorating economic climate. Against the backdrop of a hurting drop in rail cargo amid transport route restrictions, the global market for Rail Freight Transportation is downward revised to a projected US$213.9 billion for the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 4.3%. The market in the year 2020 will slump by -7.7%. Economic conditions have a direct correlation to movement of goods and the rail freight sector has long been the barometer of economic conditions. Diminished rail traffic numbers is a common thread cutting across countries worldwide. While lockdowns and interstate restrictions have interrupted rail movement, the virus led recession and its induced decline in manufacturing output is triggering huge traffic losses in terms of cargo loading. Shrinking of demand for bulk commodities is the biggest challenge faced by the market. Loading of coal to steel plants and thermal power plants has declined significantly as construction and energy industries collapse under the weight of plummeting energy consumption and halted economic activity. With new construction projects put on hold or postponed cement and clinker loading has also taken a hit.

What Will It Take for the Market to Recover Growth Post COVID-19?

Across countries, railroads are downsizing and closing yards as idle locomotives push up revenue losses. In India, the country which imposed the strictest lockdown in the world, freight trains are plying at less than 55% capacity. Dealing the biggest blow was the 30% reduction in coal-based power generation in the country. In the United States, the over 45% decline in intermodal transport and disruptions in the busiest leading container ports including California`s Long Beach and Los Angeles ports have taken their toll on rail freight. In Europe, the worst hit by the pandemic, a possible investment crisis can likely disrupt the regular rhythm of rail traffic even in the long-term. Ongoing EU?funded rail investments have already been hit and construction works under existing contractors have either stopped or are delayed due to lack of timely delivery of railway equipment and rolling stock. European rail freight companies are heavily dependent on the development and management of rail infrastructure. Boosting international rail links, especially extending major trans-European transport routes to neighboring countries will remain crucial for long-term growth in rail freight in the region. In the post COVID-19 period, rail freight transportation will require more than a return to economic normalcy to regain growth. Technology will remain in the spotlight and stakeholders in the rail supply industry will need to adopt digital solutions and innovative technologies that offer seamless connectivity to operate safely and with efficiency.

The global analysis and forecast periods covered within the report are 2020-2027 (Current & Future Analysis) and 2012-2019 (Historic Review). Research estimates are provided for 2020, while research projections cover the period 2021-2027.
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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

Global Competitor Market Shares

Rail Freight Transportation Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2028

Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

TABLE 1: Rail Freight Transportation Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2020-2027
TABLE 2: Rail Freight Transportation Global Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2012-2019
TABLE 3: Rail Freight Transportation Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS

UNITED STATES

Market Facts & Figures

Market Analytics
TABLE 4: United States Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 5: Rail Freight Transportation Market in the United States: A Historic Review in US$ Million for 2012-2019

CANADA

TABLE 6: Canadian Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 7: Canadian Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Review in US$ Million: 2012-2019

JAPAN

TABLE 8: Japanese Market for Rail Freight Transportation: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 9: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Japan: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2012-2019

CHINA

TABLE 10: Chinese Rail Freight Transportation Market Growth Prospects in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 11: Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in China in US$ Million: 2012-2019

EUROPE

Market Facts & Figures

Market Analytics
TABLE 12: European Rail Freight Transportation Market Demand Scenario in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2020-2027
TABLE 13: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe: A Historic Market Perspective in US$ Million by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019
TABLE 14: European Rail Freight Transportation Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

FRANCE

TABLE 15: Rail Freight Transportation Market in France: Estimates and Projections in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 16: French Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Scenario in US$ Million: 2012-2019

GERMANY

TABLE 17: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Germany: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 18: German Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million: 2012-2019

ITALY

TABLE 19: Italian Rail Freight Transportation Market Growth Prospects in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 20: Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in Italy in US$ Million: 2012-2019

UNITED KINGDOM

TABLE 21: United Kingdom Market for Rail Freight Transportation: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 22: Rail Freight Transportation Market in the United Kingdom: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2012-2019

SPAIN

TABLE 23: Spanish Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 24: Spanish Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Review in US$ Million: 2012-2019

RUSSIA

TABLE 25: Russian Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 26: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Russia: A Historic Review in US$ Million for 2012-2019

REST OF EUROPE

TABLE 27: Rest of Europe Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million: 2020-2027
TABLE 28: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Rest of Europe in US$ Million: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019

ASIA-PACIFIC

TABLE 29: Asia-Pacific Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2020-2027
TABLE 30: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Asia-Pacific: Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019
TABLE 31: Asia-Pacific Rail Freight Transportation Market Share Analysis by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

AUSTRALIA

TABLE 32: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Australia: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 33: Australian Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million: 2012-2019

INDIA

TABLE 34: Indian Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 35: Indian Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Review in US$ Million: 2012-2019

SOUTH KOREA

TABLE 36: Rail Freight Transportation Market in South Korea: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 37: South Korean Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million: 2012-2019

REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

TABLE 38: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Rail Freight Transportation: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 39: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2012-2019

LATIN AMERICA

TABLE 40: Latin American Rail Freight Transportation Market Trends by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2020-2027
TABLE 41: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Latin America in US$ Million by Region/Country: A Historic Perspective for the Period 2012-2019
TABLE 42: Latin American Rail Freight Transportation Market Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027

ARGENTINA

TABLE 43: Argentinean Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million: 2020-2027
TABLE 44: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Argentina in US$ Million: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019

BRAZIL

TABLE 45: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Brazil: Estimates and Projections in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 46: Brazilian Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Scenario in US$ Million: 2012-2019

MEXICO

TABLE 47: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Mexico: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 48: Mexican Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million: 2012-2019

REST OF LATIN AMERICA

TABLE 49: Rest of Latin America Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 50: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Rest of Latin America: A Historic Review in US$ Million for 2012-2019

MIDDLE EAST

TABLE 51: The Middle East Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2020-2027
TABLE 52: Rail Freight Transportation Market in the Middle East by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2012-2019
TABLE 53: The Middle East Rail Freight Transportation Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027

IRAN

TABLE 54: Iranian Market for Rail Freight Transportation: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 55: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Iran: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2012-2019

ISRAEL

TABLE 56: Israeli Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Million: 2020-2027
TABLE 57: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Israel in US$ Million: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019

SAUDI ARABIA

TABLE 58: Saudi Arabian Rail Freight Transportation Market Growth Prospects in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 59: Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in Saudi Arabia in US$ Million: 2012-2019

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

TABLE 60: Rail Freight Transportation Market in the United Arab Emirates: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 61: United Arab Emirates Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million: 2012-2019

REST OF MIDDLE EAST

TABLE 62: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Rest of Middle East: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Million for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 63: Rest of Middle East Rail Freight Transportation Historic Market Analysis in US$ Million: 2012-2019

AFRICA

TABLE 64: African Rail Freight Transportation Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 65: Rail Freight Transportation Market in Africa: A Historic Review in US$ Million for 2012-2019

IV. COMPETITION

Total Companies Profiled: 43

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