Rail Freight in the United States

Date: November 12, 2015
Pages: 37
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Rail Freight in the United States
INTRODUCTION

Rail Freight in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States rail freight market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • The rail freight sector is defined as consisting of revenues generated from freight transportation by rail. Units of volume are measured in freight ton kilometers (FTK). Rail freight volumes include both domestic and international freight, which for the purposes of this report is counted as the activity realised in the national territory of each country. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2014 annual average exchange rates.
  • The US freight rail sector had total revenues of $75.1bn in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% between 2010 and 2014.
  • Sector consumption volume increased with a CAGR of 2.3% between 2010-2014, to reach a total of 2,978.9 billion FTK in 2014.
  • The United States freight rail sector is the most valuable of any single country, and is worth more than all of Europe’s combined. The USA has a number of geographic and economic advantages which make rail an advantageous choice for transport in the country. For example, is has a large and relatively unpopulated land area, driving a demand for the kind of long-distance transport which freight rai specialises in. Additionally, as the world’s largest economy, the inefficiencies of transporting small amounts of goods via rail are less applicable as the scale of industries utilizing freight rail is usually large.
FEATURES
  • Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the rail freight market in the United States
  • Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the rail freight market in the United States
  • Leading company profiles reveal details of key rail freight market players’ global operations and financial performance
  • Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United States rail freight market with five year forecasts by both value and volume
  • Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United States economy
KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED
  • What was the size of the United States rail freight market by value in 2014?
  • What will be the size of the United States rail freight market in 2019?
  • What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United States rail freight market?
  • How has the market performed over the last five years?
How large is the United States’s rail freight market in relation to its regional counterparts?
Executive Summary
Market value
Market value forecast
Market volume
Market volume forecast
Geography segmentation
Market rivalry
Market Overview
Market definition
Market analysis
Market Data
Market value
Market volume
Market Segmentation
Geography segmentation
Market Outlook
Market value forecast
Market volume forecast
Five Forces Analysis
Summary
Buyer power
Supplier power
New entrants
Threat of substitutes
Degree of rivalry
Leading Companies
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC
CSX Corporation
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation
Macroeconomic Indicators
Country Data
Methodology
Industry associations
Appendix
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LIST OF TABLES

Table: United States rail freight sector value: $ million, -
Table: United States rail freight sector volume: million FTK, -
Table: United States rail freight sector geography segmentation: $ million,
Table: United States rail freight sector value forecast: $ million, -
Table: United States rail freight sector volume forecast: million FTK, -
Table: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC: key facts
Table: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC: key financials ($)
Table: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC: key financial ratios
Table: CSX Corporation: key facts
Table: CSX Corporation: key financials ($)
Table: CSX Corporation: key financial ratios
Table: Norfolk Southern Corporation: key facts
Table: Norfolk Southern Corporation: key financials ($)
Table: Norfolk Southern Corporation: key financial ratios
Table: Union Pacific Corporation: key facts
Table: Union Pacific Corporation: key financials ($)
Table: Union Pacific Corporation: key financial ratios
Table: United States size of population (million), -
Table: United States gdp (constant prices, $ billion), -
Table: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), -
Table: United States inflation, -
Table: United States consumer price index (absolute), -
Table: United States exchange rate, -
LIST OF FIGURES

Figure: United States rail freight sector value: $ million, -
Figure: United States rail freight sector volume: million FTK, -
Figure: United States rail freight sector geography segmentation: % share, by value,
Figure: United States rail freight sector value forecast: $ million, -
Figure: United States rail freight sector volume forecast: million FTK, -
Figure: Forces driving competition in the rail freight sector in the United States,
Figure: Drivers of buyer power in the rail freight sector in the United States,
Figure: Drivers of supplier power in the rail freight sector in the United States,
Figure: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the rail freight sector in the United States,
Figure: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the rail freight sector in the United States,
Figure: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the rail freight sector in the United States,
Figure: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC: revenues & profitability
Figure: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC: assets & liabilities
Figure: CSX Corporation: revenues & profitability
Figure: CSX Corporation: assets & liabilities
Figure: Norfolk Southern Corporation: revenues & profitability
Figure: Norfolk Southern Corporation: assets & liabilities
Figure: Union Pacific Corporation: revenues & profitability

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