Subway and Light Rail Transport in China: IBISWorld Forecasts Industry Revenue to Top US$8 Billion by 2016

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With more than 100 cities with populations greater than 1 million, China’s Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport industry has immense growth potential. Rail transit services are currently restricted to a small number of cities in China, and their current contribution to the overall public transportation system is limited however. As China’s economy continues to grow rapidly, rail transit is expected to benefit further, with industry revenue topping US$8.2 billion by 2016, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

IBISWorld Market Research

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The Subway Transport industry is newly developed in China, with most rail transit systems established in the past 15 years

With more than 100 cities with populations greater than 1 million, China’s Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport industry has immense growth potential. Rail transit services are currently restricted to a small number of cities in China, and their current contribution to the overall public transportation system is limited however. As China’s economy continues to grow rapidly, rail transit is expected to benefit further, with industry revenue topping US$8.2 billion by 2016, according to IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research.

The Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport industry is newly developed in China, with most rail transit systems established in the past 15 years. However, with rapid urbanization underway and growing population density in cities, rail transit systems have been expanding rapidly to alleviate increased traffic congestion in cities. Currently, rail transit systems have a limited share of less than 8% of China's entire urban transportation system in terms of passenger volumes. However, this will increase as many rail transit systems are under construction or in the planning stages in cities throughout China.

Industry revenue is expected to amount to $3.64 billion in 2011, up 25.7% from 2010. Passenger trips on the industry's rail transit systems are estimated to have grown at an average annual rate of 22.5% over the past five years, and are expected to total 5.3 billion person trips in 2011.

IBISWorld forecasts that this industry will continue to grow rapidly in the next five years due to heavy investment in rail transit systems. Industry revenue is expected to grow to $8.29 billion in 2016.

For more information, including profit levels, market shares, product segmentation and more, download IBISWorld’s report on the Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport industry in China.

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Subway, Light Rail & Cable Car Transport in China – Key Report Topics
Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on 200 Chinese industries. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.cn or call 1-800-330-3772.

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