Rail industry: Statistics and Facts

Rail industry - Statistics & Facts

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The average annual market volume of railway technology in North America was 19.9 billion euros between 2010 and 2012. Asia was the region with the highest market volume, followed by Western Europe. The compound annual growth rate of the North American railway technology market is five percent between 2010 and 2015.


The leading railway vehicle manufacturer based on revenue in 2010 was CSR Corporation. CSR stands for China South Locomotive Corporation. It is a state-owned enterprise headquarted in Beijing, China. In North America, the leading railroad company based on revenue was Union Pacific. In 2010, the company brought in more than 16 billion US-dollars in revenue.

U.S. railroads are divided into Class I railroads and other railroads. Between 1995 and 2010, the number of Class I railroads declined from 11 to 7 railroads. The number of other railroads increased to 558 in 2010.
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