Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Statistics and Market Data about Rolling Stock Manufacturing
In this section, Statista presents the most relevant and up-to-date facts relating to the manufacture of rolling stock.
The term rolling stock may refer to any kind of powered or unpowered conveyance that moves on a railway, including coaches, locomotives, railroad cars and wagons. While emerging markets have the largest potential for growth, developed countries such as Japan, Switzerland and Hong Kong are leaders when it comes to railroad infrastructure. Asia and Western Europe are the key markets for railway technology. These regions are also the most important markets for high-speed trains, which operate at a minimum speed of 186 miles per hour. Due to the fact that high-speed rail is practically non-existent in the United States, train crashes are much less likely to occur here than in Europe or Asia: In 2013, a derailed high-speed train left 79 people dead and about 140 injured near Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
The railway technology industry is expected to grow from about 130 billion euros in 2010 to around 160 billion euros in 2015. China’s CNR Corporation Limited, Canada’s Bombardier, France’s Alstom and Germany’s Siemens are the leading manufacturers of railroads and locomotives. Union Pacific, Canadian National Railway and East Japan Railway are ranked among the largest railway companies worldwide.