Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Freight Rail Transport industry is currently regaining lost ground after the economic recession brought declining freight volumes in 2008-09 and 2009-10 as manufacturing levels dropped and retailers ran down their inventories. In 2012-13, industry revenue will be worth an estimated £945 million, up 2.6% on the previous year as the industry continues to gain market share in the intermodal freight sector, which covers good moved by two or more forms of transport. This represents an annualised contraction of 0.8% in the five years through 2012-13.
The United Kingdom boasts the world's oldest railway system, and its system is ranked in the world's 20 largest networks... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Freight Rail Transport industry transports bulk commodities such as coal, metals, construction materials and oil, as well as containerised consumer goods. Coal is the industry's largest and longest standing market.
In 2012-13, the industry is expected to generate revenue of £945 million, a 2.6% increase on 2011-12. After the economic recession battered it and brought revenue contractions in each of the three years to 2009-10, the industry is now gradually regaining lost ground.
After bottoming out in 2009-10, the volume of freight moved by rail has slowly increased, led by higher intermodal volumes of metal and construction material... purchase to read more