Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry manufacture transportation equipment, including motor vehicles and parts, aircraft and other aerospace products, ships and boats, and railroad rolling stock. Major companies include US-based Boeing, Ford, and General Motors, as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), Bombardier (Canada), Fiat Chrysler (the UK), SAIC (China), Toyota (Japan), and Volkswagen (Germany).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by employment and interest rates, growth in consumer income, military budgets, and the overall economic climate. The profitability of individual companies depends on manufacturing efficiency, technical expertise, and product quality. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in manufacturing and purchasing, as well as advantages in marketing and distribution. Small companies can compete by specializing in niche markets. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest firms generate about 70% of industry revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products include cars and light trucks, aircraft, locomotives, boats and ships, and related parts. Motor vehicles and parts account for about 65% of industry revenue, followed by aerospace products (about 25%).

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Companies:
6782.518M | United States
3842.813646M | Australia
2285.594621M | Hong Kong
1701.260549M | United Kingdom
889.723188M | Japan
724.296M | South Africa
723.53M | United States
561.05985M | United States
523.473526M | China
514.206947M | United States
510.320279M | Japan
386.461921M | United States
253.785191M | Australia
253.785191M | Australia
253.785191M | Australia
253.785191M | Australia
248.570422M | Netherlands

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