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:
7027.9M | United States
5119.042M | South Africa
3842.813646M | Australia
3231.690117M | China
2436.046252M | Hong Kong
1192.8662M | United Kingdom
769.97M | United States
561.05985M | United States
514.206947M | United States
511.391344M | Japan
469.379066M | China
386.461921M | United States
373.176274M | Germany
272.451177M | Taiwan
253.785191M | Australia
253.785191M | Australia
253.785191M | Australia
253.785191M | Australia
248.570422M | Netherlands

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