Which Country Exports the Most Railway Or Tramway Goods Vans and Wagons in the World?

Railway Locomotives And Rolling Stock May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the global exports of railway van totaled 2.7M tonnes, flattening at the previous year level. Overall, railway van exports continue to indicate a prominent growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when export increased by 87% y-o-y. Global railway van export peaked of 2.7M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, railway van exports stood at $4.5B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2016: the total exports value increased at an average annual rate of +7.3% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, railway van exports decreased by -32.7% against its level of 2012. Over the period under review, global railway van exports attained its maximum level of $6.7B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Railway Van Exporting Countries in the World

1. Mexico (2,628.3 million USD)

2. USA (560.6 million USD)

3. China (407.8 million USD)

4. Slovakia (186.2 million USD)

5. Russia (158.3 million USD)

Railway Van Exports By Country

In 2016, Mexico (1.7M tonnes) was the key exporter for railway van, creating 64% of total exports. It was distantly followed by the U.S. (283K tonnes), China (223K tonnes), and Russia (156K tonnes), together mixed up 25% share of total railway van exports. The following exporters - Slovakia (51K tonnes) took approx. 2% of total exports, each.

Mexico was also the fastest growing in terms of the railway van exports, with a CAGR of +37.4% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, China (+18.4%), the U.S. (+17.4%), and Russia (+9.9%) displayed positive paces of growth. Slovakia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. Russia (-3.3%), China (-6.5%), the U.S. (-8.0%), and Mexico (-60.5%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global exports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Mexico ($2.6B) remains the largest railway van supplier in the world, making up 58% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the U.S. ($561M), with the share of 12% of global exports. It was followed by China, with the share of 9%.

In Mexico, railway van exports stood at an average annual rate of +13.7% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the U.S. (+7.2% per year) and China (+18.3% per year).

Railway Van Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for railway van amounted to $1,684 per tonne, coming down by -13.6% against the previous year. Overall, railway van export price continues to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when export price increased by 31% y-o-y. In that year, average railway van export price reached its maximum level of $3,353 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average railway van export price failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Slovakia ($3,668 per tonne), while Russia ($1,016 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of railway van export prices was attained by Slovakia (+4.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

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Source: World: Railway Or Tramway Goods Vans And Wagons (Not Self-Propelled) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025