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China Railways Sector Report 2017/2018

An EMIS Insights Industry Report
EMIS is an ISI Emerging Markets Group Company
Date: December 2017
Pages: 54
Available in: English

China had 123,993 km of railways at the end of 2016, up by 2.5% y/y. Of these railway lines, 21,741 km were high-speed rail (HSR), making China’s the longest HSR network in the world. In 2016, the railway sector saw stable growth in passenger traffic and turnover, and a slower y/y decrease in freight transportation. Freight transportation experienced a y/y drop in 2012 for the first time, and since 2014 has been constantly declining y/y. In 2016, the annual drop was just 0.5% compared with a 11.9% y/y decrease in 2015. Investments in fixed assets in the railway sector reached RMB 775bn in 2016, remaining at the same level as in 2015. Five new high-speed lines were put into operation in 2016, increasing the total length of HSR by 1903 km. 


This report provides a complete and detailed analysis of the rail transportation sector for China. EMIS Insights presents in-depth business intelligence in a standard format across countries and regions, providing a balanced mix between analysis and data.

What this report allows you to do:

  • Understand the key elements at play in the rail transportation sector in China
  • Access forecasts for growth in the sector
  • View key passenger and freight traffic for the sector in China
  • Crystallise the forces both driving and restraining this sector in China
  • Ascertain China’s position in the global sector
  • Build a complete perspective on sector trade, investment and employment
  • Understand the competitive landscape and who the major players are
  • View M&A activity and major deals
  • Gain an understanding of the regulatory environment for the sector in China
  • Build a clear picture of trends and issues for sub-sectors (e.g. passenger and freight), as well as rail transport infrastructure.


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