Ship Building in the US

Released on: June 25, 2008, 4:22 am

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Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: is proud to announce the new report "Ship
Building in the US" ( from its vast
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Press Release Body: Keeping afloat...

This mature industry has a low level of volatility as customers constantly require
new and improved cruisers and freight liners. The number of new players entering
this industry is declining due to increases in concentration. Demand for commodities
such as coal and petroleum products is expected to remain strong over the outlook
period with the majority of firms upgrading and expanding their fleets, subsequently
increasing demand for US made commercial ships.
This is the replacement for October 2007 edition of Ship Building in the US report.

Industry Market Research Synopsis

This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the Ship
Building in the US industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the
competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the

Industry Definition

This US industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating a shipyard.
Shipyards are fixed facilities with drydocks and fabrication equipment capable of
building a ship. A ship is defined as watercraft typically suitable or intended for
use other than personal or recreational. Activities of shipyards include ship
construction, repair, conversion and alteration; the production of prefabricated
ship and barge sections, and specialized services, such as ship scaling.

Report Contents

The Key Statistics chapter provides the key indicators for the industry for at least
the last three years. The statistics included are industry revenue, industry gross
product, employment, establishments, exports, imports, domestic demand and total
The Market Characteristics chapter covers the following: Market Size, Linkages,
Demand Determinants, Domestic and International Markets, Basis of Competition and
Life Cycle. The Market Size section gives the size of the domestic market as well as
the size of the export market. The Linkages section lists the industry\'s major
supplier and major customer industries. The Demand Determinants section lists the
key factors which are likely to cause demand to rise or fall. The Domestic and
International Markets section defines the market for the products and services of
the industry. This section provides the size of the domestic market and the
proportion accounted for by imports and exports and trends in the levels of imports
and exports. The Basis of Competition section outlines the key types of competition
between firms within the industry as well as highlighting competition from
substitute products in alternative industries. The Life Cycle section provides an
analysis of which stage of development the industry is at.

The Segmentation chapter covers the following: Products and Service Segmentation,
Major Market Segments, Industry Concentration and Geographic Spread. The Products
and Service Segmentation section details the key products and/or services provided
by this industry, highlighting the most important where possible to demonstrate
which have a more significant influence over industry results as a whole. The Major
Market Segments section details the key client industries and/or groups as well as
giving an indication as to which of these are the most important to the industry.
The Industry Concentration section provides an indicator of how much industry
revenue is accounted for by the top four players. The Geographic Spread section
provides a guide to the regional share of industry revenue/gross product.

The Industry Conditions chapter covers the following: Barriers to Entry, Taxation,
Industry Assistance, Regulation and Deregulation, Cost Structure, Capital and Labor
Intensity, Technology and Systems, Industry Volatility and Globalization. The
Barriers to Entry section outlines factors that can prevent a new company from
entering this industry and also gives an indication of the extent to which this
occurs. The Taxation section details all kinds of taxation that are specific or are
particularly important to this industry, including taxation concessions. The
Industry Assistance section refers to any government and/or other measures designed
to improve the performance of this industry. The Regulation and Deregulation section
details any applicable regulation and/or deregulation to this industry. The Cost
Structure section details the average costs for a company operating in this industry
as a percentage of total revenue. The Capital and Labor Intensity section provides a
guide to the amount of capital used in production/providing a service compared to
the amount of labor in the total mix of inputs. The Technology and Systems section
acknowledges the latest technology and/or systems available to this industry within
the country. Technology refers to machinery and equipment and systems refers to
methods of production that enable better and more efficient production. The Industry
Volatility section refers to the year on year fluctuations which occur in industry
output. The Globalization section gives an indication of the extent to which the
industry is global based on factors such as the level of foreign ownership, the
proportion of demand accounted for by foreign operators and the volume of production
conducted in other countries.

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