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Ship Building and Repair

SIC 3731 | NAICS 336611

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Ship Building & Repair  (view report)
Marine Salvage Retrieval & Repair  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
Marine Log Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the marine industry, with special features including the "Annual Yearbook and Maritime Review" (June issue) and "Shipbuilding & Repair Annual" (December issue). Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Shipbuilding & Repairing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
The Economic Importance of the U.S. Shipbuilding & Repairing Industry
Economic impact study includes an overview of this sector of the economy and analysis of its economic importance on a national and state level in terms of GDP (gross domestic product), private employment,  labor income, and capital expenditures. Complete study can be viewed online.
Current Construction Activity
Comprehensive source of data on U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders provides detailed information on  construction activity, with information provided for the current year including contract awards announced, current contracts, status of major merchant and government programs, and deliveries of vessels, boats, and oceangoing and inland barges. All information can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Shipbuilding & Repair
Global outlook report provides an overview of this manufacturing sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including commercial and military segment overviews; various types of vessels manufactured; market dynamics and outlook; and recent merger and acquisition activity in this sector. Summary description is provided online with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Ship Building and Repair  Search for "336611"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Shipbuilding and Repairing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Ship and Boat Building
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this manufacturing sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Diversified Business Communications
The Workboat Compensation Report
Biennial compensation survey provides wage and salary data for personnel employed by shipyards and other commercial marine services, with compensation data broken out by experience, location, company size, and other selected criteria. Executive summary with detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

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