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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)
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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
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

IHS Markit
Shipping and Shipbuilding Outlook

Annual outlook report includes trend analyses for ship order activity in terms of millions of gross tons, country of build, number of yards taking orders, and type of ship (e.g., tanker, container, LNG tanker, LPG tanker, passenger/cruise, dry bulk, and others) as well as a comparison of overall orders versus deliveries in millions of gross tons. Free copy of this report is available upon request with registration.

Shipbuilding & Repairing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year 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 the shipbuilding and repairing sector of the economy and provides an analysis of its economic impact on a national and state level in terms of GDP (gross domestic product), private employment, and private labor income (includes salaries, wages, benefits, and self-employment income) on a direct, indirect, and induced basis. Report is available free online.
Construction Contracts

Online database provides detailed information on U.S. and Canadian shipyard construction activities, with data provided including current and historical construction contracts for shipbuilders by shipyard, current and historical construction contracts for military vessels by type of craft, and current status of major government and nongovernment shipbuilding programs. All information is available free online.

Freedonia Group
Shipbuilding: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes U.S. shipyard shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast shipments by watercraft type (e.g., military self-propelled construction, military repair, nonmilitary self-propelled construction, nonmilitary repair, and non-propelled construction) and for non-propelled ship construction with mine production.

Global Info Research
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Global Commercial Shipbuilding
Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided including market size and forecast by ship type (e.g. cargo, tanker, fishing, passenger, specialist), transport type (e.g., cargo, passenger, others), and region (e.g., U.S.) and manufacturers profiled including Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Daewoo Shipbuilding, and Shanghai Waigaoqiao.

Global Military Shipbuilding and Submarines
Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of this sector on a global basis, with information provided including market size and forecast by ship type (e.g., ship, submarine), application (e.g., on water, under water), and region (e.g., U.S.) and companies profiled including BAE Systems, General Dynamics Corp., Northrop Grumann Corp., Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Lockheed Martin Corp.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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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

Ship Building & Repair
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of the most recent year's annual revenues for firms that provide construction, repair, conversion, and alteration services for military and non-military vessels, construct pre-fabricated ship and barge sections used in the manufacture of these vessels, and provide other specialized services.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Ship Building and Repairing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as naval architect, contract specialist, structural engineer, crane operator, pipefitter, shipfitter, welder, rigger, machinist, electrician, and painter, with companies for which data is provided including Austal USA, LLC, BAE Systems, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Ship and Boat Building

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupational categories in this sector which includes companies that provide construction, repair, conversion, and alteration services for military and non-military vessels, construct pre-fabricated ship and barge sections used in the manufacture of these vessels, and provide other specialized services.

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