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Train Seat Market Size By Train (Regional/Intercity, High-speed, Metro, Light), By Product (Non-recliner, Luxury/Premium, Recliner, Subway Seats, Sleeper/Couchette), By End-user (OEM, Aftermarket), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GMI1617
  • Published Date: Jul 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Train Seat Market size surpassed USD 1,874.9 million in 2021 and is estimated to exhibit 4.8% gains from 2022 to 2030. Substantial investments and active government participation in new railway projects will increase the product penetration.

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Volatile raw material prices in line with capital-intensive railway infrastructures are the major challenges for the industry growth. Nevertheless, a positive outlook for high-speed trains combined with a lower impact on the environment compared to other modes of transport on account of reduced gas emissions and low energy consumption will catalyze the train seats industry statistics.

Rising regional/intercity train connectivity will support the market expansion

The regional/ intercity segment is expected to generate a demand of over 24 million seats by 2030. This is owing to maintenance, repair, and refurbishment activities in aging train fleets coupled with increasing travel demand across the globe. The growing importance of product innovations, consumer conveyance, production capabilities, and incorporation of new seating technologies along with the upgrading of the existing conventional rail transport infrastructure will fuel the market revenue.

Rising adoption in metro & light trains

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Non-recliner train seat market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 4.6% during 2022-2030 driven by increasing demand across all types of trains, particularly metro & light trains. The shifting focus toward commuter seating conveyance solutions will surge product demand in urban transits over the coming years. Additionally, the growing importance of upgrading existing conventional regional/intercity trains will also augment the market outlook.

Rapid transit systems are extensively used in public transportation in urban parts due to their superior features including speed, cost, and safety compared to other transportation modes. The rising population and mass migration of people across different parts of the world have driven the need for improving the public transportation mode around the world. High-speed rails in many countries aim to serve as an alternative to short-distance air travel and conventional & freight rails, providing efficient mobility and positively influencing the market share.

Aftermarket segment to hold a significant share

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The aftermarket segment will hold nearly 55% of the train seat market share by 2030. The growing necessity for maintenance, repair & refurbishment to enhance the consumer travel experience and safety in conventional trains. Moreover, rising concerns regarding passenger comfort will drive the train seats adoption.

Increasing transit infrastructure across Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific train seat market is set to account for USD 900 million by 2030. Increasing investments in high-speed rails and metros can be assigned to the fact that high-speed rails provide an important alternative to aviation while urban rails provide a solution to cities affected by congestion and air pollution. China accounts for the most notable growth as it has overtaken all other countries in terms of the network length of both types within a single decade, which will further propel the industry revenue.

The train seats industry to be highly fragmented

The industry is highly fragmented with the presence of many large, mid, and small-scale manufacturers globally. Companies are focusing on strategic partnerships & collaborations to gain additional customer base. Market players are constantly focusing on joint venture, partnership, merger & acquisition, and geographic expansion strategies to attain a competitive edge.

Some of the key train seat industry participants are Freedman Seating Co., Saira Seats, FISA Srl, Grammar AG, Franz Kiel GmbH, KTK Group, USSC Group, Transcal Ltd., Seats Incorporated and GINYO Transport, among others.

This market research report on train seats includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Thousand Units and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2030, for the following segments:

Market, By Train

  • Regional/Intercity
  • High Speed
  • Metro
  • Light

Market, By Product

  • Non-recliner
  • Luxury/Premium
  • Recliner
  • Subway seats
  • Sleeper/Couchette
  • Others

Market, By End-use

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Iran


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of train seats reached USD 1,874.9 million in 2021 and is projected to expand at around 4.8% CAGR through 2030 owing to rising investments and active government participation in novel railway projects.
Non-recliner segment is slated to record a growth rate of above 4.6% through 2030 due to the higher demand across all types of trains, particularly metro & light trains.
The aftermarket end-user segment is likely to account for more than 55% of the train seats industry share by 2030 due to the growing necessity for maintenance, repair & refurbishment for enhanced consumer travel experience.
The train seats demand in the Asia Pacific will generate close to USD 900 million by 2030 due to the rising number of investments in high-speed rails and metros.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 362
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 250
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