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Global Construction Service

Enter markets confidently and drive sales

Do you need to evaluate risk and opportunity across construction markets?

This service provides a fifteen-year global construction outlook with forecasts for 74 countries and 20 structure types, allowing you to quickly target high performance markets and pinpoint risk. No competitor matches our combination of coverage, industry expertise and econometric forecast rigor. Access executive summaries, a project database, key statistics and country ratings via our online platform, to:

  • Size and rank markets
  • Create resilient market entry and expansion strategies
  • Quantify support for investment decisions
  • Understand risk-reward equation by country
  • Set and achieve revenue targets

What Clients Are Saying

"[The] Global Construction Outlook helps us calculate demand for our products in countries around the world. It has become a valuable component for developing our market strategy" 
Director, Market Research Plumbing Fixture Manufacturer

"[The] Global Construction Outlook provided valuable support to strategic planning and marketing efforts. The report helped us evaluate and compare the size and risks of various construction markets around the world. We also used the report to rank the top construction markets and to provide an overall perspective on the characteristics of the markets we were planning to enter." 
Director of Marketing and Planning Construction Services Provider

What’s Included


Global Executive Overview (quarterly)
High-level recap of key global construction trends and developments, with Market Opportunity & Risk Ratings

Country Snapshots  (quarterly)
Country-specific construction market news

Analyst Access
On-demand access to our team of economists and country analysts

Detailed Country Reports (annual)
In-depth view of each country's residential, nonresidential and infrastructure markets

New vs. Renovation Spending
New construction vs. renovation investment by major segement for 20 mature construction markets in Europe and the United States.

Forecasts and Data

15-year forecasts of global construction activity for 74 countries and 20 structure types (quarterly updates)

Construction Market Trends & Drivers
Quarterly report forecasting macroeconomic indicators (interest and exchange rates), key drivers and defining trends

Market Opportunity & Risk Ratings
Weighted country rankings based on market size, growth and risk

Project Database
Database of representative construction projects:

  • Major construction projects, by country
  • Construction spending (current and constant US dollars, Euros, and local currency units) )
  • Long-term economic and construction market trends
  • Country macroeconomic data (per capita GDP, population, households and much more)
  • Coverage of six Canadian provinces, plus a regional total for the four Atlantic provinces
  • Historical data to 1990

Solve Your Business Challenge

I need to identify new markets and enhance existing investments to maximize growth.Evaluate consistent spending forecasts and major construction projects for nearly 74 countries and 20 structure types.
How can I quickly understand the economy’s impact on overall and sector-specific construction?Leverage our analysis, forecasts and market reports to compare residential, non-residential and infrastructure construction spending trends and to keep pace with market trends and drivers.
I need a clear, consistent view of opportunities and risks.Use our country rankings to plan market entry and evaluate sector/country risk.

Sector Coverage

  • Commercial
  • Industrial: Chemicals, Communications, Electrical/Electronics, Food Processing, Petroleum Refining, Transportation Equipment, Utilities
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Transportation, Public health
  • Institutional
  • Office
  • Residential

China's Changing Construction Market

As China moves from an investment-based economy to a consumer-based economy, how will construction markets be affected? There are hard times ahead for the commercial real estate sector. Across China's 70 major markets tracked by the National Bureau of Statistics, prices expanded by an anemic 0.06% month-on-month or 0.7% in annualized terms. Housing price growth momentum is now at its weakest since September 2012, when the housing market was slowing, pulling out of a three-quarter downturn. A collapse of the housing market would be detrimental to not only the construction industry but also the economy overall as a large amount of Chinese wealth is held in real estate.

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