• Construction of three key motorways planned to start in 2015 delayed

    Construction of three key motorways planned to start in 2015 delayed The National Motorway Company (NDS) has not concluded agreements for construction of three key motorways that was slated to begin before the end of 2015, according to information from then NDS. The road work commissioning body organised public tenders for these constructions in May and June 2015. NDS’ representatives said that… »

  • Volume of shared investment construction contracts declines in Q1-Q3 2015

    Volume of shared investment construction contracts declines in Q1-Q3 2015 The volume of shared investments contracts in Russia declined by 12% year on year in Q1-Q3 2015, to 492,500, according to construction rating agency RASK. At the same time, in the Central Federal District the volume of shared investment contracts declined by 16%, from 174,038 in Q1-Q3 2014 to 145,874 in Q1-Q3 2015. The decreases in… »

  • Market development forecasts for the thermal insulation materials segment in Poland. Consulting support in building investment strategies

    Market development forecasts for the thermal insulation materials segment in Poland. Consulting support in building investment strategies The client wanted to have a better understanding of the current and long-term status of their products in the construction market, but also to obtain independent insight into the structure of the thermal insulation materials segment in Poland. An additional aim of the study was to find out about the attitudes of end-customers who purchase the… »

  • Construction chemicals in Poland. Market value and structure.

    Construction chemicals in Poland. Market value and structure. A group of manufacturers of construction chemicals in Poland decided to set up an association, inspired by similar entities around Western Europe. The goal was to help the associated companies obtain relevant market data. The construction chemicals manufacturers wanted to obtain information on market size and structure, and to verify whether the… »

Expert view

Strong performance from bridge construction suggests upturn in road construction

Bartłomiej Sosna
Head Construction Analyst, PMR

Despite revived hopes boosted by a growing number of tenders awarded in the past quarters, performance delivered by the road construction segment was significantly in the red and well below our expectations. As a result, the road construction industry reported a 14.2% decline in output in Q1-Q3, which was only a slight upturn over performance achieved in the previous quarter. However, it should be noted that the bridge construction segment… »

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Construction market overview

PMR provides regular updates on the CEE and CIS construction industry. In addition to reviews of the current situation, we raise topics about the sector’s future developments.

Content delivered by PMR industry experts begins with the news, extends through the analyses, forecasts and finishes with market data. In PMR’s articles about the CEE and CIS construction sectors, one may find wide-ranging information on topics such as:

  • events and investments
  • trends and forecasts
  • industry indicators: market value, market breakdown, employment, construction prices, the number of companies, and more.

Our market intelligence covers the many countries in the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe: Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Competitive environment

Analysis of the construction market would not be complete without a competitive intelligence perspective. Here PMR offers this vital information on key market players.

When searching for up-to-date information, reporting operations, and your competition’s strategy, use this part of PMR’s construction portal. We list here all the available articles that cover these types of construction market players:

  • contractors
  • developers
  • building materials suppliers
  • governmental bodies
  • other companies and institutions.

It’s possible to analyse present competition and future market growth by CEE and CIS region. Content may be filtered for: Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Residential construction

This part of the portal presents in-depth information about the CEE and CIS residential construction industry. This includes the latest news, expert commentary, market indicators and analytical articles.

When assessing potential or start-up activities on the residential construction market, one should have in-depth knowledge about:

  • construction permits
  • planned projects
  • building starts
  • building completions
  • market breakdown by type of building
  • market breakdown by type of investor
  • mortgage market
  • government housing policy
  • trends in prices of flats.

For our clients’ market success, PMR delivers the most up-to-date and reliable business information in all the areas listed above.

Non-residential construction

Here we track and share information on the non-residential construction market in Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

All key segments of the non-residential construction market are covered by PMR’s news articles, industry expert commentaries and analyses:

  • industrial property
  • warehouse buildings
  • retail and service structures
  • office property
  • hotel buildings
  • healthcare buildings
  • education and research structures
  • sports halls
  • buildings for public entertainment.

We also present information on building permits, key planned investments, and forecasts for this market segment.

Civil engineering

The civil engineering industry updates and analyses delivered by PMR include roads, railways, air transportation and industrial construction. In this section, we present the most vital articles on this market segment.

PMR prepares and presents analyses that examine the construction engineering market. Detailed updates about the sector’s present state, information on the progress in large-scale projects, and future predictions cover:

  • roads
  • railways
  • waterworks
  • oil pipelines
  • gas pipelines
  • airport runways
  • industrial structures
  • sports and recreation
  • wastewater treatment projects.

Building materials

Here we monitor and report on the building material market and companies located in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS. We provide updates in order to help our clients develop their operations and strategies.

Because we observe market changes and support our clients with the most recent information and forecasts on building materials developed by PMR’s expert, we have regular insight into these types of construction materials:

  • steel
  • bricks
  • cement
  • asphalt
  • concrete
  • insulation
  • aggregates
  • construction chemicals
  • roofing and ceramic tiles.


An expert view and recent market developments on construction and building materials industry in Belarus are now provided by PMR analysts. »


You will find here a broad range of the most recent news, analyses, key forecasts and market data concerning the construction sector in Bulgaria. »

Czech Republic

Click and review key business information on the construction market in the Czech Republic, including the latest market events, prognoses and expert views. »


In utilising our experience with analysing and forecasting the construction market in Hungary, we present here critical data and market information. »


As the construction sector in Kazakhstan holds much interest for investors, we present key information on this industry in this section. »


The construction market in Poland is one of PMR’s domains. Visit this section and find a crucial portion of our in-depth knowledge about the Polish construction industry. »


To explore the most vital and up-to-date market intelligence on the Romanian construction market, please visit this part of our construction portal. »


We are experts in the area of analysing and forecasting the Russian construction market. Click and harness the full potential of the Russian construction industry. »


From residential and non-residential construction, to civil engineering and building materials: discover the Slovakian construction sector here. »


By reviewing this page – a focus on the construction market in Slovenia – you may get the picture of this sector’s present and future states. »


With our extensive experience in analysing the Ukrainian construction market, we eagerly share our knowledge with professionals from this sector. »


In this section PMR proposes a package of trade fairs and conferences for firms operating in the construction, civil engineering, and building material industries. We offer our clients significant discounts to selected events.

All the construction sector events that PMR selects for our readers are most appropriate when searching for construction industry-focused trade or educational forums. This is true whether the event is an exposition, show, fair, expert meeting, convention or summit. You will find here all the details necessary to make a decision to participate:

  • dates
  • locations
  • descriptions
  • schedules
  • special offers and discounts
  • contact information for the organiser.

Because information regarding the presented events is provided by event organizers, PMR accepts no responsibility with regard to information accuracy or relevance. If you wish to list your event for the construction industry in our database, please contact us at


Our construction glossary presents a wide scope of important industry terms that are explained by PMR’s experts. This comprehensive document is an ideal reference for beginners, specialists and experts from this sector.

To expand your knowledge about the construction, power, civil engineering and building material sectors, we encourage you to have a closer look at PMR’s dictionary. All key abbreviations are revealed and terminology is clarified in an easy-to-understand manner. For example, in this industry dictionary we define:

  • BREEAM rating system
  • Gross Building Area
  • Gross fixed capital formation
  • passive house
  • sewage collector
  • renewable energy sources.

At PMR, we focus on Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS regions. This focus may be also noticed in the construction glossary. Where appropriate, we explain terms that are specific for the countries in which we specialise: Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.