Analyses of the construction market

  • Nearly €5bn worth of power generation capacity under construction in Poland

    When February started, the Opole construction scheme (investor: PGE, capacity: 1,800 MWe) became the largest project under construction in Poland. Other major projects in progress include the construction of a coal-fired unit at the Kozienice power plant (Enea, 1,000 MWe) and… »

  • Will PKP PLK spend EU funds in full?

    Even though the EC refused to agree for the shift of funds from railways to roads, there is hope that the other decisions passed by the EC will help Poland use the full amount of the allocated funding. It was already in 2012 that PLK obtained approval for spending funds for less… »

  • $21bn cost of 2018 FIFA World Cup preparation

    It is a huge challenge for Russian officials to develop nine stadiums in four years. The Zenit Stadium in St. Petersburg is expected to be operational no earlier than mid-2016, even though its construction was launched in 2007. In 2014 there are plans to launch the construction… »

  • Construction chemicals market in Poland projected to shrink 7% in 2014

    A stronger outlook for the construction chemicals industry in 2015 and onwards is also confirmed by the third round of the survey of 300 small- and medium-sized renovation and construction companies conducted for the purpose of the report. Assessments of the current situation… »

  • Construction industry in Ukraine to plummet 16% y-o-y in 2013

    In January-October 2013, an increase in construction activity was observed in only six of the twenty-seven administrative areas of Ukraine. During the period, construction output plummeted 15.1% year on year in real terms. The contraction was mainly within the civil engineering… »

  • 55% of Polish construction work provided by top five voivodships

    The Polish construction market is increasingly concentrated in top five regions of the country which generate a steep 55% of construction output. The Mazowieckie voivodship alone contributes more than 18% of the market’s value, ahead of Slaskie, Wielkopolskie, Malopolskie and… »

  • Leading brands on the construction chemicals market in Poland

    Interestingly, for a second straight year, the average increase in brand awareness for all of the nine brands subject to evaluation was considerable, which is why an even larger proportion of the surveyed companies took part in the evaluation of brands in this year’s survey.… »

  • Production of building materials in Russia on the rise

    With a strong 8.5% y-o-y growth in 2012, ceramic tile production was among the best performing segments, after annual increases of 14.5% and 6.3% seen in 2011 and 2010 respectively. In 2013, the production of ceramic tiles is projected to expand by 9.7% y-o-y, boosted also by… »

  • Completion of new housing space in Ukraine to expand by 15% in 2013

    Since the early 1990s, Ukraine’s housing stock has expanded by nearly 19%. Still, only seven of Ukraine’s 27 administrative regions have more than 25 m² of housing space per capita, with Kyiv Province, Vinnytsya Province and Cherkasy Province being the top three regions in… »

  • Construction industry in Russia to expand by 0.3% y-o-y in 2013

    Russia's construction industry in Russia struggled in H1 2013, contracting year on year by 1.9%. By September, the downward trend in construction activity eased, and for the nine months a 1.1% drop in construction output was recorded in the country. According to PMR estimates,… »