Analyses of the construction market

  • Record 6,134 MW of new generating capacity commissioned in Russia in 2012

    The Russian power sector has undergone substantial reform over the past few years. The restructuring was aimed at ending the state monopoly of the power sector and the formation of a competitive power market. In recent years the replacement of ageing power-generating facilities… »

  • Construction sector in rural areas across Poland thrives on the back of renewable energy resources

    Most renewable energy systems in operation in Poland are situated in rural areas as, depending on the specific type of system, these areas are capable of providing the required feedstock or the acreage of land necessary to construct the plants. One of the biggest advantages of… »

  • 19% of Russia’s electricity generating capacity in use for more than 50 years

    Russia is one of the world’s top producers of electrical energy. In 2012, Russia’s total electricity generating capacity increased by 2.2% y-o-y, reaching 223.1 GW, ranking fourth globally, just behind the USA (1,158 GW), China (1,140 GW) and Japan (226 GW). Thermal power… »

  • Hungarian construction market to recover in 2013-2014

    After a poor 2009-2012 for the Hungarian construction industry, from 2013 a visible market recovery is expected. The growth in 2013-2014 will result from the intense execution of EU co-financed infrastructure investments as well as some revival in building construction,… »

  • Romanian construction industry down by a meagre 0.2% y-o-y in 2012

    In 2012 the construction industry managed to remain basically flat in real terms (just 0.2% decline). During the first half of 2012, the Romanian construction industry showed great promise, with recovery fuelled by the unusually warm winter, some encouraging corporate results… »

  • Romanian wind power sector doubled installed capacity in 2012

    During the last couple of years, Romania has been considered by many investors to be a genuine El Dorado in the wind energy field. The overall installed capacity in wind power facilities across the country expanded from 14.1 MW at the end of 2009 to 1,941 MW in 2012. These… »

  • Hungarian construction market to grow 5% in 2013

    Activity in Hungary’s civil engineering sector should gather momentum in the second half of 2013, on the back of road, railway, and tram construction and renovation plans as well as some previously announced sewerage treatment. Under favourable circumstances, total… »

  • Quiet revolution in power grids in Poland

    In recent years, the growth potential of the power construction market has been generally related to large power generation units. However, as plenty of large projects have been abandoned, distribution and transmission lines appear to be the driving engine behind the growth of… »

  • Construction industry growth in Russia halved to 2.4% in 2012

    In 2012, the Russian construction industry expanded by 2.4%, after two consecutive years of at least 5% growth. This was only the third year in the century that GDP growth rate topped that of the construction sector, the previous two years being 2002 and 2009. The on-going… »

  • Slovenian construction market to stabilise at €1.5bn in 2013

    After the weak period between 2009 and 2012, the Slovenian construction market will stabilise in 2013. Since late 2010 a modest positive trend has lifted Slovenian construction business confidence and this has continued into early 2013. Confidence is still negative but there are… »