Analyses of the construction market

  • Public building sector in Poland worth €1.7bn

    Driven by a significant support of the EU funds and the effect of the 2010 elections of local authorities, the sector of public buildings had a record high value of PLN 7.2bn (€1.7bn) in 2011. What’s more, the results for the first six months of 2012 fuel optimism for… »

  • Polish production of paints and varnishes down by 13%

    Despite a 25% increase in the number of new homes completed, the production of paints and varnishes decreased a dozen-or-so percent in H1 2012, reaching a level close to the decline recorded in 2009. At the same time, most producers moved to lift prices of their products,… »

  • Cement production in the CIS region to grow by 14% in 2012

    The majority of the CIS member states have overcome the consequences of the 2011 global economic crisis. GDP of every member state rose last year. Overall, compared to 2010, construction sector output grew in 2011. The government’s role in the construction sector has increased… »

  • Recovery of margins in the construction machinery market in Poland

    A dynamically changing situation in the construction market has a direct bearing on the structure of the complementary market of construction machinery. The changes concern both the level and structure of imported machines and profitability of companies offering construction… »

  • Preparations pick up pace for Poland’s first nuclear plant

    Preparation of the legislative ground and seeking a potential site for Poland’s first nuclear power plant have lasted for many years. Polska Grupa Energetyczna has been appointed by the Polish government as a company in charge of preparing and implementing the first nuclear… »

  • Healthcare facilities construction in Russia to grow by 2014

    Most healthcare facilities in Russia were built in the Soviet era, and the notorious underinvestment since then has caused them to fall into disrepair. As of 2012 approximately 32% of hospitals and 30% of polyclinics require thorough modernisation. Many do not have central… »

  • Price stabilisation in the construction machinery market in Poland

    The growth of prices for mechanised construction works has been low and stable since 2009. In view of the expected slowdown in road projects, there are no signs in the coming months that the sector will experience a marked upturn. In addition, continued intense competition in… »

  • Central European residential construction to stabilise in 2012-2014

    In 2011, the residential market in Central Europe fell to levels not seen since the beginning of the residential boom in the region. The situation is expected to improve slightly in the coming years. However, record results will not be reached soon. According to our latest… »

  • Construction industry in Russia continues to grow

    In the second half of 2011, activity on the Russian construction market finally picked up, with civil engineering work and residential construction as the main two drivers of growth. Despite the unfavourable and challenging global economic sentiment, the industry is expected to… »

  • New trends on the HVAC market in Poland

    In the recent years, Poland has seen the dynamic growth of state-of-the-art heating systems, which start to play an increasingly important role. At the same time, despite the fact that market novelties attract significant attention, the existing heating systems (coal-based and… »