Analyses of the construction market

  • Construction industry in Kazakhstan fostered by government-initiated programmes

    The construction industry suffered more than most areas of the Kazakh economy as a result of the global financial crisis which hit the country in 2008. Fortunately for builders, the government undertook several measures to support the industry, without which the consequences… »

  • Construction in Bulgaria to stabilise in late 2011

    In the coming years Bulgaria’s construction sector will start to grow slowly following the hard years of the economic slowdown, although no spectacular changes are expected in the short run. After substantial restructuring of the sector moderate construction market recovery in… »

  • Gas and energy sectors fuel optimism for industrial construction in Poland

    The industrial construction sector is seen by construction companies as one that raises the most promising prospects for the construction industry in terms of maintaining sizeable order portfolios after most large road construction contracts come to the conclusion. Observers’… »

  • Cement markets in CIS countries continue to grow

    With an 11% growth in cement consumption in 2010 and a further 12% growth expected for 2011, cement producers in the countries of the former Soviet Union have been able to forget about the dramatic events of 2009, when there was a reduction of more than 20% in the consumption of… »

  • Construction industry in Romania expected to stabilise in 2011

    Prior to the start of the crisis, the Romanian construction industry was one of the most vibrant in the European Union, but this changed dramatically in 2009, when construction output fell by 15%, with a similar reduction following in 2010. The current year should finally lead… »

  • Polish road construction market to grow nearly 25% in 2011

    Activity in road construction will peak in 2011 and 2012. Driven by substantial capital expenditure by the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), the value of roadwork will exceed PLN 30bn (€7.5bn) already in 2011. Delays in the implementation of… »

  • Construction in Hungary to speed up in 2012

    Despite a very weak 2010 and a poor start to 2011, the Hungarian construction market will begin its recovery from 2012 onwards. Public infrastructure projects will be the main driver of this growth. The first edition of the report “Construction sector in Hungary 2011 –… »

  • Russian construction industry recovery continues

    The Russian construction industry recovered some semblance of stability in 2010 and gradually began to pick up again after the downturn. This upturn in fortune was achieved despite the tight budgetary situation, which eventually resulted in certain cuts, e.g. in the area of… »

  • Construction in Poland to grow 11% in 2011

    On the back of an excellent start into 2011, the full year’s construction output will increase by around 11%, mostly driven by dynamic implementation of large civil engineering projects. However, the construction sector is likely to grow slower in the years 2012 and 2013.… »

  • Improvement in construction industry in Poland

    The largest Polish construction companies provide slightly better assessments of the market situation when compared with the results of the survey conducted six months ago, though admittedly the improvement was only slight. Builders’ operations are still impeded by numerous… »