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Global Construction 2025
Global Construction 2025, A global forecast for the construction industry to 2025, was published on 1 July 2013 by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics.
It was the third in a series of major global studies of the construction and engineering industry. It was sponsored by a number of global business leaders in the construction and engineering industry from North America, Latin America, Europe, MENA, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific, however, there is a significant charge for accessing the report. The executive summary can be accessed free of charge by registering.
- Global Construction 2025 forecasts “meteoric growth”, outpacing global GDP, in China, the US and India.
- Construction globally is expected to rise by $6.3 trillion to $15 trillion by 2025, with China, the US, India, Indonesia, Russia, Canada and Mexico accounting for 72% of the expected growth.
- Over 60% of the global construction activity will be undertaken in emerging markets by 2025, up from 35%.
- North America will see the highest growth in developed country regions, almost 40% larger by 2025 than in 2007.
- Sub-Saharan Africa will by the second highest growth region.
- Western Europe is expected to be almost 5% smaller in 2025 than in 2007.
- Affordable housing in emerging markets is identified as a major market opportunity, with 270 million new homes needed in China and India by 2025.
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