Opportunities in the global construction industry: Lucintel anticipates increasing rate of urbanization and rising population to catalyze growth for the construction sector within the next five years


   Febuary 13 2017

According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of global construction industry looks good with opportunities in residential and infrastructure segment. The global construction industry is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2016 to 2021. The major drivers of growth for this market are increasing rate of urbanization and growing population.

The global construction industry is classified mainly into three types, which are residential, commercial, and infrastructure. On the basis of a comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that infrastructure will remain the largest segment during the forecast period. Increasing rate of urbanization in emerging economies like China and India and development of new cities are the major drivers for the growth in infrastructure segment. Lucintel forecasts that the infrastructure segment is expected to show the highest growth during the forecast period.

The APAC construction market is expected to remain the largest market due to rapid growth in rising per capita income along with increasing urbanization in the region.

Asia Pacific and the North America are expected to witness good growth over the forecast period with growing housing starts and infrastructural development.

For business expansion, the report suggests geographical expansion and new project development to reduce the risk exposure of the company by lowering the impact of regional or national factors. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include the increasing demand of green construction to reduce carbon foot print, bridge lock-up device system to enhance the life of structure, building information system for efficient building management, and use of fiber reinforced polymer composite for rehabilitation of aging structure. China State Construction Engineering Corp. ,China Railway Group, China Railway Corp.Limited, Vinci S.A, Grupo ACS are the major construction contractor.

Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities in the global construction industry by  end use application and region and has come up with a comprehensive research report, “Growth Opportunities in the Global Construction Industry 2016-2021: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” The Lucintel report serves as a spring board for growth strategy as it provides a comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes a forecast for the growth opportunities in the global construction industry by end use application and region as follows:


By end use application [value $ billion from 2010 to 2021]-



  • Residential


  • Commercial


  • Infrastructure



By region [value $ billion from 2010 to 2021]-



  • North America


  • Europe


  • Asia Pacific


  • Rest of the World



This 150-page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or click on this link http://www.lucintel.com/global_construction_industry_2016_2021.aspx  or   helpdesk@lucintel.com.

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This report answers following 11 key questions:

Q1.  What are some of the most promising, high-growth opportunities for construction industry by construction type and regions?

Q. 2. Which product /segments will grow at a faster pace and why?

Q. 3. Which region will grow at a faster pace and why?

Q.4. What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market?

Q.5.  What are the business risks and threats of this market?

Q.6. What are the emerging trends in this market and reasons behind them?

Q.7. What are some changing demands of customers in the market?

Q.8. What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments?

Q.9. Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?

Q.10. How is the competitive rivalry and threat of substitution in this market?

Q.11. What are M&A activities in the last 5 years in this market? What reasons to these activities and how have they impacted the industry?

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