The Real Estate & Construction sector is one of the pillars of the global economy, responsible for meeting the increasing needs of the population for affordable housing and for efficient social, transportation and utility infrastructure. As a labour-intensive industry, it is a major contributor to employment, income generation and social progress. Real Estate & Construction is also an essential element for economic value creation and sustainable growth, as it lays the foundations for the development of virtually all other industries.
Activities associated with Real Estate & Construction are the construction of residential and non-residential buildings, heavy and civil engineering construction, and the related speciality trade contracting activities. It also includes management and leasing of land and properties, real estate brokerage, architectural and engineering services, warehousing and storage activities, and operation of car parks and garages.
Construction is the second largest economic activity in India and contributes 8% to the total gross value added. Construction sector employs more than 51mn workers, making it the second largest employer in the country. Large employability in the ...View more details
Construction has always been a favoured tool of the Chinese authorities for stimulating the economy and its development closely reflects that of GDP. The slowdown of China’s economy has resulted in more moderate growth of the sector ...View more details
Construction is the sixth largest economic sector in Colombia, accounting for 6.5% of the country’s GDP, 5.9% of total FDI inflow and 6.7% of formal employment in 2018. Over the 2013-2018 period, the construction sector expanded its GVA at a ...View more details
The construction and real estate sector plays an important part in the Indonesian economy. The sector’s combined gross value added (GVA) accounted for 13.3% of the country’s GDP in 2018. The construction sector alone generated 10.5% of ...View more details
Russia’s construction sector emerged from recession in 2018, with the value of construction works rising for the first time in five years. Growth was driven entirely by large-scale infrastructure projects and works related to the FIFA World Cup ...View more details
In 2018, the real estate sector emerged as one of the driving forces of the Brazilian economy, expanding its gross value added by 3.1% y/y, well above the country’s GDP growth of 1.1%. This was largely attributable to a rapid recovery of the ...View more details
Between 2014 and 2016, Brazil went through one of the biggest economic crises of its history, recovering only in 2017, gradually growing at an average rate of 1.1% between 2017 and H1 2018. The infrastructure sector was hit particularly hard by the ...View more details
Construction was one of the sectors most affected by the 2015-2016 economic recession in Brazil. In 2018, despite the rebound of the economy, construction activity fell for a fifth year in a row, impaired by a high inventory of residential and ...View more details
In 2017, amidst a buoyant economic growth - 6.9% real GDP growth, amongst the highest in EU28 – the construction output started recovering from the 2016 decrease and was up by 3.8% y/y to RON 70.2bn or EUR 15.4bn. Construction gross value added ...View more details
Investment in China’s real estate sector accelerated in the third quarter of 2018. The value of investment reached RMB 3,131bn, which represented a growth of 10.3% compared to that in the same quarter of the previous year. Investment in the ...View more details