Market Report, "South Africa Infrastructure Report Q4 2015", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Sep 22 2015

The ongoing power shortages , labour issues and sluggish implementation of the National Development Plan continue to pose downside risks to our forecasts for the co nstruction industry's growth over 2015, which currently see 3.4% real growth . Business sentiment will continue to remain low, seeing a poor outlook for the non-residential building sector.

We continue to highlight strong downside risks to our 2015 construction industry real growth forecasts for South Africa and weak data over Q115 supports this view. We are holding our forecasts as we expect acceleration in growth over H215, but we expect growth to remain stagnant over the coming years. The industry as a whole remains exposed to four crucial downsides. The ongoing power crisis, strikes by unionised workers, the slowdown in the Chinese economy and macroeconomic headwinds such as the increasingly hawkish stance of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).,Many of the grand infrastructure programmes proposed by President Jacob Zuma draw on huge capex schemes by the country's state-owned infrastructure operators, including Eskom, Transnet, Prasa and Sanral. They all have multibillion-dollar plans in the pipeline, although financing has proved to be a major obstacle and continues to be so.

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The rail and port sectors are a key source of growth in transport infrastructure forecasts as Transnet has front loaded its spending plans with huge capacity expansion projects, for example a new dug-out port in Durban. The government's Infrastructure Development Bill, which will see selected projects with significant importance fast-tracked in an attempt to get the government's large infrastructure backlog moving.

The South Africa Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's South Africa Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the South African infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for South Africa to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the South African infrastructure market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in the South African infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in South Africa.

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