"Australia Infrastructure Report Q1 2016" Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Nov 30 2015

Australia's residential building sector will continue to prop up wider construction activity over 2015, but growth will not be sustainable at current levels as we expect a slowdown in the housing market beyond 2016. Growth will also be weighed by political risks, a slowdown in the mining sector and a decline in competitiveness.

Key Trends And Developments

We remain positive over growth for the sector in 2015, although our 2.9% growth forecast for the construction sector is still lower than the 10-year historical average of 4.4% (between 2004 and 2013).

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We believe growth will be supported by the residential building segment. This is due to favourable monetary conditions and also the delayed impact of dwelling units being approved, but has yet to start construction. We highlight the sector's growth will not be sustainable.

Meanwhile, we believe various headwinds which we have highlighted previously will continue to persist. Heightened political risks have resulted in significant uncertainty regarding policy continuity, particularly with the Liberal-National Party losing popularity.

A slowdown in Australia's mining sector, which has a negative impact from a slowdown in China, has resulted in capital expenditure cuts by major Australian miners. A lack of competitiveness in Australia's engineering construction projects due to costs will also deter foreign investment.

Beyond 2015, we expect a key growth area to be road construction, as supported by the government's push for roadworks through the AUD40bn (USD31.1bn) road infrastructure package. This is reflected in our forecasts, with the segment accounting for more than 56.9% of the transport industry value. Airports and gas pipelines will also provide significant growth opportunities.

The Australia 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 Australia Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Australian infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Australia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Australian infrastructure market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in the Australian infrastructure sector

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