Monthly Archives: July 2012

Business Opportunities in Energy Infrastructure Construction in BRIC

Business Opportunities in Energy Infrastructure Construction in BRIC

Executive Summary

China is the largest energy infrastructure construction market among the BRIC countries, followed by India, Russia and Brazil. The construction cost of Brazilian energy infrastructure projects recorded a CAGR of 6.34% during the review period, and is projected to record a CAGR of 11.01% over the forecast period. The growth will be driven by Brazil’s ten-year electrical energy plan as per which the country is expected to triple its renewable energy usage by 2020 and create significant opportunities in wind energy construction over the next five years. The construction cost of Russian energy infrastructure projects recorded a CAGR of 15.79% during the review period, and is projected to record a CAGR of 13.19% over the forecast period. Over the forecast period, Russia is planning to invest US$320 billion in cleantech energy as the emphasis on renewable energy increases amid growing concern regarding the environmental impact of traditional energy sources. Overall, Russia is aiming to produce 4.5% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, and this focus on cleantech energy is therefore only expected to increase over the forecast period. The construction cost of Indian energy infrastructure projects recorded a CAGR of 20.66% during the review period and is projected to record a CAGR of 22.52% over the forecast period. As part of the country’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017) India plans to invest a total of US$143 billion in the construction of oil and gas pipelines. This substantial investment is expected to offer numerous business opportunities to infrastructure companies such as L&T-Valdel Engineering Limited (LTV) and Engineers India, both of which have expertise in oil and gas pipeline projects. The construction cost of Chinese energy infrastructure projects recorded a CAGR of 19.22% during the review period and is projected to record a CAGR of 21.1% over the forecast period. China plans to invest a total of RMB11.1 trillion into power generation projects by 2020. These investments are expected to offer substantial growth opportunities to infrastructure construction companies operating in China.

Key highlights of this title

  • The Indian power infrastructure construction sub-category recorded the fastest growth among the BRIC countries during the review period, while China was the largest in terms of value in 2011.
  • The Chinese oil and gas infrastructure construction sub-category recorded among the fastest growth among the BRIC countries during the review period, and was also the largest market in terms of value in 2011
  • In Brazil, the growth is expected to be primarily driven by the cleantech energy project type, which accounted for the largest share of power infrastructure construction during the review period and is expected to record further growth over the forecast period
  • In Russia, the growth is expected to be primarily driven by the oil and gas sub-category, which is expected to account for approximately three quarters of Russia’s total energy infrastructure costs in 2012
  • In India, the growth is expected to be primarily driven by the power sub-category, which is projected to account for majority of India’s total energy infrastructure construction costs in 2012
  • Over the forecast period, the growth of Chinese energy infrastructure construction market will be largely driven by investments in power generation projects

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of energy infrastructure construction market in BRIC countries:

  • It provides historical values for the BRIC energy infrastructure construction market for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size by cost type and by construction activity
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size separately for oil and gas, and power sector
  • It details the regulatory framework for the energy infrastructure construction industry in BRIC countries
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues in the energy infrastructure construction industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in energy infrastructure construction industry of BRIC countries

 Reasons to Purchase

  • Gain insights into the energy infrastructure construction industry of BRIC countries
  • Identify the key market trends and opportunities for both existing companies and prospective new market entrants
  • Analyze the regulatory environment governing the industry in BRIC countries, enabling to identify the options available to enter the market by analyzing the business environment in each nation
  • Gain insights in to the marketing strategies used by energy infrastructure companies

 More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0505MR/

Business Opportunities in the Water and Sewage Infrastructure Construction in BRIC

Business Opportunities in the Water and Sewage Infrastructure Construction in BRIC

Executive Summary

Brazilian water infrastructure construction market recorded significant growth over the review period (2007–2011) during which construction grew at a CAGR of 16.15%. Government spending and reforms were the key drivers behind the growth of Brazil’s water and sewage infrastructure construction market.  The Russian sewage infrastructure construction market recorded significant growth during the review period and posted a CAGR of 30.98% during the review period. Over the forecast period, it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.34%. An increase in public-private partnership (PPPs), highway construction and enhanced levels of government spending were the key drivers of sewage infrastructure construction activity during the review period.  The Indian water infrastructure construction market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.22% over the forecast period.  The Chinese water infrastructure construction market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 16.07% over the forecast period. This growth is expected to be mainly driven by China’s 12th five-year-plan, in which RMB430 billion has been allocated for the construction of new pipelines and treatment plants. The government has also set guidelines to achieve an urban treatment scale of 45.69 million cubic meters per day by 2015.

 Key highlights of this title

  • China accounts for the majority of the BRIC countries’ water infrastructure construction market, measuring a 64.5% share in 2011. It was followed by India with a 15.2% share, Brazil, with a share comprising 10.5% and Russia, which accounted for 9.8%.
  • China accounts for a 53.2% share of the BRIC sewage infrastructure construction market. It was followed by Russia, with a share of 18.6%, India, which accounted for 15.2% and Brazil, which comprised 13.0%.
  • Brazil’s positive economic outlook is expected to drive growth within the water and sewage infrastructure construction market.
  • In Russia, the growth is expected to be primarily driven by an increase in public-private partnership (PPPs), highway construction and enhanced levels of government spending.
  • A push towards investment, as announced in the Indian government’s 12th five-year-plan, is expected to support growth in terms of water infrastructure construction activity in India. A total of INR2,715 billion has been allocated for the construction of new, and the development of exiting, water infrastructure

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of water and sewage infrastructure construction market in BRIC countries:

  • It provides historical values for the BRIC water and sewage infrastructure construction market for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size by cost type and by construction activity
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size separately for water and sewage sector
  • It details the regulatory framework for the water and sewage infrastructure construction industry in BRIC countries
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues in the water and sewage infrastructure construction industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in water and sewage infrastructure construction industry of BRIC countries

 Reasons to Purchase

  • Gain insights into the water and sewage infrastructure construction industry of BRIC countries
  • Identify the key market trends and opportunities for both existing companies and prospective new market entrants
  • Analyze the regulatory environment governing the industry in BRIC countries, enabling to identify the options available to enter the market by analyzing the business environment in each nation
  • Gain insights in to the marketing strategies used by water and sewage infrastructure companies

More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0506MR/

Business Opportunities in the Leisure and Hospitality Buildings Construction Industry in BRIC

Business Opportunities in the Leisure and Hospitality Buildings Construction Industry in BRIC

Executive Summary

China has the largest leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) sector among the BRIC countries, followed by India, Russia and Brazil in that order. The refurbishment of existing hotels to meet demand during sporting events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games is expected to be a key trend in the Brazilian hotel industry. This will avoid an oversupply of hotels, which are already high in number due to the rising popularity of condominium hotels. The Brazilian leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) construction sector size grew at a CAGR of 21.17% during the review period, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.59% over the forecast period.

The major forces driving hotel development in Russia include the upcoming international sporting events taking place in the country. The forthcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games have attracted a number of foreign hotel companies to Sochi, and the country’s hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup also offers immense opportunities for the construction of hotels. The country currently suffers from a severe undersupply of budget hotels, which has resulted in high room rates compared to the European average.

The growth of the Indian hospitality industry is expected to come from tier-two and tier-three cities. The 45 cities of India with populations of over million have the most growth potential in the hospitality sector, and major hotel brands are investing in new proprieties in both metro and non-metro cities. Hyderabad, Jaipur, Pune and Chandigarh have emerged as key growth destinations. The growth of tier-two and tier-three cities is driving hotel development activity, which was previously mainly confined to the country’s five main cities.

An increasingly competitive market, high property prices, a limited choice of prime locations and high labor costs in tier-one Chinese cities is encouraging investors in hospitality and leisure to expand their presence into tier-two and tier-three cities.

 Key highlights of this title

  • China has the largest leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) sector among the BRIC countries, followed by India, Russia and Brazil. China’s was also the fastest-growing sector during the review period, and the country is projected to have fastest-growing sector over the forecast period, with a CAGR of 12.1%.
  • Inbound tourists in the BRIC countries spend significant amounts on lodging. This trend is particularly seen in Brazil, Russia and India. Of the total tourist expenditure in Brazil in 2011, 32.1% was spent on lodging. In Brazil and Russia, tourists also spent heavily on sightseeing and entertainment.
  • The Brazilian leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) construction sector grew at a CAGR of 21.17% during the review period, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.59% over the forecast period
  • In Russia, in terms of cost, materials followed by construction services will continue to drive the market in both the leisure and hospitality buildings and outdoor leisure facilities categories. In terms of construction activity, new construction is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period in both categories. The Russian leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) construction sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.03% over the forecast period
  • The Indian leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) construction sector grew at a CAGR of 15.44% during the review period, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.2% over the forecast period. The overall growth was largely driven by the leisure and hospitality buildings category, and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.
  • The Chinese leisure and hospitality buildings (including outdoor leisure facilities) sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.05% over the forecast period to value CNY718.4 billion in 2016.

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of leisure and hospitality buildings construction market in BRIC countries:

  • It provides historical values for the BRIC leisure and hospitality buildings construction market for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size by cost type and by construction activity
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size by consumer preferences in accommodation
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues in the leisure and hospitality buildings construction industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in leisure and hospitality buildings construction industry of BRIC countries

Reasons to Purchase

  • Gain insights into the leisure and hospitality buildings construction industry of BRIC countries
  • Identify the key market trends and opportunities for both existing companies and prospective new market entrants
  • Analyze the regulatory environment governing the industry in BRIC countries, enabling to identify the options available to enter the market by analyzing the business environment in each nation
  • Assess the competitive landscape in the leisure and hospitality buildings construction market enabling the formulation of effective market-entry strategies

More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0507MR/

Business Opportunities in the Retail Buildings Construction Market in BRIC

Business Opportunities in the Retail Buildings Construction Market in BRIC

Executive Summary

China has the largest retail building construction market among BRIC nations. China comprised a 57.6% of the total BRIC market in 2011 and was followed by India with a 21.2% share, Russia, which accounted for 18.8% and Brazil, which constituted 2.4%. New construction activity occupied the highest share among all activities across all four countries. In Brazil, demolition activity also comprised a substantial market share as old buildings were demolished to build new infrastructure. Refurbishment activity accounted for the second-highest market share in Russia, India and China. In terms of retail construction growth rates on a year-on-year basis, all four markets recorded substantial growth rates before the global financial crisis of 2008. In comparison to figures from 2007, China grew by 401.5% in 2008, Brazil grew by 54.1%, India by 13.2% and Russia by 50.2%. In 2009, the Russian category recorded a decline of 34% over figures from 2008. However, in 2010 it recovered and is expected to post a growth rate of 18.2% in 2012. The Brazilian category also decelerated following the global financial crisis, however, unlike Russia, is expected to post a loss in 2012. In contrast, India was only marginally affected and continued to grow during the review period. The Chinese category was supported by infrastructure-related investments made by the government in late 2008 and grew as a result.

Key highlights of this title

  • The Brazilian retail buildings construction market grew at a CAGR of 22.26% during the review period and is projected to grow at a rate of 8.55% over the forecast period.
  • One of the most significant changes observed during the review period in Brazil was a shift from the construction of smaller shopping centers to luxury malls.
  • The Russian retail building construction market grew at a CAGR of 6% during the review period and is projected to grow at a rate of 8.59% over the forecast period.
  • The demand for retail building construction in Russia decelerated from its pre-recession levels in 2007. Before 2008, the enthusiasm surrounding the Russian retail sector aided growth in the retail building construction category.
  • The retail construction market in India grew at a rate of 19.80% during the review period and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.49% over the forecast period.
  • Globally, India is the fifth-largest retail market and valued US$481 billion in 2011, growing on average at 12% per annum.
  • The Chinese retail building construction grew at a CAGR of 33.89% during the review period and is projected to grow at a rate of 13.33% over the review period.
  • According to a survey conducted by CBRE in April 2012, China is ranked first in terms of shopping malls construction volume. It was found that, based on retail construction volume, eight cities in China made a list of the top-ten global cities for construction activity.

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of retail building construction market in BRIC countries:

  • It provides historical values for the BRIC retail building construction market for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of market size by construction activity
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues in the retail building construction industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in retail building construction industry of BRIC countries
  • It covers in depth the challenges affecting each retail building construction market in BRIC countries

Reasons to Purchase

  • Make strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to the BRIC  retail building construction industry
  • Identify the key market trends and challenges in the retail building construction industry in BRIC countries
  • Identify the growth opportunities and industry dynamics in retail building construction industry in BRIC countries
  • Assess the competitive landscape in the retail building construction market enabling the formulation of effective market-entry strategies

More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0508MR/

Indian Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016

Indian Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016

Executive Summary

India is ranked as the second-largest producer of cement in the world, only behind China. The Indian cement industry increased in value at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.14% during the review period (2007–2011), and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.64% over the forecast period (2012–2016). This growth is primarily attributed to the government’s high level of infrastructure spending, and the country’s increasing number of residential and commercial construction activities.

The Indian government invested US$500 billion on infrastructure during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012) and revealed plans to invest a further US$1 trillion on infrastructure during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012–2017). The large-scale investment on various infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, bridges and ports, will generate a huge demand for cement over the forecast period.

Shorter deadlines for builders to complete projects, labor shortages, space constraints in large cities, the growing need for mechanization and the backlog of infrastructure projects are the main factors driving the increased use of ready-mixed concrete (RMC) in India. Large township projects in the suburbs of India’s leading cities where IT zones are prominent are also generating more demand for RMC. Upcoming infrastructure projects, including energy, roads, ports and airport projects, across India will continue to drive the growth of RMC in India over the forecast period.

The Indian cement industry is expected to become more consolidated over the forecast period. Large companies are acquiring small firms, mostly regional firms, to increase their presence across the country and gain instant access to more production facilities. Meanwhile, smaller firms are exiting the industry due to either attractive acquisition deals from large companies or due to the difficulty in sustaining operations following rising input costs.

Key highlights of this title

  • India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world
  • India has surplus production capacity. Despite this, more capacity addition is expected over the forecast period
  • The acceptance of ready-mixed cement is particularly strong in urban centers. The reliability of supply and consistent quality of ready-mixed concrete are the main reasons for the increasing popularity of the product, as these product qualities improve the productivity of builders.
  • The total investment in real estate is projected to reach US$1 trillion over the forecast period. The Indian government invested US$500 billion on infrastructure during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012) and revealed plans to invest a further US$1 trillion on infrastructure during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012–2017). These investments will drive the growth of the cement industry in India over the forecast period.

 Scope

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Indian cement industry
  • It provides historical values for the Indian cement industry for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of production capacity, consumption, imports and exports of cement
  • It details the regulatory framework for Indian cement industry
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues affecting the Indian cement industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in Indian cement industry
  • Analysis of market entry, growth and operational strategies of key players

Reasons to Purchase

  • Make strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to Indian cement industry
  • Assess the growth opportunities and industry dynamics by knowing production capacity, demand, imports and exports figures
  • Identify the key market trends, opportunities and challenges
  • Assess industry structure and competitive landscape
  • Assess market entry, growth and operational strategies of key players

More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0509MR/

Russia Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016

Russia Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016

Executive Summary

The Russian cement market follows the trend of the country’s construction market, during both the review and forecast periods. The cement market recorded a significant reduction in production and demand when the global financial crisis hit the Russian economy from late 2008 onwards. Many impending construction projects were suspended, and the cement market was adversely affected. The cement industry in Russia grew at a CAGR of 6.70% during the review period. During the review period, the cement clinker category was the largest cement type and accounted for 34.5% of the total cement industry. The growth is primarily attributed to the government’s spending on infrastructure and the growing residential and commercial construction market. Wet cement manufacturing is the dominant production process for cement in Russia. Most plants in Russia are dated and in need of modernization, and the wet process also involves substantial energy input. Most new companies setting up plants in Russia are therefore opting for dry process plants. The Russian cement market comprises more than 50 cement manufacturers. The largest companies in the industry include JSC Eurocement Group, Sibirsky Cement, Lafarge, Alpha-Cement (a subsidiary of Holcim), Novorosstcement and the Park Group.

Key highlights of this title

  • During the review period, the cement clinker category was the largest cement type and accounted for 34.5% of the total cement industry
  • Factory-made mortars is projected to be the fastest-growing category over the forecast period with a CAGR of 8.68%
  • Cement clinker will continue to be the largest cement category over the forecast period, followed by ready-mixed concrete
  • The construction boom has led to heavy use of electricity for cement production in the country. To cater to this demand, companies have been using technological support to enhance productivity and ensure a continuous supply of electricity
  • Production in almost all cement plants across the country increased in 2011. Some of the new plants that were launched in 2011 include the YUUGPK factory in the Urals and the LSR-CT plant (a subsidiary of LSR Group) in the Leningrad region

 Scope

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Russian cement industry
  • It provides historical values for the Russian cement industry for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of production capacity, consumption, imports and exports of cement
  • It details the regulatory framework for Russian cement industry
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues affecting the Russian cement industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in Russian cement industry
  • Analysis of market entry, growth and operational strategies of key players

Reasons to Purchase

  • Make strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to Russian cement industry
  • Assess the growth opportunities and industry dynamics by knowing production capacity, demand, imports and exports figures
  • Identify the key market trends and opportunities
  • Assess the competitive landscape in the Russian cement Industry market enabling the formulation of effective market-entry strategies

More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0510MR/

Chinese Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016

Chinese Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016

Executive Summary

China is the largest cement market in the world, producing and consuming more than half of the cement produced globally. The industry is hugely fragmented, with approximately 3,000 small, medium-sized and large enterprises. The top ten producers account for less than 25% of the market share, and consist of both global and domestic firms.

Government of China invested US$500 billion in infrastructure during its 11th five-year plan, and plans to invest US$1 trillion during the 12th five-year plan. The large-scale investment in various spheres of infrastructure, including roads, railways, bridges and ports, is expected to drive the demand for cement over the forecast period.

 Shorter deadlines for builders to complete projects, labor shortages, space constraints in big cities, a growing need for mechanization, and a range of infrastructure projects are the key factors propelling the use of ready-mixed concrete in China. Large township projects in suburbs of big cities where IT zones are prominent are also fueling the demand for ready-mixed concrete. Upcoming infrastructure projects including energy, roads, ports and airport projects across China continue to be growth drivers for ready-mixed concrete in China.

 The Chinese cement industry is expected to consolidate over the forecast period, with large domestic and foreign companies acquiring small and medium-sized firms. Stringent emissions standards are likely to lead to the closure or acquisition of smaller plants.

The Chinese cement industry, being a highly energy-intensive industry, is focusing strongly on alternative sources of energy and sustainable practices. This has led to partnerships with global cement equipment manufacturing plants, leading to more innovation in energy-efficient and sustainable technology  

Key highlights of this title

  • China is the largest producer of cement in the world
  • China has surplus production capacity. Despite this, more capacity addition is expected over the forecast period
  • The acceptance of ready-mixed cement is particularly strong in urban centers. The reliability of supply and consistent quality of ready-mixed concrete are the main reasons for the increasing popularity of the product, as these product qualities improve the productivity of builders.
  • The government of China invested US$500 billion in infrastructure during its 11th five-year plan, and plans to invest US$1 trillion during the 12th five-year plan. The large-scale investment in various spheres of infrastructure, including roads, railways, bridges and ports, is expected to drive the demand for cement over the forecast period.

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Chinese cement industry:

  • It provides historical values for the Chinese cement industry for the report’s 2007–2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2016 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of production capacity, consumption, imports and exports of cement
  • It details the regulatory framework for Chinese cement industry
  • It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends and drivers  affecting the Chinese cement industry
  • It details the competitive landscape in Chinese cement industry
  • Analysis of market entry, growth and operational strategies of key players

Reasons to Purchase

  • Make strategic business decisions using top-level historic and forecast market data related to Chinese cement industry
  • Assess the growth opportunities and industry dynamics by knowing production capacity, demand, imports and exports figures
  • Identify the key market trends and opportunities
  • Assess the competitive landscape in the Chinese cement Industry market enabling the formulation of effective market-entry strategies

More information available at:

http://bricdata.com/research/report/CN0511MR/