Building Construction in China: Market Research Report

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Building Construction Market Research Report | Jul 2014

IBISWorld’s Building Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years through 2014, revenue for the Building Construction industry has been growing at an average annualized rate of 20.0% to $1.75 trillion. There are about 28,000 construction firms in this industry, up from 23,000 in 2009. Most of the building construction major players also have operations in civil engineering, real estate development (IBISWorld industry report 7210), professional engineering services (7671), plan designing, building materials manufacturing, and construction machinery manufacturing (3613). By operating across different sectors, they are able to decrease costs and maintain stable supply sources.... purchase to read more

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Low capital investment

Barriers to entry to this industry are low for most establishments, but may have some variances according to the contractor grade (See Products and Services section). In general, the industry is highly labor-intensive and does not require significant initial capital investments. Management skills and access to skilled subcontractors and arrangements with material suppliers are more important for industry participants.

Relationships with financial institutions and developers

As general contractors are mainly responsible for project execution, they have to participate and win bidding contracts for construction projects. Contractors attempt to establish links with financial institutions and property developers... purchase to read more


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What is the Building Construction Industry?

Businesses in the Building Construction Industry in China construct residential buildings, commercial buildings, hotels, office buildings, schools, hospitals, airport terminals, harbors, railway stations and factories. This report does not include analysis on the construction of bridges, subways, highways, railways, pipelines, and mines.

Industry Products
General contractors - special gradeGeneral contractors - first gradeGeneral contractors - second gradeGeneral contractors - third grade and belowProfessional contractorsWork subcontractors
Industry Activities
Residential building constructionCommercial building constructionHotel, motel and guesthouse constructionOffice building constructionbuildings at airport terminals, harbors, and railway stationsSchool and hospital constructionFactory building and warehouse constructionOther commercial and public building construction

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