Over the five years through 2017, revenue for the Building Construction industry has been growing at an average annualized rate of 8.5% to $1.99 trillion. There are about 27,000 construction firms in this industry, up from 26,000 in 2012. Most of the building construction major players also have operations in civil engineering, real estate development (IBISWorld report 7210), professional engineering services (7671), plan designing, building materials manufacturing, and construction equipment 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 investmentBarriers 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 developersAs 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. New...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Building Construction Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Building Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Gross Government Fixed Investment - Structures - State and Local and Gross Private Fixed Investment - Residential in the Building Construction industry impact industry performance..

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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 grade
  • General contractors - first grade
  • General contractors - second grade
  • General contractors - third grade and below
  • Professional contractors
  • Work subcontractors
  • Industry Activities
  • Residential building construction
  • Commercial building construction
  • Hotel, motel and guesthouse construction
  • Office building construction
  • buildings at airport terminals, harbors, and railway stations
  • School and hospital construction
  • Factory building and warehouse construction
  • Other commercial and public building construction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Gross Government Fixed Investment - Structures - State and Local
  • Gross Private Fixed Investment - Residential
  • Population Growth - China
  • Economic Indicators - House Price Index
  • Loan Approvals for Investment Properties - Residential
  • Personal Final Consumption Expenditure - Total

  • Current Performance
    Revenue and housing pricesIndustry landscapeIndustry globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Real estate marketGlobalization and competition
  • Table: Building Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Building Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Real Estate Development and Management
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Engineering Services

  • Products & Services
  • General contractors - first grade
  • General contractors - second grade
  • General contractors - special grade
  • Professional contractors
  • General contractors - third grade and below
  • Work subcontractors
  • Chart: Building Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Large population
  • Financial market development
  • Loans to construction enterprises
  • Limited supply and speculation
  • Growth in downstream industries

  • Major Markets
  • Mid-range apartment construction clients
  • Commercial building construction clients
  • High-end apartments and villa construction clients
  • Office building construction clients
  • Other building construction clients
  • Low-end apartment construction clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Building Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Building Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Relationships with real estate developers
  • Reputation
  • Project management
  • Supply of materials

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Building Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Shanghai Construction Group, Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd., Shaanxi Construction Engineering Group Corporation, Zhejiang Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: China State Construction Engineering Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Construction Group - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shaanxi Construction Engineering Group Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Zhejiang Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Building Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Building Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Floor Area Constructed (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Contractor
  • Person or company that carries out the construction of a building or building improvements.
  • General Contractor
  • Group or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction of a building.
  • Gross Floor Area (Gfa)
  • Total floor area inside a building, including external walls, but excluding the roof.
  • Subcontractor
  • Individual or enterprise that signs a contract to undertake part or all of the obligations of another's contract.
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