The Building Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years through 2016, revenue for the Building Construction industry has been growing at an average annualized rate of 9.0% to $1.88 trillion. There are about 26,000 construction firms in this industry, up from 25,000 in 2011. 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...

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry activities are highly concentrated in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong and Liaoning, and in Shanghai and Beijing. These eight regions are expected to hold a combined share of 55.2% in total in output value in 2016.

East China is the largest region for building construction in China. This region has the highest population level, the highest average per capita incomes and the largest demand for housing and buildings. About 47.7% of the industry's value added is created in East China, and about 43.5% of its output value.

Jiangsu and Zhejiang are the top two provinces in this industry, with an estimated share of 12.9% and 12.5% respectively in output value in 2016. Out..

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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 prices
  • Industry landscape
  • Industry globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    China State Construction Engineering CorporationShanghai Construction GroupBeijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.Shaanxi Construction Engineering Group CorporationZhejiang 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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Building Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Floor Area Constructed (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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