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Construction in Brazil, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

Construction in Brazil, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

  • November 2016
  • 79 pages
  • ID: 3336760


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Construction activity in Brazil was weak during the review period (2011–2015) following the economic recession, which resulted in a deteriorating business environment, weak investor confidence and a reduction in construction activity.

Consequently, the industry’s output value in real terms contracted at a compound annual growth rate of -0.32% during the review period.

The industry is expected to remain subdued over the forecast period (2016–2020), albeit with a slight improvement. The probable persistence of the economic recession until 2017 is expected to hamper the industry’s growth during 2016–2017.

The industry, however, is expected to recover and record minimal growth from 2018, supported by a gradual recovery in economic conditions and subsequent improvements in investor and consumer confidence.

Government efforts to revitalize economic growth through the implementation of flagship programs such as ‘My House, My Life’, the Logistics Investment Program, Plano Decenal de Energia 2024 (PDE 2024) and the National Education Plan 2014–2024 are expected to support the industry’s growth over the forecast period.

Timetric’s Construction in Brazil, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020 report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Brazilian construction industry, including:

- The Brazilian construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity

- Analysis of equipment, material and service costs for each project type in Brazil

- Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, and the risks and opportunities they present to participants in the Brazilian construction industry

- Profiles of the leading operators in the Brazilian construction industry

- Data highlights of the largest construction projects in Brazil

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Brazil. It provides:

- Historical (2011-2015) and forecast (2016-2020) valuations of the construction industry in Brazil using construction output and value-add methods

- Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by project type

- Breakdown of values within each project type, by type of activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) and by type of cost (materials, equipment and services)

- Analysis of key construction industry issues, including regulation, cost management, funding and pricing

- Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Brazil

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- Identify and evaluate market opportunities using Timetric's standardized valuation and forecasting methodologies.

- Assess market growth potential at a micro-level with over 600 time-series data forecasts.

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- Assess business risks, including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures.

- Evaluate competitive risk and success factors.

Key Highlights
- The Brazilian government is considering privatization as a means to stimulate economic growth. In September 2016 it introduced Projeto Crescer (Project Growth), an infrastructure privatization program aimed at stimulating private sector investment. This program is expected to add momentum to the pace of investment in the construction industry over the forecast period.

- The Brazilian construction industry is expected to be supported by Chinese investments in infrastructure. In September 2016, the Brazilian and Chinese governments signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of projects worth BRL73.2 billion (US$20.0 billion) in Brazil. The Chinese government will invest in infrastructure, energy, manufacturing and mining projects.

- In January 2016, the Ministry of Mines and Energy revised the country’s solar energy targets as compared to the target planned for 2023, as a part of the new energy plan PDE 2024. Initially, the government announced plans to produce 3,500MW of solar power by 2023. Under the new target, the government is planning to generate 7,000MW of solar energy by 2024. These government initiatives are expected to support the energy and utilities construction market over the forecast period.

- According to the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Brazil’s country’s civil construction index registered an increase of 0.5% in 2015. This was preceded by annual increases of 0.1% and 0.4% in 2013 and 2014 respectively. During the first half of 2016 (January–June 2016), the civil construction index recorded an increase of 0.6%, as compared to the 0.5% registered in the first half of 2015 (January–June 2015).

- In 2009, the government introduced Morar Carioca, a program aimed at slum urbanization in Rio de Janeiro. Under the program, the government announced plans to renovate over 342,000 houses in slum areas of the city during 2010–2020. This is expected to support construction activity in the residential market over the forecast period.

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