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Global Infrastructure Outlook

Global Infrastructure Outlook

  • March 2017
  • 82 pages
  • ID: 4816153
  • Format: PDF
  • By GlobalData


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This report provides an in-depth assessment of state of infrastructure spending – both current and future, the drivers and barriers to infrastructure growth, and the major projects in the construction pipeline.

The report covers all key infrastructure sectors: roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communication, and airports and ports.

The global infrastructure market totaled US$3.1 trillion in 2016, and is expected to grow by 6.0% on an annual basis until 2020.

In 2016, developing economies accounted for 62% of total infrastructure spending, and are forecast to represent 66% by 2020.

Infrastructure spending is closely aligned with GDP growth; annual average global growth is projected to stand at 3.0% in 2016'2020. This comes following a quieter 2011'2015, when global economic growth averaged 2.2%.

An in-depth assessment of the current state of infrastructure spending globally, including market share and projected growth out to 2020 by country, region and sector (roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, telecommunications, airports and ports).

Analysis on the drivers and barriers to infrastructure growth including current quality of infrastructure base, gaps in infrastructure needs, level of public finances, demographics, use of public-private partnership mechanisms for infrastructure funding, investment in regions and projected cancellations for infrastructure projects.

For each infrastructure sector, an analysis of the project pipeline, looking at projects by stage of completion and funding mechanism and a more detailed look at the prospects for major infrastructure projects in each sector.

Additional insight for countries identified as markets to watch, identified as such due to factors such as their size compared with the overall global infrastructure market or high project growth in infrastructure spending or for the general economy.

Reasons To Buy
- Assess the current state of global infrastructure, and the main drivers of investment, including the key institutions and financing methods.
- Investigate forecasts and gain an understanding of key trends in each of the main infrastructure sectors.
- Analyze the main project participants operating in each sector, to better understand the competitive environment.
- Identify top projects by sector, development stage and start date, to inform expansion strategy.

Key Highlights
Spending on infrastructure reached US$3.1 trillion in 2016. It is expected to grow to US$4.2 trillion in 2020. China accounts for 29% of the world’s infrastructure expenditure, and is set to grow at 10.5% annually to 2020.

In terms of investment opportunities, Timetric’s IIC is currently tracking over 12,700 public and private large-scale infrastructure projects worldwide, from initial announcement to the execution phase.

Collectively, these projects are worth US$14.2 trillion. Power and electricity projects dominate at a cost of US$5.4 trillion, while railways, valued at US$5.2 trillion, account for the second-largest sector.

Road projects recorded the third-largest cost share of US$1.9 trillion, followed by airports and ports (US$1.2 trillion) and water and sewerage (US$421.5 billion).
Almost half of all projects require private investment, either directly or through PPPs.

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