BMI View : We expect slower growth in Hungary's construction sector from 2016 onwards as the government's stimulus for the infrastructure sector comes to an end. EU funding will continue to support the sector - particularly strategic road and rail projects, although we caution the EU probe into cartel allegations in road construction could damage relations with a key financier in the European Commission.
Strong growth in Hungary's construction sector is not expected to be long term as we expect a rising fiscal deficit to necessitate a drawback in public investment. It is also likely there will be a slowdown in spending during 2015, as the government enforces spending cuts. Between 2016-2024, we expect construction sector real growth to average 3% per year.
Key Trends And Developments
The Hungarian government halted the construction of the M4 motorway's section connecting Abony and Fegyvernek following suspected cartel activity. In April 2015 The European commission had raised issues pertaining to alleged cartel activity. Civil engineering projects have been the primary drivers of the construction sector rebound in 2014, with road and railway projects in particular, driving the civil engineering growth. Although the residential sector too has shown strong growth with the construction of buildings estimated to be up 6.5% in 2014 compared to 2013, the increase of new orders has been subdued since June 2014 and this could be a drag on growth in 2015.
It was announced in January that the Hungarian government had been granted a loan of EUR250mn (USD341.61mn) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance a railway infrastructure rehabilitation and upgrade programme. The programme aims to improve the safety, performance and capacity of the country's existing conventional railway infrastructure. Work will include improvements to signalling, tracks, telecommunications and bridges, as well as the modernisation of stations and passenger buildings. Work is...
The Hungary Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.
BMI's Hungary Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Hungarian infrastructure and construction industry.
- Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Hungary to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Hungarian infrastructure market.
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- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into construction (social, commercial and residential), transport (roads, railways, ports, airports, etc), and energy & utilities (powerplants, pipelines and so on).
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series (up to 2012) and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key developments in the market and risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:
Construction: Industry value (USDbn); contribution to GDP (%); total capital investment (USDbn); real growth (%).
Construction industry real growth forecasts (%) and industry value (USDbn) forecasts for industry sectors are split into Residential and Non-residential and Infrastructure sectors. Where the data is available for particular countries the infrastructure is further broken down into indicators for the transport subsectors of roads, railways, airports and ports and the energy and utilities sub-sectors of power plants and transmission grids, oil & gas pipelines and water infrastructure. This dataset is unique to the market.
The reports also include analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sectors (transport, utilities, commercial construction).
BMI’s Infrastructure Risk Reward Index
BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.
An assessment of the competitive landscape and key challenges to entering the market. Details of the largest companies active in the sector across the sub-segments of the industry, including the key financial figures from some of the largest players in the sector.
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.
The Infrastructure reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.
*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.