BMI View: Romania's construction industry continues to prove one of the strongest markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The country's significant infrastructure deficit, with ageing transport and utilities networks creating delays and supply insecurity, means there is extensive demand for investment with a number of sectors targeted for expansion and modernisation. EU funding will support a range of projects, including major road and rail improvements under the Transport Master Plan, and public investment in some key gas pipeline and power plant projects is expected. Meanwhile demand for office and retail space is growing, as is the residential construc tion sector. Some risks remain , despite the growth potential, as there are ongoing concerns over transparency and corruption in the market, and several existing projects have been subject to cancellations and delays.
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Strong growth in private consumption and wages support our forecasts for healthy increases in residential construction in Romania during 2016. We do note, however, a new law passed in April 2016 releasing mortgage holders from their debt (in exchange for their homes) does create regulatory uncertainty, particularly as a EUR250,000 limit has been set on new mortgages.
Romania's economy is expected to be the fastest growing in Central and Eastern Europe in 2016, and the second fastest in the EU. GDP growth is forecast at 3.9% over the year and is likely to remain over 3% in the medium term.
Domestic economic growth, along with the availability of EU funding for key transport and energy projects, mean we have a positive outlook for the construction industry, with real growth of 9.1% forecast in 2016, followed by 5.4% growth in 2017 and slower growth thereafter.
|e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: National Institute of Statistics, BMI|
|Construction industry value, RONbn||52.79||57.54||61.78||66.10||70.82||76.41||81.35|
|Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y||8.27||9.05||5.42||3.20||2.38||2.90||1.46|
|Construction Industry Value, % of GDP||7.6||7.9||8.1||8.1||8.0||7.9||7.8|
Romania's score on the Infrastructure RRI remained broadly on track this quarter at 54.5 out of 100.
Romania's score for Industry Rewards remains 52.5 out of 100 this quarter; EU funding is a positive, however the overall market remains on the small side.
The Industry Risks score is once again 40 out of 100 as foreign investors have been discouraged by corruption (eg the ongoing corruption scandal related to former Prime Minister Victor Ponta), political uncertainty and a lack of transparency.
|Risk/Reward Index||Rewards||Industry Rewards||Country Rewards||Risks||Industry Risks||Country Risks|
The Romania 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 Romania Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Romanian infrastructure and construction industry.
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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).
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Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
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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.
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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.
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