BMI View: BMI has revised down its 2014 forecast for Slovakia's construction industry to -3.8% on the back of weak indicators across the industry. In the nine months to September 2014 construction output fell 3.2% year-on-year to EUR3.1bn, according to the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. 2015 should, however, see a return to positive growth ( BMI forecasts 1.1%) driven by EU energy and transport integration projects and an improving economic picture. The infrastructure sector will remain the key driver for construction industry growth to the end of our forecast period in 2024, despite accounting for only 25% of the total construction picture, and while we forecast construction industry growth remaining positive throughout this period, it will be weak and will begin to slow after a high of 1.7% in 2017.
Key developments informing our forecast include:
? Highways projects back on course: In April 2014, Italian firm Salini Impregilo won the EUR410mn contract to construct the 13.4km Lietavská Lú?ka to Viš?ové and Dubná Skala section of the D1 motorway in northern Slovakia, including five overpasses with an overall length of 2.5km, as well as a 7.5km twin-tube tunnel, according to Construction Europe. The section - linking Bratislava with Uzhorod in Ukraine and due for completion in 2020 - comes under the EU's Trans-European Network (TEN-T) plans and is therefore eligible for funding from the EIB and Slovakian government. BMI has the view that the EU's raft of transport network project funding announced in 2013, which will benefit Slovak road and rail development/upgrading to better integrate with a European network, should act as a driver for improved project handling, supported by a stable political outlook.
? EU g as security in the balance: The EU's desire to limit Russian gas reliance gained a boost in December 2014 when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the cancellation of the EUR40bn South Stream gas pipeline. The project had...
The Slovakia 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 Slovakia Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Slovak 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).
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.