BMI View: Taiwan's construction industry will accelerate at a modest pace through to the end of our forecast period in 2024 , despite a very slight slow in growth in 2015 . Weak gross fixed capital formation and government consumption will hold the industry back a little, but overall positive economic growth, a business-oriented monetary environment, a desire to improve transport and changes in the energy policy will provide tailwind. Downside risk will come from weak external demand and falling house prices.
Key Trends And Developments
The 2015 budget has allocated TWD5bn (USD160mn) to improving transportation networks and facilities to help encourage public transportation usage, with the government aiming for public transportation to have a market share of 30% by 2025.
We expect Taiwan to continue relying heavily on thermal sources to meet power demand, thus ensuring that the country's import bill remains high. Such a situation will only strengthen the need for energy security and diversity in the long-term, which should benefit renewables and thermal infrastructure development - although public sentiment is poor towards expanding the latter as an energy source.
Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je is attempting to deal with graft and improve the city's business reputation. In March he announced the Taipei City Joint Center for Project Contract Outing and Purchasing, which will openly handle all works procurement for non-construction related city government departments. At a BOT system evaluation conference in May he called for a shakeup of the current system and pointed blame at the entanglement between business and politics, as well as a culture of dishonesty in politics.
In Q115 house prices grew 1.2% year-on-year, down from double digit growth in Q114. Taipei specifically has some of the world's most expensive housing, at 15 times income, making it difficult for young Taiwanese to buy homes. New regulations are being deployed to help cool the property...
The Taiwan 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 Taiwan Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Taiwanese 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.