Taiwan Infrastructure Report

Published 31 March 2015

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Taiwan Infrastructure Report

BMI View: Taiwan's construction industry will accelerate at a modest pace through to the end of our forecast period in 2024 , despite very slight slow in growth in 2015 . Our overall outlook for the economy and construction sector remains positive due to a relatively conducive monetary environment for construction, changes in the energy policy and the government's desire to improve transport links. Downside risks to our outlook come from i nvestment un p r edic ta bili ty due to political uncertainty, weakening external demand and falling house prices.

Key Trends And Developments

A further downside is that the slowing housing market means outbound property investment is expected to increase, taking more capital away from domestic construction. However, positive noises were being made in March 2015, with the Taipei City government announcing reforms to expedite building permit reviews and promising to streamline approval for private construction to enable thorough reviews of large construction projects. Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin said that delays caused by red tape have cost firms as much as TWD15bn (USD473mn) annually, with the average project taking two years to gain approval.

Taiwanese Premier Mao Chi-kuo announced that construction of the Taoyuan International Airport mass rapid transit line is on schedule, and 95.5% completed, with operations set to start by the end of 2015. The 51.3km line is budgeted at TWD113.9bn (USD3.6bn), serves 22 stations and is expected to boost local development.

The government has launched a tendering competition for the design of the proposed TWD15.4bn (USD522.6mn) Tamkang bridge in New Taipei City. Intended for completion in 2020, the bridge will span 6km between the busy districts Bali and Tamsui.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Taiwan 2012-2017)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Taiwan 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Taiwan 2012-2017)
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Taiwan 2018-2023)
Table: Competitiveness Of Taiwan's Infrastructure
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Key Projects Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Taiwan 2012-2017)
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Taiwan 2018-2023)
Energy & Utilities Infrastructure Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
Table: Major Projects - Energy & Utilities
Residential/NonResidential Building - Outlook And Overview
Table: Residential And Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Taiwan 2012-2017)
Table: Residential And Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Taiwan 2018-2023)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Taiwan - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Asia Pacific - Risk/Reward Ratings
Developed Markets: Favoured
Giants Of Asia: Rewards Sizeable, Risks Sizeable
South East Asia: Environment Deteriorating Slightly
Table: Asia Pacific Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Kung Sing Engineering
BES Engineering
CTCI Corporation
Global Industry Overview
Global Infrastructure Overview
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Taiwan to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Taiwanese infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Taiwanese infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Taiwan.
  • 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.

Market Overview

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.

Company Profiles*

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.

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