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Latest Australia analysis
- Feb 01 2019
Engineering Construction Australia 2019 - 2033 January Update
The one-off boost from the arrival of the Prelude offshore LNG platform in Australian waters in September 2017 resulted in headline engineering construction work done falling sharply year-on-ye...
- Jan 31 2019
Labour Account data confirms tightening market
The labour account offers new insights into the state of the labour market and supports the view that the labour market is tightening, albeit slowly. The data shows there are more unfilled jobs, and t...
- Jan 23 2019
Why we expect the slowdown in China's economy to remain contained
Amid trade tensions with the US and subdued sentiment, China’s economy has slowed significantly. Industrial activity has weakened especially, while the consumer-service sector nexus has held up bette...
- Jan 17 2019
Construction sector set to weather residential downturn
We estimate that residential building construction activity peaked in the second half of 2018. Given the latest approvals and commencements data, we expect activity to fall back by around 15% o...
- Jan 16 2019
- Jan 10 2019
Global risks remain skewed to the downside
Amid heightening political risks in Europe, escalating trade tensions between the US and China, and a significant correction in financial markets, our latest Global Risk survey highlights that downsid...
- Jan 10 2019
China: Building and Construction in China 2018-2022: December 2018 Update
Our forecasts for total building (residential and non-residential) completions are little changed – modest declines of around 3% pa in 2018 and in 2019.
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Latest Global Analysis
- Mar 15 2019
Nearer-term weakness, but H2 recovery still likely
We have recently cut our global GDP forecasts in response to further evidence that the ongoing soft patch will continue for longer than previously assumed and now see growth easing from 3.0% last year...
- Mar 13 2019
Frontiers drowning in debt
Our sovereign risk indicator suggests that the risk profile of 17 major frontier markets has deteriorated continuously over the past decade. A lot of this deterioration stems from a steady build-up of...
- Mar 13 2019
Services won’t ride to the rescue of global growth
Global services output is holding up better than manufacturing, but services growth will slow this year and so won’t prevent world GDP growth slipping to its weakest pace since 2016. While services ou...
- Mar 05 2019
Late cycle? Not necessarily: lessons from wizardry of Aus
Amid growing concerns that global expansions are showing increased evidence of age-related vulnerabilities, Australia’s unbroken 28-year expansion is an important reminder that softer landings are fea...
- Feb 28 2019
Global trade slowdown – not just a China story
The sharp slowdown in world trade growth over the last year has resulted from a series of mutually reinforcing negative shocks and is far more than a ‘China story’. The largest contributor has been we...
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Engineering Construction in Australia provides the best analysis, insights and forecasts of Australia’s dynamic civil construction market across transport (roads, bridges, railways, harbours), utilities (water, sewerage, electricity, telecommunications), recreation, pipelines and mining and heavy industry construction. Updated quarterly, including an extensive databank, detailed forecasts and project lists.
A comprehensive overview of the long run Australia residential and non-residential outlook. Includes detailed forecasts by sector, including houses, apartments, offices, retail, warehouses, accommodation, education and health.
Report contains a three year forecast outlook for median house and unit prices for Australia’s state and territory capital cities and selected regional centres. Analysis and forecasts of key drivers, including economic indicators, migration, population growth and underlying demand and supply are also included.