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Construction in Germany, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

88 pages report Published in Jan 2017


Timetric's Construction in Germany, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020 report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the German construction industry, including:

  • The German construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and type of construction activity
  • Analysis of equipment, material and service costs across each project type within Germany
  • Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, and the risks and opportunities they present to participants in the German construction industry
  • Profiles of the leading operators in the German construction industry
  • Data highlights of the largest construction projects in Germany


Construction activity in Germany was weak during the review period (2011-2015), due to the negative impact of the eurozone crisis on the country's economy. This resulted in poor investor confidence, which in turn reduced infrastructure construction activities in the country.

The industry's value is expected to pick up over the forecast period (2016-2020), however, due to a gradual recovery in economic conditions and subsequent improvements in business confidence.

Forecast-period growth is expected to be supported by the government's efforts to develop the country's transport infrastructure through its flagship program, the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030. In addition, the government's aim to phase out nuclear energy production by 2022, while focusing on the generation of renewable energy, is expected to drive funding towards renewable energy projects over the forecast period.

In real terms, the industry's output value is expected to rise from a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.58% during the review period, to reach a forecast-period CAGR of 2.81%.


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Germany. It provides:

  • Historical (2011-2015) and forecast (2016-2020) valuations of the construction industry in Germany using construction output and value-add methods
  • Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by project type
  • Breakdown of values within each project type, by type of activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) and by type of cost (materials, equipment and services)
  • Analysis of key construction industry issues, including regulation, cost management, funding and pricing
  • Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Germany

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  • Assess market growth potential at a micro-level with over 600 time-series data forecasts.
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  • Assess business risks, including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures.
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Key Highlights

  • According to Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the country's gross fixed capital formation in construction rose by 2.2%, going from EUR288.7 billion (US$383.0 billion) in 2014 to EUR295.0 billion (US$327.2 billion) in 2015. During the first three quarters of 2016, the country's gross fixed capital formation in construction grew by 5.0% as compared to the same period in 2015.
  • The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy announced plans to implement various wind energy projects, including the Merkur offshore wind farm and HTOD5 offshore wind farm projects. These projects involve a total investment of EUR3.3 billion (US$3.7 billion) and are expected to be completed between 2018 and 2020.
  • In a bid to transform the country into a digital economy, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, in March 2016, announced plans to invest over EUR10.0 billion (US$11.1 billion) to expand and upgrade broadband networks across the country by 2025.
  • According to Destatis, the country's average housing price index rose by 4.7%, going from 113.9 in 2014 to 119.3 in 2015. During the first half of 2016, the average housing price index grew by 5.0%, going from 117.9 in January-June 2015 to 123.9 in January-June 2016. During the same period, the average price index of new dwellings rose by 4.9%, while that of existing dwellings grew by 5.1%.
  • The country's flourishing travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute to a positive outlook for the leisure and hospitality buildings category over the forecast period. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the sector's direct contribution to GDP was 3.9% in 2015, while its total contribution to GDP was 8.9%. The sector is expected to attract EUR34.0 billion (US$38.4 billion) in capital investments by 2026.
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