Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | Feb 2015

In the fast lane: Large-scale public-private partnership road projects are driving growth

IBISWorld’s Road and Bridge Construction market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated widely since the mid-2000s reflecting the impact of the start-up and completion of large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry has been supported by solid growth in investment by the federal and state governments but adversely influenced by the decline in private sector investment into public toll roads. Despite slowing over the past five years, the industry is operating at near record levels of activity.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $13.4 billion. This includes a forecast upswing of 6.8% in 2014-15, driven by construction activity on new housing subdivisions and ongoing work on major road developments... purchase to read more

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The industry has substantial capital inputs compared with most construction industries. Road and bridge contractors require large amounts of relatively low-skilled labour, but also rely heavily on large-scale capital equipment. The industry has a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital equipment, the industry allocates $2.44 to wage costs.

In addition to direct wage costs, which currently absorb approximately 14.4% of industry revenue, the industry heavily relies on subcontracted services, including specialist trade services and general labourers. Combined, subcontractor payments and professional and technical services absorb about 27.1% of industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Road and Bridge Construction Industry?

Companies in this industry construct roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. They also carry out repairs and maintenance. The quarrying of earth, soil or filling and other construction materials is carried out in conjunction with road or bridge construction.

Industry Products
New road and tunnel constructionBridge and overpass constructionMaintenance and repairs to infrastructureAlterations and additions to existing structuresOther non-road construction
Industry Activities
Road construction or sealingAsphalt and concrete pavement surfacing and repairBridge construction Repair or maintenance of roads, bridges and tunnelsRoad sub-base or fill quarrying (in conjunction with road construction)Kerbing, guttering and road tunnel constructionAssociated road construction services (e.g. drainage and lighting installation)Airport runway constructionParking lot construction (except buildings)Pedestrian overpasses and cycle path construction

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