Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | Oct 2014

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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 Road and Bridge Construction industry has performed strongly since the mid-2000s, driven principally by federal and state government funding into roads and private sector investment into public toll roads. Despite slowing over the past five years, the industry is operating at near record levels of activity. This has paved the way for extensive multiplier effects throughout the local and general economies and improved efficiency and safety for road users.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 5.5% over the five years through 2014-15 to total $15.9 billion. This includes an upswing by 7.4% on the previous year driven by construction activity on new housing subdivisions and ongoing major roadworks... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is currently in a growth phase of its life cycle with new opportunities emerging through the increased private sector involvement in funding transport infrastructure and increased international contracting.

The industry is currently in a solid growth phase coinciding with strong demand conditions in the other infrastructure markets and greater private equity involvement in public construction projects. This has helped the industry improve profit margins and is projected to support growth in industry value added (which measures an industry's contribution to the economy) at an annualised 5.2% over the 10 years through 2019-20. Exceeding the projected pace of Australia's GDP growth over the same period (2.7% annualised)... 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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