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Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | May 2016

Falling flat: Industry revenue has deflated from its 2012-13 high due to project completions

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated over the past five years, moving in line with the start-up and completion of large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry has been supported by increased investment into road and bridge construction by federal and state governments, through to a record peak in industry revenue in 2012-13. However, the decline in private sector investment in public toll roads over the past five years has adversely affected the industry.

Industry revenue is projected to average flat growth over the five years through 2015-16, contained by the sharp reduction in construction activity during 2013-14 and 2014-15 that stemmed from the completion of several major projects... purchase to read more

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The industry has a low level of concentration. Industry operators include the state and territory road authorities and several large-scale, multi-disciplined engineering construction firms. The four largest players, which include the NSW and Victorian road authorities, account for an estimated 29.9% of industry revenue in 2015-16. The industry's concentration level has remained fairly stable over the past five years despite the recent sale by CIMIC Group of John Holland Group to the leading Chinese engineering firm, China Communications Construction Company.

The majority of the industry's contracting enterprises (estimated at 91.5% in 2015-16) employ fewer than 20 people, including 44.0% with no paid employees (typically sole proprietors and partners)... purchase to read more


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What is the Road and Bridge Construction Industry?

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

Industry Products
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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