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Construction in Japan - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022

Construction in Japan - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022

Summary

Japan’s construction industry regained growth momentum in 2017, with output expanding by 2.6% in real terms - up from 1.2% in 2016. This growth was supported by the government spending in restoration of damaged civil engineering facilities and flourishing tourism sector. In the 2017 supplementary budget, the government increased its spending on the restoration of damaged civil engineering facilities from JPY109.3 billion (US$1.0 billion) in 2016 to JPY290.7 billion (US$2.6 billion) in 2017.

The industry is anticipated to post a marginal growth in 2018, as a result of a decrease in building permits and generally weaker demand. Moreover, the shrinking workforce population and labor shortage is expected to hamper the industry’s output growth.

Over the forecast period (2018-2022), the industry’s output value is expected to be supported by the government’s efforts to promote economic growth through investment in tourism, manufacturing, energy and healthcare infrastructure projects. The government’s investment in developing expressways will also support the construction industry’s output over the forecast period. Additionally, the construction works related to the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games are expected to drive the growth of the industry.

The industry’s output growth in real terms is expected to remain fairly stable, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.31% over the forecast period, compared to a CAGR of 1.29% during the review period.

GlobalData’s Construction in Japan - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022, report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Japanese construction industry, including -

  • The Japanese construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity
  • Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, as well as an analysis of key risks and opportunities in the Japanese construction industry
  • Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, focusing on development stages and participants, in addition to listings of major projects in the pipeline.
Key Highlights
  • GlobalData expects the infrastructure construction market output to record a forecast-period CAGR of 3.92% in nominal terms, supported by the government’s effort to develop the country’s road and airport infrastructure. In January 2018, the government announced a plan to invest JPY1.5 trillion (US$13.9 billion) on the development of the Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway and the Tokai Expressway.
  • The government efforts to promote the country’s tourism sector will support construction activity in the commercial construction market over the forecast period. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the government aims to attract 40.0 million visitors by 2020 and 60.0 million by 2030. Accordingly, in the 2018 budget, the government increased its allocation towards the tourism sector by 15.0%, going from JPY25.6 billion (US$228.2 million) in 2017 to JPY29.4 billion (US$262.1 million) in 2018.
  • The government’s focus on the development of the country’s infrastructure ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games is expected to support growth in the Japanese construction industry over the forecast period. The total cost of construction related to the games is expected to be JPY182.2 billion (US$1.7 billion).
  • To reduce carbon emissions, the government is developing renewable energy infrastructure. Under the fifth basic energy plan, the government aims to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s total energy mix from 15.6% in 2017 to 22-24.0% in 2030. Consequently, public and private sector investments in energy infrastructure development to meet the government’s targets will drive the energy and utilities construction market’s growth over the forecast period.
  • The total construction project pipeline in Japan - as tracked by GlobalData and including all mega projects with a value above US$25 million - stands at JPY28.0 trillion (US$249.9 billion). The pipeline, which includes all projects from pre-planning to execution, is skewed towards late-stage development projects, with 62.0% of the pipeline value being in projects in the pre-execution and execution stages as of 2018.
Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Japan and also provides -
  • Historical (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2022) valuations of the construction industry in Japan, featuring details of key growth drivers.
  • Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by sub-sector
  • Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, including breakdowns by development stage across all sectors, and projected spending on projects in the existing pipeline.
  • Listings of major projects, in addition to details of leading contractors and consultants.
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  • Identify and evaluate market opportunities using GlobalData's standardized valuation and forecasting methodologies.
  • Assess market growth potential at a micro-level with over 600 time-series data forecasts.
  • Understand the latest industry and market trends.
  • Formulate and validate strategy using GlobalData's critical and actionable insight.
  • Assess business risks, including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures.
  • Evaluate competitive risk and success factors.


  • Executive Summary
  • Construction Outlook: At-a-glance
    • Table Construction Outlook
    • Table Figure 1: Key Markets, Construction Output Growth Matrix and Risk Matrix
    • Table Figure 2: Japan, Construction Projects Pipeline by Sector (JPY Trillion)
  • Latest News and Indicators
    • Table Figure 3: Japan, Real Estate Price Index (2010 = 100)
  • Key Drivers and Risks
    • Economic Performance
      • Table Japan, Key Economic Indicators
    • Political Environment
    • Demographics
    • Risk Profile
      • Table Figure 4: Japan, Risk Profile, Q3 2018
      • Table Figure 5: Japan, Risk Comparison, Q3 2018
  • Construction Outlook
    • All Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 6: Japan, Construction Output Value (Real, US$ billion, 2017 prices and exchange rate)
        • Table Figure 7: Japan, Construction Output Value, Growth Matrix
        • Table Figure 8: Japan, Construction Output Value, by Sector (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 9: Japan, Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion), 2017–2022
        • Table Figure 10: Japan, Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Construction Output Value (nominal, JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Construction Output Value (nominal, US$ Million)
    • Commercial Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 11: Japan, Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 12: Japan, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Figure 13: Japan, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Top Commercial Construction Projects by Value
    • Industrial Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 14: Japan, Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 15: Japan, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Figure 16: Japan, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Top Industrial Construction Projects by Value
    • Infrastructure Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 17: Japan, Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 18: Japan, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Figure 19: Japan, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Top Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
    • Energy and Utilities Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 20: Japan, Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 21: Japan, Energy and Utilities Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Figure 22: Japan, Energy and Utilities Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Top Energy and Utilities Construction Projects by Value
    • Institutional Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 23: Japan, Institutional Construction Output by Project Type (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 24: Japan, Institutional Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Figure 25: Japan, Institutional Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Top Institutional Construction Projects by Value
    • Residential Construction
      • Outlook
        • Table Figure 26: Japan, Residential Construction Output by Project Type (JPY Billion), 2013–2022
      • Project analytics
        • Table Figure 27: Japan, Residential Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Figure 28: Japan, Residential Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (JPY Billion)
        • Table Japan, Top Residential and Mixed-Use Construction Projects by Value
  • Key Industry Participants
    • Contractors
      • Table Japan, Key Contractors
      • Table Figure 29: Japan, Headquarters of Key Contractors (% of Total Project Pipeline)
      • Table Figure 30: Japan, Headquarters of Foreign Contractors (% of Project Pipeline with Foreign Contractor)
    • Consultants
      • Table Japan, Key Consultants
      • Table Figure 31: Japan, Headquarters of Key Consultants (% of Total Project Pipeline)
      • Table Figure 32: Japan, Headquarters of Foreign Consultants (% of Project Pipeline with Foreign Consultants)
  • Appendix
    • What is this Report About?
    • Definitions
      • Table GlobalData Construction Market Definitions
      • Table Construction Risk Index Ratings and Scores
  • About GlobalData
    • GlobalData at a Glance
      • Table Figure 33: GlobalData at a Glance
    • GlobalData Construction
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