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Construction in Switzerland – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021

Construction in Switzerland – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021

Synopsis

In real terms, the Swiss construction industry recovered in 2016, after registering a relatively low performance in 2015 due to slow economic growth. This slowdown in construction activity in 2015 was particularly due to the overvaluation of the country’s currency against the euro by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), which had an adverse impact on export trade activity. Additionally, rising unemployment rates and poor private consumption held back economic growth. Consequently, in 2015 the industry posted growth of 0.1% in real terms, following an average annual growth of 2.0% during the preceding three years. The industry rebounded in 2016, supported by a gradual improvement in economic conditions coupled with government investments in the development of the country’s overall infrastructure.

The industry is expected to gain some momentum and expand over the forecast period (2017–2021), supported by a revival in both investor and consumer confidence on the back of an improving economy; this is expected to accelerate the flow of investment in construction projects. Though the persistence of currency overvaluation is expected to weigh on the industry’s performance, a slight deceleration in the Swiss franc by the SNB is expected to offer a relatively positive outlook for the industry over the forecast period.

The industry’s output value in real terms increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.52% during the review period (2012–2016), and is expected to post a CAGR of 2.02% over the forecast period.

Summary

Timetric’s Construction in Switzerland – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021 report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Swiss construction industry, including:

  • The Swiss construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity
  • Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, and the risks and opportunities they present to participants in the Swiss construction industry
  • Profiles of the leading operators in the Swiss construction industry
Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Switzerland. It provides:
  • Historical (2012–2016) and forecast (2017–2021) valuations of the construction industry in Switzerland using construction output and value-add methods
  • Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by sub-sector
  • 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)
  • Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Switzerland
Reasons To Buy
  • Identify and evaluate market opportunities using Timetric'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 strategies using Timetric's critical and actionable insight.
  • Assess business risks, including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures.
  • Evaluate competitive risk and success factors.
Key Highlights
  • Timetric expects the residential construction market to remain the largest segment, accounting for 32.3% of the industry’s total value in 2021. The growing influx of migrants into the country is expected to drive demand for new housing units over the forecast period.
  • Timetric expects infrastructure construction to be the industry’s fastest-growing market over the forecast period, with a CAGR of 3.34% in nominal terms. The market is expected to be supported by government investments in transport infrastructure. In August 2016, the government announced plans to invest CHF13.2 billion (US$13.3 billion) during 2017–2020 to upgrade and maintain the national rail network infrastructure.
  • Under the Energy Strategy 2050, the government is planning to increase the country’s energy production capacity from renewable sources. Accordingly, to take advantage of the vast potential of renewables in the municipality of Poschiavo, in November 2016 the federal government of Graubunden announced plans to develop a hydroelectric storage plant with a total installed capacity of 1,000MW.
  • The Swiss city of Lausanne is preparing to host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020. Accordingly, in May 2017, construction of a new Olympic village called ‘Vortex’ began. With an estimated investment of CHF156.0 million (US$158.5 million), the site includes the construction of a ring-shaped building and a 2.8km spiral-shaped ramp.
  • In order to transform the tourism sector into one of the major drivers of economic growth, the government is focusing on developing the country’s leisure and hospitality infrastructure. Accordingly, the government offers support to the hotel industry through the Swiss Society for Hotel Credit (SGH) which provides financial assistance for the construction and expansion of hotels.


  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Outlook
    • Commercial Construction
    • Industrial Construction
    • Infrastructure Construction
    • Energy and Utilities Construction
    • Institutional Construction
    • Residential Construction
  • Key Issues and Developments
  • Market Data Analysis
    • Construction Output and Value Add
      • Construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
    • Commercial Construction
      • Commercial construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Commercial construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Commercial construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Commercial construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Commercial Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
    • Industrial Construction
      • Industrial construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Industrial construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Industrial construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Industrial construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Industrial Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
    • Infrastructure Construction
      • Infrastructure construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Infrastructure construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Infrastructure construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Infrastructure construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Infrastructure Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
    • Energy and Utilities Construction
      • Energy and utilities construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Energy and utilities construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Energy and utilities construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Energy and utilities construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Energy and Utilities Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
    • Institutional Construction
      • Institutional construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Institutional construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Institutional construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Institutional construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Institutional Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
    • Residential Construction
      • Residential construction output by project type
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Output by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Residential construction output by cost type
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Output by Cost Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Residential construction output by activity type
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Output by Activity Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
      • Residential construction value add by project type
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2012–2016
        • Table Swiss Residential Construction Value Add by Project Type (CHF Million), 2016–2021
  • Company Profile: Implenia AG
    • Implenia AG – Company Overview
      • Table Implenia AG, Key Facts
    • Implenia AG – Business Description
    • Implenia AG – Main Services
      • Table Implenia AG, Main Services
    • Implenia AG – History
      • Table Implenia AG, History
    • Implenia AG – Company Information
      • Implenia AG – key competitors
      • Implenia AG – key employees
        • Table Implenia AG, Key Employees
  • Company Profile: Orascom Development Holding AG
    • Orascom Development Holding AG – Company Overview
      • Table Orascom Development Holding AG, Key Facts
    • Orascom Development Holding AG – Business Description
    • Orascom Development Holding AG – Main Services
      • Table Orascom Development Holding AG, Main Services
    • Orascom Development Holding AG – History
      • Table Orascom Development Holding AG, History
    • Orascom Development Holding AG – Company Information
      • Orascom Development Holding AG – key competitors
      • Orascom Development Holding AG – key employees
        • Table Orascom Development Holding AG, Key Employees
  • Company Profile: VSL International Ltd
    • VSL International Ltd – Company Overview
      • Table VSL International Ltd, Key Facts
    • VSL International Ltd – Main Services
      • Table VSL International Ltd, Main Services
    • VSL International Ltd – History
      • Table VSL International Ltd, History
    • VSL International Ltd – Company Information
      • VSL International Ltd – key competitors
      • VSL International Ltd – key employees
        • Table VSL International Ltd, Key Employees
  • Company Profile: Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG
    • Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG – Company Overview
      • Table Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG, Key Facts
    • Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG – Main Services
      • Table Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG, Main Services
    • Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG – Company Information
      • Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG – key competitors
      • Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG – key employees
        • Table Circle of Innovation Immobilien AG, Key Employees
  • Company Profile: Enotrac AG
    • Enotrac AG – Company Overview
      • Table Enotrac AG, Key Facts
    • Enotrac AG – Main Services
      • Table Enotrac AG, Main Services
    • Enotrac AG – History
      • Table Enotrac AG, History
    • Enotrac AG – Company Information
      • Enotrac AG – key competitors
      • Enotrac AG – key employees
        • Table Enotrac AG, Key Employees
  • Appendix
    • What is this Report About?
    • Definitions
      • Table Timetric Construction Market Definitions
    • Methodology
    • Contact Timetric
    • About Timetric
    • Timetric's Services
    • Disclaimer

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