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Global Infrastructure Outlook

Global Infrastructure Outlook

Synopsis

This report provides an in-depth assessment of state of infrastructure spending – both current and future, the drivers and barriers to infrastructure growth, and the major projects in the construction pipeline.

The report covers all key infrastructure sectors: roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, communication, and airports and ports.

Summary

The global infrastructure market totaled US$3.1 trillion in 2016, and is expected to grow by 6.0% on an annual basis until 2020.

In 2016, developing economies accounted for 62% of total infrastructure spending, and are forecast to represent 66% by 2020.

Infrastructure spending is closely aligned with GDP growth; annual average global growth is projected to stand at 3.0% in 2016−2020. This comes following a quieter 2011−2015, when global economic growth averaged 2.2%.

Scope

An in-depth assessment of the current state of infrastructure spending globally, including market share and projected growth out to 2020 by country, region and sector (roads, railways, electricity and power, water and sewerage, telecommunications, airports and ports).

Analysis on the drivers and barriers to infrastructure growth including current quality of infrastructure base, gaps in infrastructure needs, level of public finances, demographics, use of public-private partnership mechanisms for infrastructure funding, investment in regions and projected cancellations for infrastructure projects.

For each infrastructure sector, an analysis of the project pipeline, looking at projects by stage of completion and funding mechanism and a more detailed look at the prospects for major infrastructure projects in each sector.

Additional insight for countries identified as markets to watch, identified as such due to factors such as their size compared with the overall global infrastructure market or high project growth in infrastructure spending or for the general economy.

Reasons To Buy

  • Assess the current state of global infrastructure, and the main drivers of investment, including the key institutions and financing methods.
  • Investigate forecasts and gain an understanding of key trends in each of the main infrastructure sectors.
  • Analyze the main project participants operating in each sector, to better understand the competitive environment.
  • Identify top projects by sector, development stage and start date, to inform expansion strategy.
Key Highlights

Spending on infrastructure reached US$3.1 trillion in 2016. It is expected to grow to US$4.2 trillion in 2020. China accounts for 29% of the world’s infrastructure expenditure, and is set to grow at 10.5% annually to 2020.

In terms of investment opportunities, Timetric’s IIC is currently tracking over 12,700 public and private large-scale infrastructure projects worldwide, from initial announcement to the execution phase.

Collectively, these projects are worth US$14.2 trillion. Power and electricity projects dominate at a cost of US$5.4 trillion, while railways, valued at US$5.2 trillion, account for the second-largest sector.

Road projects recorded the third-largest cost share of US$1.9 trillion, followed by airports and ports (US$1.2 trillion) and water and sewerage (US$421.5 billion).

Almost half of all projects require private investment, either directly or through PPPs.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Global Infrastructure at-a-Glance
  • Overall Infrastructure Market Size and Growth
    • The Global Infrastructure Market
    • Market Size by Infrastructure Sector
    • Market Size Relative to GDP
      • Colombia Provides Hope for Latin America
    • Growth in Infrastructure
      • Table Infrastructure Growth by Sector (Annual Average Growth, %), 2016-2020
      • Growth by Region: Latin America
      • Growth by Region: The US and Canada
      • Growth by Region: The Middle East and Africa
      • Growth by Region: Eastern Europe
      • Growth by Region: Western Europe
      • Growth by Region: Emerging Asia
      • Growth by Region: Developed Asia and Oceania
  • Drivers and Barriers to Growth
    • The Timetric Infrastructure Risk Index
      • Table Global Infrastructure Risk Index, Q4 2016
      • The Philippines - A Case of Conflicting Environments
    • Quality of Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure Gaps
      • Africa's infrastructure gaps and opportunities
    • Public Finances
    • Demographics
    • Public-Private Partnerships
      • Table PPP Perspectives, Top 10 Countries, 2017
    • Regional Investment in Asia and Beyond
      • Major OBOR infrastructure Projects
    • Cancellations and Delays
      • Development of an Adjusted Project Pipeline
    • Infrastructure Indicators Matrix
      • Table Infrastructure Indicators Matrix, Large Spending (% of GDP of US$) and Highest Projected Growth (%) Countries
  • Global Opportunities in the Project Pipeline
    • Table All Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Major Markets, 2017
    • Table Top 10 Infrastructure Construction Projects
    • Road Infrastructure Projects Pipeline: Overview
      • Table Road Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Major Markets, 2017
      • Table Top 10 Roads Construction Projects
    • Rail Infrastructure Projects Pipeline: Overview
      • Table Rail Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Major Markets, 2017
      • Table Top 10 Rail Construction Projects
    • Electricity and Power Infrastructure Projects Pipeline: Overview
      • Table Electricity and Power Projects Pipeline, by Major Markets, 2017
      • Table Top 10 Electricity and Power Construction Projects, 2017
    • Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Projects Pipeline: Overview
      • Table Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Major Markets, 2017
      • Table Top 10 Water and Sewerage Construction Projects
    • Airport and Port Infrastructure Projects Pipeline: Overview
      • Table Airport and Port Infrastructure Projects Pipeline, by Major Markets, 2017
      • Table Top 10 Airport Construction Projects, 2017
      • Table Top 10 Port Construction Projects, 2017
  • Markets to Watch
    • Largest Players - China
      • Table China Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Largest Players - India
      • Table India Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Largest Players - The US
      • Table The US Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Largest Players - The UK
      • Table The UK Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Largest Players - Russia
      • Table Russia Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Fastest Growers - The Philippines
      • Table The Philippines Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Fastest Growers - Indonesia
      • Table Indonesia Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Fastest Growers - Qatar
      • Table Qatar Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Fastest Growers - The Slovak Republic
      • Table The Slovak Republic Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Fastest Growers - Malaysia
      • Table Malaysia Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Key Emerging - Colombia
      • Table Colombia Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Key Emerging - Nigeria
      • Table Nigeria Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Key Emerging - Myanmar
      • Table Myanmar Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Key Emerging - Ethiopia
      • Table Ethiopia Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
    • Key Emerging - Peru
      • Table Peru Infrastructure Indicators, 2017
  • Appendix
    • About Timetric
    • Disclaimer
    • Infrastructure Indicators Data Tool
    • Infrastructure Risk Index: Risk Dimensions - Descriptions and Sources
      • Table Risk Dimensions - Descriptions and Sources

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