Statistical Overview of Construction Industry [Infographic]

Construction industries are blooming in the fastest phase in recent years. To stay ahead in the competition, they utilize various technologies and try to keep up with the current industry trends.

Go through our detailed infographic if you are planning to expand your business in the construction sector. Feel free to share or download our infographic.

Statistical Overview of Construction Industry

Infographic Content: 

Top 5 Construction Markets By 2030:(Global Construction 2030)

  1. China – Expected to spend USD $2.1TN on the construction market.
  2. United States – It is said to add USD $30TN on construction work.
  3. India – India has planned to use USD $13TN on building and infrastructure work.
  4. Indonesia – It is expected to spend USD $304BN.
  5. United Kingdom – The UK will add USD $6TN on the construction market.

 At A Glance:(Statista)

  • In 2017, the construction spending to GDP ratio was at around 6.36 percent in the United States.
  • The total value of new U.S construction was roughly 1.23 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.
  • The construction expenditure is projected to exceed 1.42 trillion U.S. dollars in 2021.
  • In the United States, the construction industry hired 10.3 million employees in 2016.
  • The annual construction index in Great Britain saw a rise in 2017 with 109.8 index points.

 Employment Statistics:(Associated General Contractors of America (AGC))

  • 75% of firms are planning to add headcount in 2018.
  • 78% of firms are currently facing difficulties to find skilled labor.
  • 82% of firms expect labor search hardship to continue or get worse.

Top Trends Followed:

  • Drones: Almost 70% of construction firms, engineers, architects, and surveyors are planning to use drones soon.(ProDroneWorx)
  • Internet Of Things (IoT): Mining and construction industries can save up to $160 billion by integrating IoT systems. (McKinsey Global Institute study)
  • Modular Buildings: 461 Dean in New York is one of the world’s tallest modular building. Hotel giant Marriott plans to build 13% of their hotels using modular construction.
  • Stay Green: Up to 40% of solid waste comes from building industries in the US.

The construction industry has a tremendous influence on the economy of the United States as well as other companies across the globe. The competition in construction segment is hard, and risk involved is high. But one can achieve incredible rewards if appropriately managed.




Author: Robert Duke
Robert Duke is a Marketing Manager at Blue Mail Media. With over 10 years of experience across B2B Marketing, Lead Generation, and brand marketing, Duke has helped several SMBs and large-scale organizations to elevate their marketing strategies.
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