What lies ahead for the construction industry?

Building & Construction Activity

Data, forecasts and analysis covering the amount of work in all segments, from residential and non-residential building, to infrastructure, utilities and resources – including detailed project lists.

Construction Costs

Forecasts of future changes in the cost of building & construction work, by detailed input type (labour, materials, equipment and services) – for use in project planning and cost escalation.

Product Demand Forecasting

Estimates and forecasts of demand for construction materials and other products – derived from rigorously compiled models and research into the requirements of major projects

Latest Report Summaries

Australian Construction Outlook – Transport Infrastructure

This report provides a detailed picture of the current upturn in infrastructure construction, including the timing of major projects, key drivers, and the expected timing of the peak and next downturn.

Australian Regional Construction Outlook

This report highlights the growth prospects for the capital cities and regional areas, the former benefiting from urban infrastructure projects and strong commercial building, whilst facing downturns in the residential sector.

Australian Construction Materials Forecasts

Our latest forecasts assess the implications for construction materials demand of the current downturn in residential building, and the looming downturns in non-residential building and renewables investment.

Australian Construction Outlook – Residential Building

Our new report provides an assessment of the likely severity and duration of the current downturn in Australia’s residential building markets.

Australian Construction Outlook – Overview

This new report examines the total construction activity in Australia against a backdrop of continued declines in residential building and imminent downturns expected in non-residential building and renewable energy construction.

Australian Construction Outlook – Resources

Our new report examines the likely duration, speed and composition of the upturn currently getting underway in Australia’s resources construction sector.

Australian Construction Outlook – Non-Residential Building

This report examines the strong upswing currently underway in the non-residential building sector, describes its causes and forecasts the timing of the coming downturn, by sector and state.

Australian Construction Projects Database

This latest list of projects included in our forecasts corresponds with the fully revised set of forecasts published in November 2019.

Electricity, Gas and Water: Cost & Activity Forecasts

The outlook for cost increases in the electricity, gas and water sector is subdued, with most areas of utilities construction, other than renewable energy, staying reasonably flat.