The Future of Construction in Croatia to 2015: EU Integration and Infrastructure Investment to Stimulate Construction Activity29 Sep 2011 • by Natalie Aster
Croatia was one of the few emerging countries in Europe that failed to cope with the global crisis in 2009 and 2010. Despite conservative monetary policies and a well-capitalized banking and financial structure, the Croatian economy slumped in 2010 and the construction industry declined. Declining budget revenues and uncertainty about the pace of the economic recovery led to the government revising its budget three times. The construction industry depends largely on public-sector investments, with most projects coming from the government.
Croatia’s economy, as well as its construction sector, are expected to recover in 2011, albeit marginally. The economic recovery is, however, subject to uncertainty as the country has a high external debt that is coming to maturity in the short term. World Bank estimates put Croatia’s external debt at 87% of its GDP, as of mid-2009. This upcoming debt maturity and tight domestic and external financing conditions leave the Croatian economy with the difficult task of recording a notable recovery in 2011.
Within the Croatian construction industry, infrastructure construction was the largest market in 2010, with a share of 48.6%. In terms of growth, residential construction was the fastest-growing market over the review period, with a CAGR of 4.56%. This was followed by industrial construction, with a CAGR of 3.26%.
Figure 1: Croatian Overall Construction Industry Dynamics by Market (%), 2006–2015
Note: Bubble size represents 2010 market value (HRK million)
Source: ICD Research analysis © ICD Research
The report “The Future of Construction in Croatia to 2015: EU Integration and Infrastructure Investment to Stimulate Construction Activity” by iCD Research provides detailed analysis of historic and forecast construction industry values at market and category level, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. It offers a top-level overview and detailed market, category and company-specific insights into the operating environment for construction contractors.
Published: September, 2011
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The report is an essential tool for companies active across the Croatian construction value chain and for new competitors considering entering the industry. The report allows to:
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- Detailed market size, growth, segmentation and forecast data across five key industry categories provides all the essential information needed to assess market dynamics and identify new growth opportunities.
- Detailed profiles of major companies within the Croatian construction market enable the reader to benchmark financial performance and assess business strategy against competitors.
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