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Construction in South Korea - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2023

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Construction in South Korea - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2023
Published: July 2, 2019 Content info: 52 Pages
Description

South Korea's construction industry suffered a downturn in 2018, contracting by 4.2% in real terms that year, following an average annual growth of 5.9% during the preceding four years. Consequently, the industry's output value (measured at constant 2017 US dollar exchange rates) declined from US$222 billion in 2017 to US$212.8 billion in 2018. This decline can be attributed to a reduction in the government spending on infrastructure, a fall in the country's total exports and a decline in the total construction permits issued.

In other signs of weakness, the total investment in construction declined by 4% in 2018, according to the Bank of Korea, going from KRW230.8 trillion (US$204.1 billion) in 2017 to KRW240 trillion (US$213 billion) that year. The country's annual average construction production index at 2015 base prices also fell in 2018, contracting by 5.3%, according to KOSIS. It further declined by 8.3% in the first quarter of 2019 (the latest data available at the time of writing), compared to the same period of the previous year.

The country's construction industry is expected to contract further in real terms - by 5% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020 - before regaining growth momentum. This decline can be attributed to reduced infrastructure spending, an increase in minimum wages, tighter housing regulations and government policies. However, the industry is expected to be supported by the government's efforts to revitalize the economy, as well as subsequent improvements in investor and consumer confidence.

In January 2019, the government approved KRW24.1 trillion (US$21.5 billion) to develop 23 projects in the area of road, rail, manufacturing plant and hospitals in the country. The industry's output value in real terms is expected to rise at a CAGR of 1.08% over the forecast period. The industry is consequently expected to rise from a value of US$212.8 billion in 2018 to US$224.5 billion in 2023, measured at constant 2017 US dollar exchange rates.

Accounting for 42.2% of the industry's total value in 2018, residential construction was the largest market in the South Korean construction industry during the review period. The market is expected to remain the largest market over the forecast period, accounting for 41.5% of the industry's total value in 2023. Commercial construction accounted for 18.9% of the industry's total output in 2018, followed by industrial construction with 15.3%, infrastructure construction with 13.7%, institutional construction with 6.4% and energy and utilities construction with 3.6%.

The total construction project pipeline in South Korea including all mega projects with a value above US$25 million - stands at KRW454.2 trillion (US$412.7 billion). The pipeline, which includes all projects from pre-planning to execution, is well balanced, with 50.1% of the pipeline value being in projects in the pre-planning and planning stages as of July 2019.

The report "Construction in South Korea - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2023", provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the South Korean construction industry, including -

  • The South Korean construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity
  • Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, as well as an analysis of key risks and opportunities in the South Korean construction industry
  • Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, focusing on development stages and participants, in addition to listings of major projects in the pipeline

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in South Korea. It provides -

  • Historical (2014-2018) and forecast (2019-2023) valuations of the construction industry in South Korea, featuring details of key growth drivers.
  • Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by sub-sector
  • Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, including breakdowns by development stage across all sectors, and projected spending on projects in the existing pipeline.
  • Listings of major projects, in addition to details of leading contractors and consultants

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Table of Contents
Product Code: GDCN0491MR

Table of Contents

  • 1 Executive Summary
  • 2 Construction Outlook: At-a-glance
  • 3 Latest News and Indicators
  • 4 Key Drivers and Risks
  • 4.1. Economic Performance
  • 4.2. Political Environment
  • 4.3. Demographics
  • 4.4. Risk Profile
  • 5 Construction Outlook
  • 5.1. All Construction
    • 5.1.1. Outlook
    • 5.1.2. Project analytics
  • 5.2. Commercial Construction
    • 5.2.1. Outlook
    • 5.2.2. Project analytics
  • 5.3. Industrial Construction
    • 5.3.1. Outlook
    • 5.3.2. Project analytics
  • 5.4. Infrastructure Construction
    • 5.4.1. Outlook
    • 5.4.2. Project analytics
  • 5.5. Energy and Utilities Construction
    • 5.5.1. Outlook
    • 5.5.2. Project analytics
  • 5.6. Institutional Construction
    • 5.6.1. Outlook
    • 5.6.2. Project analytics
  • 5.7. Residential Construction
    • 5.7.1. Outlook
    • 5.7.2. Project analytics
  • 6 Key Industry Participants
  • 6.1. Contractors
  • 6.2. Consultants
  • 7 Appendix
  • 7.1. What is this Report About?
  • 7.2. Definitions
  • 8 About GlobalData
  • 8.1. GlobalData at a Glance
  • 8.2. GlobalData Construction
  • 8.3. Disclaimer
  • 8.4. Contact Us

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Construction Outlook
  • Table 2: South Korea, Key Economic Indicators
  • Table 3: South Korea, Construction Output Value (nominal, KRW Billion)
  • Table 4: South Korea, Construction Output Value (nominal, US$ Million)
  • Table 5: South Korea, Top Commercial Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 6: South Korea, Top Industrial Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 7: South Korea, Top Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 8: South Korea, Top Energy and Utilities Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 9: South Korea, Top Institutional Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 10: South Korea, Top Residential and Mixed-Use Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 11: South Korea, Key Contractors
  • Table 12: South Korea, Key Consultants
  • Table 13: GlobalData Construction Market Definitions
  • Table 14: Construction Risk Index Ratings and Scores

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Key Markets, Construction Output Growth Matrix and Risk Matrix
  • Figure 2: South Korea, Construction Projects Pipeline by Sector (KRW Trillion)
  • Figure 3: South Korea, Residential Construction Permits (Total Number)
  • Figure 4: Seoul, Housing Sales Price Index
  • Figure 5: South Korea, Risk Profile
  • Figure 6: South Korea, Risk Comparison
  • Figure 7: South Korea, Construction Output Value (Real, US$ billion, 2017 prices and exchange rate)
  • Figure 8: South Korea, Construction Output Value, Growth Matrix
  • Figure 9: South Korea, Construction Output Value, by Sector (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 10: South Korea, Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 11: South Korea, Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 12: South Korea, Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 13: South Korea, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 14: South Korea, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 15: South Korea, Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 16: South Korea, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 17: South Korea, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 18: South Korea, Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 19: South Korea, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 20: South Korea, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 21: South Korea, Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 22: South Korea, Energy and Utilities Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 23: South Korea, Energy and Utilities Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 24: South Korea, Institutional Construction Output by Project Type (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 25: South Korea, Institutional Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 26: South Korea, Institutional Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 27: South Korea, Residential Construction Output by Project Type (KRW Billion), 2014-2023
  • Figure 28: South Korea, Residential Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (KRW Billion)
  • Figure 29: South Korea, Residential Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (KRW Billion), 2018-2023
  • Figure 30: South Korea, Headquarters of Key Contractors (% of Total Project Pipeline)
  • Figure 31: South Korea, Headquarters of Foreign Contractors (% of Project Pipeline with Foreign Contractor)
  • Figure 32: South Korea, Headquarters of Key Consultants (% of Total Project Pipeline)
  • Figure 33: South Korea, Headquarters of Foreign Consultants (% of Project Pipeline with Foreign Consultants)
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