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Construction statistics

This page aims to provide links to sites providing statistics relating to the construction industry. It is hoped that this page will provide links to information at the global level and for individual countries. It is very much in its early stages and I would welcome suggestions as to how this page might be developed and any links that might be included. For individual countries look on the A-Z.

These links were checked on 12 June 2014.

Africa

AECOM AECOM Capital was founded in 2013 as the investment platform of AECOM Technology Corporation and designed to invest in public infrastructure and private real estate opportunities as a joint venture partner that leverages the AECOM Technical and Management Support Services Platform. Afristat In French

Algeria

National Office of Statistics French only, English version under construction.

Benin

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis In French only.

Botswana

Central Statistics Office Quarterly GDP Statistics have information on construction.

Burkina Faso

National Institute of Statistics and Demography In French only.

Cameroon

National Institute of Statistics

Cape Verde

Institute of National Statistics In Spanish

Central African Republic

Division of Statistics and Economic and Social Studies In French.

Chad

National Institute of Statistics and Economic and Demographic Studies Link not working!

Congo

National  Center  of Statistics and Economic Studies In French.

Djbouti

Ministry of the Economy, Finances and Privatization Planning In French.

Egypt

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics

Equitorial Guinea

General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses In Spanish and French.

Ethiopia

Central Statistics Agency of Ethiopia

Gabon

Directorate General of Statistics In French

Gambia

Central Statistics Department

Ghana

Ghana Statistical Service Construction information in Quarterly GDP Newsletter.

Guinea

National Statistics Institute In French.

Guinea-Bissau

National Institute of Statistics and Censuses Includes data on national accounts. In Portuguese.

Ivory Coast

National Institute of Statistics In French

Kenya

National Bureau of Statistics Construction related statistics can be found in Leading economic indicators (monthly); quarterly GDP reports; and the annual Economic Survey (available for purchase).

Lesotho

Bureau of Statistics Construction information in Statistical Yearbook.

Liberia

Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services

Madagascar

National Institute of Statistics In French

Malawi

National Statistical Office The Monthly Statistical Bulletin provides some construction statistics.

Mali

National Statistical Office In French

Mauritania

Office for National Statistics In French

Morocco

Department of Statistics In French

Mozambique

Institute of National Statistics

Namibia

Statistics Agency

Niger

National Institute of Statistics In French

Nigeria

National Bureau of Statistics Some construction statistics in quarterly GDP reports.

Rwanda

National Institute of Statistics Construction statistics in GDP National Accounts.

Senegal

National Agency of Statistics and Demography French only. Some construction statistics in the Index of Industrial Production

Seychelles

National Statistics Bureau Construction statistics in the National Accounts.

Sierra Leone

Official Statistics Online See Annual Economic Survey for statistics on construction

South Africa

Annual Financial Statistics The annual financial statistics survey (AFS), previously published as the economic activity survey (EAS), contains estimates of financial data for a number of industries including construction. Quarterly Financial Statistics Provides statistics on turnover by industry.  Also selected income and expenditure items in construction. Selected building statistics of the private sector as reported by local government institutions This statistical release contains information derived from the building statistics survey covering a sample of local government institutions involved in the approval of building plans and in the final inspection of buildings completed for the private sector.  (Annual) Capital expenditure by the public sector Capital expenditure by the public sector indicates the distribution of capital expenditure by type of institution for new construction works, machinery, equipment and furniture, land and existing buildings and other fixed assets which include intangible, heritage and cultivated assets. (Annual) The Construction Industry Survey 2011 This statistical release contains financial results from the Large Sample Survey of the construction industry. (Published every 3 to 5 years) Billcost Billcost is a complete electronic estimating, scheduling and management system for the construction industry. It remains to this day the only construction estimating software to incorporate a full database of Material and Labour rates, all combined into powerful formulae to make estimating a breeze.  With the full set of management tools, Billcost takes the user from the initial estimating stage to project management with functions such as Cost Control, Material Orders, Profit Calculations, the issuing of Certificates, Project Scheduling, etc. It is possible to work from Plans or Bills of Quantities. This is available only on subscription. Merkel’s Builders’ Pricing and Management Manual Merkel’s is the standard reference publication for the construction industry when it comes to pricing a bill of quantities.  Merkel’s is designed to guide the estimator through the complex processes needed to determine the final rate of a construction or building project. This is only available on subscription. Statistics South Africa Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) conducts a monthly survey of metropolitan municipalities and large local municipalities on building plans passed and buildings completed for the private sector. The monthly survey collects building statistics, financed by the private sector, from metropolitan municipalities and large local municipalities and accounts for approximately 90% of the total value of buildings completed. An annual survey of the remaining municipalities is conducted regarding buildings completed. Results of the monthly survey are published together with combined data of the monthly and annual surveys.

South Sudan

National Bureau of Statistics

Sudan

Central Bureau of Statistics

Swaziland

Central Statistics Office

Tanzania

National Bureau of Statistics Construction information found in “National accounts” and the GDP Quarterly.

Togo

Direction Generale de la Statistique French only

Tunisia

National Institute of Statistics

Uganda

Uganda Bureau of Statistics Construction sector quarterly indices available.

Zimbabwe

Central Statistical Office Construction information in Quarterly Digest of Statistics

Asia

Langdon and Seah Information available includes details of the Spon’s Asia Pacific Construction Costs Handbook which includes the construction cost data for 20 countries. This new edition has been extended to also include Pakistan, Cambodia, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America to facilitate a more global comparison of construction costs. Details are available for local construction cost handbooks, copies of the quarterly Construction Cost Reviews and the quarterly construction newsletters.

Afghanistan

Central Statistics Organization

Armenia

National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia Construction statistics are available. Most of this information is in Armenian or Russian.

Bangladesh

Bureau of Statistics Some construction statistics in Statistical Yearbook.

Bhutan

National Statistics Bureau

Brunei

Department of Economic Planning and Development

Cambodia

National Institute of Statistics

China

National Bureau of Statistics  Includes the annual China Statistical Yearbook which has a section on construction. Rider Levett Bucknall: Hong Kong and China Quarterly construction costs report Annual Digest of Statistics.

Georgia

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Information on economic indicators and the construction sector.

Hong Kong

Government of Hong Kong, Architectural Services Department Building Works Tender Price Index (quarterly) Building Services Tender Price Index (quarterly) Hong Kong Government, Census and Statistics Department Links to official statistics on Land, Building, Construction and Real Estate. Rider Levett Bucknall: Hong Kong and China Quarterly construction costs report Annual Digest of Statistics

India

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Indonesia

Department of Statistics Links to construction statistics.

Japan

Japanese Statistics Bureau Construction statistics are available in the Japan Monthly Statistics and the Statistical Yearbook.

Kazakhstan

Agency of Statistics Link to statistics on construction and investments.

Kyrgyzstan

National Statistical Committee No English translation

Laos

Laos Statistics Bureau This link does not appear to be working

Macau

Statistics and Census Service Links to construction and real estate transactions.

Malaysia

Malaysia Department of Statistics Details of the Construction Survey (quarterly and annual) and Census of construction industries (every five years).

Maldives

Department of National Planning

Mauritius

Central Statistics Office The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is the official organisation responsible for collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of the official statistical data relating to the economic and social activities of the country. This section presents figures on the Construction Price Index, gross domestic fixed capital formation  and value added (construction and ownership of dwellings).

Mongolia

National Statistical Office Includes basic GDP figures for consruction.

Myanmar

No current links.

Nepal

Central Bureau of Statistics Quarterly Index of Construction Materials.

Pakistan

Federal Bureau of Statistics

Singapore

Department of Statistics Includes statistics for building, construction and housing Rider Levett Bucknall: Singapore Construction Market Quarterly Update

South Korea

Korean Statistical Information Service Statistics Korea Includes a link to the annual Construction Works Survey. The monthly press release,Industrial Activities, includes tables on value of construction completed and value of construction orders received. This link not currently working.

Sri Lanka

Department of Census and Statistics Includes Annual Survey of Construction Industries. Also links to the 2009 Construction Industry Survey. The national Statistical Office(NSO) had conducted the first Survey of Construction Industry in 1999,as the due to requirement from National Economic and Social Development Board(NESDB) and no any agencies have collected such a kind of the data. These data could be used in calculating Nation Account and input-output Tables. Since the basic construction information were used for implementing the construction industry policies and developing planning, the NSO conduct this survey every 5 years.  Figures are also broken down for regions of the country.

Taiwan

Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics National Statistics

Tajikistan

Statistical Agency

Thailand

National Statistical Office Includes summaries of quarterly reports on the construction industry.

Uzbekistan

The Sate Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics Basic construction statistics

Vietnam

General Statistics Office Construction statistics on gross output of production.

Australia and Oceania

Davis Langdon Links are provides to the Blue Book, Davis Langdon’s handbook for the construction and property industry, produced annually since 1998, which contains valuable information about current and future trends. Links are also provided to leading indicators; sentiment reports and surveys; and technical research reports.

Australia

Australian Bureau of Statistics Provides links to construction releases, using construction statistics, and other related sources of information. Australian Construction Industry Forum Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the peak body for the construction industry in Australia, the meeting place of the leaders of the construction industry. A key initiative is ACIF Forecasts, short- and long-term forecasts of demand for residential and non-residential building, and for engineering construction. Australian Constructors Association Provides links to the bi-annual Construction Outlook Report. Construction Forecasting Council The CFC provides a tool kit of analysis and information through the CFC website and delivers the following outputs: 1. Credible short and long-term forecasts of the construction and property sectors in terms of: Residential building construction activity; Non-residential building construction activity; Engineering construction activity; and Construction employment. 2. Profiles of national construction activity for major projects across Australia above $50 million for non-residential construction and above $100 million for engineering construction. 3. Analysis of the factors driving supply and demand, the economic scenarios that underpin the forecasts and sensitivity analysis of the forecasts based on these variables. A set of leading indicators will be provided that will help track movements in economic conditions. Cordell Economic reports Publications include: Market Movements Report Complied on a monthly basis using a variety of sources to provide you with the latest news on developments in the building and construction industries. Construction Industry Update and Outlook Report This bi-yearly report focuses on the latest project movements as recorded by Cordell Information and makes predictions for future growth and development. Housing Industry Association HIA is a leader in the forecasting of Australia ’s Building and Construction Industry. The forecasting methodology is a robust mix of macroeconomic fundamentals that drive supply and demand as well as real world on-the-ground intelligence from our wide network of state and regional offices. Rawlinsons Publications Rawlinsons has become the leading publisher of construction cost data in Australia, producing annual editions of Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook and Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide for large commercial and domestic/small commercial projects respectively. Rawlinsons provides essential and current information for all involved in property and building. For large or small construction projects, Rawlinsons can supply the book that best meets the needs of all.

Cook Islands

Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Statistics Division Links to statistics on Building approvals, residential and commercial.

Fiji

Bureau of Statistics Statistics on building permits issues, completion certificates issues and estimated value.

French Polynesia

Statistical Institute In French.

Guam

Bureau of Statistics and Plans

Kiribati

National Statistics Office

Marshall Islands

Planning and Statistics Office

Micronesia

Division of Statistics

Nauru

Bureau of Statistics Some construction statistics appear in National Accounts.

New Zealand

Rider Levett Bucknall: Australia and New Zealand Forecast:  produced quarterly and provides detailed local construction market intelligence and knowledge for New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand The Building Consents Issued data includes the number, floor area, and value of new dwellings, and the floor area and value of non-residential buildings. The data is gathered from territorial authorities that issue building consents. The Building Work Put in Placedata estimates the actual dollar value of building work done on residential and non-residential buildings. Information is gathered in a survey of construction work for which a building consent has been issued. Statistical Overview of the Construction Industry from 2000 to 2008 This report brings together a variety of Statistics New Zealand data sources relating to the construction industry over the 2000 to 2008 period.

Nieu

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Northern Mariana Islands

Central Statistics Division

Palau

Office of Planning and Statistics

Papua New Guinea

National Statistics Office

Philippines

National Statistics Office Includes statistics on Construction materials wholesale price index (monthly); RPI of selected construction statistics (monthly); and Private building construction statistics (quarterly).

Samoa

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Solomon Islands

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Timor Leste (East Timor)

Directorate of Statistics

Tokelau

Statistics Unit

Tonga

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Tuvalu

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Vanuatu

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Virgin Islands (UK)

Government of the Virgin Islands (UK), Development Planning Unit

Europe

Davis Langdon Links are provided to a quarterly analysis of costs and prices; specialist costs; and market forecasts. Euroconstruct Experian is the UK member of Euroconstruct, an association of 19 research organisations across Europe. Twice a year, Euroconstruct produces European Construction Trends, providing analysis of the current state of the European construction industry and its short-term prospects. The Euroconstruct report provides an overview of the current prospects for the European construction industry. It provides a review of the housing market in Europe; an analysis of non-residential development and civil engineering projects; and an analysis of the broader economic indicators that underpin these developments. The Euroconstruct report provides country reports that analyse the current state of the construction market. It also provides a short-term forecast of the industry for countries that belong to the Euroconstruct network. Annual subscribers receive a twice yearly report, either a hard copy or as a pdf file. European Architectural Barometer: Index and Trends  This quarterly report presents details of research among 1,600 architects in eight European countries. European architects act as a leading indicator for the construction activity. Eurostat Enter “construction” in the search box to retrieve links to publications, datasets and metadata. The Quarterly Panorama of European business statistics This portrays the short-term development of the European economy in industry, construction, trade and other service sectors. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Statistical Division Provides statistics for all European countries, including  the share of construction in GDP.

Eastern Europe and Russia

PMR PMR is a British-American company providing market information, advice and services to international businesses interested in construction sector in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in other emerging markets.  Countries covered include: Russia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and CIS. There is a charge for this information.

Albania

Institute of Statistics Construction statistics are available. Bank of Albania: The Construction Cost Index (quarterly) measures the change in construction costs taking in consideration the price changes of the base inputs (construction materials, construction machinery, labour expenses).

Andorra

Department of Statistics Links to construction statistics available.

Austria

Statistics Austria Statistics on industry and construction.

Belarus

National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus Construction statistics are available.

Belgium

Statistics Belgium Includes Material costs in construction

Bosnia & Herzogovina

Agency for Statistics Construction statistics are available.

Bulgaria

National Statistical Institute Construction data available includes: Construction Production Indices (monthly) Building permits issues and construction of new buildings (quarterly)

Croatia

Central Bureau of Statistics Construction statistics can be found in the Statistical yearbook and Monthly Statistical Reports.

Cyprus

Republic of Cyprus Statistical Service Includes links to: Price Index of Construction Materials; Building permits; Index of Output Prices in Construction; Construction and Housing Statistics.

Czech Republic

Czech Statistical Office Links to construction  statistics.

Denmark

Statistics Denmark Link to construction statistics.

Estonia

Statistical Office of Estonia Link to construction statistics.

Faroe Islands

Statistics Faroe Islands Includes statistics on completed dwellings.

Finland

Statistics Finland Statistics on completed new buildings and renovations, the Building Cost Index, data on hours worked in construction, and on the finances, activity and structures of construction enterprises are produced under this topic.

France

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies: Construction statistics France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques: INSEE) is a Directorate General of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance, and Industry. This page provides links to construction statistics.

Germany

Federal Statistical Office Links to construction data.

Gibraltar

Statistics Office

Greece

Hellenic Statistical Authority Contains the following Indices: Material costs index of  new residential buildings Price indices of work categories and construction cost indices of new residential buildings Labour costs index for new residential buildings (quarterly) Production Index in Construction (quarterly) Building activity (monthly)

Greenland

Statistics Greenland

Guernsey

Facts & figures Business and Industry Information on construction

Hungary

Hungarian Central Statistical Office Link to a monthly newsletter dealing with construction. Archived issues are available back to January 2001.

Iceland

Statistics Iceland Some construction statistics can be found in Short term indicators

Ireland

Ireland, Central Statistics Office Links to construction statistics. Society of Chartered Surveyors, Ireland Provides links to the Quarterly Construction Report. 

Isle of Man

Department of Economic Development The Department is responsible for Government policy in relation to the local construction sector.  The Strategic Review of the Isle of Man Construction Industry, published September 2006, is available here.

Italy

National Statistical Institute Link to construction statistics.

Jersey

Statistics Unit Construction statistics available in the Jersey Economic Trends booklet.

Kosovo

Statistical Office Some construction statistics found in “National Accounts”.

Latvia

Central Statistical Bureau Construction statistics including output, cost indices, and completed residential buildings.

Liechtenstein

Bureau of Statistics In German.  Link not currently working

Lithuania

Statistics Department Quarterly construction statistics.

Luxembourg

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies Links to construction industry. In French.

Macedonia

State Statistical Office Provides statistics on construction, including a link to “Construction in the Republic of Macedonia 2006-2010

Malta

National Statistics Office Some construction data in the annual volume, Malta in figures.

Moldova

National Bureau of Statistics Construction statistics available.

Montenegro

Statistical Office of Montenegro Construction statistics in the Statistical Yearbook and Monthly Statistical Review.

Netherlands

Central Bureau of Statistics Link to housing and construction statistics.

Norway

Statistics Norway Construction, housing and property statistics.

Poland

Central Statistical Office Construction statistics available.

Portugal

National Institute of Statistics Construction statistics available.

Romania

National Institute of Statistics Construction statistics can be found in monthly Statistical Bulletin.

Russian Federation

Federal State Statistics Service  Construction statistics available.

San Marino

Office of Economic Planning Construction statistics in “Bulletin of Statistics). In Italian.

Serbia

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia Construction statistics available, including a monthly statistical bulletin.

Slovak Republic

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic Construction statistics available including a yearbook of construction.

Slovenia

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia Statistics on construction are available.

Spain

Basque Statistics Office Construction statistics available. National Institute of Statistics Statistics on construction and housing available.

Sweden

Statistics Sweden Links to statistics on housing, construction.

Switzerland

Swiss Federal Statistical Office Data includes Construction Industry Indices.

Turkey

Turkey Statistical Institute Construction and housing statistics available.

Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

State Planning Organization Building construction statistics available.

Ukraine

State Statistics Service Link to investment and construction activity under “Statistical information”.

Global

BBVA Research Report on real estate including construction activity. Particular emphasis on USA, Mexico, South America and China. Building Cost Information Service BCIS, the RICS’ Building Cost Information Service, is the leading provider of cost information to the construction industry and anyone else who needs comprehensive, accurate and independent data. Subscription service. Bruce Shaw Handbook Annual  publication on the global construction market.  Includes individual sections on: Europe; Ireland; UK; Middle East; USA; Australia; Caribbean; India. Business Monitor International BMI’s Infrastructure service provides unparalleled analysis of global investment in transport and utilities infrastructure as well as major commercial construction projects. Its analysts constantly revise and update almost 70 country reports, providing key industry forecasts, project updates and competitive analysis on all major developed countries and states accounting for around 95% of investment in emerging markets. Furthermore,  leading daily alert service critically assesses all major industry and company developments as they happen. Subscription required. Davis Langdon Annual review of world construction. It also includes quarterly construction market reports, market forecasts, and cost updates. EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy The built asset consultancy EC Harris regularly issues the following research reports: International Bulletin An annual roundup which provides cost indicators around the world. International Focus A series of publications focusing on the situation in the construction and development market in individual countries. The latest issues, dated Summer 2010, cover Romania and the Czech Republic. Market Insight A series of quarterly publications which has been developed  in some of the company’s regional centres, which focuses on aspects of the construction market, including market inflation and the essential factors driving construction costs in each country. Countries covered to date are: Germany, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. Economy Watch Provides a listing of economic statistics by country. This website also includes a section on the construction industry. Gardiner & Thebold Gardiner and Theobold produce three different online versions of its International Construction Cost Survey with values in pounds sterling, euros and US dollars. It also produces a Tender Price Indicator, Budget Reviews and other economics publications. Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) This collection of country resources from the ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of information on over 140 countries including economic forecasts, guides to doing business, labour market reports and information on the tax climate in each jurisdiction. International Construction Cost Survey Turner and Townsend, a leading global programme management and construction consultancy, publishes an annual survey which compares construction, materials and labour costs and market conditions across many of the countries in which the company operates. International Labour Organization Provides information on the work of the ILO in the sector of construction, including links to publications. International Monetary Fund IMF reports and publications arranged by country. KHL Group Established in 1989, KHL Group is now the leading supplier of international construction information in the world. It has achieved rapid growth through market focus and an intense knowledge of the world market. Magazines produced include: Construction Europe; Demolition and Recycling International; International Construction; International Construction China; International Construction Turkey; International Cranes and Specialized Transport; International Rental News KPMG The KPMG knowledge base of articles and publications aims to address many of the complex business challenges and key issues faced by companies around the world. This section deals with infrastructure. Market Publishers Ltd The Market Publishers, Ltd. is a multilingual hypermarket with sound experience in trading market research reports and analytical information at international and local markets.  MarketPublishers.com combines experts and professionals worldwide to introduce their high-quality research reports on specific fields with a wide knowledge of the subject matter.  Reports have to be purchased but details of contents of each report is available on the website. Market Research Reports on manufacturing and construction. Reports must be purchased but an abstract and table of contents is available free of charge. Markit Economics Markit Economics collects data from more than 20,000 companies across more than 30 countries every month. The responses are collated, checked and aggregated to provide a vast quantity of data covering the manufacturing, services, retail and construction sectors. Nationmaster A  central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease. NEC NEC is a family of contracts that facilitates the implementation of sound project management principles and practices as well as defining legal relationships. It is suitable for procuring a diverse range of – Works, Services and Supply spanning major framework projects through to minor works and purchasing of supplies and goods. Their vision is to become the global leader in promoting best practice procurement of works, services and supply. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) This page provides an alphabetical listing of statistics for countries. This includes: employment by industry, including construction (monthly); infrastructure investment data; infrastrucrure maintenance data. Rider Levett Bucknall Rider Levett Bucknall is a global property and construction practice with over 2,500 people in more than 100 offices across Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Services provided include Cost Management, Project Management and Advisory Services. RREEF RREEF is the real estate investment management business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division. RREEF is one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers, investing in commercial and residential property, and real estate securities globally. RREEF’s Real Estate Research teams support the investment process with regular insights and analysis on real estate markets worldwide. They also publish their detailed insights in white paper form for their clients’ use. Turner and Townsend This is global programme management and construction consultancy that supports organisations that invest in, own and operate assets. Publications include an annual International Construction Costs Survey United Nations Statistics Division National Accounts Statistics: Main aggregates and detailed tables contains detailed national accounts data for most countries and areas of the world. The national data for each country and area are presented in separate chapters using uniform table headings and classifications. Data availability varies across countries and fiscal years as not all UN member countries are able to provide a complete set of data.  Further details here. World Bank Data by country

Middle East

Rider Levett Buckland: Gulf States Quarterly construction costs report

Bahrain

Central Informatics Organization

Iran

Statistical Center of Iran Link to construction and housing statistics.

Iraq

Central Statistical Organization 

Israel

Central Bureau of Statistics Statistics on construction.

Jordan

Department of Statistics

Kuwait

Central Statistical Office The Annual Survey of establishments engaged in construction activities cover only those units for which construction activities carried out inside of Kuwait border and sea territories. Units which carry on construction work as secondary activity are not included. Look under “Economic statistics”.

Lebanon

Central Administration for Statistics Construction statistics in “Census of Building”.

Oman

National Centre for Statistics and Information

Palestinian National Authority

Central Bureau of Statistics Construction statistics available.

Qatar

Statistics Authority Annual Bulletin of Building and Construction Statistics.

Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Economy and Planning See the “Saudi economy in figures” for statistics on construction.

Syria

Central Bureau of Statistics No current link available.

United Arab Emirates

Ministry of Economy

Yemen

Central Statistical Organisation  No current link available

North America and Caribbean

Anguilla

Anguilla, Statistics Department Review of economic activity (annual)

Antigua and Barbuda

Construct Antigua & Barbuda

 The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, in collaboration with the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA) has re-launched the successful Construct Antigua Barbuda Initiative (CAB-I).  CAB-I (2013), which began on 17 June 2013, with benefits expiring Tuesday, September 30, 2014, continues to be rooted in the principle of stimulating economic growth through increased construction and related activity.

Aruba

Central Bureau of Statistics Some construction statistics appear in Business indicators, and Labour market statistics.

Bahamas

Department of Statistics Some construction statistics under “Economics”.

Barbados

Barbados Statistical Service Some construction statistics under the “Continuous Household Labour Force Survey”.

Belize

Statistical Institute of Belize  This link is not working.

Bermuda

Department of Statistics Construction statistics in “Economic statistics”.

Canada

Hanscomb Construction Price Index Non-Residential Construction Cost Indices for 7 Cities Statistics Canada Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life. There is a section on construction

Caribbean

Rider Levett Bucknall: Caribbean report Quarterly costs report.

Cayman Islands

Economics and Statistics Office Quarterly and Annual Economic reports includes information on construction.

Costa Rica

National Institute on Statistics and Services In Spanish.

Cuba

Office of National Statistics In Spanish. English version under construction. See also Ministry of Construction

Dominican Republic

National Statistics Office In Spanish.

El Salvador

General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses In Spanish

Guatemala

Instito Nacional de Estadistica Not available.

Haiti

Institute for Statistics and Information In French.

Honduras

Institute for National Statistics Statistics available on construction and housing.

Jamaica

Statistical Institute of Jamaica Construction statistics are found under Economic; Labour market and earnings; and Censuses.

Mexico

National Institute of Statistics Link to construction statistics.

St Lucia

Government of St Lucia

Trinidad and Tobago

Central Statistical Office

Turks and Caicos Islands

Department of Economic Planning and Statistics Enter “Construction” in the search box to find publications on construction.

USA

US Census Bureau Provides links to: Building permits (monthly) Housing units authorised by building permits for new residential construction [US; states; metro areas; counties; permit-issuing places] New residential construction (monthly) Starts and completions of new single- and multi-family housing units [US; 4 regions] New residential sales (monthly) Sales of new one-family houses, median and average sales prices [US; 4 regions] Manufactured housing (monthly) Estimates of new manufactured (mobile) homes placed for residential use and dealer inventories [US; regions; divisions; states] Construction spending (monthly) Estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the US [US] Price indexes for new one-family houses sold or under construction (monthly and quarterly) [US] Quarterly workforce indicators (quarterly) Employment, job creation, separations, turnover, average monthly earnings (quarterly) [States, metro areas; counties] Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (annual) Capital expenditure for structures and equipment for companies with paid employees [US] BidNet Established in 1983, International Data Base Corporation (“IDBC”), which operates under the trade name BidNet, is a leading government bid aggregation and e-procurement service provider. In 2004, IDBC became part of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., a world-leading developer of e-business networks and provider of complete e-business solutions.  IDBC currently operates two business units: BidNet and Interactive Procurement Technologies (IPT). BidNet is a premier provider of government business intelligence, delivering content-rich actionable data to clients across the nation. Tracking government buying and planning at the local, state, and federal level, BidNet uses proprietary technology and an expert team to develop custom profiles for clients. Each then receives our trademarked BidAlert®, which contains the opportunities which match their specific needs.  IPT, established in 1999, is a leader in providing cutting-edge technology in custom e-procurement systems, enabling government purchasing agencies to automate vendor and bid management processes. IPT has developed and manages more than 20 systems, serving 4,000 government buyers and thousands of suppliers across the nation, as well as processing auction sales of surplus items. Construction Market Research Provides links to US government, data, gateways and search engines, US federal government units, and state and local government. Davis Langdon Provides access to quarterly construction market reports. Engineering News Record : Quarterly costs reports Subscription required Engineering News Record: Current costs Includes construction costs, building costs, material costs, labour cost indices, cost indices for 20 US cities and 2 Canadian cities (Montreal and Toronto).  Subscription required. Engineering News Record: Materials Price Index Subscription required F.W. Dodge (McGraw-Hill Construction) This site helps contractors find projects. National Association of Home Builders NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. NAHB has a long history in the industry and with serving its members.  NAHB’s various groups analyse policy issues, work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends.  Housing data available includes: Building materials data and reports Construction statistics Data on housing starts and completions, employment and permit data, as well homeownership rates. Economic forecasts for the NAHB Economic publications Eye on Housing Blog Eye on the economy An e-newsletter featuring economic, demographic, and government policy analysis. Financial and mortgage markets Home design and consumer preference Home sale prices Reports on new home sales and prices, as well as existing home sales and prices, monthly and annually. HousingEconomics.com by NAHB Housing’s economic impact Provides estimates of the jobs, income, and taxes generated from typical single family and multifamily housing projects. NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index Measures activity in the growing 55+ housing market. NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index NAHB Multi-family Market Indices NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index Remodelling Market Index Provides information from additions to repairs. State and local data Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data is a leading information provider to the construction industry, delivering targeted and timely project information, cost data and market intelligence.  The portfolio of products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, market analytics and advertising channels to construction industry professionals in the US and Canada. Rider Levett Bucknall: USA & Canada USA Report: a quarterly construction costs report USA Riders Digest: an annual report providing a summary of cost information and related data on the construction industry. RS Means RS Means offers annually updated construction cost information available in convenient book, CD, or online format. Frank R Walker Company Since 1915, Walker’s Building Estimating Reference Book has been considered the “Bible “of construction cost estimating. Construction professionals have long relied on Walker publications because of its singular focus on the unit cost method of building cost estimating.

Virgin Islands (British)

Development Planning Unit

South America

Argentina

National Institute of Statistics and Censuses Includes Index of construction costs and indicators of construction activity..

Bolivia

National Institute of Statistics In Spanish

Brazil

Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics Includes the  National System of Costs Survey and Indexes of Construction. This produces costs and indexes for civil construction through the data collection of prices of material and wages paid in civil construction for the housing sector. The System was expanded in 1997, when it started to include the sanitation and infrastructure sector. It has as collection unit the suppliers of construction material and the construction companies of the sector.

Chile

National Statistical Institute

Colombia

National Adminstrative Department of Statistics Link to extensive construction statistics.

Ecuador

National Assembly Provides links to state institutions.

Guyana

Bureau of Statistics

Paraguay

General Directorate of Statistics In Spanish

Peru

National Institute of Statistics

Suriname

Statistical Office In Dutch

Uruguay

National Institute of Statistics Spanish only.

Venezuela

National Institute of Statistics Spanish only

United Kingdom

Output in the construction industry This is a quarterly series on the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors. Output includes the value of: building, civil engineering and associated work done by the contractor’s directly employed staff which is chargeable to customers; materials used, labour costs, overheads and profits; and work done on the contractor’s own initiative on buildings such as dwellings for eventual sale or lease; work done on demolition and site preparation; work done by the contractor on the construction or maintenance of its own premises; articles made by the contractor and used in construction work; and any materials supplied by the contractor free of charge to subcontractors. Information relating to employment in the construction industry is instead available in the Labour Market Statistics. Monthly Statistics of Building Materials & Components This publication includes the latest detailed information on selected building materials and contains monthly data on price indices, bricks, cement and concrete blocks; and quarterly data on sand and gravel, slate, concrete roofing tiles and ready-mixed concrete. New orders in the construction industry Information bulletin of the latest monthly estimates of construction new orders, and some back data. Contains construction new orders (current price and constant price seasonally adjusted) broken down by sector and, in current prices, by region and by type of work. Construction Statistics Annual Brings together under one cover a wide range of statistics that are currently available on the construction industry. It gives a broad perspective of statistical trends in the construction industry in Great Britain through the last decade together with some international comparisons and features on leading initiatives that may influence the future. Contains construction output and new orders, tender price, output price and cost indices, data on building materials, floorspace statistics, local and central government expenditure, lottery funded projects, international comparisons, employment statistics, workload of professionals, planning applications, health and safety statistics. Barbour ABI Barbour ABI is a leading provider of construction intelligence services, providing unique analysis of trends and developments within the building and construction industries. BIS Construction Price & Cost Indices Online The Quarterly Price and Cost Indices is a basic ‘tool of trade’ to anyone involved in estimating, cost checking and fee negotiation on public sector construction works. It includes tender price indices, output price indices, resource cost indices, direct labour output deflators, location and function studies for indices with an example forecast of variation of price calculation and relational graphs.  Available on subscription. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) indices are derived from continuous monthly surveys of business conditions and track what is actually happening at individual company level. Used by the bank of England and key economists in the UK and abroad, the PMI indices are based on carefully selected panels of executives in companies who report each month on real events. The PMIs cover manufacturing, construction and service sector activity.  Individual copies of the three CIPS/Markit Purchasing Managers reports for Manufacturing, Services, and Construction are available from Markit for an annual subscription. Construction Products Association The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and suppliers of construction products components and fittings.  It acts as the voice of the construction products sector representing the industry-wide view of its members.  A subscription is required to access: Construction industry forecasts; Construction products market trends; Construction activity barometer; Construction industry trade survey; Key industry drivers. EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy The built asset consultancy EC Harris published the UK Market View, a quarterly publication which provides a commentary on the factors affecting the construction industry, including a forecast of render price movement in the UK. Gardiner & Theobold Produces a quarterly Tender Price Indicator for the UK. Federation of Master Builders: State of Trade Survey This quarterly survey examines the workload of small and medium sized enterprises in residential and non-residential sectors in the UK. The survey also covers prices, costs and employment. Glenigan Index The monthly Glenigan Index  provides data on the value of projects that have started on site during the previous three months and the influences that will drive future industry workload over the coming 24 months. RICS Construction Market Survey Quarterly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Rider Levett Bucknall: United Kingdom Riders Digest is an annual compendium of cost data and related information on the UK Construction Industry. UK Construction Forecasts UK Construction Forecasts is an independent and authoritative assessment of the current state of the construction industry and the outlook for construction output. UK Construction Forecasts is compiled by Experian using a panel of industry experts, comprised of contractors, materials producers, property agents, financial and professional institutions. The forecasts cover every major sector of construction and are based on a clear set of assumptions. The analysis and commentary take account of the most current, accurate and relevant data. The data is supplied on an annual subscription basis with two main reports produced in winter and summer, and two updates in autumn and spring. UK Construction Industry Key Performance Indicators The KPIs are published by Constructing Excellence on the KPIzone website (http://www.kpizone.com/) which is updated each June with data collected from the previous year. KPIzone provides access on a subscription basis to: KPI graphs covering:  Economic (eg client satisfaction, predictability, profit); Environment (eg energy use, waste); Respect for People (eg employee satisfaction, sickness absence); Housing (economic); Non-housing (economic); Infrastructure (economic); M&E Contractors (eg client satisfaction, training); Construction Consultants (eg client satisfaction, training); Construction Products Industry (including customer satisfaction, people and environment issues); Many additional and secondary performance indicators; Industry Progress Report showing performance trends over several years; and case studies . UK Trade and Investment UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) staff are experts in helping business grow internationally. It provides expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas.  Information is available on opportunities in the construction sector, searchable by country.   A-Z Afghanistan; AlbaniaAlgeria; Andorra; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; ArgentinaArmenia; Aruba; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; BahrainBangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belgium; BelizeBenin; BermudaBhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia & HerzogovinaBotswana; BrazilBrunei; BulgariaBurkina FasoCambodiaCameroon; CanadaCape Verde; Cayman IslandsCentral African Republic; Chad; ChileChina; ColombiaCongo; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; DenmarkDjibouti; Dominican Republic; EcuadorEgypt; El SalvadorEquatorial Guinea; EstoniaEthiopia; Faroe Islands; Fiji; Finland; France; French PolynesiaGabon; Gambia; Georgia; GermanyGhana; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guam; Guatemala; GuernseyGuinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; HondurasHong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; ItalyIvory Coast; JamaicaJapan; Jersey; JordanKazakhstanKenya; Kiribati; Kosovo; KuwaitKyrgyzstan; Laos; Latvia; LebanonLesotho; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; LuxembourgMacau; MacedoniaMadagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; MaldivesMali; Malta; Marshall IslandsMauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia; MoldovaMongolia; MontenegroMorocco; Mozambique; MyanmarNamibia; NauruNepal; Netherlands; New Zealand; NieuNiger; Nigeria; Northern Mariana Islands; Norway; Oman; Palestinian National AuthorityPakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Qatar; Romania; Russian FederationRwanda; St Lucia; Samoa; San Marino; Saudi ArabiaSenegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Solomon IslandsSouth Africa; South KoreaSouth Sudan; SpainSri LankaSudan; SurinameSwaziland; Sweden; Switzerland; SyriaTaiwan; TajikistanTanzania; Thailand; Timor Leste (East Timor)Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Trinidad & TobagoTunisia; Turkey; Turkish Republic of North Cyprus; Turks & Caicos Islands; TuvaluUganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; USAUzbekistan; Vanuatu; VenezuelaVietnam; Virgin Islands (UK); YemenZimbabwe