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Global Construction Service

Enter markets confidently and drive sales

Do you need to evaluate risk and opportunity across construction markets?

This service provides a fifteen-year global construction outlook with forecasts for 74 countries and 20 structure types, allowing you to quickly target high performance markets and pinpoint risk. No competitor matches our combination of coverage, industry expertise and econometric forecast rigor. Access executive summaries, key statistics and country ratings via our online platform, to:

  • Size and rank markets
  • Create resilient market entry and expansion strategies
  • Quantify support for investment decisions
  • Understand risk-reward equation by country
  • Set and achieve revenue targets
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What’s Included


Global Executive Overview (quarterly)
High-level recap of key global construction trends and developments, with Market Opportunity & Risk Ratings

Global Construction Webcast (quarterly)
Our analysts outline key findings of the construction forecast, highlight current research into a special topic and offer a real time question and answer session

Special Reports
Deep dive on construction industry implications from major news stories and events

Headline Analysis (daily)
Event-driven construction market news

Analyst Access
On-demand access to our team of economists and country analysts

Detailed Country Reports 
In-depth view of each country's residential, nonresidential and infrastructure markets

New vs. Renovation Spending
New construction vs. renovation investment by major segment for 20 construction markets in Europe and the United States.

Forecasts and Data

15-year forecasts of global construction activity for 74 countries and 20 structure types (quarterly updates)

Construction Market Trends & Drivers
Quarterly report forecasting macroeconomic indicators (e.g. interest and exchange rates), key drivers and defining trends

Sector Coverage
  • Commercial: Retail, Hotels & Restaurants
  • Office
  • Institutional: Education, Health & Social Services
  • Industrial: Chemicals, Communications, Electrical/Electronics, Food Processing, Petroleum Refining, Transportation Equipment, Utilities
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Transportation, Public health
  • Residential
Workflow Tools
IHS Markit Connect: Our online delivery platform, for fast, easy access to analysis, data and forecasts. Our intuitive interface and workflow tools allow you to:
  • Access analysis and data in a single search
  • Leverage interactive presentation-ready graphs
  • Customize and format data and charts
  • Save search criteria for routine data retrieval tasks
  • Refresh saved content automatically
  • Export content to Excel, PDF, PPT
IHS Markit Connect® Data BrowserSimple data searching and discovery, charting, downloading and saving for future use.
  • Rapid Data Retrieval
  • Access data from multiple sources in a single search
  • Filter and select data by concept, geography, source and frequency
  • Presentation Tools: Build customizable, presentation-ready graphs
  • Flexible Export: Export content to multiple formats (Excel, PDF, PowerPoint)
  • Automated Content Refreshes:
  • Save frequently used searches and datasets
  • Create refreshable Excel files
Client Privileges
  • Full access to our construction team for ad-hoc requests and questions
  • Client webcasts

What Clients Are Saying

"[The] Global Construction Outlook helps us calculate demand for our products in countries around the world. It has become a valuable component for developing our market strategy" 
Director, Market Research Plumbing Fixture Manufacturer

"[The] Global Construction Outlook provided valuable support to strategic planning and marketing efforts. The report helped us evaluate and compare the size and risks of various construction markets around the world. We also used the report to rank the top construction markets and to provide an overall perspective on the characteristics of the markets we were planning to enter." 
Director of Marketing and Planning Construction Services Provider

Solve Your Business Challenge

Challenge Solution
My company is looking to expand into new national markets and potentially adjacent specialties. How can I identify the opportunities that will maximize growth potential?
Evaluate consistent spending forecasts for nearly 74 countries and 20 structure types.
Construction markets are recovering from recession at dramatically different rates. How can I quickly grasp the dynamic linkages between economic performance and overall and sector-specific construction?
Leverage our analysis, forecasts and market reports to compare residential, non-residential and infrastructure construction spending trends and to keep pace with market trends and drivers.
I need to understand the trade-off between construction opportunities and the risk of investment across markets.
Use our country rankings to align market entry criteria with market size, growth and potential sector/country risk. Create comparative benchmarks by weighting size, growth and risk according to your unique requirements and assess potential strategies by changing these weights.


Scott Hazelton

Scott Hazelton oversees bespoke research for clients in construction, heavy equipment, building materials and industrial manufacturing markets. Projects often combine our historical and forecast data with association, company or third-party data to drive actionable business insight, such as market sizing, segmentation and growth potential for both US and global applications. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and provides executive briefings. Mr. Hazelton has worked with many of the construction and mining equipment OEMs, equipment rental companies, building materials suppliers and trade associations within manufacturing and construction. He is a regular contributor to numerous industry publications, including International Construction and Rental Management. He began his career as a housing economist with the US Macroeconomic Service, where he developed the quarterly Global Construction Outlook, the US Construction Quarterly Briefing and the US Construction: State and Metropolitan Focus forecasts and commentary. He also developed forecasting models for the US renovation and infrastructure markets. Mr. Hazelton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with highest honors from Bates College in the United States.

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Jeannine Cataldi

Prior to joining the Construction Group, she worked in the U.S. Regional Services Group forecasting and analyzing state/metro economies, as well as managing the Real Estate Service for the group. She began working at WEFA, Inc in September 1998.She has a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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