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Road & Motorway Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Road & Motorway Construction Market Research Report | SIC F42.110 | Feb 2017

Slower traffic: Despite a number of ongoing projects, revenue growth is expected to slow

The Road & Motorway Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd market share
Carillion plc Carillion plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has a considerable influence on the economy as the construction of roads and motorways facilitates the journeys made by commuters and hauliers, making them safer and more efficient. The industry is primarily funded by the government, which mainly distributes money through road agencies and local authorities. In recent years, the government has prioritised spending on transport infrastructure to boost economic activity, supporting industry growth. Business confidence has been high for most of the period, encouraging rising private investment, while buoyant new car sales and strengthening economic conditions have increased the need for greater capacity of UK roads. The Road and Motorway Construction industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.4%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers are moderate for new entrants at the bottom end of the road construction market that are contesting contracts on local authority maintenance and repair projects or small-scale subcontracting jobs on residential developments, industrial estates and shopping centres. Contractors must be appropriately registered and have warranty and insurance coverage on most publicly funded projects. New entrants have no significant technological disadvantage, as specialist equipment is either leased or provided by the material suppliers, meaning that capital costs are typically low.

New entrants may find it difficult to establish a foothold in a market where they have no proven record of construction and no network of contacts. New.. purchase to read more


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What is the Road & Motorway Construction Industry?

Industry contractors build, repair and alter motorways, roads, runways and other vehicular and pedestrian routes. The work can be carried out on the operator’s own account or on a fee or contract basis.

Industry Products
New motorway and street constructionAirfield runway construction, extension and maintenanceRoad repairs and maintenanceRoad expansions
Industry Activities
Constructing motorways, roads, and other vehicular and pedestrian routesConstructing runwaysCompleting surface work on roads, motorways, bridges and tunnelsPaving roads with asphaltPainting road markingsInstalling crash barriers, traffic signs and other roadside furniture

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