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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

IBISWorld’s Road & Motorway Construction market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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
Revenue
£7bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.4%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
34,916
Businesses
2,922
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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The Road and Motorway Construction industry has substantial capital inputs in comparison with other construction industries. However, much of the finishing work on new roads and resurfacing of existing roads requires a significant input of relatively low-skilled labour. Expensive equipment is used to prepare and lay roads and most large-scale firms  have invested significant amounts of capital in the latest technology. Much of the equipment required by this industry can be leased, or the work can be subcontracted to specialists such as earth-moving contractors and concrete contractors. The industry is considered to have a moderate level of capital intensity. Operators typically spend £6.33 on wages for every £1.00 they spend on capital.

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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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