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European Construction Monitor
2017-2018: A looming new construction crisis?
Supply chain pressure remains a major issue in Northwestern Europe, resulting in a looming new construction crisis.
Local construction markets are gaining traction all across Europe. Northwestern European markets showed the strongest market growth over 2017. Both Northern and Western Europe are expected to show a stabilizing market growth for the coming years. Southern European markets are expected to grow decently.
Construction companies are becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities arising from the economic growth of local construction markets, which is reflected in the increase of M&A activity: a total of 194 transactions were noted in 2017 compared to 149 in 2016.
This European Construction Monitor analyses the market trends in the European construction industry by looking back and forward at the same time. In producing this outlook Deloitte has combined these analyses with the in-depth, local knowledge its European member firms have of M&A, real estate, construction and infrastructure.