Construction

Statistics and Market Data about Construction

Construction statistics In this section, Statista presents the most relevant and up-to-date facts relating to the construction industry.


The construction industry refers to the building of edifices and infrastructure in the following sectors: residential, commercial, environmental and energy, industrial, transportation and defense. Construction projects are typically designed, co-ordinated and supervised by construction managers. China’s CRCC, Spain’s ACS Group and France’s Vinci are counted among the world’s leading companies in this field.

All the minor and huge tasks on a construction site need to be carried out by a specialist. As a result, there is often an army of subcontractors involved in a construction project. Subcontractors are enterprises that cover the full spectrum of construction jobs, ranging from masonry work to painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical installation. Each project requires the deployment of a number of construction machines and the use of a variety of building materials. The most important building materials include gypsum and wallboard, cement and concrete, ferrous metals, wood, plastics, as well as stone and clay. Ireland’s CRH and Luxembourg’s ArcelorMittal can be named as the major producers of building materials. In terms of construction equipment, the major categories include crawler excavators and dozers, wheel loaders, graders, aerial work platforms and cranes. US-based Caterpillar, Japan’s Komatsu and Sweden’s Volvo are the biggest players in the construction equipment business.

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