Along with the growth of the construction business comes the increase of new contractors’ licenses issued in the Philippines in 2018. The number of new licenses issued for contractors of general engineering was 439, while renewal was approximately 4.3 thousand in that year.
Small-sized or D-sized contractors in the Philippines accounted for about 36 percent of the total issued contracts as of February 2019, while the largest-sized or contractors that fell under AAAA made up 21 percent of the total.
Residential unit consumption
While development plans are in place within all parts of the Philippines, the National Capital Region attracts more of the demand from consumers. The supply of residential units was higher in urbanized areas within Metro Manila, such as the Fort Bonifacio, Makati CBD, and Manila Bay area in 2018. In terms of floor area, almost 23 million square meters of floor area, were approved for residential building construction in 2018.