Europe's largest construction companies based on sales 2017-2018

This statistic represents Europe's largest construction companies in 2018, based on sales. With 2018 revenue of around 10.41 billion euros, UK-based construction group Balfour Beatty was ranked seventh.

Construction companies – additional information

Construction, generally defined as the process of creating infrastructure or buildings, is associated to a variety of different sectors including residential, commercial, environmental and energy, industrial, transportation and defense. The construction industry makes a major contribution to generating value to and creating jobs in the European economy. In 2017, European-based construction contractors generated revenue streams of around 227.83 billion U.S. dollars, making it the largest construction market worldwide.

The French construction company, Vinci, was founded in 1899 by Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucher and is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison in France. The company employs about 213,000 people and has a large portfolio of building and engineering projects around the globe. In 2018, Vinci reported earnings amounting to approximately 43.5 billion euros. That year, Vinci was by far the leading construction company within Europe in terms of sales, followed by its closest competitor, the ACS Construction Group. In a global comparison of construction contractors, Vinci was ranked sixth, while five of the leading companies were located in China.

Other big construction companies in the European market include Bouygues, Skanska and Eiffage. Another company in the European construction sector is CRH plc. This Irish company specializes in building materials businesses, and employed more than 43,400 people in Europe in 2018.

Largest construction companies in Europe based on sales in 2017 and 2018

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2017 and 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures were rounded.

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