Business Monitor International

France Infrastructure Report

Published 15 April 2014

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France Infrastructure Report

BMI View: After six years of consecutive negative growth, we expect the French construction industry to return to low , but positive growth in 2014, as our 0.5% forecast indicates. Our fundamental view remains unchanged, as we believe that while the worst is over for the industry, a strong rebound is off the cards. Our view aligns with our Country Risk forecast for economic growth which expects a moderate recovery of 0.7% real GDP growth in 2014. W e expect transport infrastructure projects to lead th is timid recovery over the next decade , with more sustainable growth necessitating a wide rang e of structural reforms.

Our slight optimism for the French construction industry comes on the back of growth in the infrastructure industry, which we expect to outperform the overall construction sector. Buoyed by growth in the transport segment, we expect the share of infrastructure in the total value of the construction industry to increase from an 18.1% in 2014 to nearly 20% by 2023. This will lead to average annual real growth of 1.9% in the construction sector over the period.

Key Trends And D evelopments

  • In October 2013, the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with a consortium led by Bouygues Construction to build the new Marseille L2 bypass. The 30-year contract will include the financing, design, construction, maintenance and restoration of the bypass. The project entails investment of about EUR620mn and is expected to last more than four years and is set to be handed over in October 2017.

  • The A-335 western Strasbourg bypass was re-launched by the French Ministry of Transport. This 55-year concession involves the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 24km section of the motorway. This scheme allows the country to develop its infrastructure without exerting too much pressure on the already-fragile government finances. We expect to see...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: France Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data, 2011-2016
Table: France Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data, 2017-2022
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: France Transport Infrastructure Industry Data, 2011-2016
Table: France Transport Infrastructure Industry Data, 2017-2022
Transport Infrastructure Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Major Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook and Overview
Table: France Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Industry Data, 2011-2016
Table: France Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Industry Data, 2017-2022
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
Table: Major Projects - Energy And Utilities
Table: France Residential and Non-residential Building Industry Data, 2011-2016
Table: France Residential and Non-residential Building Industry Data, 2017-2022
Major Projects Table - Residential
Major Projects Table - Residential
Table: Major Projects - Residential & Non-Residential Building
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
France - Industry Risk
France - Industry Risk
Western Europe And North America - Infrastructure Risk
Western Europe And North America - Infrastructure Risk
Table: Developed States Infrastructure Risk
Table: Developed States Infrastructure Risk
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: France - Company Financial Data
Company Profile
EDF Group
Bouygues Group
Table: Key Figures 2012:
Global Infrastructure Overview
Global Industry Overview
Table: Latin America PPP Round-Up
Data Methodology
Infrastructure Risk
Infrastructure Risk
Table: Infrastructure Business Environment Indicators

The France Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's France Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the French infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for France to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the French infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the French infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in France.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Ratings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).

Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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