Business Monitor International

France Infrastructure Report

Published 15 April 2014

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France Infrastructure Report

BMI View :  We expect a seventh consecutive year of contraction in France's construction industry in 2014, when we forecast -1.2% real growth. This represents a slight recovery from the -2.1% we saw in 2013, indicating that the worst may be over for the industry. In this context, it is our view that transport infrastructure projects will lead a return to positive construction industry growth from 2015 onwards.

Key Trends And Developments

  • There have been announcements of robust investments to be made in upgrading rail infrastructure around the cities of Marseille and Nice up to 2030, with the potential for further investment in the region's network between 2030 and 2050. Transport Minister Frédéric Cuvillier has requested studies to be undertaken into a number of projects to boost the increasingly strained rail infrastructure in the south of France.

  • Construction on the extension of Paris metro Line 14 started in early June 2014. This 5.8km section connects St Lazare with Mairie de Saint Ouen in the north of the capital and it is expected to carry about 40,000 passengers per hour.

  • 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. We expect to see strong interest in this EUR475mn contract from France's main construction players - Vinci, Bouygues and Eiffage. The contract is scheduled to be signed in 2015 in order to reach completion by 2020.

  • In addition, three teams have been short-listed for the A45 motorway concession in central France. As expected Vinci, Bouygues and Eiffage are the three companies competing for this project. Similar to the A-335 Strasbourg west bypass, this project was inactive for more than two years. This EUR1.3bn project involves the construction of a second carriageway, four tunnels and 11 viaducts.

  • In terms of renewables, we expect about 500MW of wind...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (France 2012-2017)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (France 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (France 2012-2017)
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (France 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Major Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook and Overview
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (France 2012-2017)
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (France 2018-2023)
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
Table: Major Projects - Energy And Utilities
Residential/NonResidential Building - Outlook And Overview
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (France 2012-2017)
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (France 2018-2023)
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure
Table: Major Projects - Residential & Non-Residential Building
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
France - Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Western Europe and North America - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: France - Company Financial Data
Company Profile
EDF Group
Bouygues Group
Global Industry Overview
Middle East/North Africa Presents Strongest Investment Profile
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Of 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 Rankings

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

The rankings 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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