Business Monitor International

Japan Infrastructure Report

Published 12 May 2014

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Japan Infrastructure Report

BMI View: We believe the ongoing decline in Japan's construction growth could be a sign that the economic stimulus implemented by the government in 2013 is already starting to wear off. We have long highlighted that these stimulus measures would need to be accompanied by structural reforms in order to have positive long-term effects, but progress with these reforms remains limited. As such, it remains to be seen whether the Japanese government will be able to overcome its fiscal problems and carry out the necessary reforms that could lift long-term construction and infrastructure demand.

Key Trends And Developments

  • In March 2014, Goldman Sachs announced that (Infrapppworld) the investment bank was considering an investment in one of Japan's largest airports, the New Kansai International Airport. The investment, estimated to worth up to JPY600bn, could be carried out through the bank's GS Infrastructure Partners II fund. The government-owned airport, on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, started its operations in September 1994 and currently has a debt of JPY1.2trn.

  • In April 2014, Malaysia's Berjaya Land secured a USD160mn loan from RHB Bank and Mizuho Bank to fund the development of its Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto, Japan. Under the loan agreement, Mizuho will be the end-financier of the project and will offer the loan amount, whereas RHB will act as the principal financier and will back the loan with a standby letter of credit. The loan period is five years from the first drawdown, with a two-year construction and three-year repayment period, according to Berjaya's executive director, Leong Wy Joon (The SunDaily).Berjaya also awarded a MYR358.3mn (USD110mn) contract for the construction of the hotel to Japan's Taisei Corp. The contract is for the base building, comprising fit-outs for the standard rooms. The hotel covers a built-up area of 34,725m2 and will have 123 rooms and 56 long-stay units. The hotel is expected to be officially opened in...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Japan 2012-2017)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Japan 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Japan 2012-2017)
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Japan 2018-2023)
Table: Competitiveness Of Japan's Infrastructure
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Major Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Japan 2012-2017)
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Japan 2018-2023)
Table: Fact Box: Proposed Changes In Fourth Basic Energy Plan
Table: Factbox: Nuclear Restart Applications
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
Table: Major Projects - Energy & Utilities
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Japan 2012-2017)
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Japan 2018-2023)
Table: Japan - Public Housing Plan For Disaster-Hit Victims, Units
Table: Japan - Status Of Land Acquisition For Mass Relocation Projects
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure
Table: Major Projects - Residential/Non-Residential and Social Infrastructure
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Japan - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Asia Pacific - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Developed Markets: Favoured
Giants Of Asia: Rewards Sizeable, Risks Sizeable
South East Asia: Political Risks Rises
Table: Asia Pacific Infrastructure Risk Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: EQS
Company Profile
Global Infrastructure 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 Japan 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 Japan Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Japanese infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Japan to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Japanese infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Japanese infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Japan.
  • 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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