World Housing

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New housing demand will be driven by declines in average household size that will offset slowing population growth, and by changes in population distribution such as rural-to-urban migration.

World demand to grow 2.9% annually through 2018

Worldwide construction of new housing units is projected to reach 61.3 million in 2018 on 2.9 percent yearly advances. Although global population growth is expected to decelerate slightly over the forecast period, declines in average household size will support 1.6 percent annual growth in the number of households, which will in turn boost demand for new housing. Rural-to-urban migration, will also bolster demand for new housing units, particularly in urban areas.

Asia/Pacific, Africa/Mideast regions to see best gains

Higher income countries that suffered dramatic declines in residential construction during the 2008-2013 period are forecast to see some of the fastest gains in construction of new housing units through 2018. Nevertheless, the largest gains in construction of new housing units are expected in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions. New housing units in the Asia/Pacific region will account for over three-fifths of the world total, even at a below-average rate of growth. A declining average household size, as well as rising demand for housing in urban areas, will support the continued high level of construction, particularly in developing countries in the region. Rapid advances in new dwelling construction in the Africa/Mideast region will be driven by above average population growth and household formation.

Multifamily units to outpace single-family types

Through 2018, growth in construction of multifamily housing units is projected to outpace that of single-family housing units. Rural-to-urban migration will be particularly strong in the two most populous regions -- the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast -- and those new urban residents will boost demand for multifamily housing in urban areas. Worldwide, the vast majority of new multifamily units will be built in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions. Nevertheless, in those regions -- and worldwide -- single-family dwellings will continue to make up the majority of new housing units.

Average size of new housing units to increase

The average size of a new housing unit was lower in 2008 and 2013 than it was in 2003, a result of sharp declines in new unit completions in North America and Western Europe, where units tend to be larger. The average new dwelling size is forecast to expand to 92 square meters in 2018. Two factors will support this growth: rising personal incomes, particularly in developing countries; and rebounds in residential construction in a number of high income countries. In most countries worldwide, new units will be larger than existing units, reflecting rising standards of living.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the two billion unit world housing industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 for housing stock and new housing units by type (single family, multifamily), world region, and for 22 countries. The study also considers economic trends, demographics and other market factors.

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  1. World Housing

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  2. INTRODUCTION - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

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  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY REGION (million units) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  7. WORLD NEW HOUSING UNITS BY REGION (million units) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  8. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

    $850.00

  9. General

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  10. World Economic Overview (1 of 4)

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  11. World Economic Overview (2 of 4)

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  12. World Economic Overview (3 of 4)

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  13. World Economic Overview (4 of 4)

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  14. WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2012 dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  15. World Demographics - Population (1 of 2)

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  16. World Demographics - Population (2 of 2)

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  17. WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  18. World Demographics - Urban Population

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  19. WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  20. World Demographics - Households

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  21. WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  22. Per Capita GDP

    $35.00

  23. WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2012 dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  24. World Residential Building Construction Expenditures (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  25. World Residential Building Construction Expenditures (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  26. WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2012 dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  27. World Housing - Legislation & Regulatory Considerations (1 of 2)

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  28. World Housing - Legislation & Regulatory Considerations (2 of 2)

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  29. OVERVIEW - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

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  30. Housing Stock by Region (1 of 2)

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  31. Housing Stock by Region (2 of 2)

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  32. WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY REGION (million units) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  33. Housing Stock by Housing Type

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  34. WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  35. Housing Quality - General

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  36. Housing Quality - Informal Housing

    $35.00

  37. Housing Quality - Access to Water & Sewage Facilities

    $35.00

  38. PERCENT OF POPULATION WITH ACCESS TO IMPROVED WATER SUPPLIES, 2013

    $60.00

  39. PERCENT OF POPULATION WITH ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION FACILITIES, 2013

    $60.00

  40. DISPARITY BETWEEN URBAN & RURAL ACCESS TO IMPROVED WATER SUPPLIES, 2013

    $60.00

  41. DISPARITY BETWEEN URBAN & RURAL ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION FACILITIES, 2013

    $60.00

  42. Housing Quality - Access to Electricity

    $35.00

  43. PERCENT OF POPULATION WITH ELECTRICAL POWER IN THEIR HOMES, 2013

    $60.00

  44. World New Housing Demand by Region

    $35.00

  45. WORLD NEW HOUSING UNITS BY REGION (thousands) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  46. World New Housing Demand by Type

    $35.00

  47. WORLD NEW HOUSING UNITS BY TYPE (thousand) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  48. NORTH AMERICA - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

    $900.00

  49. North America: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  50. North America: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  51. NORTH AMERICA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  52. North America: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  53. NORTH AMERICA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  54. United States: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  55. United States: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  56. UNITED STATES: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  57. United States: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  58. UNITED STATES: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  59. Canada: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  60. Canada: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  61. CANADA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  62. Canada: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  63. CANADA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  64. Mexico: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  65. Mexico: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  66. MEXICO: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  67. Mexico: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  68. MEXICO: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  69. WESTERN EUROPE - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

    $1,575.00

  70. Western Europe: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  71. Western Europe: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  72. WESTERN EUROPE: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  73. Western Europe: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  74. WESTERN EUROPE: NEW HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  75. Germany: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  76. Germany: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  77. GERMANY: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  78. Germany: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  79. GERMANY: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  80. France: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  81. France: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  82. FRANCE: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  83. France: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  84. FRANCE: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  85. United Kingdom: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  86. United Kingdom: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  87. UNITED KINGDOM: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  88. United Kingdom: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  89. UNITED KINGDOM: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  90. Italy: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  91. Italy: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  92. ITALY: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  93. Italy: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  94. ITALY: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  95. Spain: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  96. Spain: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  97. SPAIN: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  98. Spain: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  99. SPAIN: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  100. Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  101. Other Western Europe: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  102. OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  103. Other Western Europe: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  104. OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  105. ASIA/PACIFIC - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

    $2,440.00

  106. Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  107. Asia/Pacific: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  108. ASIA/PACIFIC: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  109. Asia/Pacific: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  110. ASIA/PACIFIC: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  111. China: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  112. China: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  113. CHINA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  114. China: New Housing Units (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  115. China: New Housing Units (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  116. CHINA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  117. India: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  118. India: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  119. INDIA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  120. India: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  121. INDIA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  122. Indonesia: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  123. Indonesia: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  124. INDONESIA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  125. Indonesia: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  126. INDONESIA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  127. Japan: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  128. Japan: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  129. JAPAN: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  130. Japan: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  131. JAPAN: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  132. Thailand: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  133. Thailand: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  134. THAILAND: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  135. Thailand: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  136. THAILAND: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  137. South Korea: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  138. South Korea: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  139. SOUTH KOREA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  140. South Korea: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  141. SOUTH KOREA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  142. Australia: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  143. Australia: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  144. AUSTRALIA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  145. Australia: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  146. AUSTRALIA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  147. Taiwan: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  148. Taiwan: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  149. TAIWAN: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  150. Taiwan: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  151. TAIWAN: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  152. Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  153. Other Asia/Pacific: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  154. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  155. Other Asia/Pacific: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  156. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  157. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HOUSING STOCK BY COUNTRY 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  158. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: NEW HOUSING UNITS BY COUNTRY 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  159. OTHER REGIONS - WORLD HOUSING TO 2018

    $2,890.00

  160. Central & South America: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  161. Central & South America: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  162. CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  163. Central & South America: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  164. CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  165. Brazil: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  166. Brazil: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  167. BRAZIL: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  168. Brazil: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  169. BRAZIL: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  170. Argentina: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  171. Argentina: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  172. ARGENTINA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  173. Argentina: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  174. ARGENTINA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  175. Other Central & South America: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  176. Other Central & South America: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  177. OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  178. Other Central & South America: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  179. OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  180. Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  181. Eastern Europe: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  182. EASTERN EUROPE: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  183. Eastern Europe: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  184. EASTERN EUROPE: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  185. Russia: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  186. Russia: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  187. RUSSIA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  188. Russia: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  189. RUSSIA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  190. Poland: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  191. Poland: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  192. POLAND: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  193. Poland: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  194. POLAND: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  195. Other Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  196. Other Eastern Europe: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  197. OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  198. Other Eastern Europe: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  199. OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  200. Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  201. Africa/Mideast: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  202. AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  203. Africa/Mideast: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  204. AFRICA/MIDEAST: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  205. Turkey: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  206. Turkey: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  207. TURKEY: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  208. Turkey: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  209. TURKEY: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  210. South Africa: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  211. South Africa: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  212. SOUTH AFRICA: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  213. South Africa: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  214. SOUTH AFRICA: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  215. Other Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

    $35.00

  216. Other Africa/Mideast: Housing Stock

    $35.00

  217. OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOUSING STOCK 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  218. Other Africa/Mideast: New Housing Units

    $35.00

  219. OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: NEW HOUSING UNITS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  220. Other Africa/Mideast: Housing Stock by Country

    $35.00

  221. OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOUSING STOCK BY COUNTRY 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  222. Other Africa/Mideast: New Housing Units by Country

    $35.00

  223. OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: NEW HOUSING UNITS BY COUNTRY 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

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