Construction Outlook in China

Construction expenditures in China will be fueled through 2023 by continued industrialization, rising urban population and consumer income levels, and greater foreign investment funding.

Expenditures to rise nearly 9% annually through 2018

Construction expenditures in China are expected to rise 8.9 percent per annum in real terms through 2018. Ongoing indus-trialization, increasing urban population, expanding foreign investment funding, rising personal income levels, and further population and household growth will all work to drive gains in construction activity in China. In addition, government efforts to improve the country’s infrastructure, expand municipal utilities, and balance regional economic disparity will aid growth in construction spending. However, further growth will be constrained by a slowdown in the Chinese economy through the forecast period, especially in fixed asset investment.

Northwest region to grow most rapidly

Although China is a single country, it consists of numerous distinct regional markets, each characterized by different climates, populations, and levels of economic development. Construction expenditures in the Northwest region are expected to enjoy the fastest growth of any region in China, rising 9.9 percent per annum in real terms through 2018. Gains will benefit from the government’s “Great Western Development” strategy and the region’s abundant natural resources, which will result in sizable increases in spending on infrastructure and manufacturing facilities in this area. However, the Central-East region, being home to about one-third of the country’s total population and economic output, will remain the largest regional market, accounting for 43 percent of the overall construction spending in China in 2018.

Domestic spending on manufactured goods to fuel nonresidential building

Nonresidential buildings represented the largest segment of the construction market in China in 2013, accounting for 37 percent of overall construction spending. Nonresidential construction expenditures are forecast to rise 9.2 percent annually in real terms through 2018, continuing to lead the market. Gains will be driven by robust increases in consumer spending for manufactured goods and services from both at home and abroad, as well as increasing foreign direct investment.

Government efforts, change in demographics to bolster residential construction

Residential construction expenditures accounted for slightly more than one-third of overall construction spending in China in 2013. Residential building construction activity will be spurred by rising personal income levels and household growth as well as population migration from rural to urban areas. Government efforts to improve living conditions for low income earners (including the construction of affordable and low rent houses in urban areas and subsidies for improvements to dilapidated farmhouses in rural areas) will also bolster residential building construction spending.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the 15.9 trillion yuan construction industry in China. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by market (residential building, nonresidential building, nonbuilding) and geographic region (e.g., Central-North, Northeast, Central-East). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 38 industry participants, including China State Construction Engineering, China Railway Construction, and China Railway Group.

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  1. Construction Outlook in China

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  2. INTRODUCTION: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  5. Overview

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  6. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion 2012 yuan) 2008 - 2023

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  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  8. General

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  9. Economic Overview (1 of 4)

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  10. Economic Overview (2 of 4)

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  11. Economic Overview (3 of 4)

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  12. Economic Overview (4 of 4)

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  13. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA 2003 - 2023

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  14. Demographics - Population (1 of 2)

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  15. Demographics - Population (2 of 2)

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  16. POPULATION OF CHINA (million persons) 2003 - 2023

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  17. Demographics - Urbanization

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  18. Demographics - Households

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  19. HOUSEHOLDS IN CHINA BY REGION (million units) 2003 - 2023

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  20. Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends (1 of 2)

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  21. Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends (1 of 2)

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  22. MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  23. Gross Fixed Capital Formation Trends

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  24. GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION IN CHINA BY REGION (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  25. Labor Force & Employment Patterns (1 of 2)

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  26. Labor Force & Employment Patterns (2 of 2)

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  27. EMPLOYMENT TRENDS IN CHINA, 2003 - 2013

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  28. Personal Income Trends (1 of 2)

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  29. Personal Income Trends (2 of 2)

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  30. PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN CHINA BY REGION (2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  31. Banking System & Regulations (1 of 3)

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  32. Banking System & Regulations (2 of 3)

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  33. Banking System & Regulations (3 of 3)

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  34. INTEREST RATES IN CHINA, 2003 - 2013 (annual percentage rate)

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  35. Currency Exchange Rates

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  36. CHINESE CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES, 2003 - 2013 (yuan per foreign currency)

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  37. Construction - Inflation & Pricing Patterns (1 of 2)

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  38. Construction - Inflation & Pricing Patterns (2 of 2)

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  39. CONSTRUCTION PRICING DEFLATORS IN CHINA (2012=100) 2003 - 2023

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  40. Construction - Legal & Regulatory Environment (1 of 4)

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  41. Construction - Legal & Regulatory Environment (2 of 4)

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  42. Construction - Legal & Regulatory Environment (3 of 4)

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  43. Construction - Legal & Regulatory Environment (4 of 4)

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  44. Construction Technology & Quality (1 of 2)

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  45. Construction Technology & Quality (2 of 2)

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  46. The Twelfth Five-Year Plan (1 of 2)

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  47. The Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2 of 2)

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  48. OVERVIEW: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  49. Overview

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  50. Construction Expenditures by Type

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  51. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY TYPE (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  52. Construction Expenditures by Market (1 of 2)

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  53. Construction Expenditures by Market (2 of 2)

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  54. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY MARKET (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  55. Construction - International Environment

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  56. Construction Expenditures for Selected Countries

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  57. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES FOR SELECTED COUNTRIES, 2003 - 2013 (billion US dollars)

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  58. Foreign Participation in China’s Construction Industry (1 of 2)

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  59. Foreign Participation in China’s Construction Industry (2 of 2)

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  60. FOREIGN PARTICIPATION IN CHINA’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (billion 2012yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  61. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  62. Overview (1 of 4)

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  63. Overview (2 of 4)

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  64. Overview (3 of 4)

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  65. Overview (4 of 4)

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  66. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY TYPE (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  67. New Housing Construction Expenditures (1 of 2)

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  68. New Housing Construction Expenditures (2 of 2)

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  69. NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  70. New Housing Completions - Overview (1 of 2)

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  71. New Housing Completions - Overview (2 of 2)

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  72. NEW HOUSING COMPLETIONS IN CHINA 2003 - 2023

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  73. New Housing Completions - Single Family (1 of 2)

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  74. New Housing Completions - Single Family (2 of 2)

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  75. New Housing Completions - Multifamily (1 of 2)

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  76. New Housing Completions - Multifamily (2 of 2)

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  77. Residential Additions & Alterations

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  78. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ADDITION & ALTERATION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  79. Housing Stock - Overview

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  80. HOUSING STOCK IN CHINA BY TYPE & OWNERSHIP (million units) 2003 - 2023

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  81. Housing Stock - Single Family (1 of 2)

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  82. Housing Stock - Single Family (2 of 2)

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  83. Housing Stock - Multifamily (1 of 2)

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  84. Housing Stock - Multifamily (2 of 2)

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  85. Housing Stock - Ownership

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  86. Living Space - Overview

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  87. AVERAGE LIVING SPACE IN CHINA 2003 - 2023

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  88. Living Space - Urban

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  89. Living Space - Rural

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  90. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  91. Overview (1 of 3)

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  92. Overview (2 of 3)

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  93. Overview (3 of 3)

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  94. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY TYPE (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  95. New Nonresidential Building Construction

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  96. Nonresidential Building Additions & Alterations

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  97. Nonresidential Structure Types

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  98. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY STRUCTURE (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  99. Industrial Building Construction (1 of 2)

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  100. Industrial Building Construction (2 of 2)

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  101. Office & Commercial Building Construction

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  102. Institutional Building Construction

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  103. Other Nonresidential Building Construction

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  104. Nonresidential Building Stock

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  105. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK IN CHINA (million square meters) 2003 - 2023

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  106. NONBUILDING: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  107. Overview (1 of 3)

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  108. Overview (2 of 3)

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  109. Overview (3 of 3)

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  110. NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY TYPE (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  111. Nonbuilding Structure Types

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  112. NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY STRUCTURE (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  113. Roads & Other Transportation Infrastructure Construction

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  114. PAVED ROADS IN CHINA BY REGION (thousand kilometers) 2003 - 2023

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  115. Utilities Construction

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  116. Other Nonbuilding Construction

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  117. REGIONAL TRENDS: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  118. General (1 of 2)

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  119. General (2 of 2)

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  120. Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

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  121. Regional Population Patterns

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  122. POPULATION OF CHINA BY REGION (million persons) 2003 - 2023

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  123. Regional Economic Outlook

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  124. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA BY REGION (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  125. Regional Construction Expenditures

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  126. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY REGION (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  127. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY REGION, 2013 (percent)

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  128. Central-North Region - Overview

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  129. PROFILE OF CENTRAL-NORTH REGION, 2013

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  130. Central-North Region - Construction Expenditures

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  131. CENTRAL-NORTH REGION OF CHINA: CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  132. Northeast Region - Overview (1 of 2)

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  133. Northeast Region - Overview (2 of 2)

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  134. PROFILE OF NORTHEAST REGION, 2013

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  135. Northeast Region - Construction Expenditures

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  136. NORTHEAST REGION OF CHINA: CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  137. Central-East Region - Overview

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  138. PROFILE OF CENTRAL-EAST REGION, 2013

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  139. Central-East Region - Construction Expenditures

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  140. CENTRAL-EAST REGION OF CHINA: CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  141. Central-South Region - Overview

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  142. PROFILE OF CENTRAL-SOUTH REGION, 2013

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  143. Central-South Region - Construction Expenditures

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  144. CENTRAL-SOUTH REGION OF CHINA: CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  145. Southwest Region - Overview

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  146. PROFILE OF SOUTHWEST REGION, 2013

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  147. Southwest Region - Construction Expenditures

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  148. SOUTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  149. Northwest Region - Overview

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  150. PROFILE OF NORTHWEST REGION, 2013

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  151. Northwest Region - Construction Expenditures

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  152. NORTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2012 yuan) 2003 - 2023

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  153. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

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  154. General

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  155. Industry Composition (1 of 2)

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  156. Industry Composition (2 of 2)

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  157. REVENUE DATA: SELECTED CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES, 2013 (billion yuan)

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  158. Market Share (1 of 3)

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  159. Market Share (2 of 3)

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  160. Market Share (3 of 3)

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  161. CONSTRUCTION MARKET SHARE IN CHINA BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013 (percent)

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  162. Marketing

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  163. Financial Issues & Requirements (1 of 2)

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  164. Financial Issues & Requirements (2 of 2)

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  165. Capital Expenditures (1 of 2)

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  166. Capital Expenditures (2 of 2)

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  167. Project Funding

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  168. COMPANY PROFILES: CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK IN CHINA TO 2018

    $1,505.00

  169. Company Profiles Methodology

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  170. AECOM Technology (URS)

    $35.00

  171. Anhui Construction Engineering Group Company

    $35.00

  172. Balfour Beatty (Gammon)

    $35.00

  173. Bechtel Group

    $35.00

  174. Beijing Construction Engineering Group Company

    $35.00

  175. Beijing Urban Construction Group Company

    $35.00

  176. Black & Veatch Holding Company

    $35.00

  177. Bouygues SA (VSL)

    $35.00

  178. China Communications Construction Company (China Road and Bridge) (China Harbour Engineering) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. China Communications Construction Company (China Road and Bridge) (China Harbour Engineering) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  180. China Gezhouba Group Company

    $35.00

  181. China National Chemical Engineering Company

    $35.00

  182. China National Machinery Industry (SINOMACH)

    $35.00

  183. China Railway Construction

    $35.00

  184. China Railway Group

    $35.00

  185. China State Construction Engineering

    $35.00

  186. Chiyoda Corporation

    $35.00

  187. CTCI Corporation (Shang Ding Engineeering) (E&C) (Jingding Engineering) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  188. CTCI Corporation (Shang Ding Engineeering) (E&C) (Jingding Engineering) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  189. Dongfang Electric

    $35.00

  190. Fluor Corporation

    $35.00

  191. Foster Wheeler (Hebei Petrochemical)

    $35.00

  192. Fujian Construction Engineering Group Company

    $35.00

  193. Guangdong Construction Engineering Group

    $35.00

  194. Guangsha Holding Group Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  195. Guangsha Holding Group Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  196. Hebei Construction Group Company

    $35.00

  197. HOCHTIEF AG (Leighton)

    $35.00

  198. Hunan Construction Engineering Group

    $35.00

  199. Jacobs Engineering Group

    $35.00

  200. Jiangsu Suzhong Construction Group Company

    $35.00

  201. Lend Lease Corporation

    $35.00

  202. Metallurgical Corporation of China (Beijing MCC Equipment) (CISDI) (WISDRI) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  203. Metallurgical Corporation of China (Beijing MCC Equipment) (CISDI) (WISDRI) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  204. NWS Holdings (Hip Hing Construction)

    $35.00

  205. Power Construction Corporation of China (Sinohydro)

    $35.00

  206. Qingjian Group Company

    $35.00

  207. Shaanxi Construction Engineering Group

    $35.00

  208. Shanghai Construction Group Company

    $35.00

  209. Shanghai Urban Construction Group

    $35.00

  210. Sichuan Huashi Group

    $35.00

  211. Zhejiang Construction Investment Group Company

    $35.00

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