World Housing

This report forecasts to 2019 world residential construction activity in terms of new housing constructed and housing stock (in units) as well as new housing floor space (in square meters). New housing units are segmented by type in terms of single-family and multifamily. World forecasts for new housing units and housing stock are also segmented by major world region, which include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and Africa/Mideast. Total floor space for the housing stock of each major world region is also forecast to 2019.

To illustrate historical trends, all forecasted measures described above are provided for 2009 and 2014. Finally, key macroeconomic indicators are also provided at five-year intervals with CAGRs for the years corresponding to other reported figures.

A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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