Building & Construction Industry Forecasts 

Boost your business success, make decisons and plan your next moves with the help of a detailed outlook for what's ahead in the residential, non-residential (commercial) and engineering (civil) construction sectors. 
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Highlights of Latest Forecast - December Quarter 2017 

  • Commercial building set to have the best year in a decade with forecast growth of 14.5 per cent. 
  • Total commercial building activity expected to contribute $42 billion to the economy in 2017-18. 
  • Office space and resorts and hotels drivers of increased commercial building sector with Goverment transport infrastructure investment ramping up ahead of what will be a publicly funded transport related construction boom in the next few years. 
  • A soft landing forecast for residential builders with a moderate decline in new housing commencements. 

Media release: Commercial Construction Set To Surge To Best Year In A Decade

With a small moderation expected in the value of residential construction work and another year of consolidation in the engineering sector, the timing of this surge in commercial construction couldn't be better.
Matthew Pollock, National Manager, Economics Building & Construction Industry Forecast, December Quarter 2017

Industry Snapshot