New Study: China Infrastructure Report Q2 2015

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Apr 17 2015

The continued use of monetary and fiscal stimulus measures by the Chinese government at the expense of structural reforms suggests that near-term growth in China's infrastructure and construction sectors could be stronger than previously expected. That said, we still expect China's construction and infrastructure sectors to experience a structural slowdown over the long-term. The key reason for this outlook is our belief that the basis for the increase in fixed asset investment is through the rise in liquidity in China's financial system, an unsustainable investment model due to the diminishing marginal return on expenditure.

Key Trends And Developments

* Although the Chinese central government is increasingly aiming for economic growth to be driven by private consumption instead of fixed asset investment, the latter - particularly into infrastructure sector - continues to be viewed by the central government as a critical way to generate a satisfactory economic growth rate in the near-term. On November 8 2014, China's state news agency Xinhua reported that the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) approved 21 infrastructure projects between October 16 and November 5. These projects have a total investment value of CNY693bn (USD113bn) and consist of five airport and 16 railway projects. The airport projects are located in the provinces of Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Yunnan and Guizhou, while the railway projects are located in regions such as the province of Henan. Following this announcement, on November 17 2014, the NDRC said that it had approved the construction of another five railway projects worth CNY152.7bn (USD24.9bn). The passenger railway lines are expected to run in the south-western provinces of Guangxi and Sichuan, the southern province of Guangdong as well as the western provinces of Gansu and Inner Mongolia.
* Airports remain high on the government's agenda, which is reflected in our bullish airports...

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The China 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 China Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Chinese infrastructure and construction industry.

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