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South Africa: Expected drop in dwelling permits in 2017´s first quarter

As expected in the first quarter of the year, the South African dwelling permits dropped by -12.9% down to 13.067 units in South Africa. In comparison to the last 10 years the value peaked at 28.782 units in the second quarter of 2007 and the lowest value was 9.452 units in the first quarter of 2010. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -3,9%.

South Africa: Residential building completions are falling again

As of April 2017 the residential building completions were at a low of 3.320 units in South Africa. Which is -18,40% below the annual average and the lowest value since January 2017. In comparison to March, the value dropped by -29,20% and when compared to the last 10 years the value peaked at 8.098 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was 1.805 units in January 2011.Compared to the year before the value increased by 22,00%.

Norway: Annual drop in dwelling completions in the first quarter down to 8576 units

In the first quarter of 2017, the Norwegian dwelling completions experienced their typical drop, this year down to 8.576 units. Last year the value was at 8.314 units in the first quarter, in the last 10 years the value peaked at 10.685 units (fourth quarter 2016) and their lowest value was 4.333 units in the second quarter of 2010. Compared to the annual average of 2016, the current value shows an increase of 3,2%.
 

Poland: Dwelling permits at their highest value in 10 years

As of May 2017, the Polish dwelling permits were at 23.401 units, which is a slight rise of 0.8% compared to April, but compared to last year the value increased by 43.6%. In May 2016 the value was at 16.293 units. Overall the current value is the highest it´s been in the last 10 years.

Australia: First quarter typically low in dwelling permits

As expected, the Australian dwelling completions were rather low at 48.241 units in the first quarter of 2017. They still are 17,20% over 2016´s annual average, but had the lowest value since the first quarter of 2016. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 63.380 units in the fourth quarter of 2016 and the lowest value was 29.692 in the first quarter of 2012. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 23,70% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -23,90%.

Canada: Dwelling completions rising again after low first quarter

In the second quarter of 2017, the Canadian dwelling completions were 45.987 units, showing a rise in value by 7,30% when compared to the first quarter. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 58.991 units in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the lowest value was 36.669 units in the first quarter of 2011. In comparison to the year before the value barely increased by 0,80%.

Hungary: Decrease of non residential building permits

In May the Hungarian non residential building permits were at 275188m², which shows a drop in value of -33.1% when compared to the previous month, but is still 1.8% over last year´s annual average. The value is now at the lowest  it´s been at since January.
 

Russia: After December high, residential building completions are still very low

In May 2017, the Russian dwelling completions experienced a slight rise of 2.3% and are now at 54400 units, which is still very low, as it´s about a fourth of the December 2016 value . When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 252600 units in December 2014 and the lowest value was 30000 units in February 2007. 

Germany: Dwelling permits closing in on December 2016 high

In May 2017 the dwelling permits rose to 26682 units in Germany. Which is 47% over the previous years´ annual average and the highest since December 2016. After the Februrary low of 22211 units, the value has been areound 25000 for the last few months, during the last 10 years the highest value was 31125 units in December 2016 and the lowest value was 9860 units in January 2009. When compared to the year before the value decreased by -0.7% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 9.7%.

Germany: Rise in non residential building permits

The German non residential building permits were at 2823000m² in May 2017, which shows a 4.1% rise compared to april and a 1.9% rise over the annual average of 2016. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 4002000m² in July 2008 and the lowest value was 1734000m² in January 2010. 

Bauwirtschaft in Brasilien – Ein Silberstreif am Zuckerhut?!

Nach vielen Jahren positiven Wirtschaftswachstums erlebt Brasilien im Nachgang der olympischen Spiele die tiefste Rezession seit über 10 Jahren mit einem Rückgang des Bruttoinlandsprodukts um -3,3 % im Jahr 2016. Die Folgen für die Bauwirtschaft im Land waren trotz einiger Investitionen im Vorfeld der olympischen Spiele desaströs: 2016 gingen die Investitionen in der Bauwirtschaft um -5,6 % zurück.

Amazon als Großhändler

Seit Anfang 2016 spricht Amazon gezielt Hersteller aus dem Bereich der Bauzulieferindustrie an. Nun scheint der Start einer Großhandelsplattform von Amazon bevorzustehen. Dieses Szenario wurde auch von Dr. Schütz in der B+L Studie über die Digitalisierung der Bauzulieferindustrie genauer dargestellt.

Bauentwicklung Schweiz

Im August 2016 veröffentlichte die Schweizer Regierung eine Prognose zur Entwicklung des Personen- und Güterverkehrs. Kern dieser Prognose ist nicht nur ein deutlicher Anstieg des Verkehrsaufkommens, der in den kommenden Jahren erwartet wird, sondern auch der politische Wille in den nächsten 14 Jahren insgesamt knapp 16 Milliarden Euro in die Straßen- und Schieneninfrastruktur zu investieren.

Indiens Bauwachstumskurve

B+L erwartet ein starkes Wachstum der indischen Wirtschaft, insbesondere für die Bauindustrie. Dies ist vor allem auf das beeindruckende Bevölkerungswachstum zurück zu führen.

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