Construction in Singapore – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2024

Prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, GlobalData expected Singapore’s construction industry to grow by 2.9% in 2020. However, with the emergence of the pandemic and the stringent measures taken by the government to contain the spread of the virus, the construction industry is now set to contract by 17.8% in 2020. The country’s construction industry recorded an unprecedented contraction in the second quarter of 2020, a period during which there was a complete halt of all construction activity, except for work on some essential projects during the “circuit breaker” period of 7th April to 1st June 2020. Construction value-add shrank by 54.7% on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in the second quarter, and by a whopping 95.6% on a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, according to the advanced estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). The effects of the circuit breaker measures were also reflected in the overall economic data, with the economy officially entering into a recession during the second quarter of 2020. The economy shrank by 12.6% on a y-o-y basis, and 41.2% on a q-o-q seasonally-adjusted annualized basis in Q2 2020.

The near two-month “circuit-breaker” marks the nadir of the crisis, with construction activities restarting from 2nd June in a gradual process, contingent on approval from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The BCA has allowed construction works to resume gradually in phases, with priority given to critical and time-sensitive projects such as the MRT, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System tunneling project and residential renovation works. In June 2020, the BCA approved over 5,400 home renovation projects to resume work. On June 13th, the BCA announced that it had approved the restart of 19,000 suspended home renovation projects, and allowed the resumption of work on all other types of renovation projects from June 15th. Moreover, the BCA approved more than 300 construction projects to resume work, and is working with construction firms to resume another 250 construction projects. To support the industry’s recovery, the government has announced a SGD1.36 billion Construction Support Package for companies in the construction industry. This includes a SGD525.8 million construction restart booster to support construction firms in meeting additional compliance costs due to enhanced social distancing measures. A total of SGD793 million has also been set aside for the co-sharing of prolongation costs for public sector projects, with Government Procurement Entities (GPEs) bearing this cost, capped at 1.8% of contract sum for public sector construction contracts and tenders that closed before 1st June 2020

This report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into Singapore’s construction industry, including –

– Singapore’s construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity

– Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, as well as an analysis of key risks and opportunities in Singapore’s construction industry

– Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, focusing on development stages and participants, in addition to listings of major projects in the pipeline

Scope

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Singapore. It provides –

– Historical (2015-2019) and forecast (2020-2024) valuations of the construction industry in Singapore, featuring details of key growth drivers.

– Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by sub-sector

– Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, including breakdowns by development stage across all sectors, and projected spending on projects in the existing pipeline.

– Listings of major projects, in addition to details of leading contractors and consultants

Reasons to buy

– Identify and evaluate market opportunities using GlobalData's standardized valuation and forecasting methodologies.

– Assess market growth potential at a micro-level with over 600 time-series data forecasts.

– Understand the latest industry and market trends.

– Formulate and validate strategy using GlobalData's critical and actionable insight.

– Assess business risks, including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures.

– Evaluate competitive risk and success factors.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Construction Industry: At-a-Glance

3 Context

3.1. Economic Performance

3.2. Political Environment and Policy

3.3. Demographics

3.4. COVID-19 Status

4 Construction Outlook

4.1. All Construction

4.1.1. Outlook

4.1.2. Latest news and developments

4.1.3. Construction Projects Momentum Index

4.2. Commercial Construction

4.2.1. Outlook

4.2.2. Project analytics

4.2.3. Latest news and developments

4.3. Industrial Construction

4.3.1. Outlook

4.3.2. Project analytics

4.3.3. Latest news and developments

4.4. Infrastructure Construction

4.4.1. Outlook

4.4.2. Project analytics

4.4.3. Latest news and developments

4.5. Energy and Utilities Construction

4.5.1. Outlook

4.5.2. Project analytics

4.5.3. Latest news and developments

4.6. Institutional Construction

4.6.1. Outlook

4.6.2. Project analytics

4.6.3. Latest news and developments

4.7. Residential Construction

4.7.1. Outlook

4.7.2. Project analytics

4.7.3. Latest news and developments

5 Key Industry Participants

5.1. Contractors

5.2. Consultants

6 Construction Market Data

7 Appendix

7.1. What is this Report About?

7.2. Definitions

8 About GlobalData

8.1. GlobalData Construction

8.2. Disclaimer

8.3. Contact Us

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Construction Industry Key Data

Table 2: Singapore, Key Economic Indicators

Table 3: Singapore, Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (real % change), 2015-2024

Table 4: Singapore, Top Commercial Construction Projects by Value

Table 5: Singapore, Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (real % change), 2015-2024

Table 6: Singapore, Top Industrial Construction Projects by Value

Table 7: Singapore, Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (real % change), 2015-2024

Table 8: Singapore, Top Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value

Table 9: Singapore, Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (real % change), 2015-2024

Table 10: Singapore, Top Energy and Utilities Construction Projects by Value

Table 11: Singapore, Institutional Construction Output by Project Type (real % change), 2015-2024

Table 12: Singapore, Top Institutional Construction Projects by Value

Table 13: Singapore, Residential Construction Output by Project Type (real % change), 2015-2024

Table 14: Singapore, Top Residential and Mixed-Use Construction Projects by Value

Table 15: Singapore, Key Contractors

Table 16: Singapore, Key Consultants

Table 17: Singapore, Construction Output Value (Real, US$ Million)

Table 18: Singapore, Construction Output Value (Nominal, SGD Million)

Table 19: GlobalData Construction Market Definitions

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: South-East Asia, Construction Output (real % change), 2020

Figure 2: Singapore, Construction Projects Pipeline by Sector (US$ Billion)

Figure 3: Singapore, COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Figure 4: Singapore, Construction Output Value (Real, US$ billion, 2017 prices and exchange rate), 2015-2024

Figure 5: Singapore, Construction Output Value, by Sector (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024

Figure 6: Singapore, Construction Value-Add (SGD Million, 2015 chained prices)

Figure 7: Singapore, Value of Total Permit Issued (SGD, Million)

Figure 8: Singapore, Construction Projects Momentum Index

Figure 9: Singapore, Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024

Figure 10: Singapore, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)

Figure 11: Singapore, Payment Issued for Commercial Construction (SGD, Million)

Figure 12: Singapore, Retail Sales Index (2017=100)

Figure 13: Singapore, Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024

Figure 14: Singapore, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)

Figure 15: Singapore, Total Export Value (SGD, Million)

Figure 16: Singapore, Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024

Figure 17: Singapore, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)

Figure 18: Singapore, Total Payment Issued for Civil Engineering (SGD, Million)

Figure 19: Singapore, Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024

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