Infrastructure Sector- Global Trends, Industry Competitiveness & Forecasts to 2024

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Infrastructure is an important driver for the growth of economy of any region. Electricity, roads, water systems, public utilities, airports, railways, and telecommunications are essential services that drive the economic activity, by channelizing trade and mobility. 

Growing urbanization in developing countries will help boost the infrastructure in sectors such as transport and power. Economic prosperity will channel finances towards manufacturing and transportation sectors, which primarily provide and distribute raw materials for the manufacture of consumer goods.

Increased spending on infrastructure has a multiplier effect on the overall economic growth, as it demands industrial growth and manufacturing. This, in turn, boosts the collective demand, by improving living conditions.

According to research, the current infrastructure spending at the global level is USD 4.3 trillion. 


A lot of emphasis has been laid on connecting institutional investors (banks, development banks, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, REITs, endowments, mutual funds and a few others) with projects that need the investors’ capital, as well as creating an expanded role for public-private partnerships. However, a majority of infrastructure will most likely continue to be financed by the public and corporate sectors.

Technological innovations are changing the very nature of infrastructure investing, as well as the promptness and efficiency of the investments.

Global Infrastructure development is driven by certain social, economic and environmental factors, referred to as the enabling environment.

Social Factors

  • Social sustainability of infrastructure investments
  • Public ethics and transparency
  • Collaboration between the public, private, and civil society sectors
  • Society’s willingness to pay for infrastructure services
  • Track record of infrastructure investment

Economic Factors

  • National vision for infrastructure projects
  • Macroeconomic attractiveness
  • Stable legal and regulatory framework
  • Sustainable financing of infrastructure projects
  • Risk mitigation instruments
  • Capacity for infrastructure project creation, execution, and management

Environmental Factors

  • Environmental regulations and permitting process
  • Environmental impact mitigation opportunities
  • Magnitude of environmental activities

Source: World Economic Forum, PWC

In our report on the global infrastructure sector, five key infrastructure sectors have been identified - social infrastructure, transportation, extraction, utilities and manufacturing. Each of these five sectors has been further segmented. In addition, the global infrastructure sector has been covered by geography at both the regional and country level as well.

For key deliverables of our report, refer to the table of contents.

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Methodology

3. Global Infrastructure Sector- Industry Outlook

                3.1 Economic Indicators Affecting the Market

                                3.1.1 GDP, Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy and Economic Activity

                                3.1.2 Inflation

                                3.1.3 Interest Rates

                                3.1.4 Exchange Rates

                                3.1.5 Consumer Confidence

                                3.1.6 Infrastructure Spending

                                3.1.7 Development Indices Ranking

4. Regulatory Environment, Compliance Processes, EHS Trends and Key Policy Initiatives for the Global Infrastructure Sector

5. Global Infrastructure Sector- Market Dynamics

                5.1 Drivers

                5.2 Restraints

                5.3 Opportunities

                5.4 Challenges

                5.5 Technological Innovations

                5.6 Porter's Five Force Analysis

6. Global Infrastructure Sector- Industry Value Chain Analysis (Raw Materials, Transportation, Equipment and Others)

7. Global Infrastructure Sector- Market Data Analysis by Infrastructure Segment

                7.1 Social Infrastructure

                                7.1.1 Sector Spending (USD million)





                                7.1.2 Overview of Infrastructure Projects (Existing, Ongoing & Proposed)

                                7.1.3 Market Trends

                7.2 Transportation Infrastructure

                                7.2.1 Sector Spending (USD million)






                                7.2.2 Overview of Infrastructure Projects (Existing, Ongoing & Proposed)

                                7.2.3 Market Trends

                7.3 Extraction Infrastructure

                                7.3.1 Sector Spending (USD million)

                                       Oil and Gas

                                       Other Extraction (Minerals, Metals, Coal)

                                7.3.2 Overview of Infrastructure Projects (Existing, Ongoing & Proposed)

                                7.3.3 Market Trends

                7.4 Utilities Infrastructure

                                7.4.1 Sector Spending (USD million)

                                       Power Generation

                                       Electricity Transmission & Distribution




                                7.4.2 Sector Spending- Rural Vs Urban

                                7.4.3 Overview of Infrastructure Projects (Existing, Ongoing & Proposed)

                                7.4.4 Market Trends

                7.5 Manufacturing Infrastructure

                                7.5.1 Sector Spending (USD million)

                                       Metal and Ore Production

                                       Petroleum Refining

                                       Chemical Manufacturing

                                       Industrial Parks and Clusters


                                7.5.2 Overview of Infrastructure Projects (Existing, Ongoing & Proposed)

                                7.5.3 Market Trends

8. Global Infrastructure Sector- Covered By Geography

                8.1 North America

                                8.1.1 USA

                                8.1.2 Canada

                8.2 Europe

                                8.2.1 Germany

                                8.2.2 United Kingdom

                                8.2.3 France

                                8.2.4 Italy

                                8.2.5 Spain

                                8.2.6 Russia

                                8.2.7 BENELUX

                                8.2.8 Scandinavian Countries

                8.3 Asia Pacific

                                8.3.1 China

                                8.3.2 Japan

                                8.3.3 India

                                8.3.4 Indonesia

                                8.3.5 Australia

                                8.3.6 New Zealand

                                8.3.7 Hong Kong

                                8.3.8 South Korea

                                8.3.9 Malaysia

                                8.3.10 Vietnam

                                8.3.11 Myanmar

                8.4 Latin America

                                8.4.1 Brazil

                                8.4.2 Argentina

                                8.4.3 Mexico

                                8.4.4 Colombia

                                8.4.5 Venezuela

                8.5 Middle East and Africa

                                8.5.1 Turkey

                                8.5.2 Saudi Arabia

                                8.5.3 Iran

                                8.5.4 UAE

                                8.5.5 Israel

                                8.5.6 Egypt

                                8.5.7 Iraq

                                8.5.8 Qatar

                                8.5.9 Oman

9. Global Infrastructure Sector- Investment Analysis

                9.1 Direct Investment (Public, Private and PPP)

                9.2 Indirect Investment (INVITs, IOCs, Others)

                9.3 EPC, BOT, Others - Infrastructure Project Financing Models and Market Trends

10. Competitive Landscape

                10.1 Market Share Analysis

                10.2 Key Player Profiles

                                10.2.1 Player Portfolio (Area and Features Developed; Completed, Ongoing & Future Projects)

                                10.2.2 Infrastructure Sectors Covered

                                10.2.3 Technological Advances

                                10.2.4 Services offered

                                10.2.5 Financial Performance and Financial Health Metrics

                                10.2.6 Business Combinations(M&A) and Private Equity Transactions

                                10.2.7 Capital Market Activity-Total Overview

11. Sources

12. Disclaimer



GDP     Gross Domestic Product                              

PPP     Public Private Partnership                           

INVIT    Infrastructure Investment Trust               

IOC      Infrastucture Operating Company           

EPC     Engineering, Procurement and Construction

BOT     Build Operate and Transfer                        

M&A     Mergers and Acquistions                             

EHS     Environment, Health and Safety 

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