Global Powers of Construction 2022

14 November 2023

Deloitte has presented the sixth edition of its annual Global Powers of Construction study (GPoC) that ranks the top 100 global construction companies based on sales and the top 30 companies based on market capitalisation and international sales. The report gives insights in terms of the current key trends shaping the industry and assesses the potential challenges and opportunities for the coming years.

While industry sales have increased, construction is expected to record sluggish growth in 2023, mainly due to the weak economic situation and negative conditions represented by increased construction material costs and significant labor shortages.

In its study, Deloitte finds that despite the shift in geo-political dynamics in early 2022, global construction companies witnessed significant growth in their total revenue. The Global Powers of Construction (GPoC) amounted to a total revenue of US$ 1,940 trillion in 2022, 6.3% higher than in 2021. In the last year, the global construction industry saw a period of commodity prices surges, supply chain disruptions and the re-emergence of significant inflation, brought on by the outbreak of a war in Europe. However, as economic stability improves, certain areas such as infrastructure and energy and utilities could play a significant role in driving the overall growth of construction output.

The Key Findings of the Deloitte Report 2022:

  • The market capitalization of the Top 100 GPoC decreased from by 14.5% to US$ 600,401 million in 2022, post the market recovery seen in 2021.
  • The financial performance of the Top 30 GPoC varied according to the nationality and activities developed by the entities. Aggregate market capitalization grew by 10.8%, net income increased by 21%, and revenues increased by 16%.
  • For the Top 30 GPoC companies, revenue obtained from international sales dropped to 15%, down from 17% in 2020 and 19% in 2019.
  • 25% of total revenues reported by the GPoC were obtained from non-construction activities. European companies were the most diversified (~32% of total sales) while non-construction activities represent about 24% of total sales for US and Asian companies.
  • Internationalization and diversification have balanced risks, which is critical given the instability surrounding the macroeconomic scenario.

The full Deloitte Global Powers of Construction 2022 can be downloaded >> here.