Philippines Construction Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Philippines 2018

Favourable government policies and a growing, increasingly urbanised population have created fertile ground for the expansion of the Philippines’ construction sector in recent years. Driven by major investments in transport networks, residential complexes and social housing, the construction industry grew at an average annual rate of 12% from 2012 to 2016. The annual growth rate more than...

Rapid macroeconomic growth has worked to strengthen trade and investment in the Philippines. Build, Build, Build – the government’s infrastructure development agenda – is supporting soaring imports, while the fast-growing manufacturing export base remains an economic mainstay.

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How do you see the newly formed Infrastructure Asia dovetailing with transnational initiatives like the Belt and Road?

 

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...

 

With a number of previously stalled infrastructure projects kick-started under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the demand for construction materials has reached new heights. Driven by the Build, Build, Build (BBB) programme, the wholesale price of construction materials reached a five-year high during the last quarter of 2017...

 

A confluence of economic forces has bolstered real estate demand in recent years, with an influx of outsourcing firms, rising incomes, cash-laden investors and the liberalisation of key sectors all playing a part. As a result, the real estate sector has exhibited strong growth, with a variety of new residential and mixeduse projects spread...

 

Favourable government policies and a growing, increasingly urbanised population have created fertile ground for the expansion of the Philippines’ construction sector in recent years. Driven by major investments in transport networks, residential complexes and social housing, the construction industry grew at an average annual rate of 12% from...

 

How do you see the supply and demand ratio evolving in the commercial, office and residential property markets over the coming years?