The construction sector in China Publicēts: 04/06/2013
Despite increasing scrutiny on the real estate market, construction activity remains a large percentage of China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The sector is dominated by Chinese State Owned Enterprises supplying the bulk of construction activity. Western companies are often found at the top end of the technology and quality spectrum where a lot of interesting niches exist and new technologies are introduced. On account of rising labour costs, a burgeoning middle class and a mounting concern over environmental issues, innovative products and services able to respond to the challenges posed by a changing economy are gaining considerable momentum in China, creating opportunities for EU SMEs that can bring technology and know-how into the market.