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Komatsu increases forecasts
Better than expected growth in Asia and Latin America will mean more sales and profit this year.
Euroconstruct sees 2011 recovery
Construction output in Europe is expected to shrink another –4,0% overall this year before returning to moderate growth in 2011.
Chinese contractors top global rankings
Vinci and Bouygues displaced as the world’s largest construction companies in provisional iC Top 200 ranking.
European construction output continues to fall
The latest figures from Eurostat show that construction output in the EU fell -4,3% in April compared to a year ago. In the 16 country Euro zone, the drop in output was even greater with a -6,1% fall.
IRN-100 survey confirms 15% rental drop in 2009
Revenues at the 100 largest rental companies in the world fell by an average of 15% in 2009, according to the latest IRN-100 survey published in the may-June issue of IRN. Revenues at the top 10 companies fell by over 20%.
US sees spring bounce
April sees largest month-on-month increase in construction activity for 10 years.
Growth in Chinese construction spending to continue
Construction spending in China is forecast to grow at +9.1% each year through to 2014 according to the latest study by The Freedonia Group.
Global growth expected in 2011
Global construction activity is expected to remain flat during 2010 and then grow nearly +5% in 2011
European construction down again
New figures from Eurostat show that construction output across the EU was down -2,4% in March compared to a year ago. In the 16 country Euro zone the fall was even more pronounced with a -5,2% decline.
Politics and crisis hit Romanian construction
The latest report from PMR market research shows the construction industry in Romania contracted by -15,1% during 2009.
World demand for asphalt to reach 108 million tonnes in 2013
World asphalt demand forecast to expand by +2.1% annually to 108 million tonnes in 2013, , according to new study by The Freedonia Group.
European construction falls
Latest figures from Eurostat show a -2,9% decline in construction output across the 27 European nations between January and February of this year.
VIDEO: The 2010 Yellow Table
Chris Sleight, editor of International Construction takes an in-depth look at The Yellow Table, our league table of the world's 50 largest construction equipment manufacturers.
UK construction rose in March
Purchasing managers’ survey sees improvement driven by residential market.
Special Report: Managing Rental now available
The second of KHL Group's series of Special Reports, Managing Rental, is now available.
World construction equipment sales set for +8.5% growth
2010 will see all markets apart from Japan return to growth, with China and India leading the way.
Swedish construction output grows as Europe slows
Swedish construction output experienced the strongest growth in Europe according to the latest figures from Eurostat.
Slovakian construction sector "back on track" in 2010
Slovakia's construction sector is expected to grow again in 2010 following a -11.3% fall in output in 2009, according to market research company PMR's latest report.
UK construction sees –11% fall
Recession is worse than that of the mid-1970s says Construction Products Association.
VDMA sees +5% growth for 2010
German construction equipment manufacturers see growth in Asia and expect a confidence boost from Bauma.
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