Video: The world's 200 largest construction companies

By Chris Sleight27 July 2011

International Construction editor Chris Sleight.

International Construction editor Chris Sleight.

This year's ranking of the world's 200 largest construction companies has seen China's largest contractors solidify their position at the top of the table, taking four of the top five places. Further down the ranking there have also been significant gains for smaller Chinese contractors.

In general, the companies that have improved their places from last year are those based in high-growth developing markets. This year's ranking has seen steep climbs from Brazilian, Indian, Mexican and Russian contractors among others.

In contrast, there have been falls for several of the large European construction groups, along with general contractors from the US and Japan.

Looking at long term trends in the industry, the results of this year's survey seem to indicate that the global construction industry has emerged from recession. Revenues for the world's largest contractors rose again last year, and profitability enjoyed a notable up-tick.

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