Construction pipeline rose in Q1 of 2016, shows Cordell report

Construction pipeline rose in Q1 of 2016, shows Cordell report
Construction pipeline rose in Q1 of 2016, shows Cordell report

Construction activity picked up over the quarter ended March 2016 from the same period last year, according to the latest Construction Market Movement Report (Q12016) from Cordell, which gives an overview of the health of the Australian construction industry. 

According to Cordell, which last year became a CoreLogic business, the report delivers a comprehensive overview of construction projects identified within Australia over the last 24 months across civil engineering, apartments and units, commercial, industrial, mining and community. 

For the March 2016 quarter, 4,302 projects entering the construction phase in comparison to 3,931 for the same time last year.

Pipeline activity is also up with 4,830 projects reported in March 2016, up from 4,597 for the same period last year with apartments and units the most active sector. There was $50 billion in pipeline activity compared to $27 billion for the same period last year.

However, deferrals rose with 411 projects put on hold compared to 375 for the same time last year. The value of deferred projects this quarter is $3.6 billion compared to $3.1 billion for the same time last year.

Abandonments too increased with 359 projects stopped for March 2016 compared to 320 previously. The value of abandonments is $1.2 billion this quarter which is unchanged from the previous year. 

Commenting on the Cordell report, CoreLogic spokesperson Greg Dickason said the overall results to the March 2016 quarter were positive with civil engineering projects in roads and infrastructure leading the way.

“While general pipeline activity is encouraging with 4,830 projects underway valued at around $50 billion, and largely dominated by apartments and unit developments, deferrals increased. Four hundred and eleven construction projects were placed on hold over the quarter compared to 375 in the March 2015 quarter. In addition, three hundred and seventy five projects were confirmed as abandoned in the March 2016 quarter compared to 320 for the March 2015 quarter,” Dickason said.

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Construction pipeline rose in Q1 of 2016, shows Cordell report

 

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