BCI Economics

Our analysts combine market-related experience with a strong economics background, to provide a tailored service for the very specific needs of our foreign exchange clients.

BCI Economics is the division of BCI Media group that provides construction industry-based research and reports across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We are committed to delivering accurate and reliable business information on the various Asian economies and construction markets, giving business leaders the right industry and market knowledge backed by up-to-date data, clear analysis and insights. It’s all you need to stay one step in front.

Our research efforts cover construction markets extending across Australia, New Zealand and Asia with regular releases of forecasts, analyses and data commentaries on recent developments and prospects within those economies.

BCI Economics offers three types of research products to clients active in the construction sector:

Ongoing Construction Forecast Reports

As a part of its services to forward-looking members of the construction community, BCI offers periodic construction forecasts – an integral element of BCI’s member services and an important aid in helping decision makers anticipate critical changes in market demand.

Current ongoing reports include:

  • BCI Pipeline: A leading quarterly indicator of the value of new construction projects at the early stages (from competition to documentation). The findings are presented from a general view of the construction market to the specific aspects in terms of region and category for building and civil construction. To order the BCI Pipeline click on the respective country: Singapore | Philippines | Indonesia | Hong Kong | Malaysia | Vietnam | Thailand
  • BCI Forecaster: A monthly report of short and long-term construction starts and is an effective short-term sales and operations planning tool. To order the BCI Forecaster click on the respective country: Singapore | Philippines | Indonesia | Hong Kong | Malaysia
  • BCI Construction Outlook: An annual outlook for the forthcoming fiscal year. The report is released and presented each year to the public at BCI’s Annual Breakfast Briefings in May.
  • BCI Sentiment Survey: Conducted annually across Asia and focuses on the business confidence of stakeholders in the construction sector (developers, architects, builders and subcontractors), shedding valuable light on the overall market trajectory.

Specialised Reports

BCI Economics also produces specialised reports dependent on the latest in current market developments. These reports focus on a specific sector or facet of the construction market, with each consisting of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and historical performance, any relevant industry participants and more. Examples of topics include green building, building energy use or construction as related to a specific sector e.g. health sector.

We continually modify our product range to meet the needs of our growing client base. Current specialized reports include:

Green Building Market Report

Supported by the Green Building Councils of South East Asia, the Green Building Market Report shows the changes and trends within the Green Building movement year-on-year across the region.

The report is supported by findings from annual surveys conducted by BCI into the field of green building where industry stakeholders are asked to share their insights and opinions on the status quo of green building and how it affected their own businesses. Industry stakeholders included owners and developers, architects and engineers, main contractors and subcontractors.

Research conducted in 2014 has confirmed that the concept of green building has put down substantially deep roots across the South East Asian construction industries. However, there do remain several barriers in both markets for green building to grow in significance including the perception of high upfront costs and the insufficient attention to the potential to increase the value of projects as a result of building “green”. Click here to download a free copy of the latest Green Building Marketing Report.


Breakfast Briefing

The annual BCI Breakfast Briefing is a 1.5 hour presentation focused on the latest developments within the construction market served over a delicious hot breakfast. The presentation covers:

  1. The results of our latest Construction Market Sentiment Survey, which gauges the opinions of developers, architects, builders and subcontractors on the current economic climate, what projects they are working on currently and what they see for the future.
  2. Critical information on upcoming construction projects and how they will shape construction demand in the next 12 months.
  3. An overview of which states and sectors are performing strongly and where business opportunities lie, along with actionable analysis that will assist in budgeting for the new financial year.
  4. An overview of how construction markets are performing in neighbouring countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

With over 1,500 research calls made everyday and up to 3,500 construction projects reported on every week, BCI is positioned unlike any other organisation to tell you where the construction market is headed. Attendees of the BCI Breakfast Briefing will also receive a complimentary copy of the latest BCI Construction Market Outlook Report.

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