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Europe Civil Engineering Market Size, Share, 2025 | Industry Report

Europe Civil Engineering Market Analysis Report By Services, By Application, By Customers, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17619914  |  Published: July 2020  |  No of Pages: 92
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Construction  |  Publisher: Grand View Research

Industry Insights

The Europe civil engineering market size was worth USD 2,004.2 billion in 2018. The market is estimated to exhibit the CAGR of 2.7% over the forecast duration, 2019 to 2025. Rapidly increasing investment in construction sectors is proliferating the market growth. Further, the growth can be attributed to the increasing population, especially in Belgium, Ireland and U.K and rising migration across Europe.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization across Eastern Europe and growing focus on the development of environment-friendly building projects are anticipated to drive the market growth. Additionally, increasing government expenditure on development of infrastructure in countries such as Finland and Poland is further estimated to boost the market growth.

U.K civil engineering market

In 2018, construction sector held 42.7% of revenue share and this sector is likely to continue its healthy run over the forecast duration. Factors such as housing shortage, the growing trend of a nuclear family and increasing purchasing power of consumers are supplementing the growth of the construction sector in the U.K.

However, civil engineering market is sensitive to the economic downfall and sluggish growth of the economy in countries such as Belgium, which showed 1.7% of the GDP growth in 2018, is estimated to adversely affect the market growth. Further, the country is witnessing relatively low spending on construction projects, which, in turn, is anticipated to adversely affect market growth.

Digitalization has changed the way industry functions and it has positively affected the construction industry in the recent past. Governments in countries like Germany, Belgium, France and U.K encourages the use of Building Information Management (BIM), which is likely to segment the market growth.

Further, incorporation of advance constriction additives is estimated to offer a lucrative opportunity or industry players over the forecast years. For example, cross-laminated timber is gaining traction among homeowners and developers, thereby, positively driving the industry growth.

Service Insights

In 2018, the construction segment emerged as the leading segment accounting 42.6% of the market share by revenue. This segment is anticipated to continue its dominance over the forecast duration. Governments’ initiatives to increase the expenditure in housing projects amid a rising population is contributing to the growth of the market.

Conventional construction technique generates volatile organic compound (VOC), thereby, attributing to the air pollution. To reduce the VOCs, manufacturers are using precast construction component and CLT as they emit low VOCs and are sustainable. Thus, these construction materials are witnessing increased demand and supplementing the market growth.

Among different services, in 2018, maintenance accounted for 22.7% of the market share and projected to register the considerable CAGR over the forecast period. The growing need for regular maintenance to increase the life of the building is driving the segment growth.

On the other hand, planning and design division is estimated to grow considerably over the forecast period as planning and design ensure integration of different construction processes such as costs, logistics operations and resource management. However, owing to the deficiencies in the design of buildings, this segment is witnessing the decline in growth.

Application Insights

Among different applications, real estate category held the largest share by revenue in 2018 accounting for 40.2% of the market share. Further, the segment is projected to grow significantly owing to emerging economies in the region. Countries such as Latvia, Sweden and Estonia are investing significantly in the housing projects to improve the standard of lives and address the problem of the housing shortage.

Real estate segment was followed by the industrial sector as the latter accounted for 30.4% of the market share by revenue in 2018.  Consolidation in the economy of France and growth in manufacturing activities in U.K, Ireland and Italy are attributing to the growth of this segment. The European Union has a strong manufacturing base, especially in developed countries such as France, Germany and U.K, which led to the construction of industrial and warehouses across Europe.

In 2018, the Infrastructure segment held 29.4% of the market share by revenue and anticipated to grow considerably during the forecast period. The growing trend of designing flexible infrastructure along with a rise in investment in research and development is likely to boost the segment growth.

Customer Insights

In 2018, government consumer segment held more than 39.5% of the share in the market. Favorable government policies and increasing investment by the public sector are attributing to the growth of this segment.

Private sector consumers include developers of transport infrastructure and real estate, construction contractors and individuals. This segment held 30.1% of the market share by revenue in 2018 and the segment is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast duration.

Europe civil engineering market

Increasing investment from the private sector in the development of public transport, healthcare, cultural establishment, parking areas and green spaces are expected to drive the market growth. Under the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline (NICP), National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (NIDP) has planned several investments in both public and private sector with the help of 721 projects under its pipeline.

Regional Insights

Across Europe, the construction sector occupies a significant share in the GDP. With the rising residential sector in countries such as U.K, France and Germany, the civil engineering market in Europe is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast duration. Growing focus on renovation is a key factor attributing to the growth of the market in the region.

In 2018, Germany held more than 13.7% of the market share and expected to consolidate its position over the next few years. Tax benefits provided by the government on several construction projects and booming economy is driving the country’s growth.

U.K civil engineering market is likely to register significant growth owing to increasing construction projects and renovation activities in sectors like transport buildings, online retailing warehouse, resorts and restaurants. With the imposition of several initiatives such as Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the government has mandated stakeholders to reduce the overall emission of carbon, which, in turn, is expected to bode well for the growth of the renovation activities in the region.

France, because of the development of major infrastructure projects, is anticipated to witness considerable growth in the civil engineering market. For instance, the projects named Asyel Arena, a sports arena with 10,500 seats along with over 2,000 square meters for shops and project HexagoneBalard to create a new office of the defense ministry of France are predicted to offer a lucrative opportunity for the growth of the civil engineering market.

Impact of COVID-19

Europe construction sector is severely affected due to outbreak of COVID-19.  According to the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC), construction companies have suffered heavy financial loss owing to their inability to continue with construction projects. The European Union construction sector called European Commission to designate the outbreak of coronavirus as a ‘force majeure’, which will help construction firm to avoid penalties in case of breach of contract amid crisis.

However, the construction sector is expected to play an important role in the GDP recovery of European countries once normalcy returns. As lockdown measures have been eased across Europe, the construction sector is recovering faster than several other sectors. Additionally, construction projects are expected to continue as following the social distancing norms is relatively easy in this sector. Thus, resumption of several construction projects is expected to supplement the growth of the Europe civil engineering market.

Civil engineering Market Share Insights

The industry is characterized by the presence of the number of players, which makes the low switching cost for the consumers. Additionally, owing to lack of service differentiation, there is a high competition in the market, thereby, low bargaining power for suppliers.

Ongoing industrialization in countries such as Finland, Poland, Denmark and Norway is anticipated to offer a lucrative opportunity for the investors. Leading players operating in the market are SNC-Lavalin, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., AECOM and AMEC Foster Wheeler among others.

Europe Civil Engineering Market Report Scope

                  Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 2,105.4 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 2,412.9 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 2.7% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Services, application, customers, country

Regional scope


Country scope

U.K.; Germany; Russia; Netherlands; Belgium; Spain; France; Denmark; Norway; Finland; Italy; Poland

Key companies profiled

AECOM; AMEC Foster Wheeler; SNC-Lavalin; Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the Europe civil engineering market report on the basis of services, application, customers, and country:

• Services Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Planning & Design
    • Construction
    • Maintenance
    • Others

• Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Real Estate
    • Infrastructure
    • Industrial

• Customers Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Government
    • Private
    • Others

• Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Europe
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Russia
        • Netherlands
        • Belgium
        • Spain
        • France
        • Denmark
        • Norway
        • Finland
        • Italy
        • Poland

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