Construction sector hit by low commodity prices

2 February 2017

Low commodity prices and a weak economic environment have hit Africa’s construction sector, while China is playing an increasing role as a financer and contractor, a report has found.

The 2016 edition of Deloitte’s Africa Construction Trends Report looked at 286 construction projects on the continent, collectively worth $324bn. It included contracts valued at $50m or above that had that broken ground by 1 June 2016.

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