Uncertainty defines the global outlook for infrastructure projects in the coming years.
Are organizations ready to quickly respond to change?
By Novid Parsi
75% of infrastructure spending reductions
would happen in three industries: extraction,
transportation and utilities.
Source: Capital Project and Infrastructure Spending Outlook: Agile Strategies for Changing Markets, PwC and Oxford Economics, 2016
7 STRATEGIES FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE ENVIRONMENT
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IF CHINA’S ECONOMY SLOWS … IF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY SPEEDS UP …
US$1.1 trillion US$600 billion
Projected decrease in global infrastructure
spending through 2020—from
US$28.2 trillion to US$27.1 trillion
Projected increase in global infrastructure
spending through 2020—totaling almost
Jump in transportation and utilities
of the infrastructure spending reductions
would happen in Asia Pacific.
of infrastructure spending increases—US$350
billion—would happen in Asia Pacific.
Drop in infrastructure spending in oil and gas,
coal, metals and minerals extraction
Consider two scenarios: a continued downturn in China’s economy or an upswing in the global economy.
US$1.7 trillion The amount that global infrastructure
spending could vary between 2015 and 2020, depending on the scenario.