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Construction in Africa

Construction of Africa, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 construction of Africa in current prices grew by 123.5 billion US dollars (in 21.3 times) to 129.6 billion US dollars; change occurred by 13.6 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 819.3 million, as well as by 109.9 billion US dollars by increasing of construction per capita by 92.8 US dollars. The average annual growth of construction of Africa was 2.7 billion US dollars or 7.0%. The average annual growth of construction of Africa in constant prices was 4.2%. Share in the world increased by 0.38%. Minimal construction was in 1970 (6.1 billion US dollars). Maximal construction was in 2014 (137.1 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 construction per capita in Africa increased by 92.8 US dollars (in 6.6 times) to 109.4 US dollars. The average annual growth of construction per capita in current prices was 2.1 US dollars or 4.3%.

Construction of Africa, 1970

Construction of Africa in 1970 was 6.1 billion US dollars. Share of Africa in the world construction was 2.8%.

Construction per capita in Africa in 1970 was equal to 16.6 US dollars. Construction per capita in Africa was less than construction per capita in the World (58.4 US dollars) by 41.8 US dollars.

Construction of Africa in 1970 consisted of construction of Nigeria (43.1%), construction of South Africa (12.7%), construction of Algeria (6%), construction of D.R. of the Congo (3.8%), construction of Libya (3.7%), and others (30.7%).

Construction of Africa, 2015

Construction of Africa in 2015 was 129.6 billion US dollars. Share of Africa in the world construction was 3.2%.

Construction per capita in Africa in 2015 was 109.4 US dollars. Construction per capita in Africa was less than construction per capita in the World (550.1 US dollars) by 440.7 US dollars.

Construction of Africa in 2015 consisted of construction of Algeria (14.2%), construction of Nigeria (13.9%), construction of Egypt (11.8%), construction of Angola (9.3%), construction of South Africa (8.8%), and others (42%).

Size of construction in Africa

Construction in Africa, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices6.135.024.526.496.3129.6
constant prices19706.19.49.912.628.839.2
200515.123.524.631.471.797.7
Picture. Africa: construction Picture. Construction: share of Africa in the world Picture. Africa: share of construction in economy

Growth of construction in Africa

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construction per capita in Africa

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Rating of construction in Africa

Rating of construction in Africa, 2015
#Areabln. US dollars%
Africa129.6100
subregions
1Northern Africa45.234.9
2Western Africa28.522.0
3Eastern Africa23.918.5
4Middle Africa18.714.4
5Southern Africa13.310.3
countries
1 Algeria18.414.2
2 Nigeria18.013.9
3 Egypt15.311.8
4 Angola12.09.3
5 South Africa11.48.8
6 Tanzania6.24.8
7 Ethiopia6.14.7
8 Morocco5.74.4
9 Ghana5.34.1
10 Sudan3.52.7
11 Kenya3.12.4
12 Zambia2.31.8
13 Cameroon2.01.5
14 Uganda1.81.4
15 Tunisia1.81.4
16 Equatorial Guinea1.51.1
17 Côte d'Ivoire1.30.98
18 D.R. of the Congo1.20.95
19 Botswana0.940.73
20 South Sudan0.860.67
21 Gabon0.840.65
22 Eritrea0.730.56
23 Namibia0.700.54
24 Rwanda0.590.46
25 Mali0.580.45
26 Benin0.580.45
27 Senegal0.560.44
28 Burkina Faso0.560.43
29 Congo0.540.42
30 Chad0.510.39
31 Guinea0.510.39
32 Mauritius0.450.35
33 Zimbabwe0.420.32
34 Libya0.410.32
35 Mauritania0.360.28
36 Mozambique0.340.26
37 Madagascar0.290.22
38 Malawi0.280.22
39 Djibouti0.220.17
40 Niger0.220.17
41 Togo0.220.17
42 Swaziland0.170.13
43 Lesotho0.150.11
44 Cabo Verde0.140.11
45 Burundi0.110.082
46 Gambia0.0540.042
47 Liberia0.0540.042
48 Somalia0.0490.038
49 Sierra Leone0.0450.035
50 Seychelles0.0430.033
51 Central African Republic0.0360.027
52 Sao Tome and Principe0.0190.015
53 Comoros0.0150.011
54 Guinea-Bissau0.0110.0086
Picture. Africa: structure of construction by subregions, 2015, % Picture. Africa: structure of construction by leaders, 2015, %

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