Building industry: Construction business, digitisation, real estates and investment

Construction – Here you will find current figures and statistics on the construction industry & Construction companies. Turnover of the industry, development of construction investments and digitalization in the construction industry. The number of employees is decreasing, the number of construction companies is increasing. We take a look at the industry!

Construction industry

  1. Cities with highest real estate loans
  2. Gross value added: Share of construction
  3. Number of construction companies
  4. Digitisation in the construction sector: number of workers declining
  5. Development of construction investments in Germany
  6. Sector turnover in construction of buildings

Cities with highest real estate loans

The chart shows a ranking according to highest average mortgage loan in the 20 largest cities in Germany based on a current evaluation of the comparison platform Check24. Loans of 500,000 euros are compared here, for 101 square metres of living space.

Munich in 1st place: Here you have to invest the most for good living space.

  1. Munich – 504,000 euros
  2. Frankfurt – 417,000 Euro
  3. Hamburg – 384,000 euros
  4. Düsseldorf – 374,000 euros
  5. Stuttgart – 373.000 Euro
  6. Münster – 358,000 euros
  7. Bonn – 344.000 Euro
  8. Cologne – 329,000 euros
  9. Berlin – 327.000 Euro
  10. Nuremberg – 295,000 euros

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Gross value added: Share of construction industry

What is the share of the construction industry in the total economic performance? Here you can see the distribution of gross value added* in Germany by economic sector in 2019

  1. Producing industry – 24.2%
  2. Public and private service providers, education and health – 18.8%
  3. Trade, transport, hotels and restaurants – 16.2%
  4. Business services – 11.5%
  5. Construction – 5.6% (reference value)
  6. Land and housing – 4.6%
  7. Information and communication – 4.6%
  8. Financial and insurance services – 3.9%
  9. Other services – 3.8%
  10. agriculture, forestry and fisheries – 0.9%

Statistics: Distribution of gross value added* in Germany by economic sector in 2019 | Statista
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Number of construction companies

Here you can see the number of companies in the construction industry in Germany in the years 2008 to 2017, and the number of full-time employees is steadily increasing, while at the same time the number of full-time employees is declining, as you can see in the next diagram.

  • 2008 – 12,702 construction companies (comparative value)
  • 2010 – 13,349 Construction companies (+ 5.09%)
  • 2012 – 14,324 construction companies (+ 12.77%)
  • 2014 – 14,702 Construction companies (+15.75%)
  • 2016 – 15,456 Construction companies (+21.68%)
  • 2017 – 15,783 Construction companies (latest status)

Statistics: Number of enterprises in the construction sector in Germany in the years 2008 to 2017 | Statista
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Digitisation in construction: number of workers declining

Digitisation in the construction industry is in full swing. While the number of construction companies is increasing, as shown above, the number of full-time employees is decreasing.

  • 2003 (comparative value) at 100%
  • 2008 at 95.2% (-4.8%)
  • 2013 at 90% (-10%)
  • 2018 at 88% (-12%)

Statistics: Share of full-time employees in all employees in the construction industry in Germany from 2004 to 2018 | Statista
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Luxury real estate

  1. Number of sales of luxury homes
  2. Most expensive cities for luxury real estate

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Number of sales of luxury homes

How many luxury properties are sold and bought in Germany each year? These statistics show how manageable the market is. Here you can see the number of sales of luxury homes in selected cities in Germany.

Statistics: Number of sales of luxury houses* in selected cities in Germany in the first half of 2010 and 2011 | Statista
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Data show for visualization last survey in the first half of 2010 and 2011. now directly looking at the current trends in the real estate market, in which cities are currently the most expensive luxury properties?

Most expensive cities for luxury real estate

Where does a square meter cost the most? Where is the world’s high society headed The chart shows the average purchase price per square meter of luxury real estate in selected major cities worldwide.

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Earning money with real estate: turnover

  1. Development of construction investments in Germany
  2. Construction of buildings – turnover
  3. Property development and property developers – Turnover (+ 102.13%)
  4. Who deserves more? Purchase / sale, mediation and administration
  5. Buying and selling: turnover in detail

Development of construction investments in Germany

Development of construction investments in Germany in the years 2000 to 2016 (compared to previous year).

Statistics: Development of construction investments in Germany in the years 2000 to 2016 (compared to previous year) | Statista
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Construction of buildings – turnover

Sectors Turnover in the construction of buildings in Germany from 2008 to 2013 and forecast up to 2020 (in million euros)

  • 2008 – 35,014 million euros
  • 2010 – 31,451 million euros
  • 2012 – 37,361 million Euro
  • 2014 – 43,333 million euros
  • 2016 – 43,883 million euros
  • 2018 – 46,093 million euros
  • 2020 – 45,491 million euros
  • Increase 2008 to 2020 in Euro: 10,477 million Euro
  • Increase in percent: + 29.92%

Statistics: Turnover of the building construction industry in Germany from 2008 to 2013 and forecast to 2020 (in million euros) | Statista
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Property development and property developers – Turnover (+ 102.13%)

Turnover of the sector Development of land and property development activities in Germany from 2008 to 2013 and forecast up to 2020 (in million euros)

  • 2008 – 6,782 million euros
  • 2010 – 8,618 million euros
  • 2012 – 11,912 million euros
  • 2014 – 12,855 million euros
  • 2016 – 13,308 million euros
  • 2018 – 12,636 million euros
  • 2020 – 13,709 million euros
  • Increase 2008 to 2020 in Euro: 6,927 million Euro
  • Increase in percent: + 102.13%

Statistics: Turnover of the sector Development of land and property development activities in Germany from 2008 to 2013 and forecast to 2020 (in million euros) | Statista
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Who deserves more? Purchase / sale, mediation and administration

The chart shows the turnover in the real estate services sector in Germany (in billion euros). The largest turnover in real estate is currently generated by property management, at 11.12 billion euros.

Purchase and sale of real estate

  • Purchase and sale – 8.84 billion Euro
  • Comp. 2014 – 7.21 billion Euro
  • Increase of 22.6% (1.63 billion euros)

Residential property brokerage

  • 8.49 billion Euro/li
  • Comp. 2014 – 6.69 billion Euro
  • Increase of 26.9% (1.8 billion euros)

Management of residential real estate for third parties

  • Administration – 11.12 billion euros
  • Comp. 2014 – 8.34 billion Euro
  • Increase of 33.3% (EUR 2.78 billion)

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Buying and selling real estate: Turnover in detail

Here you can see in detail the turnover of the sector buying and selling of own land, buildings and apartments in Germany from 2008 to 2013 and forecast up to 2020 (in million euros).

Since 2010 constant at ~ 6.7 billion

Statistics: Turnover of the industry Purchase and sale of own land, buildings and apartments in Germany from 2008 to 2013 and forecast to 2020 (in million euros) | Statista
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Property management: Turnover in detail

Here you can see the details of the turnover of the sector management of land, buildings and apartments for third parties in Germany from 2009 to 2014 and forecast up to 2020 (in million euros).

Rate increase +12% in 10 years

Statistics: Turnover of the sector management of land, buildings and apartments for third parties in Germany from 2009 to 2014 and forecast up to 2020 (in million euros) | Statista
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Real estate and land agency: Turnover in detail

After purchase, sale and administration, you can see here the turnover of the sector brokerage of land, buildings and apartments for third parties in Germany from 2009 to 2014 and forecast up to 2020 (in million euros).

Increase of +13.98% in 10 years

Statistics: Turnover of the branch brokerage of land, buildings and apartments for third parties in Germany from 2009 to 2014 and forecast to 2020 (in million euros) | Statista
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