Building And Construction In Asia Pacific > Japan > Japan
Construction activity moved ahead in Q2 despite the surge in Covid-19 cases and the consequent re-imposition of State of Emergency (SOE) measures. Total construction work done grew 0.9% y/y in Q2 2021, led by a continued ramp up in civil engineering and residential activity. However, non-residential building continued to act as a drag due to a lack of projects in the pipeline. While SOE measures remain in place, we still expect construction work to maintain momentum over H2 2021. We now forecast total construction work done to grow 5.1% in 2021.
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