Engineering structures became the driver of construction growth during this period, increasing the indicator by 34.4% y/y

In January-September 2023, the index of construction work performed in Ukraine increased by 20.4% compared to the same period in 2022. The volume of construction work performed during this period in monetary terms reached UAH 96.02 billion. This is according to the State Statistics Service.

The driver of construction growth in January-September was engineering structures, with the figure in this sector increasing by 34.4% y/y. At the same time, residential construction decreased by 4.3% y/y, while non-residential construction increased by 14.1% y/y. In monetary terms, residential construction reached UAH 14.91 billion, non-residential construction – UAH 24.46 billion, and construction of engineering structures ª UAH 56.65 billion.

The share of new construction in the total volume of construction work performed in January-September amounted to 39.5%, repairs – 38.4%, reconstruction and technical re-equipment – 22.1%.

The growth in engineering construction is related to the restoration of transport and industrial facilities destroyed by Russian military aggression, as well as bridges, overpasses, roads, railways, pipelines, communications, power lines, and other infrastructure and engineering structures. At the same time, a large share of new construction corresponds to the scale of destruction that cannot be partially repaired or reconstructed.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2022, Ukrainian construction companies reduced the volume of work performed by 56% compared to 2021, to UAH 113.83 billion. In December 2022, the figure fell by 58.9% y/y. Residential construction decreased by 51.9% y/y, engineering construction – by 58.5%, and non-residential construction – by 53.5%.