India Construction Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

India Construction Market is segmented by Sector (Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, Industrial Construction, Infrastructure (Transportation) Construction, and Energy and Utility Construction).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2017- 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 11 %

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Market Overview

The Indian construction market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 11% during the forecast period. The government construction projects are majorly providing a thrust to the rising Indian construction industry. The Indian construction sector has witnessed both disruptions as well as optimism with many reforms being implemented. Rapidly evolving technology is redefining how construction business is conducted and managed in India.

In the fiscal year 2020, the real gross value added in the construction industry across India increased by around 1.3 percent. This was a decline in the GVA growth compared to the previous year. Due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the GVA of the construction industry is estimated to decrease by 12.6 percent in the financial year 2021. Government initiatives, such as the construction of 100 smart cities, world-class highways and shipping infrastructure, housing, and urban development, have attracted large amounts of investment through foreign direct investment, private enterprises, and government budgets.

Scope of the Report

The Construction Market includes a wide range activity that covers upcoming, ongoing, and growing construction projects in different sectors which include but are not limited to geotechnical (underground structures) and superstructures in residential, commercial, and industrial structures as well as infrastructure construction (like Roads, Railways and Airports) and power generation - transmission-related infrastructure. This report covers market insights, such as market dynamics, drivers, restraints, opportunities, technological innovation, and its impact, porter's five forces analysis, and the impact of COVID-19 on the market. In addition, the report also provides company profiles to understand the competitive landscape of the market.

India Construction Market is segmented by Sector (Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, Industrial Construction, Infrastructure (Transportation) Construction, and Energy and Utility Construction).

By Sector
Commercial Construction
Residential Construction
Industrial Construction
Infrastructure (Transportation) Construction
Energy and Utilities Construction

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Key Market Trends

Government Schemes and FDI Inflows are Driving the Market

Government initiatives such as the government’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana aims to build 20 million urban homes and 30 million rural houses by 2022. Smart Cities and government schemes are fuelling the growth of urban infrastructure and construction development. Recently the construction of an additional 3,21,567 affordable houses was sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The construction and infrastructure sector has received FDI inflows amounting to USD 105 million and USD 617 million, respectively from 2017 to 2020. In March 2021, the construction sector in India saw a foreign direct investment equity inflow of approximately 420 million USD. This was a significant decrease compared to the equity inflows in the previous year, valued at over 600 million USD.


COVID-19 impact on Indian Construction Industry

India is expected to become the world’s third-largest construction market by 2025. The Indian construction industry is expected to grow in the forecasted period. However, the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions weighed on the industry’s output in 2020. Construction activities continue to remain disrupted across the country with labor shortages at project sites exacerbating the situation for private players already grappling with multiple issues such as liquidity crisis, rising project costs, and dwindling demands. 15 million jobs were lost in May 2021. The construction industry took the biggest hit in employment during April-May 2021. It saw employment shrink by 8.8 million on a base of about 64 million in March 2021.


Competitive Landscape

The Indian construction market is highly competitive, despite the major local and international players have created enough competitive environment in the sector. Still, the market opens opportunities for small and medium players due to increasing government investments in the sector. The Indian construction market presents opportunities for growth during the forecast period, which is expected to further drive market competition. Large players competing with others for a significant share leave the Indian construction market with no observable levels of consolidation.

Recent Developments

February 2021: Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction (SP E&C) has deployed over 700 lifting equipment and numerous other construction vehicles and equipment to address the vast scope of works being handled. The construction works are in progress amidst a host of logistical challenges and associated challenges of schedule and cost.

February 2021: Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction (SP E&C), a leading Indian engineering and construction major, has accomplished many milestones and records over its long history of 154 years. Health, Safety, and Environment compliances are accorded the highest priorities in SP E&C. The management and the operations teams follow the established HSE processes to ensure the safety and well-being of the staff and workmen at all the construction projects.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Economic and Construction Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Technological Innovations in the Construction Sector

    3. 4.3 Insights on Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Impact of Government Regulations and Initiatives on the Industry

    5. 4.5 Review and Commentary on the Extent of Government Infrastructure Development Schemes

    6. 4.6 Comparison of Key Industry Metrics of India with Other Countries

    7. 4.7 Comparison of Construction Cost Metrics of India with Other Countries

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Drivers

    2. 5.2 Restraints

    3. 5.3 Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers / Buyers

      3. 5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 By Sector

      1. 6.1.1 Commercial Construction

      2. 6.1.2 Residential Construction

      3. 6.1.3 Industrial Construction

      4. 6.1.4 Infrastructure (Transportation) Construction

      5. 6.1.5 Energy and Utilities Construction


    1. 7.1 Overview

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 L&T

      2. 7.2.2 Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited

      3. 7.2.3 Shapoorji Pallonji Co. Pvt. Ltd.

      4. 7.2.4 Tata Projects

      5. 7.2.5 KEC International Limited

      6. 7.2.6 Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.

      7. 7.2.7 Dilip Buildcon Limited

      8. 7.2.8 Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd.

      9. 7.2.9 NCC Limited

      10. 7.2.10 Lodha Group*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


    1. 9.1 Existing Infrastructure

    2. 9.2 On-going Projects

    3. 9.3 Upcoming Projects

  10. 10. APPENDIX

  11. 11. DISCLAIMER

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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Construction Market market is studied from 2017 - 2026.

The India Construction Market is growing at a CAGR of 11% over the next 5 years.

L&T, Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited, Tata Projects, KEC International Limited, Shapoorji Pallonji Co. Pvt. Ltd. are the major companies operating in India Construction Market.

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