In Cramo countries, the construction market outlook for 2017 is mainly positive. The construction market analysts Euroconstruct and Forecon estimated in June that the construction market will grow approximately 2% in Finland, Denmark and Germany, and 6% in Norway and Latvia. In Lithuania, the market is expected to grow 1% and in Estonia 3%. In Czech Republic the total construction market is not expected to grow. The Russian construction market is expected to decline 2% in 2017. For Sweden, the Euroconstruct and the local Sverige’s Byggindustrier both estimate approximately 8% growth for 2017. According to the latest estimate of the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, the construction market will grow approximately 2.5% in Finland.
European Rental Association (ERA) forecasts that the equipment rental market will grow in all of Cramo’s operating countries that are within the scope of ERA’s forecast.