The European construction value chain: performance, challenges, role in the GVC

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Grow


The study made a clear picture of the construction value chain on the European level, its structure and connections and its development and efficiency. In the course of strengthening the internal construction market the integration within the European construction value chain was valued, especially in the sense of cross-border dimensions of market integration. In the context of the promotion of the position of the European construction industry, the European position and role at the global level was examined. Another point was to examine future settings that influenced activities within the construction industry – within Europe as well as on a global level, and to evaluate appropriate challenges for the construction value chain in Europe. Finally the prior political impacts, that emerge from the development and integration of European and global construction value chains, were filtered.


January 2016 - June 2016

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Doris Hanzl-Weiss

Project Partners


Keywords: construction value chain, Europe, market integration, cross-border, construction, value chain

Countries covered: EU-28

Research Areas: Sectoral studies