2021 BDO New Zealand Construction Sector Report

2021 BDO New Zealand Construction Sector Report

New Zealand’s construction sector is at a COVID-19 crossroad. The fourth annual BDO Construction Sector Report – ‘Rethinking Construction’ – explores how the disruptive forces brought about by the global pandemic have necessitated a rethink regarding the most effective strategies to operate successfully in and drive the sector forward – building a foundation for broader economic growth.  Should New Zealand face an extended Alert Level 4 Delta strain lockdown through 2021, this may prove a pivotal crossroad, driving added impetus for prioritising strategic change. 

Our 2021 Report sheds light on priority areas of concern and opportunity, and where fresh thinking is required, with a particular focus on; supply, labour, and inflation.




2020 Construction Sector Report


The 2020 BDO Construction Survey Report is here!

We took the pulse of the New Zealand construction industry and the results are in!

The third in the series, this year’s report is in two parts, revealing the sector’s state of affairs before and after the first nationwide Alert Level 4 lockdown prompted by the spread of the novel coronavirus. The sector, not unlike many others, was heavily impacted by the shifts in economy and work caused by COVID-19, and we hope this report will be used as a tool to highlight the challenges the sector must overcome to recover from the pandemic’s initial impacts, as well as to hone in on the opportunities for survival and growth.

Topics covered in the report include: 

  • A pre-COVID snapshot of the industry
  • The impact COVID-19 has had on the industry
  • Key concerns and strategies for survival and growth


Download the 2020 Construction Sector Report

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2019 Construction Sector Report


The 2019 BDO Construction Survey Report is here!

Our team of construction experts have recently released the results of the 2019 Construction Survey.  This is the second year of the annual survey and already the numbers of participants have more than doubled from last year. The survey is rapidly becoming recognised as an important resource that can provide meaningful insights into current trends and issues in the construction industry.

This year’s survey highlighted issues with low margins and decreasing forward work and the two-tier construction sector comprising experienced operators with robust businesses and management practices and fragile businesses with low margins and inexperienced operators is still very evident. This fragile group is highly vulnerable to the pressures and constraints operating within the industry. 


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2018 Construction Sector Report


The 2018 BDO Construction Sector Report is here!

As you may be aware, we recently undertook a comprehensive Construction Survey of nearly 100 New Zealand construction companies. The results are now in and we invite you to download your copy of the Construction Survey Report.


In the media


Radio New Zealand

  •  Builders breaking law by not using trusts. - Listen to the recording here.

Connect with our BDO construction sector team.