Turkish Contractors


GENERAL INFORMATION ON TURKISH CONTRACTORS

 

Construction plays a crucial role in Turkey’s economic development, accounting for well over 6% of GDP and employing some 1.3 million people. When the direct and indirect impacts on other sectors are taken into account the construction sectors share in the Turkish economy reaches 30%.

Turkish Contractors have undertaken almost 5,000 projects in 70 countries, with a combined value of some 130 billion USD.

Turkey ranks among the top 12 producers of building materials in the world, with such products as cement, glass, steel and ceramic tiles taking a leading role.

A research team that prepared a report on the "Strategic Plan for the Construction Industry" in 2004 said of Turkey: "In no other country with the same per capita income it is possible to find a construction sector that is as competitive as the Turkish construction sector."

In 2008, 10% of the "Top 225 International Contractors" announced by the leading international industry magazine "ENR - Engineering News Record" were Turkish companies. With 23 companies among the top 225, Turkey ranked third in the world after China and United States.

Within the five year period between 2002 and 2008, the annual volume of business undertaken abroad increased from 1.7 billion USD to 23.6 billion USD.

The number of countries in which Turkish Contractors was working increased considerably, causing the percentage of work in each country to decrease relatively. Nevertheless, the Russian Federation maintained the first rank (18.90%), followed by Libya (10.73%) and Kazakhstan (8.07%). In this period, the United Arab Emirates (7.05%), Qatar (6.57%), S. Arabia (6.06%), Azerbaijan (4.12%), Romania (3.86%), Turkmenistan (3.84%), Iraq (3.33%), Oman (2.93%), Afghanistan (2.79%), Algeria (2.69%), Jordan (2.47%), Bulgaria (1.99%), Ukraine (1.85%),  Morocco (1.83%) and Ireland (1.46%) emerged as new markets. In the aftermath of the interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the rebuilding activities in these countries were closely followed by Turkish Contractors.

The types of work undertaken during this period and their relative shares in the total business volume were as follows: road/bridge/tunnel works (15.28%), commercial centers (12.80%), housing (9.41%), industrial plants (7.56%), pipelines (7.47%), social and cultural facilities (7.39%), airports (6.98%), power plants (5.38%) and petrochemical plants (4.13%).

The Turkish construction sector comprises a group of businessmen at the crossroads of three continents that are active in each country in the Eurasian market of 580 million people, covering an area of 26 million km2. Turkish Contractors are open to international partnerships, not only in the field of contracting but also in construction industry investments, ranging from the manufacturing of construction materials to infrastructure, housing, industry and tourism. Extensive know-how and experience gained through working abroad for nearly four decades in all kinds of challenging engineering projects and in all forms of business environment are among their distinctive strengths.

 

 

 

Distribution of the Projects Undertaken in 2008 by Sectors

Sectors

Number of Projects

Project Value ($)

Share

BUILDING

316

10.664.907.742

45,0%

TRANSPORTATION

70

4.736.296.077

20,0%

INDUSTRY

83

4.777.114.389

20,2%

HYDRAULIC WORKS

14

1.546.004.255

6,5%

INFRASTRUCTURE

52

1.817.513.166

7,7%

OTHER

28

143.395.747

0,6%

 

 

 

 

 

Sub Sectors

Project Value ($)

Share

BUILDING

Military Facilities

130.303.980

0,6%

Hospitals

1.210.156.624

5,1%

Administrative Buildings

420.546.267

1,8%

Residence

3.915.507.428

16,5%

Socio-Cultural Facilities

2.565.405.800

10,8%

Commercial Centers

2.075.713.530

8,8%

Tourism Facilities

347.274.113

1,5%

TRANSPORTATION

Airports

1.551.771.358

6,6%

Roads/Bridges/Tunnels

2.164.743.234

9,1%

Ports

1.019.781.485

4,3%

INDUSTRY

Depots-Warehouses

48.987.981

0,2%

Energy

1.591.080.251

6,7%

Factories

1.498.408.417

6,3%

Communications

224.036.440

0,9%

Power Plants

1.414.601.300

6,0%

HYDRAULIC WORKS

Dams

689.679.613

2,9%

Irrigation Systems

856.324.642

3,6%

INFRASTRUCTURE

Waste Water

16.005.791

0,1%

Potable Water

52.970.209

0,2%

Urban Infrastructure

1.748.537.166

7,4%

OTHER

Provision of Staff

44.312.949

0,2%

Other

99.082.798

0,4%

Source: Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade

 

DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN IN 2008 BY REGION / COUNTRY

Region / Country

Number of Projects

Total Value of Project ($)

Share %

CIS Countries

275

11.630.261.430

49,10%

Turkmenistan

97

5.375.902.770

22,70%

Russian Federation

78

3.387.864.932

14,30%

Azerbaijan

24

1.088.282.553

4,60%

Kazakhstan

27

688.564.354

2,90%

Ukraine

15

680.186.231

2,90%

Georgia

11

252.956.004

1,10%

Moldova

3

62.286.000

0,30%

Belarus

4

39.778.972

0,20%

Uzbekistan

13

20.217.274

0,10%

Kyrgyzstan

2

18.013.599

0,10%

Tajikistan

1

16.208.741

0,10%

Middle East Countries

133

6.578.604.393

27,80%

UAE

26

3.069.010.489

13,00%

Iraq

72

1.436.001.931

6,10%

S. Arabia

14

893.410.100

3,80%

Qatar

6

651.799.498

2,80%

Jordan

4

403.326.647

1,70%

Iran

2

102.718.222

0,40%

Syria

4

14.411.446

0,10%

Yemen

1

5.388.000

0,00%

Israel

4

2.538.060

0,00%

African Countries

60

3.748.521.968

15,80%

Libya

36

2.065.280.207

8,70%

Sudan

1

850.000.000

3,60%

Algeria

14

510.082.035

2,20%

Ethiopia

2

208.299.906

0,90%

Tunisia

4

112.075.959

0,50%

Guinea

1

1.637.150

0,00%

Djibouti

2

1.146.711

0,00%

European Countries

68

1.490.685.210

6,30%

Romania

42

480.627.242

2,00%

Bulgaria

5

446.784.045

1,90%

Macedonia

9

306.446.683

1,30%

Ireland

1

242.083.311

1,00%

Albania

2

10.790.715

0,00%

France

8

2.682.634

0,00%

Germany

1

1.270.580

0,00%

Asian Countries

21

174.640.375

0,70%

Afghanistan

19

171.509.111

0,70%

Pakistan

2

3.131.264

0,00%

Other Countries

5

62.518.000

0,30%

USA

2

44.000.000

0,20%

TRNC

3

18.518.000

0,10%

Grand Total

562

23.685.231.376

100%

Source: Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade

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