The National Construction Pipeline Report 2021 was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and jointly prepared by BRANZ and Pacifecon. The Report projects building activity for the next six years, ending 31 December 2026. It includes national and regional breakdowns of actual and forecast residential building, nonresidential building and infrastructure activity.
An important aspect of the Report is the continued uncertainty presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis presented within the Report is “best effort” at estimating the likely impact of the pandemic on construction activity moving forward. However, a lot of uncertainty remains throughout the sector, and the ramifications of the pandemic are likely to be felt for several years.