Economy

6 Sectors That Benefit From A Booming Construction And Civil Engineering Industry

6 Sectors That Benefit From A Booming Construction And Civil Engineering Industry

One of the most staggering construction statistics came to the fore in 2015 when it emerged that China had consumed more cement in the three years between 2011 and 2013 than the United States had used in the entire 20th century. It’s an astonishing sign of the phenomenal scale of the construction industry in China but is also an indicator of the booming construction and civil engineering industrie... »

A NEW DAWN FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ALLEVIATION?

A NEW DAWN FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ALLEVIATION?

In the 4th quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate in South Africa decreased to 26.7% from 27.7% in Q1, Q2 and Q3.   Looking at specific sectors, job losses were as follows: • Finance and other business services: 92,000 • Mining: 39,000 • Trade: 25,000 • Transport: 5,000 • Utilities: 4,000   On the positive side; Manufacturing added 13,000 jobs – the highest number added. Construction and com... »