Murray & Roberts directs its activities into the construction economies of Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Market sectors include building, infrastructure, mining, industrial, energy, power and environmental.
The construction economy is a well defined element of every national economic framework and is identified as a component of gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) within gross domestic product (GDP).
An established global benchmark is that GFCF should average between 20% and 30% of GDP and construction investment should represent between 20% and 30% of GFCF (4% to 9% of GDP).
The construction economy is represented by all expenditure associated with fixed investment into physical infrastructure, production and commercial facilities and accommodation, as performed by general and specialist contractors, engineers, materials suppliers and service providers.
It generally excludes the supply of process machinery and equipment.