World Bank Group: Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) H1 2018

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World Bank Group: Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) H1 2018

Main Findings 

The World Bank Group report on Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) investment of H1 2018 (first half of the year) shows the main trends of investments by region, country and sector.

  • Increase of investment compared to 2017 but general decrease compared to the past 10 years average
  • Highest levels of investments: China (27%), Turkey and Vietnam
  • Transport overtook energy as the most dominant sector
  • Main financing source: debt finance from commercial providers (62%)

 

PPI investments trends in general

Private Participation in Infrastructure H1 2018
 Amount (bn USD)H1 2018/H1 2017H1 2018/Past 10 years H1 average
 43,57%*13% **
Past 10 years H1 average49,9  

* Increase due to road projects in China and Turkey as well as investment projects in Vietnam and India.

** Decrease compared to the average past 10 years

 

Share of PPI investments by region

Private Participation in Infrastructure H1 2018 by region
 Amount (bn USD)H1 2018/H1 2017Main receiving countries
East Asia and Pacific (EAP)17,327% increaseChina (1/4 of global investment commitments), Vietnam
Europe and Central Asia (ECA)10,288% increaseTurkey (4 highway megaprojects), Russia
South Asia Region (SAR)5,411% decreaseIndia
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) 2,352% decreaseBrazil, Mexico
Sub-Sahara Africa2,03% increaseNot clarified
MENA0,33,0 bn USD in H1 2017Jordan, Morocco
Others6  

 

Share of PPI investments by country

34 countries received investments.

Top 5: China (27%), Turkey, Vietnam (records in high energy investments), India and Brazil accounting for 66% of the global total.

 

Share of PPI investments by sector

Private Participation in Infrastructure H1 2018 by sector
 Amount

(bn USD)

ProjectsH1 2018/H1 2017Main receiving countries
Transport24,45364% increase (road investments dominated)China, Turkey, India, Russia
Energy15,788Less than half of H1 2017Vietnam, Mexico, South Africa, India
Water 3,122three-fold increase over H1 2017China (1/3), India, Mexico
ICT0,1391% decreaseCross border projects
Others0,2   

 

Financing and Lenders (available information)

Main financing source was debt finance: 78%

  • 62% of the debt raised from commercial providers;
  • 15% from bilateral agencies (DFIs) including syndication support, guarantees and other risk-mitigation facilities

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