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Built assets contributing $27trillion to global economy

Global Built Asset Performance Index

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“40 percent of GDP is generated from built assets across the planet.”

A country’s economic performance and its built environment are inextricably linked. In fact, built assets such as good transport links, productive industrial centres and high quality residential and commercial property all contribute strongly to the economic performance.

“While some countries are proactively managing their built asset wealth, others are in danger of failing to invest leading to a slow decline in their economic power.”

For the first time, our report paints a full picture for the economic performance of this stock and assesses how effectively different economies make use of the built assets they have at their disposal.

Developed in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), the Global Built Asset Performance Index demonstrates that, on average, 40 percent of global GDP is generated from built assets, but this proportion fluctuates depending on the maturity of the economy.

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