manager of consultantsLe BIPEpresented
an independentstudyconductedforEuroConstruct on themultipliereffect
of an investment in concreteforthewholeeconomy, focusing on thebenefits of a localsupplychain. Thereport’sfindingswererevealed at theconference “Citizens at theheart of thesustainably-builtenvironment”
hostedbyTheConcreteInitiative in Brussels
on 19 November 2015.
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of LeBipe / EuroconstructpresentstheConcreteMultiplierEffect at TheConcreteInitiativeevent on 19 Nov 2015
in Brussels (photo:
in valueaddedand384 thousandjobsacrossthe EU28 (Y2012 data).
Through itspurchasesandthespending of itsdirectandindirectemployees,
theindustrygenerates a total valueadded of €56bn
in the EU28 andgeneratesover1.08 millionjobs.
Thiscorrespondsto a multipliereffect
of 2.8. Thismeansthat, in the
€1 of valueaddedgenerated in theCementandConcreteIndustry,
Althoughalreadysignificant, thismultipliereffectonlytakesintoaccountcontributions in theupstreamvaluechain. Hence, thevalueadded at theconstructionstage of concrete – thework of contractors, builders, concreteworkers, carpenters, joiners, finishers, etc. is not quantitativelytakenintoaccount.
1 job, 1€ in concrete =
3 jobs, 3€ in thewidereconomy
Thestudycoversthe EU 28 plusNorway, TurkeyandSwitzerlandandassessesthecementandconcreteindustries’ direct (jobs, growth), indirect (upstreamanddownstream) andinduced (directandindirectemployeeexpenditure) contributiontotheeconomy.
Itdemonstratesthatthe2.8multipliereffect is a structuralcharacteristic of theindustryand is
Multipliereffect on theEconomyandContributionto a LowCarbonEconomy
The Le Bipestudyalsohighlightsthekeysectorswherecementandconcreteareusedwhich in turncontributetoEurope’slowcarboneconomy. Theseincludeenergyefficiency,
This study by La Bipe (Euroconstruct)
management consultants, has documented that for every job created in
cement and concrete within the construction industry, nearly three
jobs (2.8) are created in the wider economy. The report’s findings
were revealed at the conference "Citizens at the heart of the
sustainability-built environment" hosted by
The Concrete Initiative on 19 November 2015 in Brussels. The
conference brought together European and local policymakers and
other interested stakeholders to discuss the economic, social and
benefits of sustainable construction for Europe’s
The Le Bipe study also highlighted the key sectors where cement and
concrete are used which in turn contribute to Europe’s low carbon
economy. These include energy
infrastructure and sustainable construction.
The Concrete Initiative calls for higher levels of investment into
sustainable construction to boost jobs and growth and at the same
time help build Europe’s low carbon economy