Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025 US

The report reveals that while the U.S. extraction market will grow as social and transportation sectors slow, lower energy costs in the U.S. will boost competitiveness in heavy energy-using sectors. PwC estimates that overall industrial output in the U.S. will likely be around two percent higher in the long-term than in a non-shale scenario. However, the impacts will be concentrated on heavy energy-using sectors, such as chemicals and metals. As such, the benefit to these sectors will be much greater than the economy-wide impact, spurring faster investment in these sectors than in other high-income economies. At the same time, “new economy” sectors will also continue to thrive in the U.S., with substantial investment in telecommunication networks, which PwC expects to increase from $77 billion in 2013 to $160 billion in 2025.

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Infrastructure spending in a national context

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Infrastructure spending by broad sector

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Investment in extraction infrastructure

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Manufacturing infrastructure investment

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Transportation infrastructure investment

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Other utilities infrastructure investment

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Social infrastructure investment

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Demographic change

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Infrastructure in global context

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US versus peers

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