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The study in brief!

3 353 009

Establishments (head offices and secondary establishments) referenced.

2 146 290

employees work in the construction sector.

9 190

insolvencies recorded over a sliding 12-month period, down 24.2% on the previous year.

22 703

jobs threatened by business failures.

"The financial situation of companies deteriorated sharply after the 1st containment. If since the announcement of a 2nd phase of containment, it seems proven that construction activity will remain active, the outlook remains no less uncertain for the construction industry as a whole."

- Max Jammot, Head of the economic department at Ellipshere

Max Jammot

A recovery of activity that remains unclear for 2021

This sector is faring better than expected, even though a significant drop in activity is estimated for 2020 of -9 to -15% according to the professional organizations. For 2021, the reasons for concern remain with the seasonality of the activity, a decrease in building permits, a decreasing cycle of public investments...

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An important part of our economy

With nearly 3.2 million companies listed for 2.1 million salaried positions, the construction and public works sector is the leading sector of activity in metropolitan France. It represents nearly 29% of French companies and 10% of employees. Its business population continues to grow, with +4.2% between January 2019 and January 2020.


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