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Australia - Macroeconomic overview 

Australia - Economic indicators

Australia - Economic stability

Australia - Weather conditions

Australia - Weather conditions

Australia - Political stability

Australia - Political stability

Australia - Working hours and national holidays

Australia - Working hours and National Holiday

Australia - Labour productivity  

Australia - Labour productivity

Australia - Labour costs

Australia - Labour costs

Australia - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in billions)

Australia - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

Australia - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

Australia - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Australia - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Singapore - Macroeconomic overview 

Singapore - Economic indicators

Singapore - Economic stability

Singapore - Weather conditions

Singapore - Weather conditions

Singapore - Political stability

Singapore - Political stability

Singapore - Working hours and national holidays

Singapore - Working hours and National Holiday

Singapore - Labour productivity  

Singapore - Labour productivity

Singapore - Labour costs

Singapore - Labour costs

Singapore - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in millions)

Singapore - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

Singapore - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

Singapore - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Singapore - Construction health and safety practices and culture

China - Macroeconomic overview 

China - Economic indicators

China - Economic stability

China - Weather conditions

China - Weather conditions

China - Political stability

China - Political stability

China - Working hours and national holidays

China - Working hours and National Holiday

China - Labour productivity  

China - Labour productivity

China - Labour costs

China - Labour costs

China - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in billions)

China - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

China - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks 

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

China - Construction health and safety practices and culture

China - Construction health and safety practices and culture

India - Macroeconomic overview 

India - Economic indicators

India - Economic stability

India - Weather conditions

India - Weather conditions

India - Political stability

India - Political stability

India - Working hours and national holidays

India - Working hours and National Holiday

India - Labour productivity    

India - Labour productivity

India - Labour costs

India - Labour costs

India - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in millions)

India - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

India - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

India - Construction health and safety practices and culture

India - Working hours and National Holiday

Hong Kong - Macroeconomic overview 

Hong Kong - Economic indicators

Hong Kong - Economic stability

Hong Kong - Weather conditions

Hong Kong - Weather conditions

Hong Kong - Political stability

Hong Kong - Political stability

Hong Kong - Working hours and national holidays

Hong Kong - Working hours and National Holiday

Hong Kong - Labour productivity  

Hong Kong - Labour productivity

Hong Kong - Labour costs

Hong Kong - Labour costs

Hong Kong - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in millions)

Hong Kong - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

Hong Kong - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

Hong Kong - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Hong Kong - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Japan - Macroeconomic overview 

Japan - Economic indicators 

Japan - Economic stability

Japan - Weather conditions

Japan - Weather conditions

Japan - Political stability

Japan - Political stability

Japan - Working hours and national holidays

Japan - Working hours and National Holiday

Japan - Labour productivity  

Japan - Labour productivity

Japan - Labour costs

Japan - Labour costs

Japan - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in millions)

Japan - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

Japan - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

Japan - Construction health and safety practices and culture 

Japan - Construction health and safety practices and culture

New Zealand - Macroeconomic overview 

New Zealand - Economic indicators

New Zealand - Economic stability

New Zealand - Weather conditions

New Zealand - Weather conditions

New Zealand - Political stability

New Zealand - Political stability

New Zealand - Working hours and national holidays

New Zealand - Working hours and National Holiday

New Zealand - Labour productivity  

New Zealand - Labour productivity

New Zealand - Labour costs

New Zealand - Labour costs

New Zealand - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in millions)

New Zealand - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

New Zealand - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

New Zealand - Construction health and safety practices and culture

New Zealand - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Taiwan - Macroeconomic overview 

Taiwan - Economic indicators

Taiwan - Economic stability

Taiwan - Weather conditions

Taiwan - Weather conditions

Taiwan - Political stability

Taiwan - Political stability

Taiwan - Working hours and national holidays

Taiwan - Working hours and National Holiday

Taiwan - Labour productivity  

Taiwan - Labour productivity

Taiwan - Labour costs

Taiwan - Labour costs

Taiwan - Output 2021 and 2022(f) (in millions)

Taiwan - Output 2021 and 2022(f)

Taiwan - Long-lead equipment (LLE) – time risks

Long-lead equipment (LLE) lead times have changed drastically since the start of 2022. Suppliers have seen the implications of material shortages, delays and price hikes throughout the supply chain, which is leading to extended lead times and reduced commitment from suppliers for new projects. The key areas in focus are:

  1. Demand: The demand for long-lead equipment in the data centre sector has increased exponentially with the IT boom. More data centre and crypto mining providers are joining the market, and this new demand far outweighs the capacity of the supply chain. Entry onto the production line has become a significant challenge, with suppliers reporting fully booked capacity until Q1 2023. Opportunities exist for the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to Tier 1 status. However, it will take time to develop an extended supply chain.
  2. Material shortage: The end of Q1 2022 saw a significant drop in the availability of raw materials used for LLE production. Global factors such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resurgence of COVID-19 has halted production, which is at its lowest levels in recent years. The ethical approach in the supply chain to manoeuvre away from the use of Russian gas and oil has reduced production levels and added longer lead times within the supply chain. The raw material shortages are expected to continue into Q2 2022, whilst there is uncertainty for the security of the supply chain.
  3. Freight durations and costs: Heightened by the increase in fuel costs and compounded by the shortage of labour and low supply of shipping containers, freight durations have soared as suppliers look for ways to mitigate these challenges. The demand for freight services has grown across all markets in recent years and the competition amongst industries has had a negative effect on availability and durations. As clients consider alternative solutions, it almost becomes cost prohibitive to use quicker forms of transport, such as air freight, due to increasing fuel costs.

Taiwan - Construction health and safety practices and culture

Taiwan - Construction health and safety practices and culture

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