Transport infrastructure development will be an important driver of infrastructure investment globally throughout the coming decade. According to our Infrastructure Key Projects Data (KPD), which includes infrastructure projects above $30 million in value, there are 10,931 transport infrastructure projects globally in various pre-construction stages or under construction, with a combined investment value of $6.8 trillion. This compares with a global pipeline of 7,834 energy and utilities projects at a combined value of $3.2 trillion. Transport infrastructure accounts for 58 percent of the total number of projects and 68 percent of global infrastructure project value.
Transport infrastructure investment and projects currently in the pipeline largely focus on network expansion and carbon emission reduction. Not surprisingly, the focus in developing markets is on new investment in roads, rail, ports and airports, while in developed markets, repairing and modernizing existing ass