The global surety market encompasses a substantial number of market players operating in it, resulting in a fragmented global market. However, the surety market include a selected number of prominent market players, such as The Travelers Indemnity Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, The Hartford, Chubb, and CNA Financial Corporation, with the considerable customer base and strong market position. At present, the global surety market is dominated by the developed regions, such as North America and Europe, accounting for more than 75% of the global surety market collectively. Factors such as aging infrastructure in developed countries,need for massive restoration investment, and acceptance of P3 models are contributing significant market share consolidation of the surety marketcompanies in North America and Europe. However, the surety market in South Americais anticipated to gain a significant traction and expected to witness the most attractive growth rate during the forecast period.
Global acceptance of public private partnership model anticipated to drive the surety market growth at 6.4% CAGR during 2020–2027
The gaining popularity of PPP (public private partnership) in both developed as well as emerging economies worldwide is one of a major driver for surety market. Infrastructure investment and development are the main concern for governments across the world. With increasing urbanization, the emerging economies are witnessing a need to develop their critical infrastructure, while developed economies are in need to expand or reconstruct their existing infrastructures. The enduring evolution in PPP model is noticed with increased demand for infrastructure development as well as growing fiscal constraints, to support governments’ to fulfill these escalating infrastructure challenges. For instance, EU member countries have aided wide-ranging pan-national initiatives to enhance the adeptness of PPP financing, which include measures such as the Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative. This initiative is intended to allow eligible infrastructure project developers; generally, PPP, to attract private finance from institutional investors including insurance companies as well as pension funds.
Moreover, the US government continually supports to finance PPP using long-term debt instruments, and taking initiatives such as Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, TIFIA, and tax concessions for municipal and government bonds. Moreover, the Canadian government supports PPP at all its levels and encourages PPP development at the municipal level as well. These factors are expected to catalyze the surety market during the coming years.
Slower Growth of Surety Market due to COVID-19 Outbreak
The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 has significantly affected the world and is continuing to shatter several countries. The construction industry across the world was witnessing significant growth prior to the emergence of COVID-19 in late 2019. The outbreak of COVID-19 has led the construction industry players to temporarily call off their respective projects. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 and uncertainty in economic conditions of developedand developing countries, the construction industry is expected to witness a slower growth till 2021. Attributing to the fact that surety market is heavily driven by construction industry, the slowdown in growth of construction industry is reflecting downfall in surety market globally.
Several associations in the surety market and construction industry are extensively seeking a positive approach to build a growth path for the construction industry and thereby catalyzing the surety market in a short span of time. The imposition of lockdown measures by majority of the countries have been negatively affecting construction industry irrespective of residential, commercial, or industrial. This factor is adversely affecting the growth of surety market.
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The Report Segments the Global Surety Market as Follows:
By Bond Type
- Contract Surety Bond
- Commercial Surety Bond
- Court Surety Bond
- Fidelity Surety Bond
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