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Internationell Upphandling av Byggmaterial: En studie över materialimportens potentiella tillämpning hos medelstora och stora byggentreprenörer
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

High housing- and construction costs is a fact in Sweden today. Prices on building materials more rapidly than producer price index for industrial goods. Prices tend to rise during market boom but does not adapt during diminishing demand. The effects of fading demand can rather be deduced through discounts and quotations. During 1992-1998 when the Swedish construction sector found it self in severe crisis the prices of construction materials kept rising more rapidly than PPI for industrial merchandise. The development of cost for construction materials has been significant. Subsequently, report published by the building commission 2002:115 presents that the market structure of the Swedish supply market of construction materials often can be likened with oligopoly.

Since 1994 to 2006 the cost of production for one square meter building area has practically doubled. The cost of production for apartment buildings from 1996 to 2001 was just about 50 % while at the same time the inflation was only 4,3 % according to SCB.

This report primarily intends to study the possibilities and actions necessary to increase the use of foreign suppliers of construction materials at the larger construction contractors.

The survey shows that the use of foreign suppliers is highly limited at 46 of the 50 largest building companies in Sweden. Results show that 90 % of the respondents has had totally 5 or less purchases from foreign sellers during 2012 till April 2013. At the same time the report shows that international trade frequently has a positive competition effect on the Swedish supplier market. Leading actors in international trade of construction goods states that they have succeeded in breaking the interacting price controlling at the Swedish suppliers of construction materials.

The study further shows that knowledge and competence within the companies is missing in order to obtain a successful international procurement. The person accountable of purchases in the companies emphasizes that more resources within the business is fundamental to incept such a purchasing method. The survey confirms that a service that offers knowledge and information about foreign suppliers would ease the international purchases for Swedish contractors. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Internationella inköp, Internationella Upphandlingar Byggbranschen, Import, Byggmaterial Leverantörer, Byggstandard*Material*Kvalitet
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-22041OAI: diva2:658647
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Building Engineering
2013-05-28, U2-046, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, 14:33 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-10-23 Created: 2013-10-22 Last updated: 2013-10-23Bibliographically approved

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