Over the past decade, global private investment into infrastructure has amounted to around USD 100-150 billion annually, excluding secondary market transactions. Using IJ Global data, the Global Infrastructure Hub calculated the private sector share of infrastructure investments with private participation. We found that Asia Pacific attracted the highest level of private investment in 2019, accounting for around 30% of the global value, ahead of both Europe and North America. Our analysis also shows that over the past decade, Latin America and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) have been fast growing regions for private investment, while Europe has seen the strongest decline.
Private infrastructure investment is dominated by high-income countries. In 2019, more than 80% of global private infrastructure investment was in high-income countries, with particularly strong investment in the renewables sector. High-income countries attract more than triple the amount of capital invested in middle- and low-income countries.
In 2019, renewables attracted the largest amount of private investment among infrastructure sectors, followed by transport and non-renewable power. Renewables accounted for 40% of total private infrastructure investment in 2019. Meanwhile, private investment in social infrastructure (healthcare, education and public facilities) has declined over the past decade from USD 19 billion in 2010 to USD 3 billion in 2019.
The highest recoveries on infrastructure debt default occurs in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, according to new data from Moody’s shows which regions of the world have the highest and lowest default rates on infrastructure and other project finance debt investments. Ultimate recovery refers to a loan default for which recoveries have been realized following emergence from default. Emergence from default occurs when overdue interest is repaid or with liquidation or restructuring with no subsequent default or lender being taken out of the deal after repaying the defaulted loan.
Social infrastructure is the best performing segment among all country income groupings, according to new data from Moody’s that provides insights into the debt performance for infrastructure industry sector. Social infrastructure includes healthcare, education and public (community housing, prisons) facilities. The data also reveals transport and energy infrastructure perform differently in relative terms for depending on country income grouping.