25 February 2021

In Infrastructure Monitor 2020, we showed that private infrastructure investment conducted in primary markets was low and declining in the decade to 2019, at around USD100 to USD150 billion globally per year. The most recent data shows that this declining trend continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with private investment in primary markets falling to around USD 80 billion in 2020 - the lowest in over a decade. This is in contrast to the increase in secondary market transactions concluded in 2020, which rose to USD592 billion, continuing the increasing trend seen throughout the past decade.