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Table 1

The pandemic crisis impacted on the construction industry in developed and developing countries.

  UK Australia UAE Iraq
Population 67.44 million 25.69 million 10.206 million 40.22 million
Unemployment Rates 4.47% 6.8% 5% 13.74%
Lockdown period 24-March-2020 to
4 Jul 2020
23 March 2020 to May 2020 26 March 2020 to 17 April 2020 15 March 2020 to April 2020
Estimated loss £301 million per day. Approx. £4.42 billion due to COVID-19 pandemic. shrinkage by 10.4% in 2020 £88.46 million per day
COVID-19 impact on construction industry In the first quarter of 2020, the construction sector of UK lost 2.1% towards the contribution to GDP and fell 5.9% in March due to COVID-19 as well as the output of construction shrunk 25% in 2020. 76500 workers lost their jobs from March to May. The construction industry faced costly pressures, and productivity has declined due to lack of labour Disruptions and difficulties. Many Iraqi construction firms witnessed loss of profits and faced challenges, which are prevented growth and development
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