Market Reports

18 March 2015

Russia: preparing for the cold?

ICR investigates the pace of Russia's cement industry modernisation as new capacity is brought online and more efficient production prepares the industry for increasing competition.

04 March 2015

China succumbs to normality

Ahead of CEMENTTECH 2015, ICR reviews China's cement market as demand rates cool and the industry continues to streamline and reform its cement production base through a series of measures.

02 February 2015

UAE: changing fortunes

ICR prepares for Cemtech MEA 2015 with a review of the changing outlook for host country UAE’s cement market, which has been filled with greater optimism on the back of Expo 2020 in Dubai and new construction projects.

19 January 2015

Algeria’s expansion drive

Algeria's cement market is being transformed into a leading north African production centre which will see it manufacture enough cement to become an exporter in the next few years.

06 January 2015

A brightening global outlook

The construction outlook for the world is brightening. The average global growth (ex-China) should be better in 2015 1 compared to the previous year and the outlook for 2016 is better still. By Yuri Serov, Morgan St...

17 December 2014

India: a new dawn arises

India's cement sector has been slow to witness a recovery in demand growth rates, but FY14-15 is expected to be the turning point. Better pricing in most regions is also likely to lead to higher profitability for some...

03 December 2014

Mongolia on the move

Mongolia's cement industry has reached a new and exciting phase with several plant expansions and greenfield cement works due to come on-stream in the next two years.

24 November 2014

Africa's grey gold

Tony Hadley gives his second article on investors' appetite for sub-Saharan cement capacity expansion as a changing supply scenario and more stable prices begin to impact on the region.

05 November 2014

East Africa rises

Standard Investment Bank explains why there are many reasons for participation in east Africa's cement sector.

24 October 2014

Building despite uncertainty

The CIS region is undergoing significant changes as it develops new infrastructure routes and major housing programmes for the expanding regional population. ICR sees how well the cement industry is keeping pace.

01 October 2014

Germany: cautious optimism

The German cement sector remains vigilant to the potential for higher house prices and further economic headwinds, but greater need for infrastructure development provides reason for optimism.

29 September 2014

Turkey's confident approach

As Cemtech Europe 2014 heads to Istanbul, the Turkish cement sector takes centre stage with capacity additions, trading and sustainability endeavours high on the agenda.

22 September 2014

Mediterranean's changing face

The balance of new cement capacity is changing in the Mediterranean. But who are the new players What are their next moves? And what is happening in the traditional south European markets?

08 September 2014

LatAm: growth and challenges

Scotiabank Inverlat SA highlights fresh market developments across the Latin American region.

27 August 2014

Brazil: still on the expansion trail

Despite the recent cement cartel ruling by CADE and difficulties with inflation and infrastructure delays, Brazil is still on course to increase its cement production as its appetite for cement demand growth endures.

06 August 2014

Nordic warm-up

ICR analyses the Nordic cement markets of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, identifying reasons why cement demand is starting to pick up in this region.