There is plenty of reason for optimism in the United States as its economy is making progress, underpinned by sound job creation, low inflation and healthy consumer sentiment. However, it is not immune from the wider global forces, and weak oil prices will impact cement consumption gro...
DBS Vickers outlines China's measures to drive economic growth and reports on the cement sector's challenges.
Iran is free from international economic sanctions and is ready to be a major force in the cement world.
PMR's report on the Russian cement industry cautions on the likelihood of overcapacity in future years.
The Philippine cement sector has been redrawn with new players and strong prospects for a bright future.
The Kenyan cement industry is showing rapid signs of growth as new players seek to establish new plants.
ICR reviews the prospects for cement demand growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.
While the Indonesian cement market boomed following the 1997-98 financial crisis, the domestic cement industry has undergone considerable changes as international majors moved in. Following the recent LafargeHolcim m...
HSBC shares its expectations for global cement demand, utilisation rates and pricing power in 2016.
Nigeria's cement producers are still raising cement capacity but will be hoping future infrastructure and housing projects will give rise to higher cement consumption levels in the domestic market.
ICR reviews the trading trends of cement and clinker shipped in the Caribbean and Central America with insights into the main trading companies and the volumes of cement that are passing through the region.
Ahead of Cemtech Americas 2015, Rob Roy assesses the status of cement demand in the US Southeast, where sales recovery is underway and heading in the right direction, but consumption remains far below peak.
More than a year after the electoral victory of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), expectations for higher cement demand growth rates still have not been met. Growth in the current fiscal year is forecast to be on a pa...
With cement demand having stabilised, the focus for Egypt's cement producers is securing and diversifying fuel supplies to keep output levels high.
The housebuilding market has helped the German cement producers to keep output stable, while mergers and asset swaps have led some German cement plants to fall under new management.
Turkish cement producers look to the long term as they ramp up capacity and seek larger domestic shares, but regional power bases are still very much in evidence in the local cement sector.