Market Reports

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.

30 July 2014

India: gateway to a new era?

As India is set for a new government in New Delhi led by Narendra Modi following the recent elections, the country’s 350Mta cement industry hopes for a new era following a year of limited growth. Recent trends appear...

23 July 2014

Africa’s renaissance

In the first of a series of articles, Tony Hadley discusses the recent political, social and economic changes that have swept the African continent and how long-term investment in the region’s cement industry becomes ...

21 July 2014

West Africa surplus looms

West Africa is one of the boom regions for new cement capacity with imports set to come under pressure, but will overcapacity soon be reached?

21 July 2014

Nigeria: West Africa's fastest-growing market

With 180m inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. In the last decade, the country has achieved positive economic development. The government is implementing policies to attract foreign investors with ...

18 August 2014

Who controls cement trade?

CDC investigates who controls global cement and clinker trade, and offers a glimpse into ICR's Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution.

20 August 2014

A bumpy recovery

Infrastructure demand should prop up Central American cement demand, but weak economies are vulnerable to rising interest rates. Rob Roy surveys Central American cement markets and assesses future growth trends.

25 June 2014

Europe's reshuffle

The European market is seeing signs of recovery while on the corporate level, the landscape has seen a number of changes with more on the cards. ICR investigates which markets and producers are likely to gain.

18 June 2014

Set for rationalisation?

ICR looks at the prognosis for South Korea's cement market as overcapacity burdens persist.

18 June 2014

Malaysia’s steady rise

Ahead of Cemtech Asia 2014, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, ICR reports on the steady growth of Malaysia's cement market as government infrastructure plans and private investment offer reasons for optimism.

27 May 2014

Australia's changing dynamics

Australia's cement industry is going through a major transition period with up to 30 per cent of its cement now beginning life as imported Asian clinker as domestic producers set out to cut their CO2 emissions.

20 May 2014

Crossing the Andes

Grupo Bancolombia assesses the possibilities for further growth in Colombia's cement market and offers an overview of demand prospects going forward.

19 May 2014

Brazil: a view on the future

Brazil has a long tradition of environmentally-friendly cement production and looks forward to meeting future challenges in enhancing the sustainability of its cement industry.

28 April 2014

Russia: open to investment

The Russian cement sector is transforming into a modern and more energy-efficient industry with significant investment in new capacity. ICR takes a close look at the market and some of the projects nearing completion.