Market Reports

03 May 2016

Global headwinds hinder US

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...

29 April 2016

Can China bounce back?

DBS Vickers outlines China's measures to drive economic growth and reports on the cement sector's challenges.

14 April 2016

Iran: a new era?

Iran is free from international economic sanctions and is ready to be a major force in the cement world.

29 March 2016

Russia: waiting for a thaw

PMR's report on the Russian cement industry cautions on the likelihood of overcapacity in future years.

07 March 2016

Philippines: redefining the future?

The Philippine cement sector has been redrawn with new players and strong prospects for a bright future.

23 February 2016

Kenya's capacity drive

The Kenyan cement industry is showing rapid signs of growth as new players seek to establish new plants.

08 February 2016

GCC: long-term development

ICR reviews the prospects for cement demand growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

25 January 2016

Indonesia: shift to optimism

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...

06 January 2016

Subdued demand recovery outlook after 2015 nadir

HSBC shares its expectations for global cement demand, utilisation rates and pricing power in 2016.

23 December 2015

Nigeria's long-term viability

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.

21 December 2015

Trading places

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.

15 December 2015

US Southeast's comeback story

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.

23 November 2015

India: waiting for the party

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...

09 November 2015

Egypt's new-found energy

With cement demand having stabilised, the focus for Egypt's cement producers is securing and diversifying fuel supplies to keep output levels high.

26 October 2015

Germany's housing benefits

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.

05 October 2015

Turkey: playing the long game

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.