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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
CDC investigates who controls global cement and clinker trade, and offers a glimpse into ICR's Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution.
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.
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.
ICR looks at the prognosis for South Korea's cement market as overcapacity burdens persist.
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.
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.
Grupo Bancolombia assesses the possibilities for further growth in Colombia's cement market and offers an overview of demand prospects going forward.
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.
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.
Rob Roy examines Washington DC’s market trends, outlining how the Great Recession has affected sales.