Vietnam has a difficult task of balancing overcapacity in the north with growing regional demand in the south. Mergers and acquisitions could also increase with some local producers requiring more funding to stay operational.
With the NCB Seminar taking place this month, ICR provides an update on Indian cement market activity and identifies likely demand drivers going forward.
ICR reviews the extent of goverment spending on infrastructure and construction in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and assesses the cement companies that are raising capacity, particularly in the western region.
ICR assesses where the new cement production units are to come on-stream in Brazil and what expansion projects are being realised, as the country targets an installed cement capacity of 111Mta by 2016.
Mexican cement demand has slowed of late, but producers are gearing up for an expected rise in consumption as the government's housing programme starts to get going.
As the TCMB hosts its 12th International Technical Seminar and Exhibition, the association reports on Turkey's fast-growing cement industry, including new trends, future expansions and sustainability initiatives
The Czech Cement Association gives an overview of domestic market developments and prospects.
German cement producers have been looking at ways of increasing sales and while the export market has not offered much growth, developments in the domestic housing market are providing for alternative fuels
The CIS region is rapidly becoming a hotspot for new capacity for the cement sector.
ICR details cement activity in Peru ahead of FICEM APCAC's XXX Technical Congress in Lima next month. The Latin American country is seeing increased cement demand and new interest in its cement market.
ICR delves into the cement markets of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
ICR's overview of North Asian cement markets reports on China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mongolia.
Indian producers have witnessed a difficult period of late with rising costs and the price-fixing fines. in the latest figures from Jan-Mar 2013 the industry indicates subdued cement demand although optimism remains.
While the Maghreb countries report sunny skies, the southern European cement industry remains under a dark cloud. For cement producers in the Levant and Egypt it is a mixed bag.
As Cemtech Asia prepares to head to Jakarta, Indonesia, over 24-27 June 2013, ICR provides an overview of this thriving cement market where existing players and new entrants are preparing to add new capacity.
Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the ce...