The CIS region is undergoing significant changes as it develops new infrastructure routes and major housing programmes for the expanding regional population. ICR sees how well the cement industry is keeping pace.
The German cement sector remains vigilant to the potential for higher house prices and further economic headwinds, but greater need for infrastructure development provides reason for optimism.
As Cemtech Europe 2014 heads to Istanbul, the Turkish cement sector takes centre stage with capacity additions, trading and sustainability endeavours high on the agenda.
The balance of new cement capacity is changing in the Mediterranean. But who are the new players What are their next moves? And what is happening in the traditional south European markets?
Scotiabank Inverlat SA highlights fresh market developments across the Latin American region.
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.