Market Reports

23 June 2015

Indonesia heats up

Infrastructure projects are expected to help spur cement demand growth in Indonesia, while competition is set to intensify as new capacity comes on-stream.

17 June 2015

Stability returns to Thailand

Ahead of the forthcoming Cemtech Asia 2015 meeting, taking place in Bangkok, we turn our attention to the Thai cement sector as demand growth is expected to resume on the back of government stimulus measures.

19 May 2015

India: hopes of Budget boost

The Oct-Dec 2014 quarter proved disappointing for the Indian cement sector and further indicators suggest FY15 closed on a weak note. Better times could be in store during FY16, with hopes pinned on a BJP Budget boost.

11 May 2015

Brazil: future secured?

The Brazilian cement sector has set itself an ambitious agenda for new capacity despite economic fortunes not favouring such a trend. ICR provices an update of newly-announced projects and work in progress.

27 April 2015

A return to optimism

The US economy is finally emerging from the Great Recession and there are firm reasons for optimism going forward as the economy expands and cement consumption increases.

13 April 2015

Canada: a reversal of fortune

Canada's competitive landscape is set to change with the arrival of a new player and the pending Lafarge-Holcim merger. On the market front, domestic demand remains subdued, but upside US export potential holds promise.

18 March 2015

Russia: preparing for the cold?

ICR investigates the pace of Russia's cement industry modernisation as new capacity is brought online and more efficient production prepares the industry for increasing competition.

04 March 2015

China succumbs to normality

Ahead of CEMENTTECH 2015, ICR reviews China's cement market as demand rates cool and the industry continues to streamline and reform its cement production base through a series of measures.

02 February 2015

UAE: changing fortunes

ICR prepares for Cemtech MEA 2015 with a review of the changing outlook for host country UAE’s cement market, which has been filled with greater optimism on the back of Expo 2020 in Dubai and new construction projects.

19 January 2015

Algeria’s expansion drive

Algeria's cement market is being transformed into a leading north African production centre which will see it manufacture enough cement to become an exporter in the next few years.

06 January 2015

A brightening global outlook

The construction outlook for the world is brightening. The average global growth (ex-China) should be better in 2015 1 compared to the previous year and the outlook for 2016 is better still. By Yuri Serov, Morgan St...

17 December 2014

India: a new dawn arises

India's cement sector has been slow to witness a recovery in demand growth rates, but FY14-15 is expected to be the turning point. Better pricing in most regions is also likely to lead to higher profitability for some...

03 December 2014

Mongolia on the move

Mongolia's cement industry has reached a new and exciting phase with several plant expansions and greenfield cement works due to come on-stream in the next two years.

24 November 2014

Africa's grey gold

Tony Hadley gives his second article on investors' appetite for sub-Saharan cement capacity expansion as a changing supply scenario and more stable prices begin to impact on the region.

05 November 2014

East Africa rises

Standard Investment Bank explains why there are many reasons for participation in east Africa's cement sector.

24 October 2014

Building despite uncertainty

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.