Rob Roy provides a market outlook for the industrial states of Michigan and Ohio where a revival in spending for infrastructure improvements and new construction projects are vital for increased cement consumption.
ICR investigates the strength of the Egyptian cement market which has had to endure political upheaval, the withdrawal of energy subsidies and a fuel shortage in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
El-Kafaa Co reports on Libya's need to expand its production base to meet the country's increasing cement demand on the back of reconstruction programmes.
ICR reviews India's 1QFY12-13 cement sector performance as the industry prepares to contest the Competition Commission's hefty fines. Indian cement consumption rises and cement prices hold firm.
Galadari Cement tells the story of Pakistan's cement sector which has seen a fresh recovery. Government rejuvenation of infrastructure projects in flood-affected areas and housing shortages has boosted cement demand.
Asamer Holding details the challenges it has overcome in supporting its Libyan Cement Co subsidiary
Australia's cement market looks to reshape itself as it adapts to carbon taxes, a shift towards grinding facilities and terminals, plus greater competition. The new landscape is just developing.
ICR reports on a challenging first half of 2012 for the European cement industry.
ICR features the Swiss cement market ahead of Cemtech Europe, Geneva, on 23-26 September 2012 and looks at the ability of local cement producers to provide a more sustainable future for cement production in the country.
Martin Wilkes reports on the rising cement capacity in Malaysia and the establishment of two new terminals for CMS’ cement dispatch network in Sibu and Miri, eastern Malaysia.
Brazil is bubbling over with new cement plant and capacity expansion projects. ICR details the plans of local cement producers and looks to see whether Brazil can keep its economy and construction moving forward.
Costa Rica is the venue for this year’s FICEM-APCAC Technical Congress and ICR gauges developments in the local cement market which has been reduced to having just two cement producers.
CMPro provides an exclusive analysis of the cement markets in the CIS and Caspian region. The report features developments in the republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
European cement markets are facing difficult times especially those of Greece, Spain, Italy and Ireland.
Industry consultant Tony Hadley looks at the key factors for establishing a cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa.
ICR investigates the progress being made by Chile to step up cement production following greater cement demand for housing and construction projects since the earthquake and tsunami of 2010.