The Russian market may face a constant deficit of cement in 2011, when maximum production capacities in the industry will practically be on a par with consumption.
However, only some of the existing Russian cement enterprises are able to work at the full capacity now so the deficit is expected to become a problem as early as 2008-2010.
In 2008, the demand is expected to surpass the supply by 9.4%, in 2009 - by 23.5%, in 2010 - by 21.8%. An insignificant surplus in supply (2.8%) over demand is projected for 2011 due to the startup of new capacities, then in 2012 the deficit will return (2%).
Source: FIS Russia