Cement sales in Poland are expected to have increased to around the 15Mt mark in 2014 from 14.3Mt in the previous year, with further medium-term growth anticipated.
Despite the first half of 2014 proving positive for the Polish cement industry the trend changed visibly in the second half of the year, according to industry commentators. However, thanks to projects planned by the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), demand for cement is likely to rise again in spring 2015.
This year, cement sales may exceed 16Mt, Jan Deja, director of the Polish cement association, Stowarzyszenie Producentów Cementu (SPC), has said.
A visible revival is also being observed in the residential sector. The modernisation in the energy sector is also on the cards and the realisation of EU projects should result in providing a boost to cement demand.
Looking further ahead, expectations are that over the 2017-18 period, sales could reach 19Mt.