Nine month performance results from Martin Marietta, CRH, St-Gobain, USG and Vulcan, plus positive mineral sales trends announced by the MPA and slight increases in Euro construction output.
Breedon Aggregates extends its UK reach, Summit Materials announces further deals in North America, Euro construction output stabilises and Vulcan Materials grows through acquisitions.
Encouraging start to 2013 boosts CRH's first-half, restructuring and realigning pay dividends for Boral, Euro output falls in June and Vulcan strengthens its position in Texas.
Vulcan generates strong profit recovery, cost controls and favourable weather boost Saint-Gobain, Martin Marietta posts record quarterly sales and Adelaide Brighton continues expansion plan.
Wienerberger makes sustainable progress, Saint-Gobain Russia receives EBRD equity boost and Lafarge Tarmac goes up for sale as divestment plans get underway in preparation of the LafargeHolcim merger.
Wolseley reports six per cent rise in revenue, HeidelbergCement looks to shed construction materials business to refocus on core products, Eagle Materials' full-year peformance is boosted by cement and plasterboard volumes and Breedon acquires Huntsman Quarries.
UK construction on track to see 18% growth by 2017, mixed performance for Saint-Gobain and USG posts strongest first quarter results since 2007.
Continental Building Products experiences improved demand and pricing, Wolseley reports good growth in the UK and US markets, cost savings are set to form the backbone of St Gobain's recovery and US gypsum production sees double-digit rise.
CRH announces intention to offload underperforming assets, MPA remains cautiously optimistic on the outlook for British markets, Wienerberger reports sound full-year growth, and Breedon sees signficant volume gains through 2013.
Texas Industries acquisition puts Martin Marietta on top, Eagle Materials sees prices and volumes up across the board, Vulcan divests of assets to Argos and construction demand in Singapore hits a record high.
Malaysia's construction sector growth expected to decelerate, UK building output is on the up but falls in the euro area, Lafarge announces further divestments and CRH's 2013 development spend reaches almost EUR0.7bn.
The UK government announces billion-pound infrastructure spend, South African construction sector confidence rises to the highest level since 2008, and Israel reopens flow of construction materials to Gaza. Meanwhile, Boral and USG announce joint venture operations in 12 countries, and Cemex scoops biodiversity award in Brussels.
Martin Marietta (US) reports double-digit rise in 3Q10 earnings boosted by its Specialty Products business, brick manufacturer Weinerberger (Austria) acquires the remaining 50 per cent of Pipelife, while St-Gobain (France) sees growth in all sectors as recovery continues.
Wolseley makes 'solid progress' boosted by the US, UK and Canada markets, Boral announces major tie-up with USG in Australia and CRH opens new regional headquarters in Singapore to oversee expansion of existing operations and pursue further development opportunities in the wider Asia region.
Mixed full-year results for Boral, euro zone construction output displays annual growth, CRH's first-half is hit by a harsh winter and Breedon faces competition probe over Aggregate Industries deal.
Vulcan Materials posts encouraging second-quarter results despite adverse weather conditions, Eagle Materials first three months are helped by acquisitions and improving markets, while the latest forecasts for UK construction activity see a recovery on the horizon.
CRH provides first-half spending update, Lafarge sells North American gypsum business to Lone Star, St-Gobain inaugurates plasterboard plant in Russia and Breedon reports improved trading conditions in the UK.
Mixed outlook for Wolseley, Euroconstruct reduces forecasts, St-Gobain refocusses, Saudi Arabia reports a boom in orders, and Aggregate Industries awards Babcock International five-year fleet management services contract.
CRH sees weak start to 2013 but continues to expand, Boral's results are hit by a weak residential sector and Vulcan Materials outperforms Martin Marrietta in first three months.
The Mineral Products Association survey shows disappointing start to 2013 for UK construction, Breedon is set to buy assets from Holcim and Marshalls, US housing starts gather pace and Siam Cement plans to merge its cement and building materials businesses.