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.
TXI sees good market growth in Texas, Breedon Aggregates' pre-tax profit more than trebles, Ecocem announces investment plans to expand exports to Northern Europe and Hanson takes full control of Midland Quarry Products.
Vulcan full-year turnover edges ahead, looks for further improvements in 2013. Lagan and Quinn call off merger plans, Eagle Materials' first-half profit virtually trebles and CRH boosts American profitability,
The first Building Bulletin of 2013 sees Boral lift its half-year underlying profit guidance, Lafarge announces the disposal of aggregate quarries in Georgia, USA, CRH provides a 2012 development spend update and Texas Industries reduces first-half losses.
Lafarge and Anglo American sell UK assets to Mittal, Euroconstruct downgrades European construction output forecasts and CRH's nine month results are broadly in line with last year.
CRH posts 9M results, Eurozone construction market falls while US spending increases and Vulcan’s cement losses are drastically reduced.
The near-term outlook for UK construction activity remains bleak, Breedon withdraws from Lafarge/Tarmac asset acquisition and Texas Industries reduces quarterly loss.
European construction declines for a second month, Martin Marietta is cleared to renew its pursuit of Vulcan Materials and USG sees first-half recovery in plasterboard and ceilings market.
CRH sees flat full-year earnings, USG Corp sells European operations, Eagle Materials registers improvements in cement and plasterboard and Martin Marietta is is optimistic on year ahead.
Texas Industries swings to full-year net profit, USG Corporation enters into a new partnership in Oman, CRH is to expand its Finnish business and concern deepens on the outlook for UK construction activity.
Monthly construction output in the Eurozone declines, Martin Marietta loses appeal of Vulcan bid ruling and Boral CEO steps down with immediate effect.
CRH sees mixed weather effect, Eagle Materials' cement and plasterboard volumes on the rise and Euro construction output rebounds in March.
Texas Industries reports lower pre-tax profit for the nine months to the end of February, Readmix shareholders vote in favour of Cemex’s takeover offer and USG sees recovery in demand as it increases turnover and reduces losses in 1Q12.
CRH boosted by acquisitions, European construction activity declines in January and Boral half-year turnover improves.
The proposed merger between Lafarge and Tarmac is challenged by the UK’s Competition Council, Boral sell its Indonesian interests to Siam Cement and Cemex increases its buy-out offer for Readymix.
British aggregate, cement and ready-mix market to be investigated, Cemex Espana in talks with Readymix in Ireland over possible buy-out and Fitch says the outlook for the Indian construction market is stable.
Latest on Martin Marietta buy-out offer for Vulcan Materials, Euroconstruct downgrades growth forecasts for European construction output. LSR streamlines its operations and the rate of contraction slows in Australia and Ireland.
CRH revises its full-year EBITDA guidance, the MPA calls for UK infrastructure investment, Taiheiyo and Summit Materials announce acquisitions and Boral provides second-half outlook.
Eagle Materials reports a decline in first-half turnover but the wallboard division shows recovery potential, St-Gobain is optimistic for full-year results while Lafarge North America and Martin Marietta announce asset exchange.
Eurozone construction output rebounds, New Zealand sees an uptick in activity from a low base PPC announces quarry acquisitions in Mozambique and Knauf opens a new gypsum plant while Lafarge plans to build a new lime kiln.