International Cement Review articles tagged under : Market Reports

17 January 2022

Mediterranean trading trends

Cement producers bordering the Mediterranean have seen a shift in trading trends over recent years due to a number of influencing factors. In this report, DGS Consultants explains how cement and clinker trade for the region has evolved over the last two years and, with an expected post-COVID recovery, presents key findings for tomorrow. By Sylvie Doutres, DSG Consultants, France An over...

10 January 2022

India is looking at recovery

India’s higher cement demand and production growth rates appear to be decelerating as the effects of a low comparison base began to wane towards the end of the 2QFY21-22. On the cost-front, headwinds continue to impa...

04 January 2022

Uncertain times

ICR reflects on the rollercoaster of 2020 and 2021 in terms of COVID-19 and its impact on global cement production, consumption and trade. It also looks ahead to 2022 and beyond as cement manufacturers juggle ongoing...

20 December 2021

Nigeria’s hamstrung potential

Rapid cement capacity build-up over the last two decades and further new additions on the way mean that by next year, Nigeria will have the second-largest installed capacity in Africa. However, while the country’s lo...

UK: Build, Build, Build 07 December 2021

UK: Build, Build, Build

Backed by extensive infrastructure investment, the UK construction industry has made an impressive recovery from the pandemic. But all is not plain sailing as labour and material shortages continue to delay projects ...

22 November 2021

Middle East: diversification is key

Following years of conflict, the potential for cement demand in the Middle East is huge. Add to this the drive by governments to develop and expand various industries to reduce their reliance on oil and gas revenues....

India’s cautious outlook 08 November 2021

India’s cautious outlook

A contracted comparison base has helped push the Indian cement sector to a double-digit growth trajectory in 2021. However, there are a number of one-time factors that should be taken into account and further challen...

18 October 2021

Turkey maintains its pace

The Turkish cement sector has experienced a challenging year on a number of levels. However, despite an increase in costs, the industry has managed to keep up the pace in terms of its contribution to the economy. Mea...

04 October 2021

Germany: decarbonising the industry in a stable market

While the outlook for the German cement sector is expected to stay positive, all forces are now focussed towards achieving climate targets. With 2050 still far in the future, the industry is building on introducing c...

27 September 2021

Europe: invest, divest, assess

ICR looks at how economies have fared across western, central and eastern Europe over 2020-21, and what action Europe’s leading cement producers are taking to not only recover from the pandemic but also prepare for t...

21 September 2021

Pakistan’s promising prospects

Pakistan’s cement sector performed very well in the FY21, supported by government policies to assist construction activity in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Going forward local demand is expected to remain robust, ...

13 September 2021

Poland: a pause on growth

The Polish cement market was only moderately affected by COVID-19 in 2020, but as the pandemic played out, the impact was felt most deeply in the 1Q21. An expected rebound in the latter half of 2021 is unlikely to ma...

08 September 2021

India’s recovery derailed?

India’s 550Mta cement sector had hardly emerged from the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 when a second, more devastating wave dented future growth prospects. Initial estimates have projected a double-digit advan...

07 September 2021

CO2: risk and opportunity for the global cement industry

Cement is at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Rather than succumb to the doom-mongers, we see this as a golden opportunity for the industry to embrace the decarbonisation challenge, contribute to so...

19 August 2021

Peruvian cement prospects

Peru’s domestic cement market has been showing signs of recovery since the onset of COVID-19 and the local cement sector played an important role in helping to cushion the effects of the pandemic. The country’s cemen...

02 August 2021

Brazil: striking the right balance

The Brazilian cement industry has contributed greatly to the country’s development, providing high-quality products in line with demanding sustainability requirements. As the industry adjusts to the impact of COVID-1...