International Cement Review articles tagged under : Market Reports

16 May 2022

Developing central Asia

The central Asian cement markets of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are among the most active accumulators of greenfield plants and expansion projects. Construction and infrastructure projects are on a huge scale and opportunities are emerging for the cement sector to play its part in the development of these countries. By ICR Research, UK. Bordering China, Kazakhstan is seeing large infrastr...

03 May 2022

Public spending to drive US cement growth

Following a turbulent start to the decade, PCA looks ahead to what the US cement sector can expect in terms of economic revival and the factors determining a possible upswing in cement demand in the 2022-24 period. B...

03 May 2022

Southwestern US cement

While the Southwestern US cement markets of California, Arizona and Nevada were immune to the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent broken supply chains, rising inflation and climate change may still considerably affect thei...

26 April 2022

Spain's hopes for the future

Spain’s cement industry saw a more positive 2021 than initially expected as domestic demand took a jump of 11 per cent YoY to support the country’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels. Aniceto Zaragoza, general manager o...

China at a crossroads 20 April 2022

China at a crossroads

China’s cement industry stands at a crossroads as the country embarks on its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) and the country confirms its goal for peak carbon by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. Restructuring effort...

04 April 2022

Ukraine: times of uncertainty

Ukraine’s cement industry has been seeing off anti-dumping imports from surrounding countries while encouraging a revival in domestic and export cement capacity. However, Russia’s military invasion in February 2022 h...

Japan: securing sustainability 22 March 2022

Japan: securing sustainability

Japan’s cement industry is expected to have advanced modestly in FY21, and while significant declines are unlikely going forward, growth potential is lacking. Therefore, the sector is looking to secure sustainability...

07 March 2022

Upbeat times for GCC cement?

Underpinned by high oil prices, cement demand in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries looks set for better times. However, cement capacities in the member countries remain ahead of market requirements and it ...

08 February 2022

South Africa’s long walk to recovery

While 2021 saw some pick-up in South Africa’s cement market, analysts do not expect a full recovery before mid-2024. By Industry Insight, South Africa. As the COVID-19 mutation Omicron sweeps through the count...

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...

07 March 2022

Russia gets recovery rolling

As Russia’s economy returns to growth and the domestic construction sector saw a revival in 2021, the country’s cement industry looks set to prosper. Will cement producers be able to capitalise on these positive tren...

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...

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....