International Cement Review articles tagged under : Market Reports

04 September 2017

East Africa: time to shine?

East Africa’s future appears significantly brighter as economic growth accelerates following the recent challenging years. Increased construction demand is expected to fuel cement consumption and producers are gearing up for sustained market growth. However, competition is set to increase as new entrants claim their market share. By Francis Mwangi, Standard Investment Bank, Kenya. Fuell...

29 August 2017

Open for business

South America has been hit by the global economic slowdown, although some countries are showing signs of recovery. Much of the region has a huge infrastructure gap to close, leading to the arrival of a number of new ...

21 August 2017

Cemex leads the Caribbean

With varying levels of economic growth across the region and reliant on overseas investment and trade with the UK and USA, these are uncertain times for the Caribbean. As a new player emerges in the regional cement m...

19 July 2017

After the perfect storm

Sluggish cement demand and oversupply have led to slow sales and low prices in South Africa. The cement sector’s low profit margins have not deterred new entrants with state-of-the-art plants providing plenty of comp...

Asia prepares for new capacity 05 July 2017

Asia prepares for new capacity

As ICR rounds up the latest capacity projects from around the world in its July 2017 issue, CemNet focusses on cement plants currently under construction and recently-announced projects in Asia as it prepares for Cem...

28 June 2017

Shaping southeast Asia

Ahead of Cemtech Asia in Singapore, 9-12 July 2017, ICR takes a moment to consider the changing make-up of southeast Asia’s cement capacity. The region has been at the forefront of cement industry growth for the last...

Brazil: better times ahead? 08 June 2017

Brazil: better times ahead?

As economic and political uncertainty combine, Brazil’s short-term future looks somewhat shaky. However, longer-term prospects for Latin America’s biggest cement market remain positive. While the country’s cement pro...

22 May 2017

Whither close ties to the US?

Since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which consolidated the close ties between Canada and the USA, significant changes have taken place in both countries. In addition, Canada’s cement produce...

02 May 2017

India: the long wait continues

Despite high hopes of a return to more robust growth rates, the Indian cement sector is likely to close FY16-17 with its slowest performance in over a decade. The third quarter (October-December 2016) proved to be pa...

26 April 2017

Russia: driving development

In spite of significant headway already made in terms of modernising the Russian cement production base, plenty of room for development remains. The modernisation of the industry continues as the country’s cement ass...

24 April 2017

Russian renaissance?

Russian cement producers faced a challenging market environment in 2015-16 as a new recession impacted the construction industry. However, the first signs of recovery are appearing and the cement market is expected t...

18 April 2017

Indonesia: changing perspectives

Sinarmas Sekuritas reports on the mounting cement capacity in Indonesia and the outlook for better prices and higher utilisation rates.

10 April 2017

Asian cement 2017: looking to the future

LEK Consulting reviews strategic interests in Asia.

20 March 2017

Iran: a change in direction?

Iran has built up a large Portland cement capacity in recent years and emerged as a leading global exporter, but now faces a challenging operating environment.

06 March 2017

China: order and growth

DBS Vickers reports on the Chinese cement sector with infrastructure projects pushing cement demand up and strong price increases expected by the lead players.

02 March 2017

After the monsoons

While the demonetisation of the Indian economy has seen cement sales significantly drop, the country’s cement producers are waiting for the positive medium-term effects of good monsoons to kickstart an acceleration i...