International Cement Review articles tagged under : Market Reports

21 November 2023

India: riding the growth wave

India, the world’s second-largest cement market, has demonstrated strong resilience and recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic. The country is now on course for a higher, sustainable demand trajectory and the cement sector is adding fresh capacity as it prepares to ride this new, long-awaited growth wave. The Indian cement industry is at the start of a new chapter as all the key factors a...

06 November 2023

Egypt: controlling the variables

Economic headwinds are exerting pressure on Egyptian cement producers and end-users. The cement sector is now playing a game of controlling the variables having introduced a production quota system in 2021 that has h...

24 October 2023

Global aggregates: recovering, resilient and sustainable

Increasingly resilient, the global aggregates market is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, as shown in a recent meeting of the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN TM ), the industry is poised to...

23 October 2023

Australia embraces low carbon

The carbon tax has had a profound effect on Australia’s cement industry, which has expanded its clinker grinding facilities and channelled investment into decarbonisation measures. New players are also keen to enter ...

Germany’s net zero ambitions 09 October 2023

Germany’s net zero ambitions

After over a decade of steady growth, German construction demand has been dampened due to rising interest rates and high inflation. Despite the challenging conditions, the cement sector is focussing on CO 2 reductio...

19 September 2023

Foundations for the future

While cement demand declined in Turkey in 2022, the country’s cement producers expect to supply the domestic market with significant volumes in 2023 as Turkey rebuilds after the devastating earthquake of early 2023. ...

Turkey’s low-carbon contributions 12 September 2023

Turkey’s low-carbon contributions

The past few years have seen changing trends in the Turkish cement sector. As the country looks to the road ahead, Volkan Bozay, CEO of Turkish cement manufacturers association TürkÇimento, discusses the cement indu...

04 September 2023

Spain’s expectations

While 2022 proved to be a year of atypical and complex developments, Spanish cement association OFICEMEN sees upside potential for the domestic cement sector in 2023. However, a snap parliamentary election with no cl...

29 August 2023

Brazil’s way ahead

Despite Brazil’s strong economic performance in 2022, the outlook for 2023 is less optimistic. To reduce economic uncertainty and boost cement demand, the government is being urged to resume investment in infrastruct...

15 August 2023

A new chapter for China

After implementing continuous COVID-19 response measures over the past three years, China re-opened its doors to the world in December 2022. Having been impacted by pandemic-related restrictions as well as domestic a...

25 July 2023

Uganda’s upturn awaits

Despite Uganda’s cement market remaining flat in FY21-22, expectations are for a revival in demand growth with the introduction of new infrastructure and housing plans. The country’s domestic industry remains reliant...

03 July 2023

Progress for Peru?

Following a market contraction in 2020, Peru’s cement producers have seen domestic cement demand recover, making significant gains, even when compared to pre-pandemic levels. Company performance remains solid despite...

27 June 2023

Vietnam’s emerging trends

Amid challenging market conditions and higher production costs, energy efficiency and decarbonisation have emerged as key development trends in the Vietnamese cement sector. These measures are helping producers optim...

19 June 2023

Tunisia’s times of uncertainty

The Tunisian cement sector is striving to maintain profitability as the domestic construction sector struggles to sustain a post-pandemic recovery. Exports are providing one way for the domestic players to offset wea...

30 May 2023

India: looking for the next leap

India’s cement sector continued on the right track in 2022 as growth has begun to reset to a more realistic level. The government’s infrastructure push and a continued focus on affordable housing ahead of next year’s...

22 May 2023

Mediterranean trading patterns

The past year has seen the emergence of new trading trends in the Euro-Med region  with rising energy costs, an increase in exports from non-European countries and growing demand for supplementary cementitious materi...