International Cement Review articles tagged under : Market Reports

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...

GCC: capacity outpaces demand 16 February 2017

GCC: capacity outpaces demand

With oil prices forecast to remain at the lower end of the scale, Gulf Cooperation Council countries reassess their needs. A heightened focus on economic diversification drives infrastructure investment and governmen...

15 February 2017

Towards self-sufficiency?

The Algerian cement market is undergoing unprecedented growth in production capacity as the country attempts to become self-sufficient in cement. This capacity build-up is mainly driven by large infrastructure projec...

Paving the road for Colombia 23 January 2017

Paving the road for Colombia

Bancolombia reviews the Colombian cement market which is being stimulated by a COP54.8bn (US$18.5m) road network upgrade programme.

09 January 2017

Improving markets for 2017

HSBC Global Research forecasts plenty of reasons for optimism for the global cement markets in 2017 as emerging markets increase volumes and demand for new housing raises cement demand.

19 December 2016

Japan: finding new ways

Japan has made renewed efforts to pull its economy out of its downward spiral, while cement producers have been lowering production costs and reviewing export strategies.

05 December 2016

A fragile but positive outlook

ROI Economic Consulting takes an in-depth look at the state of the cement markets in Central America.

28 November 2016

India: marking time

Indian cement producers can expect a significant upturn in government infrastructure spending.

14 November 2016

Saudi Arabia: changing times?

Riyad Capital discusses the changing landscape of the Saudi Arabian cement industry.

02 November 2016

Lebanon: beyond tomorrow

Lebanese cement producers look to make efficiency gains as volumes dip in the domestic market.

31 October 2016

Germany: a positive outlook?

The German cement sector has seen some positive activity in housebuilding completions and cement prices.

17 October 2016

Kazakhstan: a nation’s vision

While the need for infrastructure and housing is considerable in Kazakhstan, lower oil receipts, a depreciating tenge and sluggish global growth conspire against elevated levels of public spending. However, the gover...

03 October 2016

India prepares for the upturn

India's monsoon season has passed and cement demand has begun to pick up.