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Published 08 January 2018

Africa leads the charge for recently-commissioned cement plants. Although orders may be down on previous years, there is a more diverse geographical spread of newly-completed cement facilities and ICR highlights some of the most noteworthy in this report and takes a brief look at what is in stall for the year ahead.

Africa has attracted much of the cement industry’s investment. Pictured: PPC opened its US$85m Harare grinding plant

While global cement demand in 2017-18 is expected to be negatively affected by falling demand in large markets such as China, Brazil and Russia, it is still expected to remain largely stable at around 4.1bnt in this period, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition (GCR12).

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