India: fast forward

Published 30 July 2018

India’s 425Mta cement industry, now in its 104th year of existence, plays a pivotal role not only in the country’s growth but also on the global stage. With an output of 280Mta in 2017, it is the world’s second-largest producer and supplies the second-most populous country. How does it view its future? By Ashutosh Saxena, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, India.

The NCB’s Acting Director General, Ashutosh Saxena, highlights the positive expectations for the Indian cement industry

As a fast-developing nation, India requires an increasing volume of cement. A large share, some 64 per cent, of this market demand is needed by the housing sector, with commercial construction accounting for a further 14 per cent, infrastructure 13 per cent and industrial construction 14 per cent.

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