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Australia's changing dynamics

27 May 2014, Published under Cement News

As rising energy costs and the introduction of the carbon tax impose plant rationalisations, Australian cement producers look overseas for their clinker supply. While the country’s cement consumption shows a strong upside trend, market dynamics are expected to change. By Marilyn Gardner, M Gardner Consultancy, Australia. Australia’s extensive geography and its high immigration level are forecast to sustain a long-term demand for new housing and infrastructure Australia surv...

Crossing the Andes

20 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement producers are poised to benefit from the government’s ongoing investment in housing and road networks. The country’s geography and favourable demographics also hold the promise of further development and to meet these demand requirements leading domestic producers have been increasing capacity with further projects potentially in the pipeline. By Jairo Julián Agudelo Restrepo & Martin Posada, Grupo Bancolombia, Colombia. Colombia’s Andean topography remains a challen...

Brazil: a view on the future

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The debate around climate change and lowering CO2 emissions has been a part of the Brazilian cement industry for some time and today, the sector has made great strides towards reducing its carbon footprint. A modern production base, increasing use of alternative fuels and the development of blended cements with a lower clinker factor have all contributed to making the industry more sustainable. By Yushiro Kihara, Brazilian Cement Portland Association (ABCP) & Gonzalo Visedo, Sindicato Nacion...

From boom to gloom

04 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The European countries of Greece, Spain, Italy and Ireland have witnessed spectacular falls in cement demand from the highs seen in the last decade, as the eurozone sovereign debt crisis firmly takes its hold. With the future of the euro now also hanging in the balance and no immediate cement market recovery in sight, ICR assesses how deep the impact has been on these local markets and outlines measures being undertaken by local producers as they struggle against the downturn. Having ...