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Mexico: a tough year ahead

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The slowing housing sector and constraints to the public purse have impacted Mexican cement demand in the past two years. The year ahead will present further uncertainties as the country goes to the polls to elect a new president and NAFTA is up for renegotiation. However, the domestic cement industry is in relatively good shape to weather the risks. By Luis Manuel Martinez, S & P Global Ratings, UK. Mexico's cement industry is well equipped to face a challenging 2018. (Pictured: Ceme...

India: the long game?

29 November 2017, Published under Cement News

As the slowdown in India’s key housing sector largely persists, hopes are on the government’s infrastructure plans to bolster domestic cement consumption and narrow the gap between demand and production capacity. While domestic cement producers may be able to seize the opportunity to export in some of India’s neighbouring countries, these nations’ drive to self-sufficiency is expected to affect export success. In India's largest cities such as Mumbai (pictured) and Delhi, t...

Germany: a positive outlook?

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

As the German economy continues to expand, investment in construction is rising. However, the recovery of the key market appears to be slowing and cement demand in 2015 slipped when compared to the previous year’s volumes. But with imports declining and exports recovering, the outlook for domestic cement producers is improving. Will Germany's cement producers be able to look forward to a continued recovery in the domestic construction market? The German economy expanded 1.7 per ...