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2048 predicted

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The 30th anniversary of the first publication of International Cement Review (ICR) in July 1988 has arrived. While last month’s Technical Forum considered the major changes in the world cement industry over the past 30 years of ICR, this issue will look at what changes might be anticipated over the next 30 years. There is no alternative to cement for constructing the world’s required infrastructure Last month’s review of the last 30 years of ICR was based around three threads. T...

Central America: ready to grow

14 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Central America’s positive but weakening economic growth trend is expected to continue into the coming years, fuelled by the diverging economies of its constituent countries. ICR looks at the supply and demand variation throughout the region, and how capacity expansion is set to continue in a region where utilisation rates are low. Trinidad Cement was acquired by Cemex via its subsidiary Sierra Trading in 2017 Central America – from Belize and Guatemala in the north to Panama in...

Cemtech Asia and the Philippine growth trail

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Asia’s seventh conference and exhibition, which took place in Manila, Philippines, between 19-22 June, provided an exceptional opportunity to take stock of the industry’s progress in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions. Ernesto M Ordoñez, president of the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP), delivered the keynote address, using the opportunity to highlight the country’s upward momentum in cement consumption. Ernesto M Ordoñez addresses delegates...

A brightening global outlook

06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The construction outlook for the world is brightening. The average global growth (ex-China) should be better in 2015 1 compared to the previous year and the outlook for 2016 is better still. By Yuri Serov, Morgan Stanley, UK. Improving prospects for global demand growth in 2015, with an acceleration of consumption in five key markets The year 2014 marked a low point in global construction expansion. After an immediate bounce following the Great Recession, global construction gr...