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The Building Bulletin: January 2022 issue

Saint-Gobain closes 2021 with a flurry of transaction announcements, Cementos Molins acquires Spain-based precast concrete company, UK material supply pressures expected to continue through 2022 and Cemex divests Costa Rica and El Salvador assets.

The Building Bulletin: December 2021 issue

Strong demand and pricing progress boosts CRH, Saint-Gobain rolls out US$400m expansion plan, Breedon enjoys strong pricing and demand levels, Holcim announces DYNAMax rollout in 2022, Adbri completes Metro Quarry acquisition and First universal standard for carbon.

The Building Bulletin: November 2021 issue

Saint-Gobain sees continued dynamic growth in 3Q, New kiln design targets zero-carbon lime, Sika sees record results in sales and EBIT in 9M, Gypsum market growth for 2020-30, European production in construction declines and Cemex reports strong top-line growth in 3Q.

The Building Bulletin: October 2021 issue

EU construction volumes to rise by five per cent in 2021, Cypriot material prices rise 14 per cent YoY in August, SIG sees return to growth in first half of 2021, UK hydrogen technology trial a success and Holcim closes Utah and Poland acquisitions.

The Building Bulletin: September 2021 issue

A new US infrastructure bill is expected to boost construction while New Zealand is reported to have "dropped off" the global supply chain. Etex and CRH report robust 1H performances. UK construction remains upbeat despite softer August but European production is down MoM in June.

The Building Bulletin: August 2021 issue

Cemex reports 25 per cent uptick in net sales in 2Q21, Boral divests timber business to ‘reset’ portfolio, Sika sets new sales record despite pandemic, UK materials producers supply record volumes and UK equipment sales up 70 per cent in June.

The Building Bulletin: July 2021 issue

SMEs struggling with shortages and price rises, US Senate agrees to US$1.2trn infrastructure bill, Holcim expands in Latin America and Germany, Adbri/Mawsons acquires Milbrae, South Australia budget targets infrastructure and Indian infrastructure investment falls 48 per cent.

The Building Bulletin: June 2021 issue

Wienerberger’s 1Q21 results exceed expectations, Nigerian construction to advance by 3.9%, Summit Materials accelerates into 2021, COVID-19 fuels housing market boom in USA and Cemex supplies iconic new Las Vegas resort.

The Building Bulletin: May 2021 issue

Vulcan says growth trends bode well for 2021, British Precast to merge with MPA from 2022, Martin Marietta “off to a strong start” in 1Q21, Case evolves new G-Series wheeled loader, COVID-19 threatens Indian construction and Tarmac builds the UK's largest aggregates terminal.

The Building Bulletin: April 2021 issue

Buzzi Unicem reports a year of two halves in 2020, Forterra to build Europe’s largest brick factory, HeidelbergCement’s firm focus on sustainability, Sika acquires Brazilian mortar manufacturer, Russia switches focus to timber construction and Tarmac first to launch 50% recycled packaging in UK.

The Building Bulletin: March 2021 issue

UK budget tackles infrastructure underinvestment, Azerbaijan construction to expand by 9.1%, Adbri FY20 results “better than expected”, Sika announces concrete recycling innovation and German construction machinery on an “upswing”.

The Building Bulletin: February 2021 issue

Eagle Materials benefits from Kosmos contribution, LafargeHolcim makes two-bolt on acquisitions, UK mineral products demand falls in 2020, Hoffman Green begins new plant construction, Public sector to drive Singapore construction, Walsh and Tilbury announce investment.

The Building Bulletin: January 2021 issue

SIKA sees full year sales rise in local currencies, LafargeHolcim to buy Firestone Building Products, Boral to sell its US Meridian Brick joint venture, Cemex EMEAA to expand in mortar solutions and Breedon Trading exceeds expectations.

The Building Bulletin: December 2020 issue

CRH sees EBITDA gains despite lower sales, ETEX acquires Knauf Australian business, Breedon monthly revenues ahead, Malaysia 3Q gains, US construction spending up 1.3% and Arkan reports nine-month loss.

The Building Bulletin: November 2020 issue

Martin Marietta reports rise in gross profit, MBCC Group acquires BASF Construction Chemicals, MPA expresses ‘winter concerns’ for demand, Hoffman Green signs deal with Cemex, Ibstock restarts Laybrook plant and Lafarge Canada acquires Mixcor.

The Building Bulletin: October 2020 issue

SIG sees signs of trading improvements, Georgia-Pacific to build new Texas gypsum plant, Breedon 8M20 trading update, StonePoint acquires River Aggregates, MLC completes terminal and rail acquisition, New Hanson Thames dredger launched and PCA promotes Portland limestone cement.

The Building Bulletin: September 2020 issue

Adbri's first-half impacted by bushfires and floods, Breedon welcomes CMA announcement on deal, LafargeHolcim's low-carbon concrete milestone, SRMG commissions Tucson blending facility and Wagners reports steep drop in profits for 2020.

The Building Bulletin: August 2020 issue

Breedon Group ‘recovery well underway’, Vulcan 2Q boosted by cost control and pricing, Martin Marietta reports strong demand trends, MPA reports 2Q GB sales slump, Summit sees resilient 2Q20 demand and Hoffmann signs CAPREMIB supply agreement.

The Building Bulletin: July 2020 issue

MPA says "build back better" must deliver quicker, Metso Outotec starts organisational restructuring, CR Minerals to expand Pueblo facility, CALPortland launches new blended cement line, NSSGA welcomes Moving Forward Act and Cemex Ventures invests in Arqlite.

The Building Bulletin: June 2020 issue

Summit Materials 1Q revenue rises, COVID-19 'significant impact' on EU output, Boral appoints new CEO, MPA calls for reform of mineral planning system, Kingspan abandons Building Solutions deal, PCA supports INVEST in America bill and SigmaRoc reports strong rise in revenue.