International Cement Review Magazine - Back Issues



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December Issue

ICR December 2020

In this issue Holtec Consulting explores the Philippines cement market, while ICR reports on Republic Cement’s ecoloop initiative. Meanwhile, McKinsey & Co Inc looks at the 21st century cement plant.

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November Issue

ICR November 2020

ICR November 2020 discusses India’s historic fall in cement demand in FY21, EFG Hermes investigates Saudi Arabia’s long-term potential and Cemtech reports on its first virtual conference on decarbonising the cement industry.

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October Issue

ICR October 2020

ICR October Issue reports on Germany’s recent investments in the cement sector and Limak Holding assesses the disruption to Côte d’Ivoire’s cement market by the pandemic. We also interview Papua New Guinea’s latest plant builders.

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September Issue

ICR September 2020

Oficemen extols the virtues of Spanish cement’s digital future, Syndicat Français de I’Industrie Cimentière reports on the French sector post-lockdown and TÇMB updates readers on Turkey’s flourishing exports.

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August Issue

ICR August 2020

ICR interviews Flavio Aidar, CEO of InterCement, and reviews Brazil’s cement market as it looks to the government stimulus package. The August issue also includes the corporate profiles of the leading cement companies.

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July Issue

ICR July 2020

This issue has an exclusive report by Japan Credit Agency on the Japanese cement market, while DSG Consultants analyse trading in the Mediterranean. ICR’s new plant completions round-up includes news on the latest greenfield projects.

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June Issue

ICR June 2020

The June Issue leads with a review of the Malaysian cement market by LEK Consulting. Furthermore, ICR speaks to Dr Weiping Ma, CEO of West China Cement, and reports on the impact of COVID-19 on demand and pricing.

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May Issue

ICR May Issue

In this issue we report on Colombia’s growing cement capacity, while our Nordic review charts cement demand in northern Europe. ICR also has interviews with HeidelbergCement and the GCCA.

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April Issue

ICR April 2020

In this issue we highlight the southwest US states, while the PCA’s Ed Sullivan provides a US economic outlook. GS-Expert LLC considers Russia’s target cement growth in 2020. King & Spalding LLP investigates carbon border taxes.

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March Issue

ICR March 2020

In this issue ICR features an exclusive interview with Dengbang Gao, chairman of Conch Group. FLSmidth's CEO, Thomas Schulz, launches Mission Zero and Annexure Financial Solutions details the Uzbekistan cement market.

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February Issue

ICR February 2020

Following the publication of The Global Cement Report, 13th Edition, ICR February 2020 reviews the state of the industry. U-Capital assesses the GCC region and ICR interviews Philipp Leutiger on LafargeHolcim’s ‘Plants of Tomorrow’.

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January Issue

ICR January 2020

S&P Global Ratings reviews Mexico’s cement market, while ICR looks at the job of rebuilding Iraq. Khaled El Dokani, Lafarge Iraq CEO is also interviewed along with Ian Riley of the World Cement Association.

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December Issue

ICR December 2019

ICR interviews McInnis Cement’s management team on its North American distribution network and talks to Franz-W Aumund, president of Aumund Group, on the company’s approaching centenary.

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November Issue

ICR November 2019

ICR reviews India’s April-June performance, while Al-Rajhi Capital looks at the Saudi cement market. Thyssenkrupp reveals the new 2.2Mta Sigus cement plant in Algeria.

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October Issue

ICR October 2019

ICR interviews Ülkü Özcan, CEO of Çimsa, and the TCMB highlights the Turkish cement sector. In addition, ICR looks at Germany’s efficiency upgrades.

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September Issue

ICR September 2019

ICR interviews Raoul de Parisot, president of Cembureau, and Guy Sidos, chairman/CEO of Vicat Group. International reports focus on Poland’s fast-growing market and Senegal’s development strategy.

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August Issue

ICR August 2019

ICR August highlights corporate profiles of the leading multinationals, ADOCEM’s focus on investment in the Dominican Republic and an interview with Marcelo Castelli, Votorantim’s global CEO.

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July Issue

ICR July 2019

ICR reviews cement plant projects around the world. ICEM Co sees a bright future for Iran’s cement sector. Gebr Pfeiffer reports on its recent orders in Nepal as the country plans to expand its export operations. 

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June Issue

ICR June 2019

LEK Consulting overviews the Southeast Asian cement sector ahead of Cemtech Asia 2019, while Standard Investment Bank analyses overcapacity in Kenya’s market. Siam City Cement discusses Thailand’s first smart plant.

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May Issue

ICR May 2019

ICR charts a course along the Central Plains’ modernised cement plants while Ed Sullivan of the PCA briefs readers on the US economic forecast. GCCA’s Claude Lorea and Andrew Minson are interviewed on CO2 emissions.

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April Issue

ICR April 2019

ICR interviews Pavlo Kachur, chairman of Ukrcement, ahead of UkrCemFor 2019. GS-Expert assesses when Russia’s cement market will pick up while Industrial Info Resources reports on Kazakhstan’s vibrant cement sector.

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March Issue

ICR March Issue

China’s attempt to balance cement demand and supply is reviewed, while LEK Consulting reports on South Korea’s consolidating cement sector. ICR interviews Boston Consulting on China’s One Belt, One Road’ programme.

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February Issue

ICR February Issue

U-Capital reviews the GCC cement sector, while Alpha Mena’s focus is on north African operations. ICR highlights Calix’s Direct Separation technology at Lixhe cement plant and Buzzi Unicem reflects on 25 years of the Horomill.

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January Issue

ICR January 2019

ICR reviews cement plant projects completed in 2018, while Dangote Cement reviews Rep Congo’s cement market. ICR also has an exclusive interview with MI Cement’s CEO and details the robust market of Bangladesh.

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December Issue

ICR December 2018

ROI Economic Consulting analyses the US coastal markets. ICR interviews Mikhail Skorokhod, Eurocement Holding AG’s President, and reviews Cemtech Europe 2018. Pakistan’s gateway to expansion is also highlighted.

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November Issue

ICR November 2018

This issue looks at India’s changing trajectory and Saudi Cement’s protracted market recovery. Mahendra Singh, Dalmia’s CEO, and Khaled Huraibat, Jordan’s Cement Producers’ Association chairman, also provide exclusive interviews.

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October Issue

ICR October 2018

Ahead of Cemtech Europe, TÇMB and the Turkish Exporters Association review the Turkish cement sector. Germany’s cement producers await public spending plans. Ssangyong Cement fits a new clinker cooler.

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September Issue

ICR September 2018

ICR visits the re-energised European cement sector and looks at the driving forces behind west Africa’s growing cement demand. Meanwhile, Ecocem opens its new Dunkirk grinding unit.

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August Issue

ICR August 2018

ICR August leads with an interview with FICEM President, Alejandro Ramirez Cantú, and reports on the expansion of South America’s cement industry. We also profile the top seven multinational cement producers.

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July Issue

ICR July 2018

ICR’s 30th Anniversary issue features exclusive interviews with Thomas Schmidheiny, LafargeHolcim’s Honorary Chairman, and Dr Bernd Scheifele, HeidelbergCement Chairman/CEO, plus manufacturing excellence and digitalisation.

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June Issue

ICR June 2018

In June, ICR talks to Raysut Cement’s new CEO, Joey Ghose. In the Balkans cement producers are set to benefit from lucrative EU investment, while in Vietnam capacity is set to rise again.

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May Issue

ICR May 2018

In this issue, Rob Roy Economic Consulting assesses the performance of southern US cement states. Meanwhile, Allen Hamblen, PCA Chairman, and Ed Sullivan, PCA Vice President and Chief Economist, talk to ICR.

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April Issue

ICR April 2018

DBS Vickers forecasts a better year for Chinese cement producers, while ICR has an exclusive interview with Li Yeqing, Huaxin Cement’s CEO. In addition, GS-Expert reflects on Russia’s attempts to stimulate cement demand.

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March Issue

ICR March 2018

The Indonesian Cement Association seeks solutions for the country’s overcapacity. ICR investigates China’s influence in central Asia and there is a detailed report on the new Sönmez Çimento terminal in Turkey.

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February Issue

ICR February 2018

The Gulf Cooperation Council States are reviewed by Ubhar Capital and ICR reflects on North African cement production. There is an exclusive plant report on Shree Cement’s Bulandshahr plant and McKinsey & Co looks for value creation.

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January Issue

ICR January 2018

ICR looks at reasons why the Philippines wants to ‘Build, build, build’. We have an exclusive interview from Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon plant manager and a portfolio of newly-completed cement plant projects.

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December Issue

ICR December 2017

Africa Consulting Services reviews the growth forecasts and intensified competition in west Africa, while ROI Economic Consulting explores the USA’s role in cement trade and there is a special insight into Gambia’s market.

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November Issue

ICR November 2017

ICR November highlights the Indian and Egyptian cement sectors as well as revealing Cementos Argos’ concept of value creation. In addition, there are reviews of the FICEM 2017 conference and the Loesche symposium.

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October Issue

ICR October 2017

In this issue we have a special report on the German cement sector. The TÇMB explores Turkish cement’s reliance on government spending, while Howe Robinson Partners (UK) analyses the freight markets.

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September Issue

ICR September 2017

Headlining September’s ICR issue is central Europe’s recovering cement consumption and Standard Investment Bank’s assessment of east African markets.

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August Issue

ICR August 2017

ICR reports on the performance of the top six cement multinationals. Ahead of FICEM APCAC, it also looks at the new entrants in South American markets, plus a review of Caribbean activities. 

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July Issue

ICR July 2017

ICR researches the latest new cement plant capacity projects and surveys South Africa’s crowded industry. PPC provides an insight into its Slurry Kiln 9 project and AfriSam reveals its new Lesotho facility.

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June Issue

ICR June 2017

In this issue we explore the regional expansion in Southeast Asia, while Lafis uncovers the prospects for renewed growth in Brazil’s cement market. ICR interviews Titan-owned Cimento Apodi.

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May Issue

ICR May 2017

May ICR investigates Canadian and US trade, and highlights the LafargeHolcim Exshaw IEEE plant tour project. Canada’s cement association focusses on low-carbon fuel barriers.

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April Issue

ICR April 2017

ICR April features a Russian market update from GS Expert along with a report on Indonesia’s mounting cement capacity by equity analyst Sinarmas Sekuritas.

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March Issue

ICR March 2017

ICR’s March issue has an exclusive Chinese cement market report from DBS Vickers, an interview with the founder of Georgia Cement, plus an outlook for the Iranian cement industry and lots more.

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February Issue

ICR February 2017

ICR highlights Algeria’s rapidly-growing cement capacity, while Ubhar Capital outlines cement trends in the Gulf Cooperation Council region, ahead of the Cemtech MEA conference in Dubai.

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January Issue

ICR January 2017

Newly-completed plant projects and a global market overview from HSBC head up ICR January’s issue. The Colombian market is profiled by Bancolombia and there is an exclusive interview with GCC America.

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December Issue

ICR December 2016

ICR highlights the commissioning of the modernised Hagerstown plant with a LafargeHolcim USA interview. Central American and Japanese cement markets take stock of changing demand. 

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November Issue

ICR November 2016

Riyad Capital investigates cut-backs in Saudi Arabia’s construction, while Bloominvest Bank charts Lebanese producers’ need for efficiency gains. ICR also considers the reasons for India’s growth expectations.

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October Issue

ICR October 2016

ICR October investigates German cement consumption and Kazakhstan’s building vision. Arabian Cement management in Egypt provides an exclusive interview. CDP takes stock of the sustainability efforts of multinational companies.

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September Issue

ICR September 2016

Bernard Mathieu, LafargeHolcim’s Head of Sustainability, gives an exclusive interview to ICR. Cembureau provides an assessment of the European cement markets while ICR reports on Egypt and the UK after Brexit.

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August Issue

ICR August 2016

This issue features the corporate profiles of the leading global producers and an exclusive interview with Juan Esteban Calle, CEO of Cementos Argos. We also look at Ecuador's cement industry as the earthquake-hit country rebuilds.

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July Issue

ICR July 2016

ICR July rounds up new plant projects, considers the latest developments in west Africa and includes an exclusive feature by the Turkish cement association. Holcim (New Zealand) showcases two new terminals.

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June Issue

ICR June 2016

StoxPlus analyses Vietnam’s Master Plan while Jakarta Advisory provides a southeast Asia review. ICR also interviews PT Indocement’s CEO. Meanwhile, LAFIS explains what’s in store for the Brazilian producers.

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May Issue

ICR May 2016

ICR interviews James Toscas, PCA’s CEO and President, while ROI Economic Consulting sees positive trend in US cement demand. Ash Grove highlights its Midlothian NESHAP upgrade.

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April Issue

ICR April 2016

An exclusive interview with Onne van der Weijde, CEO of Dangote Cement, headlines ICR’s April issue, along with DBS Vickers' independent Chinese cement report, plus a market outlook on Iran and Taiwan.

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March Issue

ICR March 2016

PMR surveys the Russian cement market, while ICR interviews Mihail Polendakov, general manager of HeidelbergCement Russia. The Philippine cement sector is also in focus as Cemtech Asia 2016 is announced.

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February Issue

ICR February 2016

ICR February 2016 surveys cement markets in the Gulf region and looks at Kenya’s capacity drive. Plus there's an exclusive interview with Joe Hudson, MD of Aggregate Industries' Cement and Concrete Products division.

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January Issue

ICR January 2016

The world’s newest cement plants arrive in ICR’s plant completions review. HSBC gives an exclusive review of global cement consumption trends with forecasts up to 2017 while PT Numada assesses Indonesia’s cement capacity growth.

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December Issue

ICR December 2015

In our Cemtech Americas issue, ICR reports on the US Southeast's comeback story and has an exclusive interview with Tom Hill, Summit Materials’ CEO. CardinalStone reviews Nigeria’s competitive market.

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November Issue

ICR November 2015

India’s cement sector pins its hopes on infrastructure spending to drive market expansion, Japan’s UBE Machinery Corp defines its growth strategy, while Egypt’s producers consider their fuel options.

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October Issue

ICR October 2015

ICR interviews Gültekin Aksüyek, Limak Çimento CEO, and takes a closer look at Eren Holding's new Medcem plant. We also report on the German cement market, as well as grinding and SNCR advances.

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September Issue

ICR September 2015

Walter Dissinger, CEO of Votorantim Cimentos, talks exclusively to ICR about growth in Brazil and beyond. Discover more on Cimerwa's plant upgrade and find out why Spain’s cement sector is improving.

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August Issue

ICR August 2015

ICR’s August issue features an exclusive interview with Christian Gagnon, CEO of McInnis Cement in Canada, while key corporate profiles take stock of the top six cement multinationals.

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July Issue

ICR July 2015

ICR July releases news on the latest cement plants under construction. Moreover, the upcoming issue samples the Nordic cement markets and considers Lucky Cement’s joint venture grinding plant in Iraq.

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June Issue

ICR June 2015

ICR June features a review of Thailand’s cement sector, while Maybank Kim Eng Securities reports on market trends in Indonesia. We also look at the installation of FCB's Horomill at Lafarge plants in the Philippines.

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May Issue

ICR May 2015

ICR's May issue focusses on Brazil with features on Votorantim and Elizabeth Cimentos. HeidelbergCement reports on its latest west African additions and there's a project update on NYA's upcoming plant in DR Congo.

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April Issue

ICR April 2015

ICR April 2015 features an exclusive interview with Michael McSweeney, president of the Cement Association of Canada, plus a preview of St Marys’ Bowmanville works ahead of the IEEE/PCA plant tour.

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March Issue

ICR March 2015

ICR March 2015 reviews the Chinese cement market and interviews Huaxin Cement director Ian Riley. We also assess the European Emissions Trading Scheme and Russia’s rush to modernise its cement production base.

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February Issue

ICR February 2015

ICR February 2015 reflects on the UAE’s increased optimism in its cement sector, to coincide with Cemtech MEA in Dubai. There is an exclusive interview with Dairo Del Frate, MD of grinding specialist Cemengal, and an update on the GCC region.

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January Issue

ICR January 2015

Morgan Stanley provides an exclusive global outlook on the cement industry in 2015 in ICR’s January issue. In addition, we review potential demand in LafargeHolcim's divestment markets and the new plant start-ups of 2014.

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