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World Cement

Global sales to grow over 5% annually through 2017

Worldwide sales of cement are forecast to expand more than five percent per annum through 2017 to 4.8 billion tons, a slight deceleration from the 2007-2012 pace. Following recent severe declines from 2008 to 2011, cement demand is expected to rebound sharply in North America and Western Europe. Eastern Europe will perform much better through 2017 as well. In contrast, growth in the Africa/ Mideast and the Asia/Pacific regions is expected to decelerate significantly between 2012 and 2017, after more than a decade of rapid gains. However, advances in these regions will remain above the global average. Sales of cement in Central and South America are forecast to continue to increase nearly six percent per year during this period. The nonbuilding segment of the global cement market is expected to outperform its counterparts through 2017, as governments in both developed and industrializing countries invest heavily in their public infrastructures.

China to account for half of new cement demand

More than 50 percent of all additional cement demand generated between 2012 and 2017 will be attributable to China, the world's leading consumer of this product. Cement sales in China are projected to rise nearly eight percent per year during this period. As the Chinese cement market matures, growth is expected to decelerate from the breakneck pace of the last decade. However, in absolute terms, cement consumption will still increase dramatically through 2017. Massive gains in building and nonbuilding construction activity will stimulate product demand in China.

Cement sales to rebound in North America & Europe

Following several years of losses during the recession-plagued 2007-2012 period, the cement markets of Eastern Europe, North America, and Western Europe are projected to expand between four and six percent per annum through 2017. As these regions recover from the global financial crises, residential, commercial, and public works construction activity will rebound, generating additional demand for cement. Eastern Europe and North America will record somewhat faster growth between 2012 and 2017 than Western Europe. In terms of major countries, Spain, Ukraine, the United States, Russia, and Italy are expected to perform particularly well, as there is a considerable amount of pent-up cement demand in each of these markets.

Portland cement to lose market share to other types

The blended cement segment is projected to account for three-fourths of all new product demand generated between 2012 and 2017. Blended cement will continue to gain market share because of its lower cost and environmental features. Manufacturers prefer blended cement because it allows them to boost output, to reduce energy consumption and production costs, and to comply with increasingly stringent emissions standards. Through 2017, sales of other types of cement will expand at the market's fastest pace, as demand for specialty and environmentally friendly products grows. Nevertheless, other types of cement will still account for a small portion of overall cement sales. Despite losing market share, portland cement will still be used extensively in higher-end applications because of its strength and durability.

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This Freedonia industry study, World Cement, presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by type (e.g., blended, portland), market (residential, nonresidential, nonbuilding), world region, and for 45 countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, examines industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 industry players worldwide.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Demographic Overview
    • Population
    • Urban Population
  • World Construction Outlook
    • Residential Building Construction
    • Nonresidential Building Construction
    • Nonbuilding Construction
  • Pricing Patterns
  • Technology Trends
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment

III. OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Regional Overview
    • World Cement Demand
    • World Cement Production
    • International Trade
  • Demand by Type
    • Blended
    • Portland
    • Other
  • Demand by Market
    • Residential
    • Nonresidential
    • Nonbuilding

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • Overview
  • Cement Supply & Demand
  • Cement Market Outlook
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • Overview
  • Cement Supply & Demand
  • Cement Market Outlook
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Other Western Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Belgium
    • Austria
    • Netherlands
    • Switzerland
    • All Other

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Overview
  • Cement Supply & Demand
  • Cement Market Outlook
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Other Asia/Pacific
  • Pakistan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • Australia
  • All Other

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Overview
    • Cement Supply & Demand
    • Cement Market Outlook
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
      • Peru
      • Venezuela
      • Chile
      • All Other
  • Eastern Europe
    • Overview
    • Cement Supply & Demand
    • Cement Market Outlook
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
      • Poland
      • Ukraine
      • Romania
      • Belarus
      • Czech Republic
      • All Other
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Overview
    • Cement Supply & Demand
    • Cement Market Outlook
    • Iran
    • Turkey
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Egypt
    • Other Africa/Mideast
      • Algeria
      • Nigeria
      • Morocco
      • United Arab Emirates
      • South Africa
      • All Other

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Cooperative Agreements

COMPANY PROFILES

  • Aalborg Portland A/S, see Cementir Holdings
  • ACC Limited
  • Adana Çimento Sanayii ve Türk AS, see OYAK Cement
  • AfriSam South Africa Proprietary, see Holcim
  • Akçansa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret, see HeidelbergCement
  • Ambuja Cements Limited
  • American Cement, see CRH
  • Anhui Chaodong Cement, see Anhui Conch Cement
  • Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited
  • APO Cement, see CEMEXB
  • Ash Grove Cement Company
  • Asia Cement Corporation
  • Aslan Çimento AS, see OYAK Cement
  • Aso Cement, see Lafarge
  • Assiut Cement, see CEMEXB
  • Bamburi Cement, see Lafarge
  • Bazian Cement, see Lafarge
  • Bharathi Cement Private, see Vicat
  • Bolu Çimento Sanayii AS, see OYAK Cement
  • Boral Limited
  • BSA Ciment, see Vicat
  • Bulk Cement India, see ACC
  • Buzzi Unicem SpA
  • CalPortland, see Taiheiyo Cement
  • Camargo Corrêa SA
  • Carpatcement Holding, see HeidelbergCement
  • Castle Cement, see HeidelbergCement
  • Cement Australia Holdings Proprietary, see HeidelbergCement and Holcim
  • Cementa, see HeidelbergCement
  • Cementir Holdings SpA
  • Cemento Bayano, see CEMEXB
  • Cemento Polpaico, see Holcim
  • Cementos Argos SA
  • Cementos Artigas, see Votorantim Participações
  • Cementos Avellaneda, see Votorantim Participações
  • Cementos Lemona, see CRH
  • CEMEX SAB de CV
  • China Century Cement, see HeidelbergCement
  • China National Building Material Company Limited
  • China Shanshui Cement Group Limited
  • China United Cement Group, see China National Building Material
  • Cimentas, see Cementir Holdings
  • Cimenteries CBR, see HeidelbergCement
  • Cimenteries du Cameroun, see Lafarge
  • Cimentos de Portugal SGPS, see Camargo Corrêa
  • Ciments de Guinee, see Holcim
  • Ciments Francais, see Italcementi
  • Construction Materials CJSC, see HeidelbergCement
  • Corporación MoctezumaB, see Buzzi Unicem
  • CRH plc
  • Denizli Çimento AS, see CRH
  • DK Cement A/S, see HeidelbergCement
  • Duna-Dráva Cement Kft, see HeidelbergCement
  • Dyckerhoff, see Buzzi Unicem
  • Eagle Materials Incorporated
  • ENCI, see HeidelbergCement
  • EUROCEMENT Holding AG
  • Finnsementti, see CRH
  • Fomentos de Construcciones y Contratas SA
  • GóraŽdŽe Cement, see HeidelbergCement
  • Grasim Industries Limited
  • Grupa OŽarów, see CRH
  • Hainan Wuzhishan Dajiangnan Cement, see China
  • Resources Cement Holdings
  • Harbin Sanling Cement, see CRH
  • HC Trading, see HeidelbergCement
  • HeidelbergCement AG
  • Heilongjiang Binzhou Cement, see China National
  • Building Material
  • Heracles General Cement, see Lafarge
  • Holcim Limited
  • Houston Cement, see Ash Grove, Buzzi Unicem, Eagle
  • Materials, and HeidelbergCement
  • Huaxin Cement, see Holcim
  • Hyundai Cement Company Limited
  • Inner Mongolia Mengxi Cement, see China Resources
  • Cement Holdings
  • InterCement Participações, see Camargo Corrêa
  • Irish Cement, see CRH
  • Italcementi SpA
  • Jambyl Cement Production, see Vicat
  • Jidong HeidelbergCement, see HeidelbergCement and Tangshan Jidong Cement
  • Jordan Cement Factories PSC, see Lafarge
  • JSC Podilsky Cement, see CRH
  • Jura-Cement-Fabriken, see CRH
  • Karçimsa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, see HeidelbergCement
  • Kazakh Buchtarma Cement, see HeidelbergCement
  • Konya Cimento, see Vicat
  • Kunda Nordic Cement, see CRH and HeidelbergCement
  • Lafarge Cementos, see Cementos Argos
  • Lafarge SA
  • Lehigh Hanson, see HeidelbergCement
  • Lehigh White Cement, see Cementir Holdings, CEMEXB, and HeidelbergCement
  • Lucky Cement Limited
  • Mardin Çimento Sanayii ve Ticaret AS, see OYAK Cement
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
  • My Home Industries, see CRH
  • National Cement, see Vicat
  • Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Limited
  • Nghi Son Cement, see Mitsubishi Materials and Taiheiyo Cement
  • Norcem, see HeidelbergCement
  • North Cement, see China National Building Material
  • OYAK Cement Group
  • PJSC Mykolaivcement, see CRH
  • PPC Cement Proprietary, see Pretoria Portland Cement
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited
  • PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa TBK, see HeidelbergCement
  • PT Semen Indonesia Persero TbK
  • Riverside Cement, see Texas Industries
  • Saudi Cement Company
  • Scancem International DA, see HeidelbergCement
  • Siam Cement Public Company Limited
  • Siam City Cement Public, see Holcim
  • Sinai Cement, see Vicat
  • Sococim Industries, see Vicat
  • Solid Cement, see CEMEXB
  • South Cement, see China National Building Material
  • Southwest Cement, see China National Building Material
  • Ssangyong Cement Industrial Company Limited
  • St. Marys Cement, see Votorantim Participações
  • Sumitomo Osaka Cement Company Limited
  • Sunstate Cement, see Boral
  • Suwannee American Cement, see Votorantim
  • Participações
  • Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
  • Taiwan Cement Corporation
  • Tangshan Jidong Cement Group Company Limited
  • TCC International Holdings, see Taiwan Cement
  • Texas Industries Incorporated
  • Texas Lehigh Cement, see Eagle Materials and
  • HeidelbergCement
  • Than Long Cement JSC, see PT Semen Indonesia Persero
  • Titan Cement Company SA
  • Tongyang Cement & Energy Corporation
  • TulaCement, see HeidelbergCement
  • Tvornica Cementa Kakanj dd, see HeidelbergCement
  • Ube Industries Limited
  • UltraTech Cement, see Grasim Industries
  • United Cement of Nigeria, see Holcim and Lafarge
  • United Cement, see Lafarge
  • Ünye Çimento Sanayii ve Ticaret, see OYAK Cement
  • Vicat Group SA
  • Votorantim Participações SA
  • Yamaguchi EcoTech, see Ube Industries
  • Yatai Building Materials, see CRH

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Population by Region
  • World Urban Population by Region
  • World Construction Expenditures by Type & Region
  • World Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Cement Pricing

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Cement Demand by Region
  • World Cement Production by Region
  • World Cement Net Exports by Region
  • World Cement Demand by Type
  • World Blended Cement Demand by Region
  • World Portland Cement Demand by Region
  • World Demand for Other Cement by Region
  • World Cement Demand by Market
  • World Residential Cement Demand by Region
  • World Nonresidential Cement Demand by Region
  • World Nonbuilding Cement Demand by Region

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Cement Supply & Demand
  • North America: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • United States: Cement Supply & Demand
  • United States: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • United States: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Canada: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Canada: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Canada: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Mexico: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Mexico: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Mexico: Cement Demand by Type & Market

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Western Europe: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Germany: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Germany: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Germany: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Italy: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Italy: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Italy: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • France: Cement Supply & Demand
  • France: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • France: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Spain: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Spain: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Spain: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Western Europe: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Other Western Europe: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Western Europe: Cement Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • China: Cement Supply & Demand
  • China: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • China: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • India: Cement Supply& Demand
  • India: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • India: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Indonesia: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Indonesia: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Indonesia: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Vietnam: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Vietnam: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Vietnam: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • South Korea: Cement Supply & Demand
  • South Korea: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • South Korea: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Japan: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Japan: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Japan: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Thailand: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Thailand: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Thailand: Cement Demand by Type & Product
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Cement Demand by Type & Product
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Cement Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Central & South America: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Brazil: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Brazil: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Brazil: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Central & South America: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Other Central & South America: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Central & South America: Cement Supply & Demand by Country
  • Eastern Europe: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Russia: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Russia: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Russia: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Other Eastern Europe: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Cement Supply & Demand by Country
  • Africa/Mideast: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Iran: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Iran: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Iran: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Turkey: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Turkey: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Turkey: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Saudi Arabia: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Saudi Arabia: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Saudi Arabia: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Egypt: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Egypt: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Egypt: Cement Demand by Market & Type
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Cement Supply & Demand
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Cement Production Capacity, 2012
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Cement Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Cement Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Cement Sales by Company, 2012
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Cement Demand by Region, 2012
  • World Cement Production by Region, 2012
  • World Cement Demand by Type, 2012
  • World Cement Demand by Market, 2012

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Cement Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Cement Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Cement Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Cement Demand by Country, 2012
  • Eastern Europe: Cement Demand by Country, 2012
  • Africa/Mideast: Cement Demand by Country, 2012

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Cement Market Share by Company, 2012
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