Global cement demand will grow 4.7 percent yearly through 2010. China will expand its position as the largest market in volume terms, while other developing countries will also record above-average gains in cement demand. Blended cements will grow the fastest, although demand for the dominant straight portland segment will be strong.
This study analyzes the $147 billion world cement industry. It presents historical demand data for (1995, 2000, 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by type (portland, blended, other), by market (e.g., consumer, ready-mix concrete, construction contractors, concrete products), by world region and for 44 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 major players including Lafarge, Holcim, CEMEX, HeidelbergCement, Taiheiyo Cement, and Italcementi.