Global demand for hydraulic cement will rise 5.3 percent annually through 2015. Growth in the dominant Chinese market will slow while the US posts the strongest gains of any major market. Blended cement will remain the dominant product type, while ready-mix concrete will be the fastest-growing outlet and largest market.
This study analyzes the 3.3 billion metric ton world cement industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type (e.g., blended, Portland), market (e.g., ready-mix concrete, construction contractors, concrete products, consumer), world region and for 46 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry participants, Lafarge, Holcim and CEMEX.