Global demand for cement will grow 5.3 percent annually through 2012, driven by strong increases in construction activity in developing countries. The rate of growth in China, the largest market, will moderate considerably but remain above the world average. The second largest market, India, will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the 2.8 billion metric ton world cement industry. It presents historical demand data for 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., portland, blended); market (e.g., ready-mix concrete, construction contractors, consumer, concrete products); world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, Western Europe, North America); and for 46 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 major players, including Lafarge, Holcim, CEMEX, HeidelbergCement and Italcementi.