World Construction Aggregates

Demand through 2015 will rise at a slower rate of growth than during the 2005-2010 period, reflecting a moderation in aggregates-intensive nonbuilding construction activity.

World demand to rise 5.2% annually through 2015

The global market for construction aggregates is expected to increase 5.2 percent per year through 2015 to 48.3 billion metric tons. This represents a slower rate of growth than during the 2005-2010 period, reflecting a moderation in aggregates-intensive nonbuilding construction activity. Nevertheless, demand for construction aggregates will still post solid gains from 2010 to 2015.

Asia/Pacific region to register largest increases

The Asia/Pacific region will register the largest increases in product sales, as construction activity will rise rapidly, particularly in China and India. China alone will account for half of all new aggregates demand worldwide during the 2010-2015 period.

Eastern Europe and the Africa/Mideast region are also expected to undergo significant growth in consumption of construction aggregates, stimulated by infrastructure development projects and strong growth in general economic activity. While the Central and South America market will climb at a somewhat slower pace, aggregates suppliers will benefit from gains in regional construction spending.

Expansions in demand in developed parts of the world -- the US, Canada, Japan, Western Europe, South Korea and Australia -- will not be as strong as in most industrializing areas. This is primarily due to the already well-developed infrastructures found in these countries and the construction methods utilized, which tend to feature less concrete. However, most developed world markets, driven by an acceleration in GDP growth and sharp rebounds in construction spending in North America and Western Europe, will post solid gains after contracting in many nations from 2005 to 2010.

Recycled, secondary aggregates to grow fastest

Demand for crushed stone, sand and gravel products will post similar growth rates of just over five percent per year through 2015. As in 2010, sand will continue to make up the largest portion of global sales, followed closely by crushed stone and then gravel. Due to more restrictive land use and environmental regulations, as well as the depletion of natural aggregates reserves, sales of recycled, secondary and other aggregates will climb at an aboveaverage pace during the 2010-2015 period. However, despite projected growth of 7.1 percent per year over this span, these products will continue to play a small role in world markets due to quality concerns and limitations in the availability of feed material.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 37.4 billion metric ton world construction aggregates industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., sand, crushed stone, gravel), market (nonbuilding, nonresidential building, residential building), application (e.g., hydraulic concrete, road base and coverings, asphaltic concrete), world region and for 19 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 31 industry players, including HeidelbergCement, Lafarge and CRH.

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  1. World Construction Aggregates

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

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        1. 3.3.1 World Population Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.3.2 Urban Population Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

        2. 3.4.1 Nonbuilding Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

        3. 3.4.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

        4. 3.4.3 Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Paved Road Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD PAVED ROADS BY REGION (thousand kilometers)

      6. 3.6 Construction Aggregates Pricing Patterns

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES PRICING PATTERNS (dollars per metric ton)

      7. 3.7 Technology Trends

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      8. 3.8 Legal & Regulatory Environment

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 World Construction Aggregates Market

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        1. 4.2.1 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        2. 4.2.2 Demand by Type

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY TYPE (million metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD SAND DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD CRUSHED STONE DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          4. Table | WORLD GRAVEL DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          5. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES BY TYPE & REGION (million metric tons)

        3. 4.2.3 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          4. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        4. 4.2.4 Demand by Application

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Production & Trade Overview

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    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: General

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 5.2 North America: Construction Aggregates Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 5.3 United States

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        1. 5.3.1 United States: General

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 5.3.2 United States: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Canada

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        1. 5.4.1 Canada: General

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          1. Table | CANADA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 5.4.2 Canada: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | CANADA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

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        1. 5.5.1 Mexico: General

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          1. Table | MEXICO: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 5.5.2 Mexico: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | MEXICO: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Germany

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        1. 6.3.1 Germany: General

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          1. Table | GERMANY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.3.2 Germany: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | GERMANY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      4. 6.4 France

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        1. 6.4.1 France: General

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          1. Table | FRANCE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.4.2 France: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | FRANCE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Italy

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        1. 6.5.1 Italy: General

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          1. Table | ITALY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.5.2 Italy: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | ITALY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Spain

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        1. 6.6.1 Spain: General

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          1. Table | SPAIN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.6.2 Spain: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | SPAIN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      7. 6.7 United Kingdom

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        1. 6.7.1 United Kingdom: General

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.7.2 United Kingdom: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

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        1. 6.8.1 Other Western Europe: General

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.8.2 Other Western Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 7.3 China

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        1. 7.3.1 China: General

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          1. Table | CHINA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.3.2 China: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | CHINA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      4. 7.4 India

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        1. 7.4.1 India: General

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          1. Table | INDIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.4.2 India: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | INDIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      5. 7.5 Japan

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        1. 7.5.1 Japan: General

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          1. Table | JAPAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.5.2 Japan: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | JAPAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      6. 7.6 South Korea

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        1. 7.6.1 South Korea: General

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.6.2 South Korea: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Indonesia

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        1. 7.7.1 Indonesia: General

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          1. Table | INDONESIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.7.2 Indonesia: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | INDONESIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Australia

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        1. 7.8.1 Australia: General

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          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.8.2 Australia: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 7.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: General

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      10. 7.10 Other Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand by Country

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: General

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | BRAZIL: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | RUSSIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Poland

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          1. Table | POLAND: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | POLAND: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Construction Aggregates Demand

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          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Iran

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          1. Table | IRAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | IRAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

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          1. Table | TURKEY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | TURKEY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

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          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

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      4. 9.4 Production & Processing

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      5. 9.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 9.6 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 9.7 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.8.1 Anglo American plc

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        2. 9.8.2 Asamer Holding AG

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        3. 9.8.3 Boral Limited

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        4. 9.8.4 Brett (Robert) & Sons Limited

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        5. 9.8.5 Buzzi Unicem SpA

          $128.00

        6. 9.8.6 Carmeuse Group SA

          $82.00

        7. 9.8.7 Cementir Holdings SpA

          $82.00

        8. 9.8.8 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $300.00

        9. 9.8.9 Cimentos de Portugal SGPS SA

          $152.00

        10. 9.8.10 CRH plc

          $601.00

        11. 9.8.11 Fisher Sand & Gravel Company

          $82.00

        12. 9.8.12 Granite Construction Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 9.8.13 HeidelbergCement AG

          $573.00

        14. 9.8.14 Holcim Limited

          $636.00

        15. 9.8.15 Irving Materials Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 9.8.16 Italcementi SpA

          $135.00

        17. 9.8.17 Lafarge SA

          $343.00

        18. 9.8.18 Lasselsberger GmbH

          $82.00

        19. 9.8.19 Luck Stone Corporation

          $89.00

        20. 9.8.20 Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated

          $128.00

        21. 9.8.21 NCC AB

          $82.00

        22. 9.8.22 New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Incorporated

          $146.00

        23. 9.8.23 Rettig Group Limited

          $82.00

        24. 9.8.24 Rogers Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 9.8.25 Taiheiyo Cement Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 9.8.26 Texas Industries Incorporated

          $105.00

        27. 9.8.27 Titan Cement Company SA

          $103.00

        28. 9.8.28 Vicat Group SA

          $82.00

        29. 9.8.29 VINCI Group

          $155.00

        30. 9.8.30 Votorantim Participações SA

          $128.00

        31. 9.8.31 Vulcan Materials Company

          $110.00

      9. 9.9 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $374.00

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