World Construction Aggregates

As Quoted In Rock Products

Demand will rebound in North America and Western Europe, but the global market will continue to be driven by above average growth in the large Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions.

World sales to rise 5.8% annually through 2012

Through 2017, worldwide sales of construction aggregates are forecast to expand 5.8 percent per year to 53.2 billion metric tons. Following recent declines from 2007 to 2012, aggregates demand is expected to rebound in North America and Western Europe. Eastern Europe is also expected to register faster growth. However, the global market will continue to be driven by above average growth in the large Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions. The nonbuilding market for construction aggregates is expected to outperform the building segment through 2017, as many countries will invest heavily in their public infrastructures.

Demand growth in India to outpace growth in China

Between 2012 and 2017, more than 50 percent of all additional construction aggregates demand generated will be attributable to China, where massive gains in building and nonbuilding construction activity will stimulate demand. However, as the Chinese market matures, growth is expected to decelerate noticeably from the breakneck pace of the last decade. Aggregates consumption in India, the Asia/Pacific region’s second largest market, will expand at a somewhat faster pace than China through 2017.

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

Crushed stone to remain dominant aggregate type

The crushed stone segment is expected to account for over one-half of all new product demand generated between 2012 and 2017. Crushed stone will continue to benefit from its numerous performance features, such as durability and strength. Crushed stone is also projected to gain a larger share of the aggregates market due to the depletion of sand and gravel reserves in many countries around the world, including China, India, Japan, and Norway. However, this trend toward crushed stone will be moderated by the increasing availability of manufactured sand and alternative and recycled aggregates. Sales of secondary, alternative, and recycled aggregates are expected to grow at the market’s fastest pace because of their favorable environmental profile and the exhaustion of natural aggregates reserves, but these products will still account for a tiny share of global aggregates sales.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 40.2 billion metric ton world construction aggregates industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by type (e.g., crushed stone, sand, gravel), market (residential building construction, nonresidential building construction, non building construction), application (e.g., hydraulic concrete, road base and coverings, asphaltic concrete), world region, and for 28 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 2011 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 (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        2. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE, 2012 (billion 2011 dollars)

        3. 3.4.1 Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        4. 3.4.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2011 dollars)

        5. 3.4.3 Nonbuilding Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Paved Road Overview

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

      6. 3.6 World Cement Overview

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

      7. 3.7 Construction Aggregates Pricing Patterns

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

      8. 3.8 Technology Trends

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      9. 3.9 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 3.9.1 Waste Disposal & Recycling

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        2. 3.9.2 Health & Safety Issues

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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. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION, 2012 (40.2 billion 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 CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)

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

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

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

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

        3. 4.2.3 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)

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

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

          5. Table | WORLD NONBUILDING 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)

          2. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD HYDRAULIC CONCRETE AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          4. Table | WORLD ROAD BASE & COVERINGS AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          5. Table | WORLD ASPHALTIC CONCRETE AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          6. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES USED IN OTHER APPLICATIONS (million metric tons)

    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)

        2. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (3.1 billion 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)

        2. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (2.6 billion 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)

        3. 6.8.3 Other Western Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand by Country

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (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)

        2. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (27.0 billion 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 (million metric tons)

        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 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 7.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: General

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

        2. 7.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand

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

        3. 7.8.3 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)

          2. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (1.7 billion 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)

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

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand

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

          2. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (2.0 billion 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 DEMAND BY MARKET

          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)

          2. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (3.9 billion 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 Saudi Arabia

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          1. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT (million metric tons)

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

        6. 8.3.6 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)

          3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (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 | CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET SHARE, 2012 ($308.0 billion)

      4. 9.4 Manufacturing & Product Development

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      5. 9.5 Marketing

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      6. 9.6 Distribution

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      7. 9.7 Mergers, Acquisitions, &Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.9.1 Anglo American plc

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        2. 9.9.2 Asamer Holding AG

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        3. 9.9.3 Boral Limited

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        4. 9.9.4 Brett (Robert) &Sons Limited

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 Buzzi Unicem SpA

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        6. 9.9.6 Carmeuse Group SA

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        7. 9.9.7 Cementir Holding SpA

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        8. 9.9.8 CEMEX SAB de CV

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        9. 9.9.9 Cimentos de Portugal SGPS SA

          $96.00

        10. 9.9.10 CRH plc

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        11. 9.9.11 Fisher Sand & Gravel Company

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Granite Construction Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 HeidelbergCement AG

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        14. 9.9.14 Holcim Limited

          $476.00

        15. 9.9.15 Irving Materials Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Italcementi SpA

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        17. 9.9.17 Lafarge SA

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        18. 9.9.18 Lasselsberger GmbH

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        19. 9.9.19 Luck Stone Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated

          $101.00

        21. 9.9.21 NCC AB

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        22. 9.9.22 New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Incorporated

          $128.00

        23. 9.9.23 Rettig Group Limited

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Rogers Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 Taiheiyo Cement Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Texas Industries Incorporated

          $92.00

        27. 9.9.27 Titan Cement Company SA

          $124.00

        28. 9.9.28 Vicat Group SA

          $82.00

        29. 9.9.29 VINCI Group

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        30. 9.9.30 Votorantim Participaçõ es SA

          $124.00

        31. 9.9.31 Vulcan Materials Company

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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