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According to CW Research’s Cement and Clinker Price Assessments for Mediterranean Basin and Persian Gulf, FOB prices for both commodities recorded conflicting trends across regions in June 2019.

In an environmentally focused interview, Song Zhiping, President of World Cement Association, addresses the global cement industry’s role in tackling global climate issues, and explores possible new business opportunities that a low-carbon economy can bring.

In the first quarter of 2019, global gray cement ex-works prices showed wide regional variation, contracting in South America, but recording solid growth in China, according to the 1Q2019 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report (GCTPR).

India’s top four cement companies showed an overall increase in profit and sales for the period, due to healthy demand and a rise in prices

Iraq’s cement consumption is forecast to increase to over 30 million tons by 2024, according to CW Research’s 2019 update of the Iraq Cement Market Report.

The global cement bagging equipment market value is projected to drop to USD 154 million by 2024, according to CW Research’s World Cement Bag & Bagging Equipment Industry and Forecast Report.

In 2018, the total number of active cement carriers surpassed 360 units, with the total dead weight tonnage topping 2.7 million, the highest figure recorded since 2010.

Between 2019 and 2024, the total volume of sea-based traded cementitious materials is forecast to reach almost 180 million tons, according to CW Research’s 2019 update of the World Cement, Clinker & Slag Sea-Based Trade Report.

Growth during the year remained strong, and companies enter 2019 with confidence, despite the expected challenges

Global cement consumption can contract to 4.01 billion tons in 2050, according to CW Research’s long-term forecast available in the 1H2019 update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report (GCVFR).

In an exclusive interview, André Jasienski addresses issues such as the evolution of FEBELCEM, the Belgian cement industry’s main challenges in the upcoming years, as well as the steps it can take towards a more sustainable production approach.

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