In the second quarter of 2020, slag export prices declined an estimated 0.2 percent year-on-year, while volumes increased to an estimated 7 million tons, according to the 2Q2020 update of CW Research's Global Cement Trade Price Report.
In the second quarter of 2020, gray cement ex-works prices showed a declining trend due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economy and trade, according to the 2Q2020 update of the Global Cement Trade Price Report.
Sustainability and financial viability join forces to drive demand for Kraft paper sacks (industrial bags) across selected end-user segments, according to CW Research's Global Kraft Paper Bag Market and Forecast Report.
In the second quarter of 2020, gray cement FOB prices are estimated to have a declined on a y-o-y basis but increased on a q-o-q basis. This is due to the effect of the ongoing pandemic on global economic growth and trade, according to the 2Q2020 update of CW Research's Global Cement Trade Price Report.
Between 2020 and 2025, the total volume of sea-based traded cementitious materials is forecast to grow at an estimated CAGR of two percent, according to CW Research’s 2020 update of the World Cement, Clinker & Slag Sea-Based Trade Report.
The confluence of not one but two black swan events including the COVID-19 pandemic and the crude oil price have created a global economic scenario that has now been compared to the Great-Depression of the 1930’s. The damage cost to the financial and job market globally already exceeds the financial crisis of 2009. It is within this context that CW Researchs 1H2020 update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report was undertaken.