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World cement capacity is projected to touch 5.8 billion tons by 2024, according to CW Research’s 2H2019 update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report.

While cement prices have been decreasing, profits are not expected to be affected

Imports have been increasing while local production has been dwindling

New process reduces its dangerous characteristics and allows for a more controlled usage

Top stories from the global cement market in the previous week


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18 October 2019

World Cement Association welcomes YTL Cement

The company is one of the largest manufacturers of cement, ready-mix concrete and construction aggre

18 October 2019

Cement prices in Egypt, October 17

Prices for varying brands of cement in Egypt during this day

18 October 2019

Chinese cement prices continue upward trajectory

Prices for both cement and clinker have grown in the last week

18 October 2019

Cement prices in Uganda decrease as new players enter the market

Prices were rallying on the back of new mega projects

18 October 2019

Mali’s cement prices continue to increase

The opening of a new plant did not curb prices, as some expected

18 October 2019

Moody’s completes review ratings on Anhui Conch Cement

The review did not involve a rating committee

18 October 2019

Shangfeng Cement establishes new joint-venture

The manufacturer is the largest investor of the new company

Saudi Arabia (August 2019)

Year-on-year, cement demand kept growing in August in Saudi Arabia. In August, cement demand in Saudi Arabia posted a 13.7% month-on-month decrease...

Cement exports (tons)
Med Basin cement and clinker trade prices edge up in January

Heavy production costs are reflecting on higher prices

15 Jan
Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea cement and clinker FOB prices slip in December

Exporters remain hopeful that 2019 will bring about a better shipping year in the region

14 Dec
Med Basin cement and clinker trade prices inch down in December

The end of the year comes with the usual price discounts in cementitious commodities

14 Dec
Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea cement and clinker FOB prices slide in November

Major players are targeting new markets to keep up with their production quotas

20 Nov
Cement and clinker FOB prices in Med. Basin decline in November

Some key markets are suffering from oversupply due to high competition

20 Nov
Dangote ventures into the coal mining industry
Company will invest in the coal sector in order to preserve its cement business
16 Oct
Asia ex-China’s emerging markets drive global cement capacity through 2024
World cement capacity is projected to touch 5.8 billion tons by 2024, according to CW Research’s 2
17 Oct
Indonesia’s cement consumption drops in January-September
Producers worry about utilization rates as demand drops and capacity continues to increase
17 Oct
Morocco’s cement sales rise in September
Consumption in the building segment increased year-on-year in January-September
17 Oct
World Cement Association welcomes YTL Cement
The company is one of the largest manufacturers of cement, ready-mix concrete and construction aggre
18 Oct
Mali’s cement prices continue to increase
The opening of a new plant did not curb prices, as some expected
18 Oct
Holcim Azerbaijan aiming to increase exports of cement
The company is currently negotiating exports with three neighboring countries
17 Oct
  RESEARCH REPORTS  
  CEMENT MARKET DATA  
Spain (June 2019)

Cement demand in Spain dropped by 9.0% to 1,213,910 tons during the month of June compared to the pr...

Thailand (July 2019)

Cement production continued to grow YoY in July in Thailand. Cement production strengthened both mon...

Poland (August 2019)

Cement production continued to fall YoY in August in Poland In August, cement production in Poland ...

Mexico (July 2019)

Gray cement production in Mexico fell to 3,399,049 tons in July, down 1.3% from 3,443,389 tons in Ju...

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