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Average FOB pulp prices posted double-digit increases on a yearly basis resulting from a rise in e-commerce sales and food delivery during the pandemic coupled with an economic recovery across major markets with the easing of the pandemic, shows CW Research's IPPWeek Market Data.

CW price index for slag in the third quarter of 2021 is estimated to decline almost 2 percent when compared to the second quarter, according to the 3Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

After several months of declines, in August 2021, FOB prices of gray cement strengthened in the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea increasing by almost 1 percent month-on-month, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

Gray cement ex-works prices on a yearly basis are estimated to range from a decrease of more than 7 percent in the Asia Pacific region to an increase of 14 percent in China, according to the 3Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

CW price index for gray cement exports is estimated to remain relatively stable in the third quarter of 3Q2021, decreasing by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter and by 0.2 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year, according to the 3Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

FOB prices in the Mediterranean Basin region for gray cement continued their upward trend as key markets in the region reported rising export statistics, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

Cement demand in Latin America remained bullish in the first half of the year, according to CW Research’s Cement Country Market Data.

The median global slag prices in the second quarter of 2021 are estimated to have declined by over 7 percent quarter-on-quarter, following the trend in prices since the first quarter of the year, according to the 2Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

Gray cement ex-works prices are estimated to witness an increase of more than 10 percent in Western Europe in the second quarter of 2021, on an annual basis, while declining by almost 9 percent in the Asia Pacific region, according to the 2Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

FOB prices in the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea for gray cement continued to decrease in June, down by more than 1 percent month-on-month, while clinker export prices declined almost 2 percent, as Saudi exports weaken, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

Cementitious trade is expected to intensify by 2026 on trade routes to the Americas, in particular to the United States, and within Asia Pacific, according to CW Research's 2021 update of the World Cement, Clinker & Slag Sea-Based Trade Report.

After rising by approximately 4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, CW price index shows that the global export price for gray cement is estimated to have decreased by more than 1 percent in the second quarter on a yearly basis, according to the 2Q2021 update of CW Research’s Global Cement Trade Price Report.

As Asia ex-China takes the lead in terms of new cement capacity additions, with a significant number of greenfield and brownfield projects in the pipeline, India, Vietnam and Indonesia are expected to drive demand for new equipment in the next five years, according to CW Research's 2021 update of the World Cement Bag & Bagging Equipment Industry and Forecast.

Cement export prices in the Mediterranean Basin increased in May boosted by a positive development in the region’s major exporters, up by almost 1 percent compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, FOB cement and clinker prices in the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea continued to decline by around 1 percent and 1.5 percent month-on-moth, respectively, according to CW Research's Cement and Clinker Price Assessment for Med Basin and Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea & East Africa.

The cement bagging equipment market size is estimated to remain largely stable by 2026, as a decline in new capacity additions, particularly in greenfield projects, contribute to a slowdown in the sector, according to CW Research's 2021 update of the World Cement Bag & Bagging Equipment Industry and Forecast.

The total volume of sea-based traded cementitious materials is forecast to increase between 2021 and 2026, to reach 192 million tons, according to CW Research's 2021 update of the World Cement, Clinker & Slag Sea-Based Trade Report.

As the global economy regains its growth trajectory in 2021, CW Research expects to see a quick recovery in Asia ex-China and the Middle East regions, which are expected to drive cement consumption growth over the next five years, according to CW Research's 1H2021 update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report (GCVFR).

According to CW Research's World Oil Well Cement Market Forecast 2026, oil well cement (OWC) prices saw a severe decrease in premium over OPC in 2016 as a consequence of the oil price crash, but are expected to recover in key markets, including the United States, Russia and Brazil, as oil prices rebound.

World cement consumption is expected to rise by 2 percent in 2021, following a better-than-expected performance in the extremely challenging macroeconomic environment of 2020, according to CW Research's 1H2021 update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report (GCVFR).

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