CemWeek Magazine

CemWeek Issue 8

In issue 8 of the CemWeek Magazine, we turn to facts as a guide, sharing in this issue some of the metrics we track as analysts at the CW Group, such as our Equipment Vendor Order Intake and Backlog indices and cement price monitoring. We mark the one-year anniversary of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, looking into the aftermath of these natural disasters on the local cement industry.


In our Leader’s Comment feature, CemWeek speaks with Chairman of the Executive Committee at Çimentas, Mustafa Güclü, on Turkey’s pioneering cement industry, and the Director of Mombasa Cement, BT Shah, discusses the company’s marketing strategy for East Africa. Finally, from the research arm of the CW Group comes an update on global cement prices, based on national retail price tracking for 23 countries around the world among much more.

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4 Rebuilding Japan
One year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, the cement industry’s dual roles in demolition and reconstruction

Leaders Comment
12 The Rise of Turkish Cement, a conversation with Mustafa Güçlü of Çimentaş Group
20 A Housing Enterprise for East Africa, discussion with BT Shah, Director of Mombasa Cement

Numbers in Brief
2 New Lows for Order Intakes and Backlog

17 Opportunities for Coal in the Cement Sector
24 Technical Analysis: Global Cement Prices Mixed

Regional Focus
43 Ethiopia’s Cement Price Fluctuations
44 Saudi Arabia’s Cement Trade Conflicts

Regional Reports 
26 Europe, Middle East & Africa 
30 Asia Pacific 
31 South Asia 
32 Americas

From our Industry Partner 
36 Building materials update

Projects & People 
40 Notable projects 
42 People on the move

Data Share Performance 
45 Overview of stock performances for cement companies


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