India Cement & Construction Materials journal

India Cement and Construction Materials #48 - July 2019

In this issue of ICCM:

- Interview with Song Zhiping: a thorough conversation on the sustainability of the global cement industry

- The future of coal: coal-related challenges faced by Indian cement producers, from availability to pricing

- Seaborne trade of cementitious materials through 2024: trends for the next five years, including shifting trade flows and cement no longer taking center stage

- Cement bagging equipment: a market to be shaped by capacity additions and shifting transportation preferences

- Cement prices: World cement prices continue to fall.


Leaders Q&A: Song Zhiping

In an environmentally focused interview, Song Zhiping, President of World Cement Association, addresses the global cement industry’s role in tackling global climate issues, details what has been accomplished so far, and explores possible new business opportunities and revenue streams that a low-carbon economy can bring

Insight Analysis: Can Indian cement makers continue to rely on coal?

The energy needs of India’s cement industry continues to shift in line with new regulations and supply opportunities. But the question remains: how can they continue to grow their margins if environmental policies increasingly squeeze their preferences?

CW Research: Seaborne trade of cementitious materials rising to 180 million tons by 2024

Sea-going vessels handled a larger volume of cementitious materials in 2018, in part boosted by an increase in China’s cement imports. CW Research expects volumes to continue rising in the next five years, albeit with a shift in trade flows and with cement no longer taking center stage

CW Research: Cement bagging equipment sales to decline through 2024

CW Research assesses how factors such as a contraction in new cement capacity additions, and shifting cement transportation preferences are causing the world cement bagging equipment market value to shrink over the next five years 

Cement Prices: World cement prices continue to slide

Trade tensions and political uncertainty continue to cast a shadow over global cement prices. Nevertheless, some markets continue to experience solid demand from the construction sector

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