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A detailed analysis of the developments in the ground granulated blast-furnace slag market.


The webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to hear CW Research team's insights on key drivers and constraints for the slag industry, including:

  • Main products
  • Slag market overview, GGBFS focused
  • Regional trends
  • On-going impact of Covid-19 discussion


About the report

CW Group's Global Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag Market & Forecast report serves the interests of slag manufacturers, as well as that of cement and concrete, ground additive materials and asphalt industries. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global blast-furnace slag market and presents the latest data on the market size (volume and value) sourced through both primary and secondary research. Historic and five year forecasted data showcased include figures on consumption, domestic production, export and imports, price dynamics, as well as qualitative information on trends in the industry. Product segments included cover ground blast-furnace slag (GBFS), ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBFS) and steel slags. The report covers key drivers and constraints for individual slag markets and end-users from the construction sector. The market intelligence provided in the report is divided into regional demand, as well as by end user, providing a strategic perspective on the evolution and outlook for the industry.

More information on the report can be found here.


The concern about CO2 emission levels from industrial processes is growing around the world. Cement as the most consumed building product in the world, represents a significant contribution to the man-made CO2 emissions. It is estimated that cement related emissions need to fall by at least 16% by 2030, and far more than that if the nations are to meet the Paris Climate Accord target below 2 degrees Celsius of warming this century.

Reaching those limits will require the widespread adoption of less carbon intensive cement alternatives, and clinker substitution is by far the most effective. The wide availability of clay, with relatively well spread and considerably available deposits in most places around, constitute the most suitable alternative of SCM for coping with the projected worldwide demand for cement.

In the first two presentations of this series of seminars, FCT will discuss the clay activation process, the heat treatment to promote the dihydroxylation of the material, resulting in the collapse and breakdown of the clay structure to form compounds with hydraulic binding characteristics. In the first presentation, FCT will present its FlashCalx Flash Calciner Technology; and continuing in January, FCT will present the RotaCalx Rotary Kiln alternative for clay calcination.


Includes highlights from the 4Q2020 update of the Global Cement Trade Price Report.


Pricing strategy is a daily challenge for cement traders, shippers as well as buyers in the cement sector. Timely knowledge of global cement prices and trends remains a cornerstone for successful internal strategic planning.

The webinar will cover gray cement, white cement, GGBFS and clinker, highlighting:

  • Global and regional trade dynamics and drivers;
  • Monthly price evolution of gray and white cement, as well as clinker and slag;
  • Ex-works and retail pricing for select markets;
  • Cement import and export price spreads and developments;
  • On-going impact of Covid-19 discussion.


About the Global Cement Trade Price Report

CW Group’s Global Cement Trade Price Report is designed to be a tool for those involved in the global trade of cement. A must-have price intelligence and analysis chart book with monthly import, export and ex-works prices for gray cement, white cement, clinker and granulated slag. Knowing that the pricing strategy is a day-to-day challenge for cement traders, independent traders, shippers as well as buyers in the cement sector, the Global Cement Trade Price Report is CW Research’s benchmark price assessment for monthly gray cement, white cement, clinker and granulated blast furnace slag market prices, imports, exports and ex-works. The extensive report, published on a quarterly basis, includes data for more than 70 individual markets worldwide on monthly average selling prices, retail price changes, a trade price forecast and volumes for the past 12 months, as well as a forecast for the next 3 months for each country. In addition, the GCTPR includes preliminary estimates for the latest quarter for key countries. The report also includes regional price indices, as well as a quick review of trading dynamics and drivers in different regions.

The webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to hear CW Research's highlights on the evolution of the steel industry in Latin America.


Join us on September 17 as we will discuss the following:

  • The rise of protectionism presents a threat to exports
  • An imperative for diversification of industrial demand
  • Sustainable demand from sectors despite a challenging macro-economic environment


About CW Group

The Greenwich (Conn.), USA headquartered CW Group is a leading advisory, research and business intelligence boutique with a global presence and a multi-industry orientation. CW Group is particularly recognized for its sector expertise in heavy-side building materials (cement), light-side building materials, traditional and renewable power & energy, petrochemicals, metals & mining, industrial minerals, industrial manufacturing, bulk cargo & shipping, among others. We have a strong functional capability, grounded in our methodical and quantitative philosophy, including due diligence, sourcing intelligence, feasibility studies and commodity forecasting.


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