LONDON, April 6 /CNW/ - UK-based International Cement Review has just
announced the publication of its latest Global Cement Report, a
400-page analysis and forecast for the worldwide cement industry, with
coverage of over 160 countries in unmatched detail.
In essence, this new report notes that global cement consumption growth
slowed by 2.4 per cent in 2008 to 2830Mt, but recovering thereafter to
2998Mt in 2009 and up to 3294Mt in 2010, giving annual growth rates of
5.9 per cent and 9.9 per cent, respectively, for these latter two
years. By 2012, worldwide cement consumption is forecast to reach a
China now dominates world cement statistics consuming 1851Mt in 2010,
almost double 2004 levels, while India, the world's second-largest
consumer registered 212Mt in 2010. The United States, the third-largest
consumer, saw demand fall down to 69Mt.
World trade in cement and clinker was noted at 150Mt in 2010 of which
seaborne trade was estimated at 105Mt. Some 50Mt of clinker was
included in the above international trading totals.
Turkey is currently noted as the world's leading export nation of cement
and clinker, with sales of 19Mt in 2010, overtaking China which
recorded close to 17Mt of export sales. Thailand was third with 14Mt of
cement and clinker exports.
Bangladesh is currently the largest cement and clinker import nation
worldwide with over 12Mt of deliveries in 2010 followed by Nigeria at
7Mt and the USA at close to 6Mt (down from 36Mt in 2006).
Lafarge retains its top position in terms of global cement sales of
141.2Mt and turnover of EUR15,884m ahead of Holcim with cement sales of
136.7Mt and a turnover of EUR15,691m. HeidelbergCement remains third,
ahead of Cemex, Italcementi and Buzzi Unicem. Holcim, however has the
lead in terms of global cement capacity at 212Mt, 11Mt higher than
The Global Cement Report also includes country-by-country cement
forecasts, including consumption, production, exports and imports up to
2012. This unique reference work is accompanied by an indispensible CD
providing 20 years of statistical data in Excel format, arranged by
country and geographical region.
The report is now available for immediate purchase from our website at: http://www.cemnet.com/publications/GlobalCementReport9
Note to Editors: International Cement Review is recognised throughout
the cement industry as the leading provider of detailed cement
information for CEOs, managers, producers, traders and shipping
specialists since 1988.
SOURCE International Cement Review
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