Cement manufacturers sell most of their product to the construction industry to be used as a key building input, so the recent resurgence in building activity is largely to thank for industry buoyancy. However, the economic downturn dealt a lingering blow to the building sector. Financial insecurity and dented business confidence resulted in some construction projects being mothballed in the period immediately prior to the five years through 2015-16. This meant demand for cement fell drastically, squeezing industry revenue.
Companies in this industry manufacture clinkers and hydraulic cements, including Portland cement, aluminous cement and slag-lime cement.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.