The annual market for cement in Australia ranges from 8.5 to 10.5 million tonnes and local manufacturing capacity is about 10.5 to 11.5 million tonnes. This excess productive capacity, along with the threat of low-cost imports from neighbouring Asian producers, ensures that intensely competitive conditions prevail across the industry, containing prices and profit margins. The volume of cement production reached a record peak at 10.27 million tonnes in 2011-12 and has averaged 9.29 million tonnes through the 10 years through 2012-13.
This industry comprises establishments that manufacture clinker, hydraulic cement (Portland, masonry, slag and pozzolan cement) and lime.
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.