The Cement and Lime Manufacturing industry has excess local productive capacity. This, combined with the threat of low-cost imports from neighbouring Asian producers, ensures that intensely competitive conditions prevail across the industry, containing prices and profit growth. Local cement production has since fluctuated between a low of 8.9 million tonnes in 2009-10 and a high of 10.0 million tonnes forecast for 2014-15.
The industry is forecast to generate revenue of $2.3 billion in 2014-15, up by 1.4% on the previous year due to the improved demand for cement-based products in housing and commercial building markets.
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.