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Evolution and development of the Brazilian cement sector

Evolution and development of the Brazilian cement sector

The Brazilian cement industry decreased production from over 70 million to 52.5 million tons per year between 2014 and 2017. The sector is highly concentrated with top 6 players holding almost 92% of production. Per capita consumption was increasing steadily until 2012 when it stagnated around 350 kg/inhabitant and after 2008, cement exports have dropped to almost irrelevant levels. The cement trade balance in Brazil became negative in 2009 but the deficit decreased from US$ 176 million in 2014 to US$ 6 million FOB in 2017. Similarly, aggregates production collapsed from 741 to 416 million tonnes between 2014 and 2016, respectively.

This report discusses the subject market, its geographic footprint, main products and services, main players’ financial and operational performance and the Brazilian cement industry in the world.


1. Overview and evolution of the Brazilian cement sector:
Brief history of cement in the world
Brief history of cement in Brazil
Overview of the cement production process in Brazil
Cement production evolution in Brazil and main milestones (1970-2017)
Cement production breakdown into product categories (2007-2014)
Main features and use for the cement types produced in Brazil
Current tax burden and tax breakdown for cement in Brazil
2. Evolution of the main cement indicators in Brazil:
Description of the cement industry in Brazil: products, required investment and logistics challenges
Cement consumption and production geographic breakdown in Brazil (2007-2017)
Cement dispatch breakdown in geographic regions, transportation types and distribution channels (2016)
Cement sales evolution and breakdown into domestic and exports (2007-2017)
Cement foreign trade evolution in Brazil, main origins and destinations (2009-2017)
Vertical integration and aggregates production in Brazil (2005-2020)
Geographic breakdown of aggregates mines and main segments in Brazil (2016)
3. Overview of the main cement players in Brazil:
Geographic footprint of cement factories and production ranking in Brazil (2016)
Main financial figures for the top 10 cement groups in Brazil (2016)
EBITDA and ROE comparison for the top 10 cement groups in Brazil (2016)
Geographic coverage and market share for the main cement groups in Brazil (2016)
4. The Brazilian cement sector in the global scenario:
Production, consumption, exports & per capita consumption of cement in the world (2007-2017)
Brazilian share in the global market & placement in production and sales (2007-2016)
Top 15 cement producing countries in the world (2016)
Top 15 cement consuming countries in the world (2016)
Cement per capita consumption in Brazil and in selected countries (2007-2017)
Cement production and consumption in Latin America & country breakdown (2009-2017)
Cement price comparison across global regions and in selected countries (2012-2018)
Cement tax charged across Latin American countries
Top 12 exporters and importers of cement in the world (2013-2016)
5. Expectations for the cement industry in Brazil:
Main trends and expectations for the cement industry in Brazil
Recent evolution and main activities in the Brazilian cement industry

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