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World Construction Aggregates


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World Construction Aggregates

World demand to rise more than 5% yearly through 2017
Through 2017, worldwide sales of construction aggregates are forecast to expand more than five percent per year to 53 billion metric tons. Following recent severe declines from 2007 to 2012, aggregates demand is projected to rebound sharply in North America and Western Europe as construction activity picks up. Eastern Europe is also expected to register faster growth through 2017. However, the global market will continue to be driven by above-average growth in the large Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions. The nonbuilding market for construction aggregates is expected to outpace the building segment through 2017, as governments in both developed and industrializing countries invest heavily in public infrastructures.

China alone to claim over half of all new demand
Between 2012 and 2017, more than 50 percent of all additional construction aggregates demand generated will be attributable to China, the world’s leading consumer of these products. Massive gains in building and nonbuilding construction activity will stimulate product demand in China. However, as the Chinese market matures, growth is expected to decelerate noticeably from the pace of the last decade. Aggregates consumption in India, the Asia/Pacific region’s second largest market, will expand at a faster pace through 2017.

The construction aggregates markets of Eastern Europe, North America, and Western Europe are projected to expand between three and five percent per annum through 2017. As these regions recover from financial and fiscal crises, residential, commercial, and public works construction activity will rebound, generating additional demand for aggregates. North America and Eastern Europe will record somewhat faster growth than Western Europe during the 2012-2017 period. In terms of major countries, Spain, Russia, the United States, and Italy are expected to perform particularly well, as there is a considerable amount of pent-up demand in these markets.

Crushed stone to offer best growth opportunities
The crushed stone segment is expected to account for one-half of all new product demand generated between 2012 and 2017. Crushed stone will continue to benefit from its numerous performance features, such as durability and strength. Crushed stone is also projected to gain a larger share of the aggregates market due to the depletion of sand and gravel reserves in many countries around the world, including China, India, Japan, and Norway. However, crushed stone demand will be moderated by the increasing availability of manufactured sand, and alternative and recycled aggregates.

Hydraulic concrete to be fastest growing market
Worldwide sales of construction aggregates for hydraulic concrete applications are expected to grow slightly faster than the global average annual rate through 2017. Three-fifths of all new aggregates demand between 2012 and 2017 will be attributable to the hydraulic concrete segment. The development of new hydraulic concrete formulations -- which will expand the range of uses for concrete -- is expected to spur gains in the segment. Because of advances in new road construction and existing road improvement and repair, global sales of aggregates for road base and coverings, and asphaltic concrete applications are expected to accelerate through 2017.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Demographic Overview
      • World Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Urban Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION (million persons)
    • World Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE, 2012 (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Nonresidential Building Construction
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Nonbuilding Construction
        • Table WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Paved Road Overview
      • Table WORLD PAVED ROADS BY REGION (thousand kilometers)
    • World Cement Overview
      • Table WORLD CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
    • Construction Aggregates Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES PRICING (dollars per metric ton)
    • Technology Trends
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • Waste Disposal & Recycling
      • Health & Safety Issues
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • World Construction Aggregates Market
      • Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)
      • Demand by Type
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY TYPE (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)
        • Table WORLD CRUSHED STONE DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD SAND DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD GRAVEL DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES BY REGION (million metric tons)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
      • Demand by Application
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2012 (40.2 billion metric tons)
        • Table WORLD HYDRAULIC CONCRETE AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD ROAD BASE & COVERINGS AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD ASPHALTIC CONCRETE AGGREGATES DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES USED IN OTHER APPLICATIONS (million metric tons)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • North America: Construction Aggregates Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (3.1 billion metric tons)
    • United States
      • United States: General
        • Table UNITED STATES: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United States: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
        • Table CANADA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Canada: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table CANADA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
        • Table MEXICO: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Mexico: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table MEXICO: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Western Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (2.6 billion metric tons)
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
        • Table GERMANY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Germany: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table GERMANY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • France
      • France: General
        • Table FRANCE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • France: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table FRANCE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
        • Table ITALY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Italy: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table ITALY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
        • Table SPAIN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Spain: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table SPAIN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United Kingdom: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Western Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Other Western Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (27.0 billion metric tons)
    • China
      • China: General
        • Table CHINA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • China: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table CHINA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • India
      • India: General
        • Table INDIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • India: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table INDIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
        • Table JAPAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Japan: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table JAPAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT (million metric tons)
      • South Korea: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
        • Table INDONESIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Indonesia: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Construction Aggregates Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Central & South America: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (1.7 billion metric tons)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table BRAZIL: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT (million metric tons)
      • Eastern Europe: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (2.0 billion metric tons)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table RUSSIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table POLAND: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Africa/Mideast: Construction Aggregates Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 (3.9 billion metric tons)
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table IRAN: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table TURKEY: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT (million metric tons)
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET ENVIRONMENT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND (million metric tons)
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES MARKET SHARE, 2012 ($308.0 billion)
    • Manufacturing & Product Development
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, &Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Anglo American plc
      • Asamer Holding AG
      • Boral Limited
      • Brett (Robert) &Sons Limited
      • Buzzi Unicem SpA
      • Carmeuse Group SA
      • Cementir Holding SpA
      • CEMEX SAB de CV
      • Cimentos de Portugal SGPS SA
      • CRH plc
      • Fisher Sand & Gravel Company
      • Granite Construction Incorporated
      • HeidelbergCement AG
      • Holcim Limited
      • Irving Materials Incorporated
      • Italcementi SpA
      • Lafarge SA
      • Lasselsberger GmbH
      • Luck Stone Corporation
      • Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated
      • NCC AB
      • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Incorporated
      • Rettig Group Limited
      • Rogers Group Incorporated
      • Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
      • Texas Industries Incorporated
      • Titan Cement Company SA
      • Vicat Group SA
      • VINCI Group
      • Votorantim Participaçõ es SA
      • Vulcan Materials Company
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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