Consequently, demand for the Cement Manufacturing industry is closely correlated to the level of activity in residential and nonresidential construction. Infrastructure construction, which relies heavily on concrete, also generates demand for cement products. Rebounding construction markets have spurred demand for cement and caused industry revenue to rise over the five years to 2017. In April 2014, the two largest cement manufacturers in Canada, Lafarge and Holcim, announced plans to merge operations. This merger has notably increased industry concentration, and is likely to heavily influence the industry's landscape over the next five years.
This industry manufactures Portland cement, other hydraulic cements, cement clinker and specialty cements. Construction markets demand cement, and it is also used as an ingredient into concrete, mortar and stucco manufacturing. Upstream quarrying operations and downstream concrete mixing operations are excluded from this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.