During the five years to 2014, the popularity of cement-based products in downstream construction markets has helped the Cement Manufacturing industry benefit from rebounding residential and nonresidential construction activity postrecession. However, cement prices have remained depressed over the period, contributing to stagnant profit margins and inducing several restructuring initiatives among the industry's top players. Over the five years to 2019, the industry is forecast to record strong revenue growth due to continued improving demand across construction markets and accelerating investment in nonbuilding structures and infrastructure construction projects.
Operators in this industry manufacture cements, including Portland, natural, masonry, and pozzolanic cements for use in construction. This industry does not produce lime, which is an ingredient in cement, nor does it produce concrete, which uses cement as an input.
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.