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Romania Construction Materials Report - Q1, 2015

Romania Construction Materials Report - Q1, 2015

This report covers the market developments in Q4/2014, as well as the data available as of April 2015
The construction materials output returned to growth in Q4/2014, when it increased by 5.3% y/y, after having declined by 5% y/y in the previous quarter. In full year 2014, the construction materials output increased by 4% y/y, propped by the good performance of the market in the first half of the year and Q4.

The performance of the construction materials market is linked to the evolution of the construction sector, which dropped by 6.7% y/y in 2014. The segment of building constructions however noted a cheering advance over the year, thus driving upwards sales of cement and masonry. Residential constructions surged by 32.6% y/y, while non-residential constructions increased by 16.6% y/y in 2014.
The construction materials market is expected to increase by 5-7% y/y in 2015, on the back of projected increase in private building constructions, refurbishments and municipal works.

Key points:

Construction materials output returns to y/y growth in Q4/2014
Construction materials market expected to increase 5-7% y/y in 2015
Foreign trade with construction materials grows y/y in 2014
Cement market up y/y in volume terms in 2014
Masonry market forecasted to grow 5% y/y in 2015, driven by dynamic residential construction works


Executive summary 4
Market overview 5
Construction materials market expected to increase by 5-7% y/y in 2015 5
Construction materials output returns to y/y growth in Q4/2014 5
Producers’ prices decline for fifth consecutive quarter in Q4/2014 6
Foreign trade with construction materials grows y/y in 2014 7
Construction works index up marginally y/y in Q4, full year performance remains negative y/y 8
Number of residential permits rises 3% y/y in Q1/2015 10
Number of finished dwellings down y/y in Q4/2014, after third consecutive quarters of increase 10
Value added by construction forecasted to return on upward path beginning with 2015 11
Cement, concrete 12
Cement market up y/y in volume terms in 2014 12
Irish CRH to acquire Holcim, Lafarge assets 13
Holcim’s cement sales up 7.8% y/y in 2014 13
Lafarge reports increase of cement sales volume, backed by higher demand 13
Ceramic bricks, tiles 14
Masonry market forecasted to grow by 5% y/y in 2015, driven by dynamic residential construction works 14
Brick maker Ceramica SA rebrands as Brikston Construction Solutions 14
Cemacon reports higher sales volume, value in Q1/2015 14
Macon Deva’s turnover rises 10% y/y in 2014 14
Thermal insulation, finishing materials 15
Mineral wool market records mixed performance in 2014 15
Expanded polystyrene market stagnant y/y in 2014 15
AdePlast’s turnover surges 25% y/y in Q1/2015 15
Policolor to invest €6.4mn in construction of new plant in Bucharest 15
Construction material, DIY retailers 16
Dedeman targets 8% y/y advance of sales in 2015 16
Praktiker plans to expand chain to 45 stores in two years 16
Kingfisher scraps plans to acquire Mr. Bricolage stores

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