Global Concrete and Cement Market – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 By Timetric
Global Concrete and Cement Market – Key
Trends and Opportunities to 2017
The global concrete and cement market valued US$449.4 billion in 2012. The Asia-Pacific region was the largest
regional market and accounted for 58.1% of the global market.
The Asia-Pacific concrete and cement market valued US$261.1 billion in 2012, recording a CAGR of 14.78% during
the review period, outperforming all other regional markets. China constituted the largest share of the regional
market, with a 71.4% share in 2012.
With a value of US$193.9 billion and a 43.2% market share in 2012, Portland cement was the largest category in
the global concrete and cement market. Ready-mix concrete was the second-largest category in 2012.
In terms of growth, refractory cements, mortars and concretes is expected to be the fastest-growing category in
the global concrete and cement market over the forecast period, with a CAGR of 9.62%.
A sharp decline in the demand for Chinese products means that net exports have ceased to be the driving force
behind the Chinese economy. Furthermore, debt and investment-fueled economic growth has accelerated the
Chinese total debt-to-GDP ratio; development that will force the Chinese to reduce spending on infrastructure
and manufacturing capacity.
The Indian construction industry is also experiencing subdued growth, with developers in the commercial and
residential property space likely to struggle due to difficulties in land acquisition and securing environment
clearances. However, the general outlook for construction activity in China and India over the forecast period is
positive. Construction activity will be driven by demand side factors such as growth in nuclear families,
urbanization, an increase in disposable income and the urgent need to support investment in physical
The global concrete and cement market valued US$XX.XX billion in 2012. The Asia-Pacific region was the largest
regional market and accounted for XX.XX% of the global market. Europe and North America were the second- and
third-largest regional markets, with respective shares of XX.XX% and XX.XX%. A protracted economic recovery in
the US and continuing uncertainty in the eurozone are expected to reduce the market shares of these regions
over the forecast period. Developing economies in Asia-Pacific, especially China, India and Indonesia, are
expected to support the expansion of the concrete and cement markets, due to the rapid development of
infrastructure and an increase in residential construction. The European and North American regions are
expected to register a decline and account for respective shares of XX.XX% and XX.XX% in 2017, while the AsiaPacific region is expected to increase its share to XX.XX%.
The global concrete and cement market recorded a CAGR of XX.XX% during the review period (2008-2012).
Growth was subdued by an XX.XX% decline in 2009. Construction activity slowed and, consequently, the demand
for concrete and cement slowed in 2009. The global concrete and cement market is expected to record a
forecast-period CAGR of XX.XX%, in anticipation of the growing global construction industry, infrastructure
development undertaken in emerging economies, and the easing of the economic crisis in Europe.
Portland cement was the largest category in the market during the review period. The category valued US$XX.XX
billion in 2012, constituting a XX.XX% share of the global market. Ready-mixed concrete was the second-largest
category, with a XX.XX% share. Refractory cements, mortars and concretes is expected to be the fastest-growing
category, registering a CAGR of XX.XX% over the forecast period (2013-2017).
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