Global Cement Industry Outlook 2016-2020

  • Published: Jan 2016
  • Pages: 86
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This industry research report provides a comprehensive segmentation of the global cement industry by type (Portland cement, cement clinkers, white Portland cement, aluminous cement, and hydraulic cement), by end use (residential, non-residential, and infrastructure), and by geography (APAC, Americas, Europe, and MEA). The top vendors in this market are LafargeHolcim, CNBM, Anhui Conch Cement, Heidelberg Cement, Cemex, Italcementi, and Taiwan Cement.

Market outlook of the global cement industry

Technavio’s global cement industry market analysis estimates the global cement industry to grow at a steady CAGR of more than 9% by 2020. The purchasing capacity of people in emerging markets, such as India and China, has been increasing considerably over the last couple of years. According to the cement industry analysis, this increase in the purchasing capacity of the populace coupled with a rise in urban population has led to the augmented demand for a number of residential projects worldwide. The global cement industry overview suggests, this increase in the number of residential construction projects will drive the global construction industry, which in turn will spur the demand for cement during the forecast period.

In this cement market study, analysts have estimated eminent factors, such as the recent rise in urbanization, to impel cement industry market growth during the forecast period. Recently, it has been observed that a number of countries are currently witnessing the large-scale migration of the populace from rural areas to urban areas. To meet the needs of such a large-scale migration, countries across the globe are focusing on infrastructure development. This change in the focus towards infrastructure development will bolster cement sales, which in turn will drive cement market growth during the estimated period.



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Segmentation by end use and analysis of the cement industry

  • Residential
  • Non-residential
  • Infrastructure

Technavio’s cement industry market research analyst has estimated the residential segment to account for a market share of approximately 59% during the forecast period. The recent change observed in the population density, such as rural to urban migration in developing economies, will lead to the construction of new residential units. This increase in the construction of multifamily houses and single-family houses will result in the growth of this market segment during the estimated period. 

Geographical segmentation of the cement industry

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA

In terms of revenue, the APAC region currently accounts for more than 55% of the overall market share and is envisaged to retain its dominating hold over the market by the end of 2020 owing to the recent increase in the number of residential, non-residential, and infrastructure projects in regions like China and India.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global cement industry is competitive and contains numerous global and regional players. In this market, the global players are anticipated to grow organically by acquiring regional or small local players. This growing trend of acquisitions will help the global vendors to expand their customer base, which in turn will bolster their revenue generating capacity. The vendors that have access to better technical and financial resources will gain a competitive edge over their rivals.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • LafargeHolcim
  • CNBM
  • Anhui Conch Cement
  • Heidelberg Cement
  • Cemex
  • Italcementi
  • Taiwan Cement

Other prominent vendors in the market include China Resources Cement Holdings, UltraTech Cement, Taiheiyo Cement, China Tianrui Group Cement, Dalmia Bharat, Lucky Cement, Colacem, Buzzi Unicem, CIMPOR, and Ube Industries.

Key questions answered in the report

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global cement industry?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global cement industry?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global cement industry?
  • Trending factors influencing the cement industry market shares of the Americas, APAC, Europe, and MEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global cement industry? 

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Overview
  • Environmental issue
  • Factors to be considered in choosing cement
  • Cement manufacturing process

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Global cement industry
  • Porter’s five forces analysis
  • PEST analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by geography

  • Overview
  • APAC cement industry
  • Cement industry in the Americas
  • Cement industry in Europe
  • MEA cement industry

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-use

  • Overview
  • Global cement industry by residential segment
  • Global cement industry by non-residential segment
  • Global cement industry by infrastructure segment

PART 08: Market segmentation by type

  • Overview

PART 09: Key leading countries

PART 10: Market drivers

  • Rise in urbanization
  • Increase in residential projects
  • Investments in construction industry

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

  • Increase in construction costs
  • Availability of skilled workforce
  • Side-effects of cement manufacturing

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

  • Use of alternative fuels
  • Innovative progression
  • Usage of carbon capture storage (CCS) plants

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Global customer base concentration
  • Global cement producers
  • Key mergers and acquisitions
  • Key vendor
  • Other prominent vendors
  • Anhui Conch Cement
  • CNBM
  • Heidelberg Cement
  • Italcementi
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Taiwan Cement

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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