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Global Portland Cement Market: Snapshot

The global Portland cement market is expected to be propelled by the extensive availability of raw materials that are consumed during the production process. Portland cement could be in high demand owing a substantial consumption in construction and a plethora of other industries. It serves as a pivotal component of concrete, stucco, mortar, and non-specialty grouts. While being used in diverse applications, this type of cement portrays versatility, high dependability, and durability, asides being economical.

Over the past years, there has been an upswing in the construction industry all over the world. Several countries across the globe have undertaken infrastructure activities, and Portland cement is used in the construction of pavements, buildings, tanks, sidewalks, bridges, and more structures. It is expected to be accounted as one of the single most preeminent types of cement in the industry, amounting to an approximately 90.0% of the overall production of cement globally.

The international Portland cement market is anticipated to reach a revenue of US$332.2 bn by 2020 and is projected to have a healthy CAGR rise.

Demand in Residential Market Skyrockets with Surging Population Growth

On the basis of application, the worldwide Portland cement market may be segmented into commercial, residential, infrastructural, and also cement bricks and farm construction. The market demand for Portland cement among the mentioned segments is the utmost from the residential division. Residential applications could hold high stakes in the cement industry owing expeditious population growth all over the world. The exponential population ascent could lead to a further demand for living space among the masses. The urban population in developing countries is predicted to witness a spiraling requirement of Portland cement, with cities expanding and rural population moving toward metropolitanism.

Portland cement has quite a few desirable characters that could make it a top choice among building materials. Created from abundant and affordable raw materials such as clay, limestone, and sand, Portland cement could prove to be a more competitively priced material used in construction. It demonstrates high durability, versatility, and dependability, along with easy availability. These factors are expected to boost the market growth.

However, there are a few factors that are predicted to hamper the industry. Severe exposure to Portland cement may lead to health disorders such as lung cancer and chemical burns. The manufacture of cement involves generation of air pollution, causing harm to the environment. There exist some alternatives to Portland cement such as fiber cement. However, their production is complex and substantially expensive compared to Portland cement. Hence, on account of cost-effectiveness and highly competitive characteristics, the market is predicted to overcome these slight impediments. Over the forecast period, the international market for Portland cement is foretold to embrace an aggressive growth on account of such key driving factors.

Increased Urbanization Improving Construction Demand Propels Growth in Asia Pacific

The international Portland cement market, on the basis of geography, may be divided into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Among the mentioned regions, Asia Pacific is projected to be considerably advantageous to the global market revenue. Burgeoning economies such as China and India are going through urbanization at a breakneck rate, and are expected to offer a lion’s share in terms of market demand. Both countries are witnessing massive construction and infrastructure demands; China has already allotted a vast area for residential spaces. Countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia are also prognosticated to be in the pipeline of the rise of construction projects.

North America could also be a lucrative region for the Portland cement industry. Other notable geographies such as Saudi Arabia, Latin America, Spain, and Italy are foreseen to showcase a considerable growth in the business. For instance, Rest of the World could rake in some demand for Portland cement on the back of popular events such as the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar.

Some of the leading names of the world Portland cement market are Anhui Conch, CNBM, Heidelberg Cement, Italcementi, and Lafarge SA.

The demand for portland cement is mainly prompted by growing construction activities across the globe. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for portland cement. This report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts the portland cement demand on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2014 to 2020, both in terms of volume and revenue.The study also provides information on restraints, drivers and opportunities along with the impact on the overall market for the forecast period. The report segments the market based on application and region and offers estimates and forecast of the portland cement market for each segment. 
The study analyses the product value chain beginning with feed stock material up to end-use. In addition it also evaluates the market based on Porter’s five forces model thatanalyses the degree of competition in the market by considering factors such as the bargaining power of buyersand suppliers, threat from substitute productsand new entrants. The report includes a detailed competitive landscape of the portland cement market including company market share analysis and the profile of key market participants.
Inflation is not a part of pricing in the report. Prices of portland cement vary across each region. Considering that different end-users use different types of products, pricing for each application varies according to regions while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global basis. The regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by end-application in each region. The market size of the global portland cement market has been presented in terms of both volume as well as revenue. Market volumes are provided in million tons, while market revenue is in USD million. Market numbers are provided based on applications in the context of the global as well as regional market. Market size and forecast for each major application is also provided in the context of the global as well as regional market. Numbers provided in the report are derived based on demand for portland cement from various end-user industries across different regions. All the prices have been considered as FOB prices. All market revenues have been calculated on the basis of sales and consumption trends. All USD exchange rates are as of 2013. Inflation is not a part of pricing; price has been kept constant throughout the forecast period for calculating the market size. To compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding.
The report provides a decisive view on the portland cement market by segmenting the market based on applications. Based on applications, portland cement is segmented into residential, commercial, infrastructure and others (including bricks, farm construction, etc.). All application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020.
The portland cement market is segmented based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The demand of each application type of portland cement in terms of both revenue and consumption for each of these regions is forecasted in this report for the period 2014 to 2020.
Some of the leading Portland cement manufacturers profiled in this report include Lafarge SA, Holcim, Heidelberg Cement, CNBM, Anhui Conch, Italcementi and UltraTech Cement Ltd among others. These companies are profiled in detail covering features such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and recent developments. 
Portland Cement Market - Application Segment Analysis
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Others (including cement bricks, farm construction, etc.)
Portland Cement Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

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