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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Cement Market: Overview

Cement is one of the elementary material components in the construction industry. Its massive scope of applications can only be equaled by the sheer number of regions that consider cement to be a primary construction material over others such as steel and wood. This is because cement structure provide a high level of insulation, stability against external harsh environments and certain types of natural disasters. More importantly, cement can be cheaper than other construction materials. At the same time, construction materials such as wood cannot sustain like cement can in tropical regions, where the air is too humid and hot to allow the use of wood. 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market was calculated to have reached US$3.98 bn by the end of 2016. The market is expanding at a positive CAGR of 5.5% within a forecast period from 2013 to 2020 in terms of value, and is slated to touch US$5.07 bn by the end of 2020. The market is largely propelled by the booming construction industry in the region, supplemented by the increasing rate of investments in residential construction projects. 

Central and Western Demand for Cement on the Rise

Based on the regional segmentation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market into Central, Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern, the regions of West and Central Saudi Arabia have so far held the dominant demand for cement. This factor is attributed to the greater rate of infrastructure development in these regions, coupled with a greater demand for residential construction projects. The eastern and southern regions follow in terms of demand volume in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market.  Central Saudi Arabia currently holds a very low demand for cement.

Development Projects Boost Cement Consumption

In 2013, infrastructure development took up over half the overall cement volume manufactured in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market. This segment is highly likely to resume its champion status amid the application segments in the market over the coming years, thanks to the high level of investments proposed by the Saudi Arabia government. At the time, residential construction’s cement demand laid third in the list, but is expected to scale upwards over the coming years, due to a growing demand for residential construction projects. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market also shows a very high level of integration both forwards and backwards, thereby making it easy for leading players to maintain a high level of market activity. The demand for cement in infrastructure and residential areas is also likely to increase even further over the coming years, after the initiation of six economic cities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, fueled by a growing population.

The overall growth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market is, however, likely to be stifled by changes in government regulations regarding the supply of subsidized fuel, which has so far made it cheaper for companies to transport cement over longer distances. 

Leading manufacturers currently situated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cement market, include Yamama Cement Company, Najran Cement Company, Riyadh Cement Company, and Yanbu Cement Company. Players in this market are showing a greater drive for capacity improvement, due to the increasing number of construction projects and the prospect of maintaining long term customer relations and contractors.

Demand for cement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is primarily driven by growth in construction activities in the region. The cement market in the Kingdom is mainly dominated by the central and western regions. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts the demand for cement on a country 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 their impact on the overall market during the forecast period. It segments the market based on applications and regions, and offers estimates and forecast for the market for each segment. 
The study analyzes the product value chain, beginning with the feed stock material scenario up to end-use. It also evaluates the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which analyzes the degree of competition by considering factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitute products and threat from new entrants. The report includes a detailed competitive landscape of the cement market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It comprises companies\' market share analysis and profiles of key participants.
Market size and forecast for each major application is also provided in the context of the regional market. Numbers provided in the report are derived based on demand for cement in various end-user industries across different regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Residential construction, commercial construction, infrastructure and others (including bricks) are the applications included in the market analysis. The market has been segmented into five regions: central, eastern, northern, southern and western. Prices of cement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 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 regional level. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by end-application in each region. The application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2014 to 2020.
The size of the cement market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been presented in terms of volume and revenue. Market volume is provided in kilo tons, while market revenue is in US$ Mn. Market numbers are provided based on applications in the context of regional markets. Market share of companies has been derived based on production capacities of cement producers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All prices have been considered as prices set by the government. Market revenues have been calculated based on sales and consumption trends. All US$ exchange rates are as of 2013. Constant currency rates have been considered throughout the forecast period. Import/export data has been extracted from the Ministry of Commerce website. Market share of companies is based on production capacities mentioned by the cement manufacturing companies.
Leading manufacturers profiled in the report include Saudi Cement Company, Yamama Cement Company, Najran Cement Company, Riyadh Cement Company, and Yanbu Cement Company. Profiles include features such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
Cement Market - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Application Analysis
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Others (Including cement bricks)
Cement Market - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Regional Analysis
  • Central
  • Eastern
  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Western

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