Chinese Cement Industry Expected to Consolidate up to 2016, States BRICdata

25 Jul 2012 • by Natalie Aster

China is the largest cement market in the world, producing and consuming more than half of the cement produced globally. The industry is hugely fragmented, with approximately 3,000 small, medium-sized and large enterprises. The top ten producers account for less than 25% of the market share, and consist of both global and domestic firms.

Government of China invested US$500 billion in infrastructure during its 11th five-year plan, and plans to invest US$1 trillion during the 12th five-year plan. The large-scale investment in various spheres of infrastructure, including roads, railways, bridges and ports, is expected to drive the demand for cement over the forecast period.

Shorter deadlines for builders to complete projects, labor shortages, space constraints in big cities, a growing need for mechanization, and a range of infrastructure projects are the key factors propelling the use of ready-mixed concrete in China. Large township projects in suburbs of big cities where IT zones are prominent are also fueling the demand for ready-mixed concrete. Upcoming infrastructure projects including energy, roads, ports and airport projects across China continue to be growth drivers for ready-mixed concrete in China.

The new report "Chinese Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016" by BRICdata states that the Chinese cement industry is expected to consolidate over the forecast period, with large domestic and foreign companies acquiring small and medium-sized firms. Stringent emissions standards are likely to lead to the closure or acquisition of smaller plants.

The Chinese cement industry, being a highly energy-intensive industry, is focusing strongly on alternative sources of energy and sustainable practices. This has led to partnerships with global cement equipment manufacturing plants, leading to more innovation in energy-efficient and sustainable technology.

Report Details:

Chinese Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016
Published: June, 2012
Pages: 53
Price: US$ 1.950,00

Key highlights of this title:

  • China is the largest producer of cement in the world 
  • China has surplus production capacity. Despite this, more capacity addition is expected over the forecast period 
  • The acceptance of ready-mixed cement is particularly strong in urban centers. The reliability of supply and consistent quality of ready-mixed concrete are the main reasons for the increasing popularity of the product, as these product qualities improve the productivity of builders. 
  • The government of China invested US$500 billion in infrastructure during its 11th five-year plan, and plans to invest US$1 trillion during the 12th five-year plan. The large-scale investment in various spheres of infrastructure, including roads, railways, bridges and ports, is expected to drive the demand for cement over the forecast period.

More information can be found in the report “Chinese Cement Industry Outlook: Business Opportunities and Future Growth Potential to 2016” by BRICdata.

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