The Q2 / half year reporting season for the nine companies that we publish forecasts for starts on Thursday 29 July, with five of the companies due to report on that day (Heidelberg, Titan, Martin Marietta, Cemex and Saint-Gobain). Vicat, who we follow but don’t publish forecasts for, is also due to report on that…

Recent construction data for major developed markets

• Volumes were stronger in May in the emerging markets that we monitor, but the increases were generally less than in April, which had benefitted from particularly weak comparatives due to COVID. • May’s 2021’s demand in Muslim countries also benefited from the impact of Ramadan being 11 days less than in May 2020. •…

• Comparison of 15 global cement companies Q1 Results. This note compares the performance in the first quarter of 2021 of 15 of the largest cement companies globally. These include six global companies headquartered in the developed world (Buzzi, CRH, Heidelberg, LafargeHolcim, Titan and Vicat) and three headquartered in emerging markets (Argos, Cemex and Votorantim).…

Margins at region and country level

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Importance of energy costs. Types of fuels used. Data on fuel and electricity costs. Company guidance on 2019 energy costs

Comparative data on 4 major emissions (Carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and dust). Carbon Cap and Trade systems