• Volumes were generally stronger in August in the emerging markets that we monitor. • Cement shipments in August 2021 were higher than in August 2020 in 10 of the 13 countries for which data is currently available. There were double-digit percentage increases in 6 of the countries. • Sequentially, comparing the percentage changes in…

Recent construction data for major developed markets

• Summary. As expected Q2/H1 results were strong for the 16 global cement companies that we follow. However, there was a clear split in the trend in Q2 profitability between the Chinese companies and the others. Q2 profits in China were weakened by tougher comparatives and a downward pressure on margins, as prices increased by…

Capacity data, Market shares, Sales & EBITDA split by country

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…

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