The latest Global Cement Volume Forecast analysis by the CW Group shows global cement consumption growth will trend around six percent in 2012, reaching 3.78 billion tons. The increase is a decline from the nine percent consumption volume growth in 2011 when worldwide cement demand reached 3.56 billion tons. The chief driver of global consumption growth will continue to be China, which will consume 2.22 billion tons of cement by 2012.
Over 200 respondents participated in the 2011 CemWeek Middle East and Africa Cement Sector Sentiment Survey carried out in September - November 2011. In this report, the CW Group shares a snapshot of emerging and developing trends that have dominated the African and Middle Eastern, including Turkish, cement sectors in recent months, along with those themes likely to be important in the months ahead.