Fuel Price Stability and Options Fuel typically accounts for about 40 percent of cement company total operating costs. Fluctuations directly impact margins, profitability, and the ongoing success of the enterprise as a whole. Robert Madeira addresses unstable predictors, price stability and options for cement companies in the first of a CemWeek series on cement fuel strategies and management.
Global cement prices hang on to the positive, continuing an interrupted series of growth since January 2011 through July 2012. The official retail cement price index launched by the CW Group within the Global Cement Retail Price Report (GCRPR) is calculated based on a total of 37 countries, with the median value for June 2011 – July 2012 from a set of 35 countries.