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Building Materials - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 338354
  • February 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 992 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Building Materials in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Aggregates (Sand & Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement & Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber, and Other Building Materials. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 459 companies including many key and niche players such as Aditya Birla Group, Asahi Glass Company Limited, Ashland Inc., Associated Materials Inc., Boral Limited, The US Tile Company Buzzi Unicem SpA, Dyckerhoff AG, CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V., Cimentos de Portugal SGPS S.A, Compagnie De Saint-Gobain, CRH plc, Oldcastle, Inc., CSR Limited, Dow Building Solutions, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Eczacibasi Group, Florida Tile Inc., GAF Materials Corporation, Granite Construction Company, HeidelbergCement AG, Hanson UK, Holcim Ltd., Holcim Australia Pty. Ltd., Italcementi S.P.A., READ MORE >

BUILDING MATERIALS

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Aggregates I-3
Cement & Concrete I-4
Bricks I-4
Tiles I-4
Metal I-4
Glass I-4
Timber I-4
Others I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Quick Primer II-1
Impact of Recession on Building Materials Market II-2
Construction Activity Nosedives in the US II-2
Developing Markets Withstand Recessionary Pressures II-3
The World Beyond the Recession II-3
Construction Sector Turns Focus onto Green Building Materials II-3
Technology Advancements: A Key Influencing Factor II-4
Inter-Segment Competition Influences Demand Trends II-4
Factors Shaping Consumer's Choice: Rating on a Scale 1 - 10
(10 - High Impact, 1 - Low Impact) II-5
Online Marketplace - Far-off Goal II-5
Distribution & Supply II-5
Ready-Mixed Concrete: Price Hike Comes with Riders II-6
Competitive Scenario II-6

2. A MACRO VIEW OF KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-7
World Economy - A Key Growth Driver II-7
Economic Growth to Slow Down Amid Global Headwinds II-7
Table 1: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies: 2010-2013F
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Current Account Imbalances Are Wide II-10
Key Downside Risks for the Euro Area II-11
US - Subpar Recovery with Heightened Policy Uncertainty II-12
Construction Industry - A Review II-12
Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-14
Table 2: Worldwide Construction Spending by Country (2011)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 3: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by Region
- 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Regional Perspective II-15
The Americas II-15
Asia Pacific II-15
Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-15
Europe II-16
European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-16
Middle East II-17

3. A BRIEF REVIEW OF MAJOR SEGMENTS II-18
Aggregate Materials II-18
Overview II-18
Improving Construction Activity to Spur Demand for Aggregates II-18
Noteworthy Trends II-19
Eco-Awareness & Sustainability Spurs Innovations II-19
Localized Market Operations: The Result of High Land
Transportation Costs II-19
Development of Quarries: An Increasingly Difficult
Proposition II-20
Government Funding - Vital to Boost Aggregate Demand II-20
Rising Energy Costs Sinks Producer Margins II-20
Industry Structure II-20
Concrete II-21
Rising Use of Concrete in Interior Designing II-21
Stamped Concrete Witnessing Popularity among Homeowners II-21
Decorative Concrete Gaining Momentum II-22
New Trends Decorative Concrete Usage II-22
Cement II-22
Table 4: World Cement Production (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Volume by Region/Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Ceramic Tiles II-23
Tiles Demand on the Rise II-23
Production Scenario II-24
Table 5: World Tile Production (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Volume by Region - Asia-Pacific,
Europe, Latin America, Africa, and North America (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
Manufacturers Focus on R&D Activities II-25
Carpet Tiles Market: An Overview II-25
Latest Trends in Ceramic Tiles II-25
Nanotechnology Finds Use in Tile Manufacturing II-26
Bathroom Tiles: A Glance at Latest Trends II-26
Top Tile Trends for Renovation II-27
Growing Preference for Slim Tiles II-27
Use of Advanced Print Resemblance II-27
Consumers Favor Bright Colors and Big Textures II-27
Kitchen Tiles: A Look at Trends in Vogue II-27
Timber II-28
Overview II-28
Noteworthy Trends II-28
Focus on Sustainability II-28
Growing Popularity of Red Timber II-28
Rising Use of Mass Timber in Construction Activity II-29
Increase in Timber Imports II-29
Quickening Construction Process with Cross-Laminated Timber II-29
Global Timber Frame Market II-29
Construction Timber Demand Set to Grow in BRIC Countries II-29
Steel II-30
Economic Uncertainty Plagues Steel Industry II-30
Table 6: World Steel Demand by End-Use Industry (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Finished Steel Products
Consumption Volume for Construction, Machinery, Transport,
Appliances, Fabrication, Oil & Gas, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31
Aluminum & Copper II-31
Growing Popularity of Aluminum Extrusions in Construction
Sector II-32
Glass II-32
Healthy Growth on the Horizon for Flat Glass II-32
Growth Drivers for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10 (10
- High Impact
1 - Low Impact) II-33
Growth Dampeners for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10
(10 - High Impact
1 - Low Impact) II-33
Increasing Usage of Glass in Building Construction II-34
Glass: Key Role in Sustainable Building Construction II-34
Energy-Saving Glass in Windows to Deliver Favorable Economic
Returns II-34
Consumers Recognize Energy Saving Properties of Low-E Glass II-35

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-36
Aggregates II-36
Key Applications II-36
Sand and Gravel II-37
Crushed Rock II-37
Cement & Concrete Products II-37
Cement II-37
Concrete II-37
Applications of Concrete II-38
Concrete in Flooring II-38
Self-Placing Concrete II-38
Concrete in Building Houses II-38
Concrete Screws II-38
Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete II-38
Concrete Pads II-39
Types of Concrete II-39
Precast Concrete II-40
Ready-mixed Concrete II-40
Bricks II-40
Tiles II-40
Glass II-40
Metal II-41
Steel - The Chief Construction Metal II-41
Timber II-41
Plastics II-41
Wood Fiber Plastic Composites (WPC) II-42

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II-43
Cement Production: A Major Pollution Source II-43
Environmental Issues of Aggregates Production & Usage II-43
Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste: A Discussion II-44
Concrete II-44
Timber II-45
New Tiles Promise to Cut Down Wood Waste II-45
Sanitary ware II-45
Hardware and Plumbing II-45
Glazing II-45
Steel II-46
Brick II-46
Ceramic Tiles - Green Way II-46
Plastics II-46

6. TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS II-47
Glass - Permeable to Sunlight but Not Heat II-47
Ductal: An Innovative Composite Building Material II-47
PPC Pipe Production Line: A Green Environment Friendly
Building Material II-47
Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF) II-47
Fly ash - For Concrete Reinforcement II-48
Fiber-Reinforced Concrete II-48
Cement Pulsation II-49
The Process II-49
Wire Mesh Products Expand Metal Applications II-49
CanFibre Develops Barkboard from Waste II-49
Tiles - In All New Natural Looks II-50

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-51
CEMEX Introduces Insularis Ready-Mix Concrete Brand II-51
Sarche Concrete Design Introduces Concrete Countertops for
Households II-51
CEMEX Introduces Ready-Mix Concrete Roof Element II-51
ACC Concrete Unveils M100 Grade Ready Mix Concrete II-52
Mt. Olive Concrete Works Unveils Concrete Walkways II-52
SureCrete Design Launches Range of Terrazzo Concrete
Cementitious Casting Product II-52
USC Technologies Unveils Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete II-52
Lafarge Canada Unveils Aggneo High-Quality Recycled Aggregates II-52
H&R Johnson Introduces New Range of Unique Stonex Wall Tiles
in India II-53
Interface Unveils New Tiles Collection and New Brand Look II-53
Fireclay Tile Rolls Out New Collection of Glazed Thin Brick II-53
British Ceramic Tile Launches New Range of Floor Tiles II-53
Garage Flooring Introduces Two New Ranges of Eco-Friendly
Rubber Floor Tiles II-54
H & R Johnson Introduces Neo-Digital Range of Tiles II-54
British Ceramic Tile to Launch The Colour Compendium II-54
Laura Ashley Introduces Artisan Range of Tiles II-54
Fireclay Tile and Kelly LaPlante Introduces The Runway
Collection of Designer Tiles II-55
Panariagroup Launches Antibacterial Porcelain Wall and Floor
Tiles II-55
Outwater Launches Stainless Steel Metal and Genuine Stone
Tiles II-55
DaVinci Unveils Bellaforté Shake Collection II-56
DeckWise.com Launches Hardwood Deck Tiles II-56

Jeffrey Court Launches Chapter 11- Align Tile Collection II-57.

RAK Ceramics Unveils Pavitron Vitrified Paving Tiles II-57
Rocio Ceraglass India Launches Wall Fashion Wall Tiles II-58
RAK Ceramics Launches Junior Tile Product Collection II-58
Lexus Unveils Clear Crystal Tiles in the Indian Market II-58
The Carpet Tile King Introduces Interstate Line of Carpet
Tiles II-59
New Glass Tiles Expands Stainless Steel Tiles Range II-59
Somany Ceramics Introduces Somany Digital Tiles II-59
Florida Tile Launches Gallant HDP: Stone-Inspired Tiles II-59
RAK Ceramics Unveils NANOPIX TILES II-60
Fireclay Tile Launches Crush Recycled Glass Tiles II-60
Armstrong Launches New Range of Sahara Direct-Apply
Residential Ceiling Tiles II-60
PPG Industries to Introduce Self-Cleaning Sunclear® Glass and
Sungate® 600 Glass II-60
Asahi Glass to Launch ATTOCH™ Ecoglass for Commercial
Applications II-61
Asahi Glass Develops Sunbalance™ Triple Cool Glass II-61
CENTRIA Introduces Allusion II-61
CENTRIA Launches Custom Column Covers II-62
CENTRIA Launches Zinc Panels II-62
Utranazz Introduces New Mobile Concrete Batching Plant
Technomix II-62
Decorative Concrete Supply Launches Decorative Concrete
Materials II-63
Sarche Concrete Design Launches Concrete Countertops in Fort
Worth II-63
Sarche Concrete Design Launches Decorative Concrete Furniture II-63
Seal-Krete Introduces GraniteFX Decorative Concrete Coating II-63
Decorative Concrete Supply Launches Concrete Driveway
Resurfacing Materials in Austin II-64
High Concrete Group Launches High Solar Reflectance Pre-cast
Concrete II-64
CEMEX Introduces New Kompakton and Permatite Concrete Building
Solutions in Croatia and UK II-64
CEMEX Introduces Concrete NEXT in Malaysia II-65
CEMEX Introduces New Concrete Technology Promptis® II-65
CEMEX Rolls Out New Ready-Mix ESW Concrete II-65
Abeo Introduces SL-Decks Light-Weight Concrete II-65
Florida Tile Introduces Polished Travertine Line to PietraArt
Range of Natural Stone II-65
British Ceramic Tile Launches Dorchester Range of Large
Ceramic Wall Tiles II-66
Florida Tile Introduces Stellar Product Line to Expand HDP
High Definition Porcelain Tiles Range II-66
RAK Ceramics Introduces Opulence Range of Bathware Suites II-66
British Ceramic Tile Introduces New Products II-67
British Ceramic Tile Introduces New Products to Brighton and
Creative Colours Range of Tiles II-67
Florida Tile Unveils New Products II-67
Florida Tile Introduces Grandeur Tile Collection II-68
Laura Ashley Adds New Beige Color to Winter Garden Tile
Collection II-68
HSIL Launches 3D Travertino Tiles Range II-68
China Ceramics Unveils WULIQIAO Brand Large Format Rustic
Tiles II-69
US Tile Introduces ClayMax Clay Roofing Tile II-69
Florida Tile Launches Quartez Tiles Collection for Commercial
and Residential Use II-69
Fireclay Tile Introduces Claymonde Wall Tiles Collection II-70
Florida Tile Launches New Collections of Tiles II-70
Florida Tile to Introduce New Tile Lines in Contemporary
Formats II-70
Florida Tile Launches New Range of Ceramic Tiles II-71
MonierLifetile to Launch SMOG-EATING Collection II-71
Artistic Tile Launches the Vetromarmi Collection, a New Range
of Glass and Stone Tiles II-71
AERT to Launch New LifeCycle® Range of EcoDek® Deck Tiles II-71
Pilkington Launches Pilkington K Glass™ S II-72
PPG Industries Unveils SunClean® Self-cleaning Glass II-72
CENTRIA Expands MetalWrap™ Insulated Composite Back-Up Panel II-72
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation Deploys Building
Information Modeling II-73
BSW Timber Introduces Easi-Stud II-73
BSW Timber Introduces Timeless Timber Grip Deckboards II-73
Pilkington Introduces Pilkington Solar-E™ Glass II-74
PPG Industries Launches Sungate® 400 Glass for Commercial
Applications II-74
CENTRIA Unveils FormaBond II Metal Composite Wall System II-75
CENTRIA Unveils Smart-RTM Wall Solution II-75
United States Steel Introduces New ACRYLUME CF™ Coated Sheet II-75
CENTRIA Launches FormaBond II Composite Metal Wall System II-75
Sujana Metal Products Launches Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel II-76
Jockimo Launches Glass Stair Treads and Anti-Slip Glass
Flooring II-76
Cheil Industries Develops New Artificial Marble II-76
Italcementi Develops i.light® Transparent Cement to Construct
Italian Pavilion II-76
Pilkington Introduces Pilkington Cervoglass™ Sun and
Pilkington Cervoglass Activ™ II-77
Boral Bricks Introduces New Bricks II-77
USG Corporation Introduces SECUROCK® Glass-Mat Roof Board II-77
Owens Corning Unveils AdVeil™ II-78
US Tile Introduces ClayMax Clay Roofing Tile II-78

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A
HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-79
Celanese Introduces TufCOR™ Emulsion Polymer Brand II-79
AGC Releases PairPlus Ecoglass in Japan II-79
Lafarge Introduces Rapid Deco® L5® Gypsum Board Improved
Version II-79
Bouygues Construction and Lafarge Introduce Thermedia™
Insulating Concrete Range II-80
Pilkington Introduces New Product Ranges II-80
Pilkington Introduces Additions to Pilkington Activ Suncool™
Portfolio II-81
Saint-Gobain Introduces QUANTUM GLASSTM II-81
Saint-Gobain Solar Introduces Photovoltaic Solution Range II-82
SCG Cement Introduces Environment-Friendly Elephant Marine
Cement II-82
Dal-Tole Corp. Launches Outstand Technology™ II-83
US Tile Adds Nine New CRRC Rated Cool Roof Colors II-83
ANN SACKS Unveils Merge Collection II-84
Zydex Industries Introduces a New Water Soluble Solution II-84
CPAC Unveils Kite-Shaped Tiles II-84
White River™ Expands the Adornments™ Portfolio II-84
White River™ Introduces Elegant Additions™ II-85
Individual Tiles from Pilkington II-85
AGC Launches New Line of PTFE Products II-85

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-86
Irving Materials Acquires Rock Industries II-86
Summit Materials Acquires Aggregates Operations of Norris
Asphalt Paving Company II-86
Eagle Materials Signs Agreement with Lafarge North America II-86
VantaCore Partners Acquires Laurel Aggregates II-86
Eastern Concrete Materials Enters into Agreement with Multiple
Companies II-87
Anglo American and Lafarge to Divest Construction Materials
Business to Mittal Investments II-87
Eurovia Takes Over Carmacks II-87
Eurovia Takes Over NAPC II-88
Oberfields Acquires Wilson Concrete Products II-88
Fujian Prominent Science New Materials Acquires Concrete
Admixture Companies II-88
Central Concrete Supply to Take Over Bode Concrete and Bode
Gravel II-88
Industrial Nanotech and Boral Roofing Ink Agreement II-88
Anderson Group Takes Over Wilson Concrete Products and
Wellnitz II-89
Eagle Materials to Takeover Cement Facilities and Assets of
Lafarge North America II-89
Rust-Oleum Group Takes Over Synta II-89
Clark Pacific Acquires Assets of Hanson Structural Precast II-90
Oldcastle Precast to Take Over Assets of U.S. Concrete Precast
Operations II-90
Eastern Concrete Takes Over Ready Mixed Concrete Operations of
Allen Newport II-90
Eastern Concrete Materials Enters into Agreement with Multiple
Companies II-90
RPM International Takes Over Viapol II-91
ESA to Distribute Terrazzo Concrete Products through Lowe's
Home Improvement Stores II-91
Boustead Acquires Majority Stake in Johan Ceramics from LTAT II-91
Kajaria Buys Majority Stake to Form JV with Vennar Ceramics II-92
Somany Inks Marketing Deal with Fiandre Group II-92
Tile Shop Holdings and JWC Acquisition Conclude Business
Combination II-92
Hamico Mineral Group to Divest Stake in Hamico II Construction
Material II-92
Cera Sanitaryware to Enhance Capacity of Gujarat Production
Facility II-92
Asian Granito and Panaria Group Form Joint Venture II-93
Ziyang Ceramics Enters into Ten New Distribution Agreements II-93
NCI Building Systems Takes Over Metl-Span II-93
Russel Metals Takes Over Alberta Industrial Metals II-93
Nippon Steel, Sichuan Southwest and Sumitomo to Form Stainless
Steel Sheet JV in China II-94
Sumitomo and Sumisho Tekko Hanbai Forms JV with SMC Steel II-94
Melewar Announces Investment in Kazakh Steel Plant II-94
Architectural Building Components Merges with McElroy Metal II-94
Sumitomo Metal Merges with Nippon Steel to Establish Nippon
Steel & Sumitomo Metal II-95
Sumitomo Establishes Joint Venture with Mukand II-95
SCA Takes Over PLF II-95
Grey Mountain Partners Acquires Interests in North American
Specialty Glass II-96
Guardian Industries Collaborates with Soladigm to Market
Soladigm Dynamic Glass II-96
Groot Group to Establish Glass Manufacturing Joint Venture in
Namibia II-96
Saint-Gobain Acquires Sage Electrochromics II-97
Grey Mountain Partners Takes Over Assets of Flat Glass
Business II-97
Tarmac to Merge with Lafarge II-97
Martin Marietta Signs Agreement with Lafarge Aggregates and
Concrete II-97
Trinity Industries Takes Over Select Aggregates Operations of
Texas Industries II-98
VantaCore Takes Over Limestone Quarry Operation from North
American Limestone II-98
Summit Materials Acquires Six Companies II-98
CEMEX Takes Over Gravel Deposits in France and Germany II-98
PPC Takes Over Aggregate Quarries from Quarries of Botswana II-99
Lemminkainen Acquires Local Mineral Aggregates Firm II-99
Aggregate Industries Takes Over Lattimore Materials II-99
Texas Industries Acquires CEMEX USA II-99
Grace Construction Products Takes Over De Neef Conchem Group II-100
Rhino Linings Takes Over Concrete Solutions II-100
Thu Duc Centrifugal Concrete, Flanders Concrete and 7N.G Form
Joint Venture II-100
Saudi Building Materials Inks Joint Venture with BRM
Construction II-101
W. R. Grace Establishes Manufacturing Unit in India II-101
Silvi Group Acquires Manufacturing Facility in New Jersey II-101
Metromont Acquires Majority Stake in Royal Concrete Concepts II-101
Bornhoft Concrete and Pronk Ready Mix Merge II-102
Boral Acquires Quarrying and Concrete Operations from Wagners
Group II-102
Cretex Companies Takes Over Quality Concrete Pipe and CSI
Precast II-102
Somany Ceramics Acquires Equity Stake in Vintage Tiles II-103
Crossville Purchases Master Tile's Building Products Locations II-103
H&R Johnson (India) Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Small
Tiles II-103
British Ceramic Tile Acquires Ceramic Prints II-103
RBP Acquires Russell Roof Tiles from CEMEX II-104
Sun Tile Acquires California Operations of Morena Tile II-104
Kajaria Acquires Majority Stake in Soriso Ceramic II-104
JFE Steel Inks MoU with Vietnam National University Ho Chi
Minh City II-104
McElroy Metal and Green Span Profiles Forms Joint Venture II-105
McElroy Metal Takes Over Met-Tile and Curveline II-105
Metal Sales Manufacturing Enters into Partnership with
AppliCad II-105
Zamil Steel Industries and Severfield-Rowen Ink Strategic
Alliance Agreement II-105
Södra Timber Takes Over Romerike Trelast II-106
Hartung Glass Industries to Take Over Personal Touch Glass II-106
Sisecam to Commence New Facilities in Turgovishte II-106
VantaCore Partners Acquires Clemons Aggregates Site of Lafarge
North America II-107
Weir to Acquire Linatex Group II-107
CEMEX Finishes Sale of Non-Core Assets and Concrete Block II-107
Summit Materials Acquires Altaview Concrete and Con-Agg of MO II-107
Summit Materials Takes Over Cornejo & Sons II-108
Summit Materials Takes Over Hinkle Contracting II-108
Summit Materials Acquires RK Hall Construction, Buster Crushed
Stone and Related Companies II-108
Lafarge Divests Aggregates & Concrete Assets in Alsace,
Switzerland and Portugal II-109
Lafarge Divests Stake in Cimpor to Votorantim II-109
Eurovia Takes Over Tarmac Quarries in Europe II-109
U.S. Concrete Takes Over Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants II-109
Holcim Acquires Ready-Mix Concrete Plants and Aggregate
Quarries from Lafarge II-110
Summit Materials Acquires Altaview Concrete and Con-Agg of MO II-110
Team Elmers Acquires Concrete Designs II-110
Dolese Bros. Takes Over A&M Concrete II-111
Advanced Drainage Systems Acquires Piedmont Concrete II-111
Brickworks Acquires Sasso Precast Concrete II-111
Sargent Materials Acquires Ready-Mix Concrete Plants of G.E.
Goding II-111
Mohawk Forms JV with Foshan Sanfi II-111
Saint Gobain Acquires Solarwood II-112
Nippon Steel, Kyoei Steel, Sumisho Tekko Hanbai, Sumitomo Form
JV with Bacviet Steel II-112
Metal Sales Manufacturing Expands Capacity at Rock Island and
Nashville Branches II-112
Genesis Worldwide to Form Joint Venture with Codding Steel
Frame Solutions II-113
Camargo Correa Cimentos Takes Over Majority Stake in Cimentos
de Nacala II-113
Bosowa Establishes Production Facility to Enhance Cement
Production Capacity II-113
Charlesbank Capital Partners Takes Over Majority Stake in
Cedar Creek Lumber II-113
PT Holcim Indonesia to Construct New Cement Production
Facility II-114
GPT Infraprojects Secures Supply Order for Concrete Sleepers II-114
Lemminkainen to Unify Subsidiaries in Building Products
Business II-114
Wienerberger Acquires Rimmele II-114
Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Independent Building Materials II-114
CEMEX Joint Venture Divests Certain Assets II-115
Minerals Corp Enters into MOU with Zhejiang Dadongwu Group to
Set Up Joint Venture II-115
Oldcastle Materials Acquires A.L. Blades & Sons II-115
Siam Cement Group Purchases 51% Interest in Q-CON II-116
BBMG to Acquire Majority Stake in 3 Beijing Companies II-116
US LBM Takes Over Universal Supply Company II-116
Wolseley Divests Irish Businesses II-117
US LBM Holdings Takes Over Universal Supply Company II-117
ASEC Holding Secures Stake in ASEC Cement II-117
Scitus Cement Takes Over Sichuan Zhiquan Special Cement II-118
BBMG Buys Stake in Lafarge China Offshore Holding Co II-118
Aggregate Industries Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Dansk
Natursten II-118

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE
BUILDER II-119
Keystone Tools and GranQuartz Merge II-119
Grasim to Demerge Cement Operations II-119
China National Building Material to Establish a Joint Venture II-119
McKillican Purchases Assets of Panel Source International II-119
EcoBlu to Merge with N8 Concepts II-120
GAF Decking Systems Takes Over Correct Building Products II-120
ABC Supply Takes Over Chesapeake Siding and Roofing II-120
Atlas Holdings Takes Over Division of Weyerhaeuser II-120
Saint-Gobain Solar Signs Partnership Agreement with Solaire
France II-120
Sisecam and Saint-Gobain Sign Agreement II-121
Sekisui Chemical Signs Agreement with SCG Building Materials II-121
Lafarge Introduces New Production Facility in Otalavo Cement
Plant II-121
Taiwan Cement Announces Acquisition of Cement Assets from PMH II-121
Primoris Announces Juniper Flats Quarry Acquisition II-122
CanWel to Takeover Broadleaf Logistics II-122
Lafarge Divests Stake in Egypt Cement Company II-123
Armtec Infrastructure Takes Over Pre-Con II-123
iCrete enters into Agreement with Titan America II-123
Jilin Yatai Takes Over Jinyuan Cement II-123
Blackstone Consortium Invests in Summit Materials II-123
Hanson to Divest Stake in Non-Core Businesses II-124
Samrudhi and UltraTech to Merge Operations II-124
Lafarge and Shui On to Spinoff Cement Venture II-124
IFC Plans Investment in Sagar-Vicat Joint Venture II-124
EcoBlu Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Luxor II-125
Maschmeyer Concrete Acquires Inland Materials II-125
Cemex Divests Stake in Australian Assets II-125
Unifrax Acquires Alfatec II-125
Bostwick-Braun to Takeover Moore-Handley II-126
Sika Announces Jiangsu TMS Admixture Acquisition II-126
BUA Takes Over Edo, Sokoto Cement Factories II-126
Grange Fencing Acquires Metpost II-127
Hexion Ties Up with TTS for Developing Green Construction
Products II-127
Johns Manville Acquires Corbond Corporation II-127
Jaiprakash Associates Inks MoU with AMDC for Setting Up Cement
Unit in Assam II-128
BlueLinx Inks Deal with Xella Aircrete for Distributing Hebel
Aerated Concrete Products II-128
Holcim Disposes Off Caribbean, Panamanian Assets II-128
Zahid and Schwing-Stetter to form Joint Venture II-129
L&T Divests Stake in Cement Business II-129
FL Smidth Announces EEL India Acquisition II-129
Brescia Group Agrees to Acquire Cement Assets of Lafarge II-129
R-INFRA Acquires Majority Interest in Reliance Cementation II-129
SCG Distribution Opens New Home-Improvement Store II-130
Walker Zanger Takes Over Majority Ownership Stake in Ceramica
Antique II-130
Vault Technology and EcoBlu Products Enter into Exclusive
Distribution Agreement II-131
Uganda Clay Ltd Opens New Production Plant II-131
Heidelberg Cement and Republic of Bashkortostan Form Joint
Venture II-131
Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Lookout Supply II-132
Beacon Receives Branches from Distributor of Commercial
Building Products II-132
Holcim Acquires CEMEX Australia II-132
CSR Sells Glass Business to MH Group II-132
Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry Enters into Partnership with
White River II-133
Dangote Group Invests in Benue Cement Company II-133
The Dow Chemical Takes Over Haas and Rohm II-133
Hebei Taihang Cement to Buy BBMG Corporations Cement Assets II-133
China Runji Cement Obtains Sales Contract from Jiangsu Zhuben
Concrete Mixing Limited II-134
Serious Materials Takes Over Kensington Windows Assets II-134
CRH Purchases Minority Share in Cement Business of Jilin Yatai
Group II-135
Boise Cascades Building Materials Distribution Division
Purchases Total Structural Systems II-135
Aecon Group Acquires South Rock II-135
Clal Industries and Investments Inks Agreement to Take Over
Hanson Israel II-136
Martin Marietta Materials Buys Cumulative Assets from CEMEX II-136
Holcim Purchases Cemex Australia II-136
STT Construction Group Snaps Up Koreteck II-137
Shui On Construction and Materials Takes Over China Central
Properties II-137
The Gores Group Buys Majority Stake in Stock Building Supply
Holdings II-137
Ningxia Building Materials Group Establishes New Facility II-138
China National Materials Purchases Ningxia Building Materials
Group II-138
Aggregate Industries UK Takes Over Atlantic Aggregates and
Stone Haul II-138
Sacci Takes Over Lafarge Finanziaria II-139
AZEK® Building Products Enters into Partnership with Archadeck II-139
CIMPOR Subsidiary Acquires Cemex Canary Islands Operations II-139
CIMPOR Subsidiaries in Acquisition Deal II-140
Italcementi and Heidelberg Cement Sign Licensing Agreement II-140
Italcementi and Libyan Economic and Social Development Fund
Establish JV to Construct Cement Facility in Libya II-140
CNBM Enters into Equity Transfer Agreement with Inner Mongolia
Power II-141
CRH Took Over Pavestone Group II-141
Macon Increases Stake in Simcor Oradea II-141
Macon Deva Snaps Up Simcor Group II-142
Bouygues Unit Acquires The Gouyer Group of Companies II-142
Norandex Building Materials Distribution Takes Over Area Vinyl
Siding Distributors II-142
Remos Beton Merges with Komars II-142
Kharkovs Building Materials to Buy Stake in Three Building
Materials Companies II-143
Goldman Sachs Group Signs Contract with Hongshi Holding Group II-143
Polyplank Snaps Up OFK Plast II-143
White River™ and Keystone Wood Specialties Enter into Alliance II-143
Texas Industries Buys Stake in TA Acquisition Group II-143
Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and PAI Partners Acquires Xella
Group II-144
Serious Materials Purchases Alpen Windows II-144
ByggHandlaren i Skane to Take Over Jarn & Tracenter i Kavlinge II-144
Optimera Svenska to Purchase Bygg & Travaror II-144
Cement Roadstone Holdings Buys Stake in My Home Industries II-144
LSR Group Acquires to Take Over Betfor II-145
Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman Acquires Palma Byggrossisten II-145
MDU Resources Group Purchases Amador Transit Mix II-145
Carter Holt Harvey Purchases Business of Weyerhaeuser
Australia Group II-145
MDU Resources Group Takes Over Yarbroughs Dirt Pit II-145
TJS Wood Flooring Takes Over Xin Ao Construction Materials II-146
Pro-Build Holdings Buys Khempco Building Supply II-146
California Portland Cement Acquires Silver State Materials II-146
Euclid Chemical Purchases Increte Systems II-146
Votorantim Cimentos North America Acquires Prestige/AB Ready
Mix and Prestige Gunite II-146
Italcementi Fabbriche Riunite Cemento Takes Over Crider &
Shockey II-146
Pro-Build Holdings Buys Jasper Lumber II-147
Memphis Ready Mix Purchases Businesses of US Concrete II-147
MCC Development Purchases Robertsons Ready Mix Concrete II-147
CEMEX to Sell Australian Assets II-147
Martin Marietta Materials Purchases Businesses of Vulcan
Materials Company II-147
Saint-Gobain Acquires Minority Stake in MAG II-147
California Portland Cement Purchases Business Assets of IMIX
Group II-148
U.S. Concrete Takes Over Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants II-148
Vulcan Materials Company to Buy Florida Rock Industries II-148
Wienerberger Buys Petrinja II-148
Pipelife Takes Over Instaplast Praha a.s. II-148
Wienerberger Acquires IGM Backa Nova II-149
Wienerberger Purchases Interest in Sandtoft II-149
Uralita Takes Over Glass Wool Insulation Business of Özpor II-149
China Shuangji Cement Acquires Zhaoyuan Shuangji II-149
Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund Acquires Stake in BURNCO
Concrete Products II-150
Dow Building Solutions Takes Over Geomembrane Systems and
Stevens® Roofing Systems II-150
Ljungberg Merges with HustvedtGruppen II-150
Hubei Sanxia New Building Materials Buys Stake in Wuhan
Daichunlin Commerce & Trade II-150
Lafarge Purchases Ready Mix Concrete Business of Larsen and
Toubro II-151
Xin Ao Construction Materials Concludes Reverse Merger with
China Advanced Construction Materials Group II-151
CRH Roller Shutters & Awnings Takes Over SWS UK II-151
Builders Merchants Botswana Merges with Timber City and PG
Timber II-151
Millman Lumber Purchases Kansas Lumberyards from Weyerhaeuser
Lumber and Paper II-152
Fiber Composites and Huttig Building Products Enter into
Strategic Partnership II-152

11. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-153
Aditya Birla Group (India) II-153
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-153
Ashland Inc. (USA) II-153
Associated Materials Inc (USA) II-154
Boral Limited (Australia) II-154
The US Tile Company (USA) II-154
Buzzi Unicem SpA (Italy) II-154
Dyckerhoff AG (Germany) II-155
CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico) II-155
Cimentos de Portugal SGPS S.A (Portugal) II-155
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-155
CRH plc (UK) II-156
Oldcastle, Inc. (USA) II-156
CSR Limited (Australia) II-157
Dow Building Solutions (USA) II-157
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (USA) II-157
Eczacibasi Group (Turkey) II-158
Florida Tile Inc. (USA) II-158
GAF Materials Corporation (USA) II-158
Granite Construction Company (USA) II-159
HeidelbergCement AG (Germany) II-159
Hanson UK (UK) II-159
Holcim Ltd (Switzerland) II-160
Holcim Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia) II-160
Italcementi S.P.A (Italy) II-160
James Hardie Industries plc (Ireland) II-160
Lafarge SA (France) II-161
Martin Marietta Materials (USA) II-161
Mohawk Industries, Inc. (USA) II-162
Dal-Tile International, Inc. (USA) II-162
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-162
Pilkington Group Limited (UK) II-163
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan) II-163
PPG Industries, Inc. (USA) II-163
RAK Ceramics (India) Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-164
Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) II-164
Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (Japan) II-164
Trinity Industries, Inc. (USA) II-165
USG Corporation (USA) II-165
Vulcan Materials Company (USA) II-165
White River Hardwoods-Woodworks, Inc. (USA) II-166
Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG (Austria) II-166

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-167
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Building Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-167

Table 8: World Historic Review for Building Materials by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-168

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-169

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Aggregates by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-170

Table 11: World Historic Review for Aggregates by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-171

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Aggregates by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-172

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Aggregates by Product Segment - Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-173

Table 14: World Historic Review for Aggregates by Product
Segment - Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-174

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Aggregates by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Sand and
Gravel, and Crushed Rock Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-175

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Sand and Gravel by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-176

Table 17: World Historic Review for Sand and Gravel by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-177

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Sand and Gravel by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-178

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Crushed Rock by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-179

Table 20: World Historic Review for Crushed Rock by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-180

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Crushed Rock by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-181

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Cement and Concrete by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-182

Table 23: World Historic Review for Cement and Concrete by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-183

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Cement and Concrete by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-184

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Cement and Concrete by Product Segment - Cement, Concrete
Products and Ready-Mixed Concrete Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-185

Table 26: World Historic Review for Cement and Concrete by
Product Segment - Cement, Concrete Products and Ready-Mixed
Concrete Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-186

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Cement and Concrete by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Cement, Concrete Products and Ready-Mixed Concrete Markets for
Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-187

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Cement by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-188

Table 29: World Historic Review for Cement by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-189

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Cement by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-190

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Concrete Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-191

Table 32: World Historic Review for Concrete Products by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-192

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Concrete Products by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-193

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ready-Mixed Concrete by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-194

Table 35: World Historic Review for Ready-Mixed Concrete by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-195

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Ready-Mixed Concrete
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-196

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bricks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-197

Table 38: World Historic Review for Bricks by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-198

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Bricks by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-199

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Tiles by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-200

Table 41: World Historic Review for Tiles by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-201

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for Tiles by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-202

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-203

Table 44: World Historic Review for Glass by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-204

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-205

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-206

Table 47: World Historic Review for Metal by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-207

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for Metal by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-208

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Timber by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-209

Table 50: World Historic Review for Timber by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-210

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Timber by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-211

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Building Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-212

Table 53: World Historic Review for Other Building Materials
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-213

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Building
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for
Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-214

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Building Materials Market: Steady Growth Prospects III-1
Aggregates Market III-1
Current Scenario III-1
Major End Markets III-2
Table 55: US Aggregates Market by End-Use Sector (2012 &
2018): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Residential and Non-Residential Sectors (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Factors Affecting Cost of Construction Aggregates III-3
Table 56: US Market for Aggregates (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Costs by Component - Labor,
DD&A, Energy, Repair, Supplies, Contract Services, Raw
Materials, Royalties and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3
Production Scenario III-3
Table 57: Construction Aggregates Production in US (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for
Crushed Stone and Sand & Gravel (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4
Crushed Stone & Sand and Gravel III-4
Crushed Stone III-4
Sand and Gravel III-4
Regulations Governing Aggregates Market III-5
Federal Regulations III-5
State Regulations III-5
Local Regulations III-5
Competitive Landscape III-6
Table 58: Leading Players in the US Aggregates Market
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume
for Vulcan Materials Co., Martin Marietta Aggregates, CRH
plc, Heidelberg Cement, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., Lafarge
North America Inc., and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Concrete Market III-6
Overview III-6
Table 59: Concrete Demand in US by the End Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Public Works, Streets &
Highways, Commercial & Industrial, and Residential
Sectors (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Rise in Demand for Precast Concrete Products III-7
Ready Mixed Concrete Market - A Sneak Peek III-7
Competition III-7
Table 60: Leading Players in the US Ready-Mixed Concrete
Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales
for Cemex, CRH, Heidelberg Cement, Holcim, Argos,
Vulcan, Lafarge, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
Cement Market III-8
Construction Industry Dynamics Determine Consumption
Trends III-8
Table 61: Leading Cement Producers in the US (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for
Lafarge, Holcim, Cemex, Buzzi Unicem, Heidelberg Cement,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Bricks Market III-9
Ceramic Tiles Market III-9
Ceramic Tiles Market on Recovery Path III-9
Distribution Channels III-10
Product Innovation III-10
Rising Demand for Decorative Tiles III-10
Competition III-11
Table 62: Leading Manufacturers of Ceramic Tiles in the
US (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
Daltile/Mohawk, American Marazzi, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
Imports: A Major Share of Overall Demand III-11
Table 63: US Imports of Ceramic Tiles (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Volume by Source Country -
Mexico, China, Italy, Brazil, Spain, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 64: US Imports of Ceramic Tiles (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Import Value by Source Country - Italy,
China, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 65: US Exports of Ceramic Tiles (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Volume by Destination Country -
Canada, China, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12
Architectural Glass Market III-13
Advanced Flat Glass Demand on the Rise III-13
Security Glass Market III-13
Timber Market III-13
Steel Demand in Construction Sector III-14
Non-Residential Prefabricated Building Systems III-14
Environmental & Regulatory Factors III-14
Distribution & Supply of Building Materials: An Overview III-15
Construction Market: A Review III-15
US Housing Market Remains Sluggish III-16
Table 66: Residential Construction Sector in the US
(2007-2013F): Number of Housing Starts by Type -
Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in ‘000s)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 67: Building Permits in the US (2007-2013F) (In
000s) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17
Product Innovations/Introductions III-18
Strategic Corporate Developments III-32
Key Players III-48
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 68: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 69: US Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 70: US 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement
and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

2. CANADA III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Current and Future Analysis III-60
Cement Market: Recession Halts Progress III-60
Construction Market: An Insight III-60
Table 71: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2013F) (in ‘000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61
Strategic Corporate Developments III-61
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 72: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment -
Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and
Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 73: Canadian Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 74: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

3. JAPAN III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Overview III-66
Housing Construction Practices: Overview III-66
Common Window & Door Types in Use III-66
Timber III-67
Imports Scenario III-67
Ceramic Tiles Market in Japan III-67
Table 75: Ceramic Tiles Market in Japan (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Category - Mosaic
Tiles, Exterior Tiles, Floor Tiles, and Interior Tiles
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67
Concrete Recycling Technologies in Japan III-68
Cement & Concrete Market III-68
Steel Consumption in Construction Sector III-68
Regulatory Environment III-69
Laws Relating to Imports III-69
Building Standards Law III-69
Construction Market - A Quick Primer III-69
Table 76: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70
Product Innovations/Introductions III-70
Strategic Corporate Developments III-71
Key Players III-72
B.Market Analytics III-74
Table 77: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 78: Japanese Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 79: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

4. EUROPE III-77
A.Market Analysis III-77
Current and Future Analysis III-77
Aggregates Production Scenario in Europe III-77
Table 80: Aggregates Production in Europe (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Leading
Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77
European Cement Industry III-77
Falling Demand for Concrete in Europe III-78
Table 81: Ready-Mixed Concrete Market in Europe (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78
Floor and Wall Tiles Market in Europe III-78
EU Imposes Duties on Chinese Tile Makers III-78
Glass Usage in Construction Sector III-79
Construction Industry - A Brief Overview III-79
Table 82: Construction Industry in Europe (2010, 2011 &
2012): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80
Strategic Corporate Developments III-80
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 83: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Building Materials by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 84: European Historic Review for Building Materials by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 85: European 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 86: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 87: European Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 88: European 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

4a. FRANCE III-88
A.Market Analysis III-88
Current and Future Analysis III-88
Aggregates Market: Recovering Construction Activity to
Foster Growth III-88
Table 89: Leading Players in the French Aggregates Market
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Lafarge,
Italcementi, Cemex, Holcim, Vicat, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88
Construction Timber: Slow Ongoing Recovery III-89
Strategic Corporate Developments III-89
Key Players III-90
B.Market Analytics III-92
Table 90: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 91: French Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 92: French 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock),
Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

4b. GERMANY III-95
A.Market Analysis III-95
Current and Future Analysis III-95
Aggregates Demand Falls amidst Economic Uncertainty III-95
Cement Consumption: Affected by Recession III-95
Product Innovations/Introductions III-95
Key Players III-96
B.Market Analytics III-98
Table 93: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 94: German Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 95: German 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock),
Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

4c. ITALY III-101
A.Market Analysis III-101
Current and Future Analysis III-101
Tiles Market Faces Challenging Times III-101
Table 96: Italian Ceramic Tiles Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Export Volume by Leading Export
Destinations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101
Product Innovations/Introductions III-102
Key Players III-102
B.Market Analytics III-103
Table 97: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103

Table 98: Italian Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-104

Table 99: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock),
Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-106
A.Market Analysis III-106
Current and Future Analysis III-106
Aggregates Market III-106
Overview III-106
Competitive Landscape III-106
Table 100: Leading Players in the UK Aggregate Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Tarmac,
Aggregate Industries, Hanson, CEMEX and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106
Ready Mixed Concrete Market III-107
Table 101: Leading Players in the UK Ready Mixed Concrete
Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for
Tarmac, Aggregate Industries, Hanson, CEMEX, Lafarge and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107
Wood Demand Propels Growth in Timber Industry III-107
Timber Frame Demand Continues to Grow Driven by
Sustainability Factor III-108
Ceramic Tiles Market III-108
Steel Usage in Construction Sector III-109
Construction Industry in the UK - An Overview III-109
Table 102: Residential Construction in the UK (2007-2012E):
Number of Housing Starts in ‘000 Units (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109
Product Innovations/Introductions III-110
Strategic Corporate Developments III-115
Key Players III-117
B.Market Analytics III-119
Table 103: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119

Table 104: UK Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-120

Table 105: UK 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement
and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-121

4e. SPAIN III-122
A.Market Analysis III-122
Current and Future Analysis III-122
Ceramic Tiles - Demand from Export Markets III-122
Steel Consumption in Construction Sector: Affected by
Uncertainty III-122
B.Market Analytics III-123
Table 106: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Building Materials by Product Group/ Segment -
Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and
Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-123

Table 107: Spanish Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-124

Table 108: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-125

4f. RUSSIA III-126
A.Market Analysis III-126
Current and Future Analysis III-126
Land of Potential Opportunities III-126
Non-Metallic Construction Materials Production III-126
Concrete Market on the Rise III-127
Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Production in Russia III-127
Steel Demand Witnesses Sharp Rise in Demand III-127
Russian Construction Industry - A Brief Overview III-127
B.Market Analytics III-128
Table 109: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates
(Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete
(Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete),
Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building
Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-128

Table 110: Russian Historic Review for Building Materials by
Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete
Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass,
Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-129

Table 111: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-130

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-131
A.Market Analysis III-131
Current and Future Analysis III-131
Concrete Market in Central & Eastern Europe III-131
Poland III-131
Ceramic Tile Market: An Overview III-131
Turkey III-131
Construction Steel Market III-131
Strategic Corporate Developments III-132
Key Players III-133
B.Market Analytics III-136
Table 112: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment -
Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and
Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-136

Table 113: Rest of European Historic Review for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and
Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement,
Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles,
Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-137

Table 114: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-138

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-139
A.Market Analysis III-139
Current and Future Analysis III-139
Australia III-139
Ready-Mix Concrete Market: Overview III-139
Table 115: Leading Players in the Australian Concrete
Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for
BLD, Hanson, Holcim and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-139
Australian Timber Demand Set to Grow III-139
China III-140
A Major Cement Producer III-140
Rising Demand for High Quality Concrete Mixtures III-140
High Potential for Ready-Mix Concrete III-141
Ceramic Tiles Market: Producers Look for Opportunities in
Export Markets III-141
Roofing Materials Demand Witnessing Robust Growth III-142
Real Estate Sector Revival Drives Wood Flooring Sales III-142
Glass Consumption: Upward Trend with Improving Economy III-143
Chinese Steel Industry III-143
Copper Market III-144
Construction Market - Overview III-144
Residential Construction in China III-144
India III-145
Construction Aggregates: Huge Potential for Growth III-145
Table 116: Aggregate Market in India (2012E): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Product Segment -
Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel, and Recycled Aggregates
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-146
Ready-Mix Concrete Market in India - An Overview III-146
Tiles Market in India III-146
Ceramic Tiles Emerges as a Cost-effective Product III-147
Dominant Participation of Unorganized Sector III-147
Table 117: Leading Players in the Indian Organized Tiles
Market (FY2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value
Sales for H&R Johnson, Kajaria Ceramics, Nitco Tiles,
Somany Ceramics, Asian Granito, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-147
Infrastructure Development Projects: Opportunities for
Steel Market III-147
Rising Popularity of Green Buildings III-148
An Overview of Cement Industry III-148
Portland Cement Market in India III-148
Competitive Landscape III-149
Table 118: Leading Players in the Indian Cement Market
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand for
UltraTech, ACC, Ambuja, Jaypee, India Cements, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-149
Indonesia III-149
Indonesia Puts Stop to Sand Exports III-149
Steel Consumption to Increase III-149
Thailand III-149
Ceramic Tile Market on the Path to Recovery III-149
Construction Sector to Boost Steel Consumption III-150
The Philippines III-150
Government Efforts to Fuel Steel Demand from Construction
Sector III-150
Vietnam III-150
Construction Steel Demand to Rises III-150
Malaysia III-150
Product Innovations/Introductions III-151
Strategic Corporate Developments III-154
Key Players III-159
B.Market Analytics III-165
Table 119: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment -
Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and
Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-165

Table 120: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and
Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement,
Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles,
Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-166

Table 121: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-167

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-168
A.Market Analysis III-168
Current and Future Analysis III-168
Construction Sector in the Middle East: A Review III-168
Steel Demand in Construction Sector: On the Up III-168
Saudi Arabia III-169
Cement Market: Favorable Opportunities from Construction
Projects III-169
Rapid Growth in Steel Demand from Construction Sector III-169
UAE III-169
Rising Demand for Precast Concrete III-169
Infrastructure and Construction Projects Bode Well for
Steel Market III-169
Product Innovations/Introductions III-170
Strategic Corporate Developments III-171
Key Players III-171
B.Market Analytics III-173
Table 122: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment -
Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and
Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-173

Table 123: Middle East Historic Review for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and
Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement,
Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles,
Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-174

Table 124: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-175

7. LATIN AMERICA III-176
A.Market Analysis III-176
Current and Future Analysis III-176
Brazil III-176
Aggregates Market III-176
Table 125: Aggregate Consumption in Brazil (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-176
Construction Timber Market III-177
Cement Market III-177
Peru III-177
Product Innovations/Introductions III-177
Strategic Corporate Developments III-178
CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico) - A Key Player III-179
B.Market Analytics III-180
Table 126: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Building Materials by Product Group/Segment -
Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and
Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed
Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other
Building Material Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-180

Table 127: Latin American Historic Review for Building
Materials by Product Group/Segment - Aggregates (Sand and
Gravel, and Crushed Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement,
Concrete Products, and Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles,
Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Building Material Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-181

Table 128: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Building
Materials by Product Group/ Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for Aggregates (Sand and Gravel, and Crushed
Rock), Cement and Concrete (Cement, Concrete Products, and
Ready-Mixed Concrete), Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber
and Other Building Material Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-182

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 459 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 516)

The United States (64)
Canada (6)
Japan (22 )
Europe (322)
- France (23)
- Germany (51)
- The United Kingdom (34)
- Italy (88)
- Spain (20)
- Rest of Europe (106)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (68)
Latin America (11)
Africa (9)
Middle-East (14)

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