Canada Cement Industry – Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2023)
Report on Canada Cement Industry – Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2023)
Introduction to Canada Cement Industry
Cement industry is considered as one of the core industries which is vital for growth of any economy. It is a vital input for infrastructure building and its production is directly linked with performance of other sectors like coal, power, construction and transportation. It also provides employment to low and semi-skilled labours which is essential for inclusive economic growth. Canadian cement industry is represented by Cement Association of Canada (CAC), which consists of six major companies with cement and clinker manufacturing facilities
Cement is a powdered mixture of limestone, clay and sand and acts as a binding unit in forming concrete. It is the backbone of construction sector. It is used for foundations of buildings foundations, concrete slabs, roofing tiles, roads etc. A kilometre of highway construction needs approximately 2,500,000 Kg of cement. It also has other applications like, usage in mortar for masonry work and plastering, joints of drains, construction of dams, tunnels, pipes, bridges etc.
Australian cement market is estimated at $2 billion in 2017. The cement market has seen an annual growth of 2.6% in the past five years and is expected to grow at a modest rate in the future also. This is driven by increasing demand from investments in highways and the residential market and as well from demand from US construction industry which is Canada’s largest trading partner. The cement industry’s outlook is positive due to boost in exports to the United States. The concentration is particularly high in the market since merger of two largest players Lafarge and Holcim in 2015.
Canadian cement industry has been segmented based on end uses, cement type and geography. According to end uses cement has been segmented into residential applications and non-residential applications. Also, based on cement type, it has been segmented into General Purpose (GP), General Blend(GB), which is a blend of GP and other materials like fly ash, General Limestone(GL), which is a mix of GP/GB with higher proportion of limestone, and other specialized cements like SL(Shrinkage Limited), Early Strength (EA) and Sulphate Resistant(SR). GP segment remains the most dominant segment based on cement type and is projected to maintain the status quo in the coming years.
Regionally, the market is concentrated in two areas Ontario and Quebec, which combined control 60% capacity of the nation.
There is plethora of opportunities in the sector especially due to its link with residential construction sector. Also, due to boost in exports to the US, local companies have ample opportunities to sell abroad. Access to quality raw materials, proximity to markets and inorganic growth through mergers are major opportunities for the players in the market
Major Trade Partners
The biggest trading partner and importer of Canadian cement is the United States. It accounts for 76% of the total Canadian exports
Lafarge is the largest company with approximately 30% of the total capacity. The next two largest producers are St Lawrence Cement Inc and St Mary’s Cement Co. which add 37% more to the capacity.
The report contains comprehensive analysis on:
- Canadian Cement Industry Segments
- Canadian Cement Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
- Canadian Cement Industry Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
- Supply & Demand Value Chain
- Canadian Cement Industry Current Trends
- Competition & Major Companies
- Technology and R&D Status
- Porters Five Force Analysis
- Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players
Regional analysis for Canadian Cement Industry includes
This report is an elaborate aggregation of primary inputs from industry experts and participants across the supply chain. It provides in-depth market segmentation that is derived from extensive product mapping exercises, macro-economic factors and other qualitative and quantitative insights. The impact of all such factors are delivered across multiple market segments and geographies.
- Detailed Historical Overview (Market Origins, Product Launch Timeline, etc.)
- Consumer and Pricing Analysis
- Market dynamics of the industry
- In-depth Market Segmentation
- Historical and Projected Market Sizing in terms of volume and value
- Recent market trends and Impact Factors
- R&D Status and Technology Overview
- Extensive Industry Structure