Netherlands Cement Industry – Market Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2023)
Report on Netherlands Cement Industry – Market Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2023)
Introduction to Netherlands Cement Industry
The Netherlands is one of the biggest cement importers in the world. It was the fifth largest importer, with 333 million dollars’ worth of import (3.2% of global cement imports). This shows the high demand for cement in the Netherlands. Cement, being the key binding ingredient used in any type of building constructions, the market of cement is largely dependent on the infrastructure development of the country. The Dutch construction industry is forecast to accelerate; the growth primarily due to government and private sector investments in residential, infrastructure, commercial, and energy & utilities sectors.
Since The Netherlands imports much of its cement requirements, the market of cement in The Netherlands depends on the factors that drive the global cement industry. The economic scenario of The Netherlands is focused towards growth and development, making it favorable for the cement industry.
Cement manufacturers usually have low margins, a trend commonly seen in mature phase of any industry. Cost advantages come mainly from supply and distribution side, like easy access to limestone reserve, cheaper power source, and lower transportation costs.
Technological advancement and process innovation can reduce the costs of production. However, competitive market conditions imply that the cost benefits will ultimately be passed on to the buyers, and margins will continue to remain low in the long run.
Environmental regulations also play an important factor. Developed countries like The Netherlands have stringent regulatory norms, and compliance to these increases the cost for the manufacturers.
One of the major advantages for the cement industry of The Netherlands is its coastal and inland waterways. Transportation cost is an important aspect for the cement industry; and presence of waterways reduce transportation costs (lesser distance covered through railways/roads).
Cement industry can be segmented on the basis of type, like Clinker, Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Blast Furnace Slag cement, White cement, etc. Each of this types can have various grades. From a standpoint of use, cement market can be segmented in housing, architectural designs, infrastructural and irrigational usage.
The Netherlands are low on limestone resources, which restricts the production of the local cement producers. This, coupled with the lower transportation costs due to waterways, makes it viable for importing cement and clinker, mainly from Germany and Belgium.
One of the major Geographic factors that play a key role in the industry is the climate. Moist environment brings in the priority of high durability, especially where the water table is elevated. For this, highly durable blast furnace slag cement dominates the industry.
The key player in the cement industry in the Netherlands is HeidelbergCement, which owns the only integrated cement plant in the country, the Eerste Nederlandse Cement Industrie. Other players have ready-mix concrete plants or are mainly in the trading and distribution business. The other important players in the market are Cementbouw, a Dutch trader in cement and aggregates, Cemex, the Mexican MNC, owning five Ready Mix concrete plants, and Holcim, which has a plant in Obourg and a grinding center in Haccourt.
The report contains a comprehensive analysis on:
- Netherlands Cement Industry Segments
- Cement Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities in the Netherlands
- Netherlands Cement Industry Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
- Supply & Demand Value Chain
- Netherlands 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
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 Coverage