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Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 14, 2016 257

The U.S. ranks first in global imports of cement, accounting for a 6% share (based on USD). It was followed by Algeria (5%), Sri Lanka (4%), and France (4%). In 2015, U.S. cement imports totaled 940 million USD, which was 210 million USD (29%) higher than the year before.

Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 01, 2016 342

The U.S. is the leader in global imports of abrasive products, with a 12% share of global imports (based on USD). It was followed by Germany (11.7%), China (6%), and Japan (5%). In 2015, U.S. abrasive product imports totaled 1,524 million USD, which was 128 million USD (8%) less than the year before.

Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, January 19, 2016 336

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of quicklime, slaked and hydraulic lime showed negative dynamics, falling from 34.7 million tonnes in 2007 to 24.6 million tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -4.8% over the period under review. In value terms, EU lime production decreased to 2.1 billion EUR in 2014, falling by -1.6% annually.

 
Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Olga Minchina, August 04, 2015 399

Cement, along with steel and oil, is one of the world's basic commodities. In the construction sector, cement is a highly versatile material, used for building houses, roads and infrastructure. The cement industry's growth is, thus, inexorably linked to the global construction sector, and is further pushed forward by advances in technology and higher disposable incomes.

Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Olga Minchina, July 21, 2015 207

Germany dominates in EU-28 production and trade of cellulose fiber-cement articles. In 2013, Germany exported 22.1% of its total output. Of this amount, 25.3% was supplied to France, where Germany's cellulose fiber-cement held 12.8% share of total France's consumption.

Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Olga Minchina, July 15, 2015 236

Despite a slight drop in exports last year, China was still able to seize control of the global cement trade. In 2014, China exported 10.2 million tonnes of cement totaling 607 million USD, 5% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Mongolia, where it supplied 10.7% of its total cement exports in value terms, accounting for 72.3% of Mongolia's total imports.

 
Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, July 09, 2015 295

Despite a minor hiccup in 2013 exports, France continued its dominance in the global quicklime/slaked lime trade. In 2013, France exported 782 thousand tonnes of quicklime/slaked lime totaling 127 million USD, 2% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Germany, where it supplied 33.8% of its total quicklime/slaked lime exports in physical terms, accounting for 63.9% of total German imports.

Cement, Lime And Plaster
Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, April 08, 2015 325

One of the main trends on the European quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime market lies in the fact that the domestic volume of supply is large enough to meet the domestic demand. In real terms, exports consistently exceeded imports in 2007-2013, making the European Union a net exporter of lime.