Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/31/2012 -- The UAE is ranked as the second-largest producer of cement in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), only behind Saudi Arabia. The continued slowdown in the UAE property and construction sector continues to haunt cement companies in the country. This led to an under utilization of capacity and a fall in prices. Production capacity is more than two times the domestic demand so companies are now looking at export markets in the MENA region. Margins are shrinking further as operating costs soar. However, the long-term prospects for the UAE cement industry are good and the industry is expected to reap the benefits of growing investments in infrastructure in the country, GCC and other key foreign markets.
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- The UAE is ranked as the second-largest producer of cement in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
- The UAE has very high surplus production capacity.
- Cement clinker is expected to remain the largest product category in the cement industry over the forecast period. Portland cement and ready-mixed concrete are the other key categories in terms of market value.
- Refractory cements, mortars and concretes was noted as the fastest-growing category during the review period, while factory-made mortars is projected to be the fastest-growing category over the forecast period.
- Prices of various types of cement remained relatively stable in 2011. Prices of white cement started to slightly increase from the third quarter of the year, while prices of Portland cement and sulfate resistance cement demonstrated a slight downward trend in 2011.
- This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the UAE cement industry
- It provides historical values for the UAE cement industry for the report's 2007-2011 review period and forecast figures for the 2012-2016 forecast period
- It offers a detailed analysis of production capacity, consumption, imports and exports of cement
- It details the regulatory framework for the UAE cement industry
- It covers an exhaustive summary on key trends, drivers and issues affecting the UAE cement industry
- It details the competitive landscape in the UAE cement industry
- Analysis of market entry, growth and operational strategies of key players
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- Assess the competitive landscape in the UAE cement industry market enabling the formulation of effective market-entry strategies
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Union Cement Company, Gulf Cement Company PSC, Lafarge Emirates Cement Company LLC, Sharjah Cement & Industrial Development Co., Fujairah Cement Industries Company, National Cement Co. PSC, Jebel Ali Cement, Arkan, Ras Al Khaimah Cement Company
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