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Key Challenges and Issues Facing the World Building Materials Markets

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World Building Materials Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Building Materials in Millions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Aggregates, Cement & Concrete Products, Bricks, Tiles, Glass, Metal, Timber, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 1102 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Aditya Birla Group, Asahi Glass Company Limited, Ashland Inc., Associated Materials, Boral Limited, Boral Bricks, CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V., Cimentos de Portugal SGPS SA., CRH, CSR Limited, Daiken Corporation, Dal-Tile International, Inc, Dow Building Materials, Dyckerhoff AG, Exacibasi Group, Florida Tile,IInc, Hanson Limited, HeidelbergCement AG, Holcim Ltd, Italcementi S.P.A, James Hardie Industries NV, Lafarge North America, Inc., Lafarge SA, Lanka Tiles, Mohawk Industries, Inc., Pilkington, Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., Rinker Group Limited, Rinker Material Corporation, READYMIX, Saint-Gobain, Siam Cement Public Company Limited, St. Lawrence Cement Group, Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. Ltd, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, US Clay Tile, USG Corporation, White River Hardwoods-Woodworks, and Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


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 Products I-4
Bricks I-4
Tiles I-4
Metal I-4
Glass I-4
Timber I-4
Others I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Outlook II-1
Market Dynamics II-1
US Housing Slump to Continue & Non- Residential Construction
Spending to be Sluggish II-1
Building Materials Sector in 2007-2008 II-1
Green Building Materials Market Soars II-2
Asahi Leads Building Glass Market II-2
Consumption Dynamics II-2
Diverse Facets: At a Glance II-2
Table 1: Factors Shaping Consumer's Choice: The Analyst
Perspective Rating on a Scale 1 - 10 II-3
Construction Industry: Managing Orthodoxy II-3

2. Technological Breakthroughs II-4
Glass - Permeable to Sunlight but Not Heat II-4
Ductal: An Innovative Composite Building Material II-4
PPC Pipe Production Line: A Green Environment Friendly
Building Material II-4
Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF) II-4
Fly ash - For Concrete Reinforcement II-5
Fiber-Reinforced Concrete II-5
Cement Pulsation II-6
The Process II-6
Wire Mesh Products Expand Metal Applications II-6
CanFibre Develops Barkboard from Waste II-6
Tiles - In All New Natural Looks II-7

3. Segment Overview II-8
Aggregates II-8
Sand and Gravel II-8
Crushed Rock II-8
Cement & Concrete Products II-9
Cement II-9
A Review of Cement Market II-9
Cement Pricing 2005 to 2008 II-9
Concrete II-9
Precast Concrete II-10
Ready-mixed Concrete II-10
Textured Concrete II-10
Applications of Concrete II-10
Concrete in Flooring II-10
Self-Placing Concrete II-11
Concrete in Building Houses II-11
Concrete Screws II-11
Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete II-11
Concrete Pads II-11
Bricks II-11
Tiles II-11
Glass II-12
Growth Drivers II-12
Construction II-12
Architectural Trends II-12
Refurbishment II-12
Energy Efficiency II-12
Table 2: Growth Drivers for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale
1 -10 II-13

Table 3: Growth Dampeners for Flat Glass Industry: On a
Scale 1 -10 II-13
Competitive Scenario II-13
Future Prospects II-13
Metal II-13
Steel - The Chief Construction Metal II-14
Timber II-14
Timber Scores on Benefits II-14
Focus Shifts to Downstream Products II-14
Plastics II-14
Convenience and Cost Drive This Market II-15
Wood Fiber Plastic Composites (WPC) II-15
Major Trends Influencing WPC in the Building Products Market
Include II-15
Distribution & Supply II-15
Advanced Discharge System Gain Acceptance II-16
Ready-Mixed Concrete - Price Hike Comes with Riders II-16
Online Marketplace II-16
Far-off Goal II-16

4. Environmental Issues II-17
Cement - Production Pollutes II-17
Environmental Friendly Materials in Demand II-17
Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste: A Discussion II-17
Concrete II-17
Timber II-18
New Tiles Promise to Cut Down Wood Waste II-18
Sanitary ware II-18
Hardware and Plumbing II-18
Glazing II-18
Steel II-19
Brick II-19
Plastics II-19

5. Product Launches II-20
Lafarge Introduces Chronolia(TM) and Extensia(TM) II-20
Lafarge Aggregates & Readymix Rolls Out Self-compacting Concrete II-20
Lafarge Launches Value added Products- Extensia and Chronolia II-20
Florida Tile to Launch Several Advanced Product Lines II-21
Lafarge Launches Artevia- the Decorative Concrete II-23
Taiheiyo Cement Introduces Silica Fume Premix Cement II-23
Taiheiyo Cement Introduces New Cement Production Technology II-23
Lafarge Ciments Launches Innovative Sensium Technological Cements II-23
Florida Tile Unveils Several New Lines of Products II-24
U.S. Tile Company Releases Imported Montoro Brand Roof Tiles II-25
Diamond Tech Glass Tile Launches Premiere Glass Tile Line II-25
New Launches from Austral II-26
Murayah Launches New Marble Tile Murals II-26
Catnic Expands Product Range II-26

6. Recent Industry Activity II-27
Pro-Build Acquires Crosslin Supply II-27
Hanson Paver Products Acquires Perma Paving Stone II-27
CRH Acquires Two Building Material Companies II-27
Hanson Acquires Irvine-Whitlock II-27
Ennstone PLC Acquires Seven RMC Plants in Scotland II-28
Martin Marietta Acquires MCCI and Paladin II-28
Casino Ready Mix Divests Concrete Business Operations II-28
Capitol Aggregates Divests Ready Mix Production Facilities II-28
Vulcan Materials Acquires Two New Quarries in the US II-29
Stock Building Acquires Hollow Metal Specialists, Inc. II-29
US Components Acquires Casmin II-29
US Components Acquires River Side Roof Truss II-30
Binani Cement Acquires Stake in Chinese Clinker Plant II-30
Saint-Gobain Completes Acquisition of Norandex Group II-30
Titan America Acquires Mechanicsville Concrete II-31
Titan America Acquires Cumberland Quarry II-31
USG Corporation Acquires CALPLY II-31
Dixieline Lumber Company Acquires Sandstone Brick Company II-31
Ennstone Completes Acquisition of Mansfield II-32
JK Cement Acquires Nihon Nirman II-32
Ennstone acquires Handyman Concrete II-32
Lafarge Acquires Feltes Sand and Gravel II-33
Rinker Takes Over the Walling Sand & Gravel Companies II-33
Rinker Acquires JR & Sons and Union Concrete II-33
U.S. Concrete and Edw C. Levy Form a Joint Venture II-34
Jaiprakash Forms a Joint Venture with Gujarat Mining II-34
Burnpur Cement Enters into an Agreement with ThyssenKrupp II-34
Chilanga Cement to Construct a New Cement Factory II-34
SAIL and JAL Sign Joint Agreement for Cement Production II-35
L&T Opens Manufacturing Plant for Ready Mix Concrete II-35
Derba MIDROC Cement and China National Building Material to
Set Up Cement Plant II-35
MDU Resources Completes Acquisition of Ames Sand & Gravel II-36
Titan America Acquires S&W Ready Mix Concrete II-36
Orascom Construction Acquires Majority Stake of Samba SPA II-36
Fletcher Building Acquires Cincinnati's Formica II-36
St. Lawrence Cement Completes Acquisition of Beton Lunick II-36
Cimpor and Teixeira Duarte Acquire Cement Plant in Ukraine II-37
Phoenix Associates Acquires Southern Concrete II-37
Hanson Acquires Johnson Bateman II-37
Birch Mountain Enters into Multi-Year Contract with Suncor Energy II-37
Group GLA Acquires Two Quarries in Europe II-38
Cemex Acquires Majority Stake in Rinker Group II-38
Italcementi's Ciments Francais Acquires Chinese Concern II-38
Essroc Cement Completes Acquisition of Arrow Concrete II-38
Nebco Acquires Overland Sand & Gravel Co. II-38
Hanson Acquires Cheyenne Concrete II-38
Italcementi Fabbriche Takes Over Cambridge Concrete II-39
Transit Mix Concrete Acquires Riley Moore Partners II-39
LYCON Takes Over M&M Concrete Division II-39
HeidelbergCement Acquires Hanson II-39
Orascom Acquires 50% Stake in Sangwon Cement II-40
Vulcan Materials Takes Over Florida Rock II-40
CNBM Agrees to Acquire 80% of Taishan II-41
CNBM to Acquire 23% of China Composites II-41
Asia Cement to Construct Concrete Facility II-41
BI Starts Construction of Cement Facility II-41
Mat-Materials to Start Construction of Building Material
andCement Plant II-41
OJSC to Set up Cement Plants II-42
Rinker Launches New Quarry II-42
Siberian Cement Begins Construction of Cement Plant II-42
Weyerhaeuser Divests Building Materials Distribution Sites II-42
Joongang to Enter into a Joint Venture with FACT II-43
Fauji Cement to Increase Cement Production II-44
ACC to Acquire Stake in Shiva Cement II-44
SANA to Establish the Latest Cement Manufacturing Facility in
Hodeidah II-44
Gezhouba to Build Clinker Production Line II-45
Orascom Enters into a Joint Venture with Khayyat Group II-45
Wienerberger Acquires Korevaar II-45
Wienerberger Acquires Major Stake in Baggeridge Brick II-46
Wienerberger to Acquire Operating Units of Arriscraft II-46
PAI partners Acquires Lafarge Roofing II-47
CRH Acquires Harbin Sanling Cement Company II-47
Asahi Glass to Set up Largest Float Glass Furnace II-48
HeidelbergCement Commissions Jingyang Cement Plant II-48
Lafarge Opens New Production Line at Dujiangyan Facility II-48
Asahi Plans to Close Cinnaminson II-49
Asahi Glass Enters into an Agreement with AGC AX to
Restructure Divisions II-49
CSR Acquires Pilkington II-49
Dyckerhoff to Construct a Greenfield Cement Plant in Orenburg
Region II-50
HeidelbergCement Sells 35% Stake in Vicat II-50
Italcementi Acquires Fuping Cement II-51
KZ PKZ Starts Infrastructure Work at Kyzylorda Float Glass Plant II-51

7. Focus on Select Players II-52
Aditya Birla Group (India) II-52
Asahi Glass Company Limited (Japan) II-52
Ashland Inc. (US) II-53
Associated Materials (US) II-53
Boral Limited (Australia) II-53
Boral Bricks (US) II-54
CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico) II-54
Cimentos de Portugal SGPS SA. (Portugal) II-54
CRH (Ireland) II-54
CSR Limited (Australia) II-55
Daiken Corporation (Japan) II-55
Dal-Tile International, Inc (US) II-56
Dow Building Materials (US) II-56
Dyckerhoff AG (Germany) II-57
Eczacibasi Group (Turkey) II-57
Florida Tile Inc (US) II-57
Hanson Limited (UK) II-57
HeidelbergCement AG (Germany) II-58
Holcim Ltd (Switzerland) II-58
Italcementi S.P.A (Italy) II-58
James Hardie Industries NV (The Netherlands) II-58
Lafarge North America, Inc. (US) II-58
Lafarge SA (France) II-59
Lanka Tiles (Sri Lanka) II-59
Mohawk Industries, Inc. (US) II-60
Pilkington (UK) II-60
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (US) II-60
Rinker Group Limited (Australia) II-60
Rinker Material Corporation (US) II-60
READYMIX (Australia) II-60
Saint-Gobain (France) II-61
Siam Cement Public Company Limited (Thailand) II-61
St. Lawrence Cement Group (Canada) II-61
Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. Ltd (Japan) II-61
Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (Japan) II-62
US Clay Tile (US) II-62
USG Corporation (US) II-62
White River Hardwoods-Woodworks (US) II-62
Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG (Austria) II-62

8. Global Market Perspective II-63
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Building Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 5: World Long-Term Projections for Building Materials by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Building Materials by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Aggregates by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 8: World Long-Term Projections for Aggregates by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Aggregates by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Aggregates by Product Segment -Sand and Gravel, and
Crushed Rock Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 11: World Long-Term Projections for Aggregates by
Product Segment -and and Gravel, and Crushed Rock Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Aggregates by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Sand and
Gravel, and Crushed Rock Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 II-69

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Sand and Gravel by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 14: World Long-Term Projections for Sand and Gravel by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Sand and Gravel by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Crushed Rock by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 17: World Long-Term Projections for Crushed Rock by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Crushed Rock by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Cement and Concrete by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 20: World Long-Term Projections for Cement and Concrete
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Cement and Concrete by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 23: World Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 24: World 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Cement by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 26: World Long-Term Projections for Cement by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for Cement by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Concrete Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 29: World Long-Term Projections for Concrete Products by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 30: World 10-Year Perspective for Concrete Products by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Ready-Mixed Concrete by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 32: World Long-Term Projections for Ready-Mixed Concrete
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 33: World 10-Year Perspective for Ready-Mixed Concrete
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin American and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Bricks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 35: World Long-Term Projections for Bricks by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 36: World 10-Year Perspective for Bricks by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Tiles by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 38: World Long-Term Projections for Tiles by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 39: World 10-Year Perspective for Tiles by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 41: World Long-Term Projections for Glass by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 42: World 10-Year Perspective for Glass by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Metal by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 44: World Long-Term Projections for Metal by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 45: World 10-Year Perspective for Metal by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Timber by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 47: World Long-Term Projections for Timber by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 48: World 10-Year Perspective for Timber by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Other Building Materials by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 50: World Long-Term Projections for Other Building
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 51: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Building
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets for
Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
US Housing Slump to Continue & Non- Residential Construction
Spending to be Sluggish III-1
Aggregates Market- Insight III-1
Distribution & Supply III-1
Construction Materials Supply No Longer a Major Concern III-1
Distribution - A Fragmented Business III-2
Giants Clout for Regional Stronghold III-2
Corporate Scenario III-2
Players Struggle with Small Product Line III-2
Foreign Investments Galore III-2
Select Key Players III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Product Launches III-18
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 52: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 53: US Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 54: US 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

2. Canada III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Market Analytics III-26
Strategic Corporate Developments III-26
St. Lawrence Cement Completes Acquisition of Beton Lunick III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 55: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 56: Canadian Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 57: Canadian 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

3. Japan III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Industry Overview III-30
Cement Demand Exceeds 59mt in 2006 III-30
Timber III-30
Traditional Yields to West III-30
Japanese Style III-30
Western Style III-31
The Auxiliary Apparatus - Market Snapshot III-31
The Imports Scenario III-31
Regulatory Environment III-32
Laws Relating to Imports III-32
Building Standards Law III-32
Key Players III-32
Strategic Corporate Developments III-34
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 58: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 59: Japanese Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 60: Japanese 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4. Europe III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Industry Overview III-38
Strategic Corporate Developments III-38
Product Launches III-41
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 61: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 62: European Long-Term Projections 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
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 63: European 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 64: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 65: European Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 66: European 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4a. France III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Current and Future Analysis III-49
Key Players III-49
Lafarge III-49
Saint-Gobain III-50
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 67: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 68: French Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 69: French 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4b. Germany III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Current and Future Analysis III-53
Sales Increase Despite Fall in Cement Consumption III-53
Key Players III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 70: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 71: German Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 72: German 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

4c. Italy III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Current and Future Analysis III-57
Italcementi S.P.A - Global Presence III-57
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 73: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 74: Italian Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 75: Italian 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

4d. The United Kingdom III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Market Overview III-61
UK Aggregates Industry III-61
Ready Mixed Concrete III-61
Key Players III-61
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 76: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 77: UK Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 78: UK 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

4e. Spain III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Current and Future Analysis III-65
Tiles - Sophistication and Simplicity Catch Industry's
Attention III-65
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 79: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 80: Spanish Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 81: Spanish 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

4f. Russia III-68
A.Market Analysis III-68
Market Overview III-68
Land of Potential Opportunities III-68
The End-User Market III-68
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 82: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
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 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 83: Russian Long-Term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 84: Russian 10-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 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

4g. Rest of Europe III-72
A.Market Analysis III-72
Current and Future Analysis III-72
Bulgaria III-72
Industry Overview III-72
Construction Practices - A Review III-72
Market Drivers III-72
Imports - An Appraisal III-73
End-User Analysis III-73
Import Distribution Channels III-73
Financing III-73
Hungary III-73
Concrete, Plaster, and Cement Products III-73
Fired Clay Building Materials III-73
Ceramic Tiles and Slabs III-74
Ceramic Products III-74
Glass and Glass Products III-74
Stonemasonry III-74
Wienerberger Teglaipari Rt - The Leader III-74
Ireland III-74
CRH - With Worldwide Reputation III-74
Turkey III-75
Industry Overview III-75
Construction Sector Overview III-75
Eczacibasi - Sets the Trends in Ceramics III-75
Market Dynamics III-75
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