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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Aggregates I-3Cement & Concrete I-4Bricks I-4Tiles I-4Metal I-4Glass I-4Timber I-4Others I-4II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1A Quick Primer II-1Impact of Recession on Building Materials Market II-2Construction Activity Nosedives in the US II-2Developing Markets Withstand Recessionary Pressures II-3The World Beyond the Recession II-3Construction Sector Turns Focus onto Green Building Materials II-3Technology Advancements: A Key Influencing Factor II-4Inter-Segment Competition Influences Demand Trends II-4Factors Shaping Consumer's Choice: Rating on a Scale 1 - 10(10 - High Impact, 1 - Low Impact) II-5Online Marketplace - Far-off Goal II-5Distribution & Supply II-5Ready-Mixed Concrete: Price Hike Comes with Riders II-6Competitive Scenario II-62. A MACRO VIEW OF KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-7World Economy - A Key Growth Driver II-7Economic Growth to Slow Down Amid Global Headwinds II-7Table 1: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies: 2010-2013F(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Current Account Imbalances Are Wide II-10Key Downside Risks for the Euro Area II-11US - Subpar Recovery with Heightened Policy Uncertainty II-12Construction Industry - A Review II-12Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-14Table 2: Worldwide Construction Spending by Country (2011)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14Table 3: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by Region- 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15Regional Perspective II-15The Americas II-15Asia Pacific II-15Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-15Europe II-16European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-16Middle East II-173. A BRIEF REVIEW OF MAJOR SEGMENTS II-18Aggregate Materials II-18Overview II-18Improving Construction Activity to Spur Demand for Aggregates II-18Noteworthy Trends II-19Eco-Awareness & Sustainability Spurs Innovations II-19Localized Market Operations: The Result of High LandTransportation Costs II-19Development of Quarries: An Increasingly DifficultProposition II-20Government Funding - Vital to Boost Aggregate Demand II-20Rising Energy Costs Sinks Producer Margins II-20Industry Structure II-20Concrete II-21Rising Use of Concrete in Interior Designing II-21Stamped Concrete Witnessing Popularity among Homeowners II-21Decorative Concrete Gaining Momentum II-22New Trends Decorative Concrete Usage II-22Cement II-22Table 4: World Cement Production (2011): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Production Volume by Region/Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-23Ceramic Tiles II-23Tiles Demand on the Rise II-23Production Scenario II-24Table 5: World Tile Production (2010): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Production Volume by Region - Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and North America (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-24Manufacturers Focus on R&D Activities II-25Carpet Tiles Market: An Overview II-25Latest Trends in Ceramic Tiles II-25Nanotechnology Finds Use in Tile Manufacturing II-26Bathroom Tiles: A Glance at Latest Trends II-26Top Tile Trends for Renovation II-27Growing Preference for Slim Tiles II-27Use of Advanced Print Resemblance II-27Consumers Favor Bright Colors and Big Textures II-27Kitchen Tiles: A Look at Trends in Vogue II-27Timber II-28Overview II-28Noteworthy Trends II-28Focus on Sustainability II-28Growing Popularity of Red Timber II-28Rising Use of Mass Timber in Construction Activity II-29Increase in Timber Imports II-29Quickening Construction Process with Cross-Laminated Timber II-29Global Timber Frame Market II-29Construction Timber Demand Set to Grow in BRIC Countries II-29Steel II-30Economic Uncertainty Plagues Steel Industry II-30Table 6: World Steel Demand by End-Use Industry (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Finished Steel ProductsConsumption Volume for Construction, Machinery, Transport,Appliances, Fabrication, Oil & Gas, and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-31Aluminum & Copper II-31Growing Popularity of Aluminum Extrusions in ConstructionSector II-32Glass II-32Healthy Growth on the Horizon for Flat Glass II-32Growth Drivers for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10 (10- High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-33Growth Dampeners for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10(10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-33Increasing Usage of Glass in Building Construction II-34Glass: Key Role in Sustainable Building Construction II-34Energy-Saving Glass in Windows to Deliver Favorable EconomicReturns II-34Consumers Recognize Energy Saving Properties of Low-E Glass II-354. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-36Aggregates II-36Key Applications II-36Sand and Gravel II-37Crushed Rock II-37Cement & Concrete Products II-37Cement II-37Concrete II-37Applications of Concrete II-38Concrete in Flooring II-38Self-Placing Concrete II-38Concrete in Building Houses II-38Concrete Screws II-38Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete II-38Concrete Pads II-39Types of Concrete II-39Precast Concrete II-40Ready-mixed Concrete II-40Bricks II-40Tiles II-40Glass II-40Metal II-41Steel - The Chief Construction Metal II-41Timber II-41Plastics II-41Wood Fiber Plastic Composites (WPC) II-425. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II-43Cement Production: A Major Pollution Source II-43Environmental Issues of Aggregates Production & Usage II-43Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste: A Discussion II-44Concrete II-44Timber II-45New Tiles Promise to Cut Down Wood Waste II-45Sanitary ware II-45Hardware and Plumbing II-45Glazing II-45Steel II-46Brick II-46Ceramic Tiles - Green Way II-46Plastics II-466. TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS II-47Glass - Permeable to Sunlight but Not Heat II-47Ductal: An Innovative Composite Building Material II-47PPC Pipe Production Line: A Green Environment FriendlyBuilding Material II-47Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF) II-47Fly ash - For Concrete Reinforcement II-48Fiber-Reinforced Concrete II-48Cement Pulsation II-49The Process II-49Wire Mesh Products Expand Metal Applications II-49CanFibre Develops Barkboard from Waste II-49Tiles - In All New Natural Looks II-507. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-51CEMEX Introduces Insularis Ready-Mix Concrete Brand II-51Sarche Concrete Design Introduces Concrete Countertops forHouseholds II-51CEMEX Introduces Ready-Mix Concrete Roof Element II-51ACC Concrete Unveils M100 Grade Ready Mix Concrete II-52Mt. Olive Concrete Works Unveils Concrete Walkways II-52SureCrete Design Launches Range of Terrazzo ConcreteCementitious Casting Product II-52USC Technologies Unveils Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete II-52Lafarge Canada Unveils Aggneo High-Quality Recycled Aggregates II-52H&R Johnson Introduces New Range of Unique Stonex Wall Tilesin India II-53Interface Unveils New Tiles Collection and New Brand Look II-53Fireclay Tile Rolls Out New Collection of Glazed Thin Brick II-53British Ceramic Tile Launches New Range of Floor Tiles II-53Garage Flooring Introduces Two New Ranges of Eco-FriendlyRubber Floor Tiles II-54H & R Johnson Introduces Neo-Digital Range of Tiles II-54British Ceramic Tile to Launch The Colour Compendium II-54Laura Ashley Introduces Artisan Range of Tiles II-54Fireclay Tile and Kelly LaPlante Introduces The RunwayCollection of Designer Tiles II-55Panariagroup Launches Antibacterial Porcelain Wall and FloorTiles II-55Outwater Launches Stainless Steel Metal and Genuine StoneTiles II-55DaVinci Unveils Bellaforté Shake Collection II-56DeckWise.com Launches Hardwood Deck Tiles II-56Jeffrey Court Launches Chapter 11- Align Tile Collection II-57RAK Ceramics Unveils Pavitron Vitrified Paving Tiles II-57Rocio Ceraglass India Launches Wall Fashion Wall Tiles II-58RAK Ceramics Launches Junior Tile Product Collection II-58Lexus Unveils Clear Crystal Tiles in the Indian Market II-58The Carpet Tile King Introduces Interstate Line of CarpetTiles II-59New Glass Tiles Expands Stainless Steel Tiles Range II-59Somany Ceramics Introduces Somany Digital Tiles II-59Florida Tile Launches Gallant HDP: Stone-Inspired Tiles II-59RAK Ceramics Unveils NANOPIX TILES II-60Fireclay Tile Launches Crush Recycled Glass Tiles II-60Armstrong Launches New Range of Sahara Direct-ApplyResidential Ceiling Tiles II-60PPG Industries to Introduce Self-Cleaning Sunclear® Glass andSungate® 600 Glass II-60 Asahi Glass to Launch ATTOCH™ Ecoglass for CommercialApplications II-61Asahi Glass Develops Sunbalance™ Triple Cool Glass II-61CENTRIA Introduces Allusion II-61CENTRIA Launches Custom Column Covers II-62CENTRIA Launches Zinc Panels II-62Utranazz Introduces New Mobile Concrete Batching PlantTechnomix II-62Decorative Concrete Supply Launches Decorative ConcreteMaterials II-63Sarche Concrete Design Launches Concrete Countertops in FortWorth II-63Sarche Concrete Design Launches Decorative Concrete Furniture II-63Seal-Krete Introduces GraniteFX Decorative Concrete Coating II-63Decorative Concrete Supply Launches Concrete DrivewayResurfacing Materials in Austin II-64High Concrete Group Launches High Solar Reflectance Pre-castConcrete II-64CEMEX Introduces New Kompakton and Permatite Concrete BuildingSolutions in Croatia and UK II-64CEMEX Introduces Concrete NEXT in Malaysia II-65CEMEX Introduces New Concrete Technology Promptis® II-65CEMEX Rolls Out New Ready-Mix ESW Concrete II-65Abeo Introduces SL-Decks Light-Weight Concrete II-65Florida Tile Introduces Polished Travertine Line to PietraArtRange of Natural Stone II-65British Ceramic Tile Launches Dorchester Range of LargeCeramic Wall Tiles II-66Florida Tile Introduces Stellar Product Line to Expand HDPHigh Definition Porcelain Tiles Range II-66RAK Ceramics Introduces Opulence Range of Bathware Suites II-66British Ceramic Tile Introduces New Products II-67British Ceramic Tile Introduces New Products to Brighton andCreative Colours Range of Tiles II-67Florida Tile Unveils New Products II-67Florida Tile Introduces Grandeur Tile Collection II-68Laura Ashley Adds New Beige Color to Winter Garden TileCollection II-68HSIL Launches 3D Travertino Tiles Range II-68China Ceramics Unveils WULIQIAO Brand Large Format RusticTiles II-69US Tile Introduces ClayMax Clay Roofing Tile II-69Florida Tile Launches Quartez Tiles Collection for Commercialand Residential Use II-69Fireclay Tile Introduces Claymonde Wall Tiles Collection II-70Florida Tile Launches New Collections of Tiles II-70Florida Tile to Introduce New Tile Lines in ContemporaryFormats II-70Florida Tile Launches New Range of Ceramic Tiles II-71MonierLifetile to Launch SMOG-EATING Collection II-71Artistic Tile Launches the Vetromarmi Collection, a New Rangeof Glass and Stone Tiles II-71AERT to Launch New LifeCycle® Range of EcoDek® Deck Tiles II-71Pilkington Launches Pilkington K Glass™ S II-72PPG Industries Unveils SunClean® Self-cleaning Glass II-72CENTRIA Expands MetalWrap™ Insulated Composite Back-Up Panel II-72Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation Deploys BuildingInformation Modeling II-73BSW Timber Introduces Easi-Stud II-73BSW Timber Introduces Timeless Timber Grip Deckboards II-73Pilkington Introduces Pilkington Solar-E™ Glass II-74PPG Industries Launches Sungate® 400 Glass for CommercialApplications II-74CENTRIA Unveils FormaBond II Metal Composite Wall System II-75CENTRIA Unveils Smart-RTM Wall Solution II-75United States Steel Introduces New ACRYLUME CF™ Coated Sheet II-75CENTRIA Launches FormaBond II Composite Metal Wall System II-75Sujana Metal Products Launches Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel II-76Jockimo Launches Glass Stair Treads and Anti-Slip GlassFlooring II-76Cheil Industries Develops New Artificial Marble II-76Italcementi Develops i.light® Transparent Cement to ConstructItalian Pavilion II-76Pilkington Introduces Pilkington Cervoglass™ Sun andPilkington Cervoglass Activ™ II-77Boral Bricks Introduces New Bricks II-77USG Corporation Introduces SECUROCK® Glass-Mat Roof Board II-77Owens Corning Unveils AdVeil™ II-78US Tile Introduces ClayMax Clay Roofing Tile II-788. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - AHISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-79Celanese Introduces TufCOR™ Emulsion Polymer Brand II-79AGC Releases PairPlus Ecoglass in Japan II-79Lafarge Introduces Rapid Deco® L5® Gypsum Board ImprovedVersion II-79Bouygues Construction and Lafarge Introduce Thermedia™Insulating Concrete Range II-80Pilkington Introduces New Product Ranges II-80Pilkington Introduces Additions to Pilkington Activ Suncool™Portfolio II-81Saint-Gobain Introduces QUANTUM GLASSTM II-81Saint-Gobain Solar Introduces Photovoltaic Solution Range II-82SCG Cement Introduces Environment-Friendly Elephant MarineCement II-82Dal-Tole Corp. Launches Outstand Technology™ II-83US Tile Adds Nine New CRRC Rated Cool Roof Colors II-83ANN SACKS Unveils Merge Collection II-84Zydex Industries Introduces a New Water Soluble Solution II-84CPAC Unveils Kite-Shaped Tiles II-84White River™ Expands the Adornments™ Portfolio II-84White River™ Introduces Elegant Additions™ II-85Individual Tiles from Pilkington II-85AGC Launches New Line of PTFE Products II-859. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-86Irving Materials Acquires Rock Industries II-86Summit Materials Acquires Aggregates Operations of NorrisAsphalt Paving Company II-86Eagle Materials Signs Agreement with Lafarge North America II-86VantaCore Partners Acquires Laurel Aggregates II-86Eastern Concrete Materials Enters into Agreement with MultipleCompanies II-87 Anglo American and Lafarge to Divest Construction MaterialsBusiness to Mittal Investments II-87Eurovia Takes Over Carmacks II-87Eurovia Takes Over NAPC II-88Oberfields Acquires Wilson Concrete Products II-88Fujian Prominent Science New Materials Acquires ConcreteAdmixture Companies II-88Central Concrete Supply to Take Over Bode Concrete and BodeGravel II-88Industrial Nanotech and Boral Roofing Ink Agreement II-88Anderson Group Takes Over Wilson Concrete Products andWellnitz II-89Eagle Materials to Takeover Cement Facilities and Assets ofLafarge North America II-89Rust-Oleum Group Takes Over Synta II-89Clark Pacific Acquires Assets of Hanson Structural Precast II-90Oldcastle Precast to Take Over Assets of U.S. Concrete PrecastOperations II-90Eastern Concrete Takes Over Ready Mixed Concrete Operations of Allen Newport II-90Eastern Concrete Materials Enters into Agreement with MultipleCompanies II-90RPM International Takes Over Viapol II-91ESA to Distribute Terrazzo Concrete Products through Lowe'sHome Improvement Stores II-91Boustead Acquires Majority Stake in Johan Ceramics from LTAT II-91Kajaria Buys Majority Stake to Form JV with Vennar Ceramics II-92 Somany Inks Marketing Deal with Fiandre Group II-92Tile Shop Holdings and JWC Acquisition Conclude BusinessCombination II-92Hamico Mineral Group to Divest Stake in Hamico II ConstructionMaterial II-92Cera Sanitaryware to Enhance Capacity of Gujarat ProductionFacility II-92Asian Granito and Panaria Group Form Joint Venture II-93Ziyang Ceramics Enters into Ten New Distribution Agreements II-93NCI Building Systems Takes Over Metl-Span II-93Russel Metals Takes Over Alberta Industrial Metals II-93Nippon Steel, Sichuan Southwest and Sumitomo to Form StainlessSteel Sheet JV in China II-94Sumitomo and Sumisho Tekko Hanbai Forms JV with SMC Steel II-94Melewar Announces Investment in Kazakh Steel Plant II-94Architectural Building Components Merges with McElroy Metal II-94Sumitomo Metal Merges with Nippon Steel to Establish NipponSteel & Sumitomo Metal II-95Sumitomo Establishes Joint Venture with Mukand II-95SCA Takes Over PLF II-95Grey Mountain Partners Acquires Interests in North AmericanSpecialty Glass II-96Guardian Industries Collaborates with Soladigm to MarketSoladigm Dynamic Glass II-96Groot Group to Establish Glass Manufacturing Joint Venture inNamibia II-96Saint-Gobain Acquires Sage Electrochromics II-97Grey Mountain Partners Takes Over Assets of Flat GlassBusiness II-97Tarmac to Merge with Lafarge II-97Martin Marietta Signs Agreement with Lafarge Aggregates andConcrete II-97Trinity Industries Takes Over Select Aggregates Operations ofTexas Industries II-98VantaCore Takes Over Limestone Quarry Operation from NorthAmerican Limestone II-98Summit Materials Acquires Six Companies II-98CEMEX Takes Over Gravel Deposits in France and Germany II-98PPC Takes Over Aggregate Quarries from Quarries of Botswana II-99Lemminkainen Acquires Local Mineral Aggregates Firm II-99Aggregate Industries Takes Over Lattimore Materials II-99Texas Industries Acquires CEMEX USA II-99Grace Construction Products Takes Over De Neef Conchem Group II-100Rhino Linings Takes Over Concrete Solutions II-100Thu Duc Centrifugal Concrete, Flanders Concrete and 7N.G FormJoint Venture II-100Saudi Building Materials Inks Joint Venture with BRMConstruction II-101W. R. Grace Establishes Manufacturing Unit in India II-101Silvi Group Acquires Manufacturing Facility in New Jersey II-101Metromont Acquires Majority Stake in Royal Concrete Concepts II-101Bornhoft Concrete and Pronk Ready Mix Merge II-102Boral Acquires Quarrying and Concrete Operations from WagnersGroup II-102Cretex Companies Takes Over Quality Concrete Pipe and CSIPrecast II-102Somany Ceramics Acquires Equity Stake in Vintage Tiles II-103Crossville Purchases Master Tile's Building Products Locations II-103H&R Johnson ( India) Inks Joint Venture Agreement with SmallTiles II-103British Ceramic Tile Acquires Ceramic Prints II-103RBP Acquires Russell Roof Tiles from CEMEX II-104Sun Tile Acquires California Operations of Morena Tile II-104Kajaria Acquires Majority Stake in Soriso Ceramic II-104JFE Steel Inks MoU with Vietnam National University Ho ChiMinh City II-104McElroy Metal and Green Span Profiles Forms Joint Venture II-105McElroy Metal Takes Over Met-Tile and Curveline II-105Metal Sales Manufacturing Enters into Partnership withAppliCad II-105Zamil Steel Industries and Severfield-Rowen Ink StrategicAlliance Agreement II-105Södra Timber Takes Over Romerike Trelast II-106Hartung Glass Industries to Take Over Personal Touch Glass II-106Sisecam to Commence New Facilities in Turgovishte II-106VantaCore Partners Acquires Clemons Aggregates Site of LafargeNorth America II-107Weir to Acquire Linatex Group II-107CEMEX Finishes Sale of Non-Core Assets and Concrete Block II-107Summit Materials Acquires Altaview Concrete and Con-Agg of MO II-107Summit Materials Takes Over Cornejo & Sons II-108Summit Materials Takes Over Hinkle Contracting II-108Summit Materials Acquires RK Hall Construction, Buster CrushedStone and Related Companies II-108Lafarge Divests Aggregates & Concrete Assets in Alsace, Switzerland and Portugal II-109Lafarge Divests Stake in Cimpor to Votorantim II-109Eurovia Takes Over Tarmac Quarries in Europe II-109U.S. Concrete Takes Over Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants II-109Holcim Acquires Ready-Mix Concrete Plants and AggregateQuarries from Lafarge II-110Summit Materials Acquires Altaview Concrete and Con-Agg of MO II-110Team Elmer's Acquires Concrete Designs II-110 Dolese Bros. Takes Over A&M Concrete II-111Advanced Drainage Systems Acquires Piedmont Concrete II-111Brickworks Acquires Sasso Precast Concrete II-111Sargent Materials Acquires Ready-Mix Concrete Plants of G.E.Goding II-111Mohawk Forms JV with Foshan Sanfi II-111Saint Gobain Acquires Solarwood II-112Nippon Steel, Kyoei Steel, Sumisho Tekko Hanbai, Sumitomo FormJV with Bacviet Steel II-112Metal Sales Manufacturing Expands Capacity at Rock Island and Nashville Branches II-112Genesis Worldwide to Form Joint Venture with Codding SteelFrame Solutions II-113Camargo Correa Cimentos Takes Over Majority Stake in Cimentosde Nacala II-113Bosowa Establishes Production Facility to Enhance CementProduction Capacity II-113Charlesbank Capital Partners Takes Over Majority Stake inCedar Creek Lumber II-113PT Holcim Indonesia to Construct New Cement ProductionFacility II-114GPT Infraprojects Secures Supply Order for Concrete Sleepers II-114Lemminkainen to Unify Subsidiaries in Building ProductsBusiness II-114Wienerberger Acquires Rimmele II-114Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Independent Building Materials II-114CEMEX Joint Venture Divests Certain Assets II-115Minerals Corp Enters into MOU with Zhejiang Dadongwu Group toSet Up Joint Venture II-115Oldcastle Materials Acquires A.L. Blades & Sons II-115Siam Cement Group Purchases 51% Interest in Q-CON II-116BBMG to Acquire Majority Stake in 3 Beijing Companies II-116US LBM Takes Over Universal Supply Company II-116Wolseley Divests Irish Businesses II-117US LBM Holdings Takes Over Universal Supply Company II-117ASEC Holding Secures Stake in ASEC Cement II-117Scitus Cement Takes Over Sichuan Zhiquan Special Cement II-118BBMG Buys Stake in Lafarge China Offshore Holding Co II-118Aggregate Industries Signs Joint Venture Agreement with DanskNatursten II-11810. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVEBUILDER II-119Keystone Tools and GranQuartz Merge II-119Grasim to Demerge Cement Operations II-119China National Building Material to Establish a Joint Venture II-119McKillican Purchases Assets of Panel Source International II-119EcoBlu to Merge with N8 Concepts II-120GAF Decking Systems Takes Over Correct Building Products II-120ABC Supply Takes Over Chesapeake Siding and Roofing II-120Atlas Holdings Takes Over Division of Weyerhaeuser II-120Saint-Gobain Solar Signs Partnership Agreement with SolaireFrance II-120Sisecam and Saint-Gobain Sign Agreement II-121Sekisui Chemical Signs Agreement with SCG Building Materials II-121Lafarge Introduces New Production Facility in Otalavo CementPlant II-121Taiwan Cement Announces Acquisition of Cement Assets from PMH II-121Primoris Announces Juniper Flats Quarry Acquisition II-122CanWel to Takeover Broadleaf Logistics II-122Lafarge Divests Stake in Egypt Cement Company II-123Armtec Infrastructure Takes Over Pre-Con II-123iCrete enters into Agreement with Titan America II-123Jilin Yatai Takes Over Jinyuan Cement II-123Blackstone Consortium Invests in Summit Materials II-123Hanson to Divest Stake in Non-Core Businesses II-124Samrudhi and UltraTech to Merge Operations II-124Lafarge and Shui On to Spinoff Cement Venture II-124IFC Plans Investment in Sagar-Vicat Joint Venture II-124EcoBlu Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Luxor II-125Maschmeyer Concrete Acquires Inland Materials II-125Cemex Divests Stake in Australian Assets II-125Unifrax Acquires Alfatec II-125Bostwick-Braun to Takeover Moore-Handley II-126Sika Announces Jiangsu TMS Admixture Acquisition II-126BUA Takes Over Edo, Sokoto Cement Factories II-126Grange Fencing Acquires Metpost II-127Hexion Ties Up with TTS for Developing Green ConstructionProducts II-127Johns Manville Acquires Corbond Corporation II-127Jaiprakash Associates Inks MoU with AMDC for Setting Up CementUnit in Assam II-128BlueLinx Inks Deal with Xella Aircrete for Distributing HebelAerated Concrete Products II-128Holcim Disposes Off Caribbean, Panamanian Assets II-128Zahid and Schwing-Stetter to form Joint Venture II-129L&T Divests Stake in Cement Business II-129FL Smidth Announces EEL India Acquisition II-129Brescia Group Agrees to Acquire Cement Assets of Lafarge II-129R-INFRA Acquires Majority Interest in Reliance Cementation II-129SCG Distribution Opens New Home-Improvement Store II-130Walker Zanger Takes Over Majority Ownership Stake in CeramicaAntique II-130Vault Technology and EcoBlu Products Enter into ExclusiveDistribution Agreement II-131Uganda Clay Ltd Opens New Production Plant II-131Heidelberg Cement and Republic of Bashkortostan Form JointVenture II-131Beacon Roofing Supply Acquires Lookout Supply II-132Beacon Receives Branches from Distributor of CommercialBuilding Products II-132Holcim Acquires CEMEX Australia II-132CSR Sells Glass Business to MH Group II-132Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry Enters into Partnership withWhite River II-133Dangote Group Invests in Benue Cement Company II-133The Dow Chemical Takes Over Haas and Rohm II-133Hebei Taihang Cement to Buy BBMG Corporation's Cement Assets II-133China Runji Cement Obtains Sales Contract from Jiangsu ZhubenConcrete Mixing Limited II-134Serious Materials Takes Over Kensington Windows Assets II-134CRH Purchases Minority Share in Cement Business of Jilin YataiGroup II-135Boise Cascade's Building Materials Distribution DivisionPurchases Total Structural Systems II-135Aecon Group Acquires South Rock II-135Clal Industries and Investments Inks Agreement to Take Over Hanson Israel II-136Martin Marietta Materials Buys Cumulative Assets from CEMEX II-136Holcim Purchases Cemex Australia II-136STT Construction Group Snaps Up Koreteck II-137Shui On Construction and Materials Takes Over China CentralProperties II-137The Gores Group Buys Majority Stake in Stock Building SupplyHoldings II-137Ningxia Building Materials Group Establishes New Facility II-138China National Materials Purchases Ningxia Building MaterialsGroup II-138Aggregate Industries UK Takes Over Atlantic Aggregates andStone Haul II-138Sacci Takes Over Lafarge Finanziaria II-139AZEK® Building Products Enters into Partnership with Archadeck II-139CIMPOR Subsidiary Acquires Cemex Canary Islands Operations II-139CIMPOR Subsidiaries in Acquisition Deal II-140Italcementi and Heidelberg Cement Sign Licensing Agreement II-140Italcementi and Libyan Economic and Social Development FundEstablish JV to Construct Cement Facility in Libya II-140CNBM Enters into Equity Transfer Agreement with Inner MongoliaPower II-141CRH Took Over Pavestone Group II-141Macon Increases Stake in Simcor Oradea II-141Macon Deva Snaps Up Simcor Group II-142Bouygues' Unit Acquires The Gouyer Group of Companies II-142Norandex Building Materials Distribution Takes Over Area VinylSiding Distributors II-142Remos Beton Merges with Komars II-142Kharkov's Building Materials to Buy Stake in Three BuildingMaterials Companies II-143Goldman Sachs Group Signs Contract with Hongshi Holding Group II-143Polyplank Snaps Up OFK Plast II-143White River™ and Keystone Wood Specialties Enter into Alliance II-143Texas Industries Buys Stake in TA Acquisition Group II-143Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and PAI Partners Acquires XellaGroup II-144Serious Materials Purchases Alpen Windows II-144ByggHandlaren i Skane to Take Over Jarn & Tracenter i Kavlinge II-144Optimera Svenska to Purchase Bygg & Travaror II-144Cement Roadstone Holdings Buys Stake in My Home Industries II-144LSR Group Acquires to Take Over Betfor II-145Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman Acquires Palma Byggrossisten II-145MDU Resources Group Purchases Amador Transit Mix II-145Carter Holt Harvey Purchases Business of WeyerhaeuserAustralia Group II-145MDU Resources Group Takes Over Yarbrough's Dirt Pit II-145TJS Wood Flooring Takes Over Xin Ao Construction Materials II-146Pro-Build Holdings Buys Khempco Building Supply II-146California Portland Cement Acquires Silver State Materials II-146Euclid Chemical Purchases Increte Systems II-146Votorantim Cimentos North America Acquires Prestige/AB ReadyMix and Prestige Gunite II-146Italcementi Fabbriche Riunite Cemento Takes Over Crider &Shockey II-146Pro-Build Holdings Buys Jasper Lumber II-147Memphis Ready Mix Purchases Businesses of US Concrete II-147MCC Development Purchases Robertson's Ready Mix Concrete II-147CEMEX to Sell Australian Assets II-147Martin Marietta Materials Purchases Businesses of VulcanMaterials Company II-147Saint-Gobain Acquires Minority Stake in MAG II-147California Portland Cement Purchases Business Assets of IMIXGroup II-148U.S. Concrete Takes Over Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants II-148Vulcan Materials Company to Buy Florida Rock Industries II-148Wienerberger Buys Petrinja II-148Pipelife Takes Over Instaplast Praha a.s. II-148Wienerberger Acquires IGM Backa Nova II-149Wienerberger Purchases Interest in Sandtoft II-149Uralita Takes Over Glass Wool Insulation Business of Özpor II-149China Shuangji Cement Acquires Zhaoyuan Shuangji II-149Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund Acquires Stake in BURNCOConcrete Products II-150Dow Building Solutions Takes Over Geomembrane Systems andStevens® Roofing Systems II-150Ljungberg Merges with HustvedtGruppen II-150Hubei Sanxia New Building Materials Buys Stake in WuhanDaichunlin Commerce & Trade II-150Lafarge Purchases Ready Mix Concrete Business of Larsen andToubro II-151Xin Ao Construction Materials Concludes Reverse Merger withChina Advanced Construction Materials Group II-151CRH Roller Shutters & Awnings Takes Over SWS UK II-151Builders Merchants Botswana Merges with Timber City and PGTimber II-151Millman Lumber Purchases Kansas Lumberyards from WeyerhaeuserLumber and Paper II-152Fiber Composites and Huttig Building Products Enter intoStrategic Partnership II-15211. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-153Aditya Birla Group ( India) II-153Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. ( Japan) II-153Ashland Inc. ( USA) II-153Associated Materials Inc ( USA) II-154Boral Limited ( Australia) II-154The US Tile Company ( USA) II-154Buzzi Unicem SpA ( Italy) II-154Dyckerhoff AG ( Germany) II-155CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V. ( Mexico) II-155Cimentos de Portugal SGPS S.A ( Portugal) II-155Compagnie De Saint-Gobain ( France) II-155CRH plc (UK) II-156Oldcastle, Inc. ( USA) II-156CSR Limited ( Australia) II-157Dow Building Solutions ( USA) II-157E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( USA) II-157Eczacibasi Group ( Turkey) II-158Florida Tile Inc. ( USA) II-158GAF Materials Corporation ( USA) II-158Granite Construction Company ( USA) II-159HeidelbergCement AG ( Germany) II-159Hanson UK (UK) II-159Holcim Ltd ( Switzerland) II-160Holcim Australia Pty. Ltd. ( Australia) II-160Italcementi S.P.A ( Italy) II-160James Hardie Industries plc ( Ireland) II-160Lafarge SA ( France) II-161Martin Marietta Materials ( USA) II-161Mohawk Industries, Inc. ( USA) II-162Dal-Tile International, Inc. ( USA) II-162Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. ( Japan) II-162Pilkington Group Limited (UK) II-163Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation ( Japan) II-163PPG Industries, Inc. ( USA) II-163RAK Ceramics ( India) Pvt. Ltd. ( India) II-164Sumitomo Corporation ( Japan) II-164Taiheiyo Cement Corporation ( Japan) II-164Trinity Industries, Inc. ( USA) II-165USG Corporation ( USA) II-165Vulcan Materials Company ( USA) II-165White River Hardwoods-Woodworks, Inc. ( USA) II-166Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG ( Austria) II-16612. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-167Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forBuilding Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and LatinAmerican Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-167Table 8: World Historic Review for Building Materials byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-168Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Building Materials byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-169Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAggregates by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-170Table 11: World Historic Review for Aggregates by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-171Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Aggregates byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-172Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAggregates by Product Segment - Sand and Gravel, and CrushedRock Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figuresin US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-173Table 14: World Historic Review for Aggregates by ProductSegment - Sand and Gravel, and Crushed Rock MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-174Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Aggregates by ProductSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Sand andGravel, and Crushed Rock Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-175Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forSand and Gravel by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and LatinAmerican Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-176Table 17: World Historic Review for Sand and Gravel byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-177Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Sand and Gravel byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-178Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCrushed Rock by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-179Table 20: World Historic Review for Crushed Rock by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-180Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Crushed Rock byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-181Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCement and Concrete by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and LatinAmerican Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-182Table 23: World Historic Review for Cement and Concrete byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-183Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Cement and Concrete byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-184Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCement and Concrete by Product Segment - Cement, ConcreteProducts and Ready-Mixed Concrete Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-185Table 26: World Historic Review for Cement and Concrete byProduct Segment - Cement, Concrete Products and Ready-MixedConcrete Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-186Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Cement and Concrete byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forCement, Concrete Products and Ready-Mixed Concrete Markets forYears 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-187Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCement by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin AmericanMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-188Table 29: World Historic Review for Cement by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-189Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Cement by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East andLatin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-190Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forConcrete Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and LatinAmerican Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-191Table 32: World Historic Review for Concrete Products byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-192Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Concrete Products byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-193Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forReady-Mixed Conc

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