NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Concrete and Cement – Market Opportunity and Environment, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016http://www.reportlinker.com/p01081355/Global-Concrete-and-Cement-–-Market-Opportunity-and-Environment-Analyses-and-Forecasts-to-2016.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Building_MaterialSynopsis This report provides detailed market analysis, information, trends, issues and insights into the global concrete and cement market, including: • The regional and global concrete and cement products market's growth prospects by category • Analysis of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North America, Latin America and European markets separately with country level data • Critical insight into the impact of the market through comparative analysis of country level data • Profiles of key companies operating in the concrete and cement products industry Summary The global concrete and cement market valued US$457.2 billion in 2011, out of which the Asia-Pacific region constituted a 57.2% share, making it the largest regional market for concrete and cement in the world. In the same year, Europe and North America positioned themselves as the second and third-largest regions, with shares of 23.6% and 10.6% respectively. The continuing economic uncertainty in Europe and sluggish growth in the US are expected to reduce the market shares of these western regions. Stable and growing economies in China and India are also expected to reduce the market shares of the western regions, as demand in the Asia-Pacific region is growing faster, contributed by infrastructure investment and increasing housing demand, benefiting various ancillary markets such as concrete and cement. Europe and North America's shares are expected to decline from 23.6% and 10.6% in 2011 to 19.9% and 9.3% respectively in 2016.