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Cement: Jul 2010

July, 2010

The Indian cement industry has been on a high growth trajectory for more than a decade, led by buoyancy in sectors such as real estate and construction. The industry has witnessed continuous modernisation and adoption of new technologies in recent years.

India currently ranks second in cement production in the world, with an installed capacity of about 230 million tonnes in 2008–09. The industry recorded a CAGR of about 7.3 per cent in installed capacity between December 2004 and December 2009.

Cement players in India produce different types of cement based on varied compositions such as Ordinary Portland, Portland Pozzolana, Portland Blast Furnace Slag cement, white cement and specialised cement.

Key markets in northern India include the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and the National Capital Region (NCR). The Indian cement industry comprises 134 large and about 350 mini cement plants, including public sector units. Holcim Group (comprising ACC and Ambuja Cements) and Aditya Birla Group (including Grasim Industries, UltraTech and Century Textiles) are pan-India players.

Demand in this region is being driven by infrastructure, residential and commercial projects, including the projects under the Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held in Delhi in October 2010.

Housing, Infrastructure and Real estate sectors, with major construction activity in rural and semi-urban areas through large infrastructure and housing development projects, are expected to augment the growth rise in cement sector.

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