Saudi Arabia Cement Market Analysis

Next only to petroleum, the construction sector is amongst the most strong sectors in the Saudi Arabian economy and cement is the key element contributing to the growth of the construction sector. In its quest to move forward and diversify from a petroleum dependent economy, Saudi Arabia has identified and invested in many infrastructure projects and schemes in recent years. These initiatives have had the required impact, bringing in a supplementary boost to the construction sector, translating into many residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation projects.

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The cement sector in Saudi Arabia benefits from the strong domestic market situation, buoyed by the government's continued investment on infrastructure well supported by the favorable oil price movements. Other allied factors include a young demographic structure, increasing urbanization. The domestic producers enjoy a distinct competitive advantage, supported by the growing demand and the geographically distributed production setup.

The government support to the cement industry translates into a low cost of production whereby cement prices in Saudi Arabia are among the lowest in the world. The production and capacity scenario indicates further lower prices in the next few years making the industry more competitive. The latest techniques and technologies implemented in manufacturing will further make the industry more efficient and cheaper. It can be expected that the cement industry in Saudi Arabia will be able to support the huge and growing demands from the local sizeable construction projects and also be a leading exporter. It can be concluded that the construction and cement sector will continue to experience good times over an extended period of time, even if there are temporary blimps due to availability of inputs such as clinker.

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"Saudi Arabia Cement Sector Analysis" research study gives comprehensive insight on following aspect related to Cement Sector in Saudi Arabia:

* Sector Overview
* Production & consumption Indicators
* Regulatory & Policy Framework
* Demand & Supply Analysis
* Market Trends
* Future Outlook & Challenges to be Resolved

Table of Contents

1. Saudi Arabia Cement Sector Overview
1.1 Sector Overview
1.2 Regulatory & Policy Framework
1.3 Factors Driving the Cement Sector

2. Cement Sector Performance Indicators
2.1 Production
2.2 Consumption
2.3 Trade: Export/Import

3. Cement Sector Demand Supply Analysis

4. Market Trends
4.1 Construction Projects to Drive Cement Demand
4.2 Companies on Expansion Spree
4.3 Ready Mix Concrete

5. Cement Sector Future Outlook
5.1 Production
5.2 Consumption

6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Yamama Saudi Cement
6.2 Saudi Cement
6.3 Eastern Cement
6.4 Qassim Cement
6.5 Yanbu Cement
6.6 Arabian Cement
6.7 Southern Cement
6.8 Riyadh Cement
6.9 Najran Cement
6.10 Madina Cement

List of Figures

Figure 1-1: SIDF Finance to Saudi Cement Companies (SAR Million)
Figure 2-1: Cement Production Capacity (Million Tons), 2009-2012
Figure 2-2: Cement Production Capacity by Listed & Unlisted Company, 2009-2012
Figure 2-3: Share of Saudi Arabia in GCC Cement Production Capacity, 2009-2012
Figure 2-4: Cement Production (Million Tons), 2009-2012
Figure 2-5: Monthly Cement Production (Million Tons), 2012
Figure 2-6: Cement Production Cost Structure
Figure 2-7: Cement Production by Company (Million Tons), 2012
Figure 2-8: Cement Price (SAR/Tons), 2008-2012
Figure 2-9: Cement Consumption (Million Tons), 2009-2012
Figure 2-10: Cement Consumption by Region, 2012
Figure 2-11: Cement Export (Million Tons), 2009-2012
Figure 2-12: Cement Export by Company (‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2012
Figure 2-13: Clinker Export (‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2012
Figure 2-14: Clinker Import (‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2012
Figure 5-1: Contract Values of Future Projects in Execution Stage, 2013
Figure 5-2: Western Region Major Projects by Category, 2013
Figure 5-3: Planned Projects Spending (Billion US$) by 2015
Figure 5-4: Forecast for Cement Production (Million Tons), 2013-2017
Figure 5-5: Forecast for Cement Consumption (Million Tons), 2013-2017
Figure 5-6: Forecast for Cement Consumption by Region, 2017
Figure 6-1: Yamama Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-2: Saudi Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-3: Eastern Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-4: Qassim Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-5: Yanbu Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-6: Arabian Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-7: Southern Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-8: Riyadh Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012
Figure 6-9: Najran Cement-Monthly Cement Production ('000 Tons), 2012

List of Tables

Table 4-1: Saudi Arabia Construction Expenditure by Sector
Table 4-2: New Plants and Expansions Projects, 2012-2013
Table 4-3: Expenditure allocation in Ninth Five year plan of Saudi Arabia, 2011-2015
Table 6-1: Saudi Cement Companies: Products and Regional Operations

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