Around the world, cement production is increasing by 5% per year for 20 years. This means 100 million additional tons of cement is being consumed every year.
This growth is predominantly driven by urban and demographic development in emerging markets that are facing strong demands in infrastructures and housings. 70% of the global demand for cement comes from these markets! In these countries, the cement market is growing at a significantly faster rate than the general economy.
Lafarge is positioning itself as a leading player in this context.