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Romania Construction Materials Report - Q1, 2015

  • May 2015
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  • Emerging Markets Direct Media Holdings
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  • 16 pages

This report covers the market developments in Q4/2014, as well as the data available as of April 2015

The construction materials output returned to growth in Q4/2014, when it increased by 5.3% y/y, after having declined by 5% y/y in the previous quarter. In full year 2014, the construction materials output increased by 4% y/y, propped by the good performance of the market in the first half of the year and Q4.

The performance of the construction materials market is linked to the evolution of the construction sector, which dropped by 6.7% y/y in 2014. The segment of building constructions however noted a cheering advance over the year, thus driving upwards sales of cement and masonry. Residential constructions surged by 32.6% y/y, while non-residential constructions increased by 16.6% y/y in 2014.

The construction materials market is expected to increase by 5-7% y/y in 2015, on the back of projected increase in private building constructions, refurbishments and municipal works.

Key points:

oConstruction materials output returns to y/y growth in Q4/2014

oConstruction materials market expected to increase 5-7% y/y in 2015

oForeign trade with construction materials grows y/y in 2014

oCement market up y/y in volume terms in 2014

oMasonry market forecasted to grow 5% y/y in 2015, driven by dynamic residential construction works

Table Of Contents

Romania Construction Materials Report - Q1, 2015
Executive summary4

Market overview5

Construction materials market expected to increase by 5-7% y/y in 20155

Construction materials output returns to y/y growth in Q4/20145

Producers' prices decline for fifth consecutive quarter in Q4/20146

Foreign trade with construction materials grows y/y in 20147

Construction works index up marginally y/y in Q4, full year performance remains negative y/y8

Number of residential permits rises 3% y/y in Q1/201510

Number of finished dwellings down y/y in Q4/2014, after third consecutive quarters of increase10

Value added by construction forecasted to return on upward path beginning with 201511

Cement, concrete12

Cement market up y/y in volume terms in 201412

Irish CRH to acquire Holcim, Lafarge assets13

Holcim's cement sales up 7.8% y/y in 201413

Lafarge reports increase of cement sales volume, backed by higher demand13

Ceramic bricks, tiles14

Masonry market forecasted to grow by 5% y/y in 2015, driven by dynamic residential construction works14

Brick maker Ceramica SA rebrands as Brikston Construction Solutions14

Cemacon reports higher sales volume, value in Q1/201514

Macon Deva's turnover rises 10% y/y in 201414

Thermal insulation, finishing materials15

Mineral wool market records mixed performance in 201415

Expanded polystyrene market stagnant y/y in 201415

AdePlast's turnover surges 25% y/y in Q1/201515

Policolor to invest EUR6.4mn in construction of new plant in Bucharest15

Construction material, DIY retailers16

Dedeman targets 8% y/y advance of sales in 201516

Praktiker plans to expand chain to 45 stores in two years16

Kingfisher scraps plans to acquire Mr. Bricolage stores16

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