Recent figures indicate a fall in construction output in the UK, according to the Construction Products Association.
Hanson UK saw an increase in its use of alternative raw materials and alternative cementitious materials in its cement and ready-mixed concrete businesses in 2016.
Indonesia’s construction sector will grow 7% per year over the next decade – although the growth will be regionally uneven and challenged by land acquisition delays.
August saw the weakest growth in the UK construction market for a year, on the back of weakness in the commercial and civil engineering sectors.
The largest US producer of construction aggregates is to buy Polaris Materials, an aggregates and logistics company with operations in California and British Columbia.
The outlook for Malaysia’s construction industry is brightening, offering hope to the country’s cement producers, after a fall in demand in 2016.
Construction industry growth in the UK will gather pace in the second half of the year to bring annual growth down to 1.4% - but brighter times return in 2018.
There are positive signals for US aggregates demand, according to the boss of the country’s largest producer, Vulcan Materials Co.
South Korea’s construction industry will slow over the next few years, as oversupply in the residential sector drags growth down.