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Cement consumption will double in the next 10 years
The field specialists affirm that in the next 10 years, the Romanian cement consumption could get around 800-1000 kg of cement per resident, compared to 464 kg in 2007.

 

Cement consumption will double in the next 10 years
“At this moment the cement factories n Romania have reached their maximum production capacity”, Mihai Rohan, CIROM chairman.
 
The field specialists affirm that in the next 10 years, the Romanian cement consumption could get around 800-1000 kg of cement per resident, compared to 464 kg in 2007.
  
At the present moment the Romanian cement factories have reached their maximum production capacity. No one was expecting such a thing, when 3 years ago they were working at 60% production capacity. Statistics show that in the first three months production was 5% higher meanwhile the cement sales grew with 18% more than in the similar period of the last year” says Mihai Rohan, Chairman of the Romanian cement industry Patronage and of other mineral products for construction.
 
The estimation for 2008 is of a 20% volume increase in the cement market, up to about 12 million tones and also the rise of imports up to approximately 500.000 tones. “If three years ago in Romania the consumption was of 280 kg of cement/resident, I believe that this year we will reach a figure of about 500-550 kg of cement/resident, next to the European average. But there are countries such as Spain and Portugal where the input already is of 1000 kg/resident, which shows that we still have a lot to recover” added Mihai Rohan, CIROM Chairman.
  
Nowadays, the local cement market is dominated by three world wide producers, respectively Carpatcement through HeidelbergCement (Germany), Holcim (Switzerland) and Lafarge (France).
 
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1, 5 million tones of metallic confections on the Romanian market in 2008
 
Business in the sector of metallic confections has grown with over 40% in 2007, based on the sizeable request on the Romanian real-estate market. The trend will be kept throughout his year, the specialists stipulating a 1, 5 million tones level increase.
 
 
The leading-role on the construction market is carried on by fastening-iron, but the producers of metallic profiles have already started a strong combat against this. Their main argument is unbeatable: lower prices. Fastening-iron, iron products, laminated wire, welded wire-gauze, pipes and zinc coated sheet are marketed products of the most frequently used metallic confections.
Fastening-iron, used for the making of resistance structures for traditional buildings, is considered by the Building Societies Patronage specialists to be the star-product of the market. Romania has a production capacity of approximately one million tones of fastening iron per year. And this meanwhile in 2007 the request for internal consumption was with over 300.000 tones higher.
The simpler way for maintaining the burst of new building-sites is represented by imports, the main supplier being Turkey.
“Iron profiles with I, H or U section could successfully replace the use of fastening iron for tall buildings. The steel consumption costs are with more than 30% lower compared to those of fastening iron” affirms Petru Todoran, Executive Manager of the Metal Distributors Romanian Association (ARDIMET). Metallic elements are being replaced mostly in the building of industrial areas but they also have applicability on the market of civil buildings.
The request for metallic confections will therefore grow this year as well. Neither price will mark time. This way, the costs for fastening iron will grow with ?% per tone. Iron profiles will also be more used by builders. But they will cost 630-800 Euros per tone, compared to only 540-760 Euro per tone in 2007.
“The increasing tendency will be maintained for the other metallic confections also, in the current year” - so it is shown in a study made by ARDIMET.
 
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More than 40% equipment was delivered in the first trimester of 2008 
The rhythm of equipment delivery is continuously rising in 2008 also. Thus, in the first trimester there have been over 820 units delivered, compared to approximately 600 units in the same period of 2007, considering the market on which ADUC member companies operated.
The market of building equipment is closely evolving along the building and construction market, which in its turn is determined by the enhancement of investment rhythm in this field of activity.
The increase of delivery volume in the 1st trimester of 2008 can be exemplified by a few figures referring to the sales of the 30 ADUC member companies (among them we find representatives for all the world’s major utility producers).
As it is shown by the above figures the number of utilities delivered in the first trimester of 2008 has increased with 40% towards the year of 2007.
The sale market for building equipment contains two large categories:
  • Embankment machines (excavators, bulldoze-excavators, bulldozers, etc.) have registered a 51% increase in sales compared to the first trimester of 2007:
- Excavators: in the 1st trimester of 2008 there have been delivered 93 items, towards 45 items in the 1st trimester of 2007 - therefore a 69% increase;
- Loaders: in the 1st there have been delivered 73 items, towards 41 items in the 1st trimester of 2007 – a 78% increase;
- Compact machines (loaders and mini-excavators): in the 1st trimester of 2008 there have been delivered 93 items towards 65 items in the 1st trimester of 2007 – a 43% increase;
- Bulldoze-excavators: in the 1st trimester of 2008 there have been delivered 325 items towards 254 items in the 1st trimester of 2007 – a 69% increase.
Although there is still an interest for acquiring bulldoze-excavators we have to note the increasing interest for specialized equipment.
 
  • Complementary machines (cranes, travelling concrete mixing machines or stationery mixing machines, asphalt allotters, crushers, etc.) registered an approximately 9% increase in sales.
 
There can also be noted the frequent use of specialized equipment but mostly the beneficiaries’ orientation towards acquiring new machines over second hand ones.
 

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