How to – purchases from the CemBR website

  • All products and services on the CemBR website are subject to an interaction between the purchaser and CemBR. You will need to create an account (registration) before you are able to purchase products from the website.

    In the case of purchasing country reports, CemBR Forecasts, and CemBR Clinker reports your order will be forwarded to us, and we will provide a delivery schedule for the order. Upon agreement to this schedule, you will then be asked to pay for the reports ordered. The overall process is simple and it is there to establish our clients’ realistic expectations for product delivery.

    Are the CemBR products downloadable?
    CemBR products are not downloadable from this website (except documents included in the Knowledge Hub – see below). This is for several reasons, main among them are that some products are in hard copies, whereas other products require CemBR clearance and delivery schedule.

  • You may cancel your order at any time before payment. Payment of an order means that you have received a delivery schedule to which you have agreed and the process of producing the product is already under way.

  • There are several options to pay for your purchases including most major credit cards and bank transfer. Bank transfers may carry an administration fee.

    What happens with the VAT (Value Added Tax) charge for customers?
    For customers based in the EU 27 countries: An EU 27 subscriber must input their appropriate VAT number to exclude a VAT charge from their payment. If a valid VAT number is not submitted, an EU 27 subscriber will be charged VAT at 20% (current UK rate).

    UK based customers will be charged the current rate of UK VAT. There is no VAT charge on any purchasers outside the UK and the EU27.

  • You may change your password at any time.

  • You may not share or disclose your login details to anyone else either within your organisation or outside your organisation.

  • If you are a CGC subscriber, you will have an automatic registration with the CemBR website. You may use the CGC login details to enter the CemBR website and gain access to the Knowledge Hub, peruse products, and initiate a purchase order.

    However, if you want to purchase a subscription to the CGC and have full access to the CGC database, you will need to do this via the dedicated CGC website (cembrcgc.com).

  • CemBR has standard Terms & Conditions that can be viewed in the appropriate section of the website. Also, we have a strict Privacy Policy, which can also be viewed in the appropriate section of the website. If you have any questions or require clarifications on both T&Cs and Privacy Policy, please email us contact@cembrgroup.com

  • CemBR uses international courier services to forward hard copy reports and other documents to our clients. CemBR is responsible for this activity, but it cannot get involved with any individual country’s customs clearance costs and procedures, which individual clients must undertake. The postage costs indicated when purchasing such reports reflect only the courier service and not customs expenses or procedures.

How to – website functionality

  • In order to have free access to the Knowledge Hub you will need to register on our website. there is an automatic approval process within 48 hours. There is no obligation to purchase any products or services from the website to have free access to the Knowledge Hub. Once registered you will also be added to our contact list and be sent relevant targeted and up to date email campaigns.

    You may delete your account (registration) at any time. You may also unsubscribe from our emailing campaigns at any time.

  • Once registered you may have access and download all documents, articles, blogs, and view webinars available in the Knowledge Hub. You may use the data for professional reasons within your organisation by referring to CemBR as the data source. For more details, please refer to Terms and conditions in this website.

  • The Knowledge Hub is the main tool of communication with our contacts and clients. All our Latest News and all our articles, blogs, presentations are uploaded to the Knowledge Hub soon after their publication. Also, the Knowledge Hub will be the home of our webinars which we will prepare and present on several topics, issues, data, insights, and developments in the global cement sector.

  • You may use the Contact us form of this website. We undertake to respond withing 48 hours from receiving your message. You are encouraged to provide as much information as possible on your message so that we may direct it to the relevant professionals within CemBR.

CemBR Methodology

  • Our data is collected from sources of data and information that CemBR and CBA believe to be reliable. These sources include Country Statistics, International Institutions such as the IMF and the UN, Market Participants and other sources knowledgeable of particular markets.

    All data is obtained from publicly available information, our internal analysis and other third-party sources believed to be reliable. CemBR always attempts to triangulate the data by asking the same question to as many sources as possible.

    See About page of the website for details on our profile, skills and capabilities, and our way of undertaking our work in the cement sector.

  • CemBR’s team of researchers and analysts follow the cement sector on a daily basis. CemBR’s researchers and analysts follow several sources of information including company public statements, press articles, statistical offices etc. Country reports production dates are shown on the product page.

    CemBR Forecasts and CemBR Clinker reports make use of all data, insights, information, and analysis undertaken by CemBR during the first eight months of the year.

  • A cement plant is a manufacturing facility that can produce clinker and/or cement. Only operational plants are included. In the term “cement plants” we include:
    Integrated cement plants, clinker only plants and grinding plants. Grinding plants relevant to GGBFS are part of the data as well. Calcined clay plants are also mentioned in the reports where they exist or are being under construction.

  • Cement capacity refers to cement milling capacity. The data used for analysis in reports refers only to grey cement. However, reports also provide information where relevant on white cement plants, GGBFS grinding plants, and Calcined Clays plants with their associated capacity.

  • Clinker capacity refers to the output of a cement kiln i.e. it does not refer to cement milling capacity. Clinker capacity is based on the technical characteristics of a kiln and the plant capacity refers to the total of all the kilns at the plant.

  • Cement consumption refers to the amount of cement used in a country. This includes both domestically produced cement and imports. Cement may be CEM I, or other types thus including volumes of extenders (flyash, slag etc.). however, extenders used directly by the readymix concrete industry cannot be estimated and they are not included. Nevertheless, in markets where such usage is extensive, there are comments and estimates regarding the volumes used.

  • Cement production is the total cement produced in a country. This includes cement produced for exports (if any).

  • Domestic Capacity Utilization Factor. This is the ratio of domestic consumption divided by domestic capacity of cement. In other words, there is no allowance for international trading (imports and exports are excluded).

  • The UR refers to the actual production of cement in a country. This includes the production of cement for exports (if any).

  • Reports refer to both imports/exports for cement and clinker.

  • Net trading is the difference between exports and imports (Exports minus Imports) of cement and clinker from/to a market.

  • This refers to what percentage in value is the construction activity of total GDP. This is useful as it provides information on the size of the activity and trends over the last ten years.

  • The consolidation index is based on the HH Index for examining the structure of a market. Must be noted that the CI only refers to capacity of cement in a specific country and not actual market shares. In other words, it provides the structure of an industry considering only the indigenous producers with cement and cement related assets in the country. Importers are not included.

  • Clinker to cement ratio is an estimate of how much clinker is used for cement consumed in a country on average. This captures the volume of extenders (flyash, slag, limestone etc.) used in the market. If the clinker to cement ratio is 80%, it means that every 100 Kg of cement sold in that market contained 80 Kg of clinker on average.

  • The bulk to sales ratio indicates the degree of maturity in a market. For example, the higher the bulk sales the more prevalent is the Readymix sector and the higher the major projects part of construction activity.

  • Ultimate control means CemBR’s view of who is the main, recognizable entity that might exert control on the cement manufacturing facility. For instance, when a major international cement company owns or partly owns a plant, the name of this company is given as the ultimate control, even if their ownership is below 50%.


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