With the nationwide lockdown in play due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country the cement industry has to suffer revenue losses. During the initial weeks of lockdown, all construction activities and cement industries were completely stopped which really impacted the cement industry. In the last few weeks, the lockdown restrictions have been eased and constructional activities and industrial activities have been given green light to resume operation but still, the cement industry faces tuff times ahead. It is expected that individual home builders (IHB) who constitute 60-70% of cement demand in rural areas and 40-50% of demand in urban areas would delay new construction due to gloomy business outlook, fear of income loss, labor shortage, and uncertainty with respect to resumption of normalcy will act as big factor in the decline of the cement industry.
All the major cement producers in India have again started the production of cement at their respective plants but with less staff in order to follow the new norms and have reduced their production due to the reduction in demand. This will really hurt the cement industry and normalcy is expected to return in the early stages of Q4 2020.
Key Queries Addressed
- What is the total Cement industry size by 2025?
- What would be the expected growth rate of the Cement industry?
- What are the factors which are the growth drivers for the Cement industry?
- What are the major barriers to Cement industry growth?
- What are the key industry trends?
- What are the industry opportunities for the existing and entry-level players?
- What is the existing Region and Player wise Cement Installed Capacity?
- What are the recent developments and business strategies of the key players?
- What will be the Cement Installed Capacity by 2025?
Business Case For Cement Industry In India
- The Union Budget has allocated INR 139 billion (USD 1.93 billion) for Urban Rejuvenation Mission: AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission;
- An outlay of INR 27,500 crore (USD 3.93 billion) has been allotted under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Union Budget 2020-21;
- INR 1.70 Trillion of investment for Infrastructure Projects is pegged by the Government under National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP);
- The government is expected to spend USD 18 Billion to fight Coronavirus impact, in which the maximum share will go for developing Healthcare Infrastructure;