Next only to petroleum, the construction sector is amongst the most strong sectors in the Saudi Arabian economy and cement is the key element contributing to the growth of the construction sector. In its quest to move forward and diversify from a petroleum dependent economy, Saudi Arabia has identified and invested in many infrastructure projects and schemes in recent years. These initiatives have had the required impact, bringing in a supplementary boost to the construction sector, translating into many residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation projects.
The cement sector in Saudi Arabia benefits from the strong domestic market situation, buoyed by the government’s continued investment on infrastructure well supported by the favorable oil price movements. Other allied factors include a young demographic structure, increasing urbanization. The domestic producers enjoy a distinct competitive advantage, supported by the growing demand and the geographically distributed production setup.
The government support to the cement industry translates into a low cost of production whereby cement prices in Saudi Arabia are among the lowest in the world. The production and capacity scenario indicates further lower prices in the next few years making the industry more competitive. The latest techniques and technologies implemented in manufacturing will further make the industry more efficient and cheaper. It can be expected that the cement industry in Saudi Arabia will be able to support the huge and growing demands from the local sizeable construction projects and also be a leading exporter. It can be concluded that the construction and cement sector will continue to experience good times over an extended period of time, even if there are temporary blimps due to availability of inputs such as clinker.
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