BSE NSE listed Cement Shares 2Jun17  Chart Strength 28Mar17  Chart Strength 18.3.16  Chart Strength 4.11.15  Chart Strength
ACC 8 19 19 14
Ambuja Cements 20 18 15 18
Birla Corporation 1 strongest 10 16 13
Century Textiles & Industries  14 2 17 16
Dalmia Bharat 4 7 7 4
Deccan Cements 13      
Grasim Industries 6 1 strongest 5 5
Gujarat Sidhee Cement 24      
HeidelbergCement India 15 17 6 9
India Cements  5 4 14 17
Jaiprakash Associates 17 22 21 20
J K Cement  3 6 9 8
JK Lakshmi Cement 10 13 11 7
Kakatiya Cement Sugar & Industries 19 20 4  
KCP 18 12 8 1 strongest
Kesoram Industries 22 16 20 19
Mangalam Cement 12 14 18 15
Orient Cement 25 23 12 11
Panyam Cements & Mineral Industries 21 8    
Prism Cement 7 15  13 12
Ramco Cements 2 1 strongest 3
Sagar Cements  9 9    
Saurashtra Cement 23 21 10 6
Shree Cement  16 11 3 2
UltraTech Cement 11 5 2 10

Note
Most of the above leading cement stocks are from NSE index like CNX Nifty and CNX Nifty Junior. They are also from BSE index like S&P Sensex, BSE-100 and BSE-200. Few stocks are from BSE-500.
Construction and infrastructure activities require large amount of cement. Transport of cement is costly but that insulates cement from imports. Increase in freight rates and coal price affect this sector. It is said that cement producers form cartel and keep the price of cement up.
Foreign companies have shown great interest in Indian cement companies. Swiss cement major Holcim controls ACC and Ambuja Cements.

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Cement Sector Trend

Out of the 25 leading cement stocks 21 are trading above 200 day moving average.
That means 84% of cement stocks are trading above 200-dma.
The fall in price of oil and coal will do a lot of good for this sector.
Construction activities are subdued during the monsoon period.
Outperformers: Birla Corporation, Ramco Cements, J K Cement, Dalmia Bharat and Grasim Industries.
Underperformers: Orient Cement, Gujarat Sidhee Cement, Saurashtra Cement.

World largest Cement Companies
LafargeHolcim, Switzerland
Anhui Conch, China
CNBM China
HeidelbergCement, Germany
Italcementi, Italy
Cemex, Mexico

Largest Cement Producing Countries
China
India
USA

 

Cement companies capacity utilization in %
FY2011    77
FY2012   74
FY2013E   71
FY2014E   71
FY2015E   75

E=estimate
[Source: DNA dated 18 December 2012]

  

Top Cement capacities  MTPA
1. UltraTech Cement  52
2. Jaypee Cement  33
3. ACC  30
4. Ambuja Cements  27
5. India Cements  16

[Source: Economic Times dated 17 October 2012]