The global outlook series on Building Materials provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global construction landscape, identifies major market segments, and offers a bird’s eye view of the industry’s diverse and recession-related dynamics impacting demand. The report also offers incisive insights into key technological breakthroughs i.e. the evolution of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete, Flyash, Green building materials, ICF and others. Discussion on the industry’s regional markets are amply detailed with unbiased research commentary and punctuated with 33 fact-rich market data tables with a special focus on the US and China markets. The report offers a compilation of strategic corporate developments and product launches. Other markets briefly synopsized to offer the reader a prelude to regional dynamics, include France, Finland, Germany, Russia, UK, Turkey, Australia, India, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 488 companies worldwide.