The volume of supply on the Russian market of industrial (non-metallic) construction materials in 2010 was 302.31 million cubic meters. The volume of imports of non-metallic building materials was 7.85 million cubic meters, which was 2.3% of the total volume of the market. Exports were made in even smaller volumes – in general, only 0.23 million cubic meters of materials were exported, which was equal to about 0.1 % of the total market.The production of non-metallic construction materials in Russia in 2010 was mainly presented by production of crushed stone and gravel (55.8%) and silica sand (construction sand) – 38.3%. The other non-metallic construction materials, including porous fillers, had a combined share of 5.9%.The upward trend in the production of non-metallic construction materials, developed in recent years (growth rates: in 2007 – 120%, in 2008 – 106%) was replaced by a deep decline in the beginning of 2009. Throughout 2009, there was a sharp decline in the production. So, as a result of the crisis, in 2009, the production of industrial materials decreased by 36 percentage points as a whole – from 415,717.4 thousand cubic meters to 264,751 thousand cubic meters in real terms. After the bad results of 2010, there was an increase of 11% in the production of non-metallic building materials. However, the pre-crisis level was not reached.In total, in Russia there are more than 1,080 medium and large enterprises for the production of non-metallic building materials. Small businesses have difficulties entering the regional level, so their share in the total production is negligible. Typically, small businesses do not have equipment and technologies to produce quality products.In 2011, the leader of the production of industrial materials was the North-West Federal District, which produced 20% of the total production for the period of January-April. With a slight difference, the second place belongs to both the Central and the Ural Federal Districts, which produced 19% each of the total non-metallic construction materials in the Russian Federation.The main consumer of non-metallic building materials in Russia is the Central Federal District, largely due to the needs of the Moscow Region. The share of the Central Federal District in the total consumption of non-metallic materials has been 25% annually over the last few years. Only in 2009, it declined by 1%. Thus, following the forecasts and the results of 2011, the Central Federal District will have 25% as well, which means that 93,651 thousand cubic meters of non-metallic building materials will be delivered there for the needs of the construction.In total, 18.9 million tons of non-metallic building materials were imported to Russia in 2010. The biggest share of it belongs to granite crushed stone, so that 74% of all imported non-metallic building materials were crushed stone – imported in an amount of 14 million tons in 2010. The silica sand was imported in smaller amounts – 0.8 million tons, which was 4.6%. The other types of non-metallic building materials have a combined share of 21.4% of the total imports, made up mainly of other types of crushed stone.In total, the Russian Federation exported 433.15 tons of non-metallic building materials in 2010. Most of it was silica sand, whose share in the structure is 44.2% (191.29 thousand tons). The percentage of granite crushed stone is much lower – 22.26 thousand tons. More than a half of the exports belong to other types of crushed stone.The industrial non-metallic construction materials are always in high demand due to the active development of the construction industry in the Russian Federation. Among all users of non-metallic materials, it is possible to allocate three main sectors: construction and maintenance of roads; construction, maintenance and repair of railways; production of other construction materials and concrete.In the next few years is expected an increase in the consumption of non-metallic building materials by about 6-7%. The increase would be mainly due to road and railway construction. Further, the rates of increase of the consumption will be reduced and the annual growth will be about 5%. The most rapidly growing industry that consumes non-metallic building materials will be the road construction.You can find more information in the FULL REPORT: http://russianmarketreport.com/sale_reports/product/russia-market-for-non-metallic-building-materials-silica-sand-crushed-stone-and-gravel-analysis-and-forecast-to-2016-1.