Cement Industry News tagged under: International

23 May 2017

Euro area production in construction sees monthly decline

Production in construction in the euro area (EA19) and EU28 was down on a monthly comparison basis due to declines in building construction activity. However increases were recorded on an annual comparison basis with rises observed in building construction and and the civil engineering...

23 May 2017

Spain's cement market contracts 2.3%

Cement demand in Spain fell 2.3 per cent YoY to 917,152t in April, according to data by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Exports decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY, just surpassing the 0.76Mt mark. In the fi...

23 May 2017

Pakistan cement sector hopes for relief measures under Budget FY18

Pakistan cement producers are hoping that Budget FY17-18, due to be presented by the country’s Minister of Finance on Friday, will include relief measures to protect the local industry from the alleged smuggling o...

23 May 2017

LH Côte d'Ivoire initiates new health and safety measure

As part of its Health & Safety policy, LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire will carry out alcohol breathalyser tests to protect plant personnel and visitors from associated risk factors in the workplace. The regular but ra...

Pakistan's positive nine-month performance 22 May 2017

Pakistan's positive nine-month performance

The Pakistan cement industry has demonstrated a good performance in the first nine months of the current fiscal due in part to an acceleration of private sector construction activity, the commencement of work on mega...

22 May 2017

Arabian Cement launches round 2 of social start-up

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has launched the second round of its social start-up programme, continuing in partnership with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), TradeArabia reports. Building on the success of the f...

Shree Cement's eastern promise 22 May 2017

Shree Cement's eastern promise

Shree Cement is looking to expand its presence in eastern India with the construction of two grinding facilities, according to local press. As part of its expansion plan in the east from its base in Bihar, Shree Ce...

19 May 2017

Indonesia: sustaining profitability

Weaker-than-expected growth in Indonesian cement consumption and fierce competitive pressures have led to a tough pricing environment, resulting in local producers looking to mitigate the impact of a challenging mar...

19 May 2017

Peru sees fall in April cement dispatches

Peru’s cement dispatches fell 10 per cent to 0.73Mt in April when compared with April 2016, when 0.811Mt were delivered, according to the country's cement producers' association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries reache...

18 May 2017

Wonder Cement looks to lift capacity to 11Mta

Wonder Cement plans to set up three units in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana to increase its total cement capacity to 11Mta over the next three years. "We have 5.2Mta of installed capac...

18 May 2017

Shree profits fall sharply

Shares of Shree Cement declined over five per cent on Wednesday after the company said its profits more than halved in March quarter. The company reported a standalone profit of INR304.5bn (US$4.73bn) for the fourth ...

18 May 2017

Cemex delivers concrete for Riga's Bulk Terminal

Cemex has supplied more than 3500m 3 of concrete to the Riga Bulk Terminal, a state-of-the-art marine terminal being built for the Freeport of Riga, Latvia’s port authority. Located in Kundzinsala, in Riga’s northe...

18 May 2017

Cemengal completes contract for Cemindo Gemilang

Cemengal of Spain has completed an engineering and supply contract for Indonesian cement producer Cemindo Gemilang. The contract, signed on 22 July 2016, was for three cement grinding units. In a reference letter da...

18 May 2017

Brazil's Jan-April sales down 10.1%

In the first four months of 2017, Brazilian cement sales to the domestic market totalled 17Mt, according to preliminary data from Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). This amount represented a decline o...

18 May 2017

Pakistan cement exports hit by strike action

Exports of cement and other commodities from Pakistan via seaports in Karachi have been affected by a strike by goods carriers. Goods transporters went on strike last Monday against a ban imposed by the Sindh Hig...

16 May 2017

Libyan Cement Co works towards resuming plant operations

The joint owners of the Libyan Cement Company (LCC) are working together to resume operations as quickly and safely as possible at its two cement factories that were heavily damaged last year during fighting in the r...