Cement News: International

26 August 2016

Philippines: 1H16 sales rise 10.7%

Philippine cement manufacturers reported a 10.7 per cent increase in sales to 13.2Mt for the first six months of the year. This increase has been supported by government rises in infrastructure spending and the private sector engaging more heavily in construction activities. Preside...

26 August 2016

Chinese firm invests in Zimbabwe

Mortal Investments Manufacturing Co announced that it is constructing a 1Mta plant in Redcliff, Zimbabwe. The arrival of the Chinese firm in the country is expected to intensify competition in the market that has bee...

26 August 2016

Bangladesh: river vessel worker strike affects imports

The import of clinker in Bangladesh has been affected as a result of the indefinite nationwide strike by Bangladesh River Vessel Workers' Federation (BRVWF), who demand a fixed minimum wage, improved compensation in ...

25 August 2016

Tajikistan: Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement plant opened

The Chzungtsai Mohir Cement cement plant has been officially opened by Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, Asia Plus reports. The 1.2Mta plant is the second to be built in Yovon district, situated about 3...

Tanzania: cement producers optimistic for future 25 August 2016

Tanzania: cement producers optimistic for future

In the face of overcapacity and cheap imports in the local market, cement producers in Tanzania remain optimistic about future prospects, which seem more positive in light of a continuing construction boom. Tanzania ...

25 August 2016

Indonesia: July cement demand up slightly, stronger growth anticipated

According to figures released by the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), cement demand in July was up slightly YoY, despite falling by 29 per cent compared to June, Indonesian Investments reports. Taken as a whol...

India: Assam property developers concerned over cement price rise 24 August 2016

India: Assam property developers concerned over cement price rise

The Assam Real Estate and Infrastructure Developers Association (Areida) has said that a proposed rise in cement prices is “unreasonable”, the Times of India reports. Following intervention by Assam’s Chief Minist...

24 August 2016

JK Cement: white cement demand growing?

According to JK White Cement executives, white cement has witnessed an increase in demand over the past few years. In a statement the company said, "In the modern construction world, the demand and requirements for a...

23 August 2016

China: CNBM Group can begin acquisition of Sinoma

China National Building Materials Group Corp (CNBM) has begun preparations to acquire China National Materials Corp (Sinoma), after an agreement between the two companies was approved by the government, the country's...

25 August 2016

Vietnam cement sales reach 45.02Mt in Jan-Jul 2016

Inclement weather conditions resulted in Vietnam’s cement sales slipping to 5.15Mt in July, but prices remained stable, according to the country’s Ministry of Construction. Exports stood at 1.1Mt. In the first sev...

25 August 2016

Bangladesh to double capacity in the next two years

As the demand for additional housing and rural development projects in Bangladesh been strong, capacity utilisation rates are relatively high in most cement plants and the industry is currently expanding its producti...

25 August 2016

Iran: exports reach 4.4Mt in first four months

Iran exported 2.57Mt of cement and 1.83Mt of clinker in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar (20 March-21 July 2016), according to the Secretary of the Cement Industry Employers Association, Abdolrez...

22 August 2016

Sri Lankan cement imports up in 2016

Sri Lanka’s cement production edged up by 19.7t to 1.04Mt in January-May 2016 and imports were up 18.4 per cent to 1.88Mt. Collectively, production and imports rose by 450,000t to 2.93Mt for the first five months ...

22 August 2016

Burkina Faso: CIMASSO plant under construction

Work is now well underway in Burkina Faso on a greenfield 6500tpd grinding plant for CIMASSO. The contract for the construction of the plant was signed in March by Kanis International of Burkina Faso and Intercem of ...

19 August 2016

Peru's cement sales fall 3.7% in July

Peru's cement market contracted 3.7 per cent YoY in July as 772,000t were sold, according to the latest data by Asocem, the Peruvian cement association. However, production increased 2.4 per cent YoY to 837,000t –...

19 August 2016

Nepal: higher-grade cements to be certified soon

To date Nepal has been unable to certify cement produced in the country that is higher than grade 33, but as the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) is preparing to certify grades 43 and 53, the country is...