International

31 March 2015

China Shanshui Cement 2014 revenue reaches CNY15,596m

China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd, the largest cement enterprise in the Shandong and Liaoning Provinces of China, recorded sales revenue of CNY15,596m (US$2516m) for the 12 months ended 31 December 2014. Gross profit during the year was CNY3347m while profit from operations was CNY1813...

31 March 2015

Penna Cement to construct Maharashtra grinding unit, India

Penna Cement Industries to set up a cement grinding unit with a capacity of 0.7Mta at Daund, in the Pune district of Maharashtra. The estimated cost of the project is INR2bn (US$32m). Gannon Dunkerley Co will be the ...

31 March 2015

Côte d’Ivoire: retail price takes 20% hike

The dealer price for cement has significantly increased from XOF95,000 (US$156) to XOF110,000/t in Côte d’Ivoire. In terms of the price of 50kg bag, this means a 20 per cent price rise to XOF6000. The price rise is...

31 March 2015

Dalmia Cement commences trial operations of Karnataka plant

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd, has commenced operations at its new 2.5Mta cement plant in Belgaum, Karnataka, on 23 March 2015 and has now started trial production. Commissioning of th...

27 March 2015

Hope supplying concrete for the build of 11 wind turbines

Hope Construction Materials (HCM) is supplying 4500m3 of concrete to specialist civil engineering contractor I&H Brown to build 11 wind turbine bases at Crook Hill Wind Farm on the Lancashire Pennine Moors, UK.   The...

26 March 2015

Egypt: Italcementi’s energy diversification focus

Italcementi is currently focussing on energy source diversification at its Egyptian facilities, CEO Carlo Pesenti told Daily News Egypt. Mr Pesenti said the company will be relying on using coal, alternative fuels an...

26 March 2015

China Tianrui Group Cement profit inches up

China Tianrui Group Cement Co posted a net profit of CNY565m (US$91m) in the full year ended 31 December 2014, climbing 1.07 per cent from a year earlier. Basic earnings per share were CNY0.24. Income inched up by 3....

26 March 2015

Production in construction up by 1.9% in euro area

In January 2015 seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.9 per cent in the euro area and by one per cent in the EUR28 compared with December 2014, according to first estimates from Eurostat...

25 March 2015

Southern Province Cement starts trial operations of new line

Southern Province Cement (SPC) on Monday launched trial operations of a third production line at its plant in Tuhama, Saudi Arabia, the company said in a bourse filing. Without disclosing any financial details, SPC ...

26 March 2015

Anhui Conch full-year profit rises 17%

Anhui Conch Cement Co's net profit rose 17 per cent in 2014 but warned that the cement sector in its home market of China was under pressure as the economy slowed. The company reported net profit of CNY11bn (US$1.77...

26 March 2015

Vietnam Jan-Feb sales reach 9Mt

Vietnam sold 9.01Mt of cement and clinker in the first two months of this year, meeting 12.5 per cent of the whole-year target, according to figures from the country's Ministry of Construction (MoC). Of the volume,...

24 March 2015

Honduras: cement price up HNL10.35 in past year

A 42.5kg bag of cement in Honduras has seen its price rise by HNL10.35 (US$0.48) in the past 12 months as the ex-works price was dollarised. In February 2014, the Ministry of Economic Development (SDE) and cement ...

24 March 2015

Cemex launches new IUCN book in conservation series

Cemex yesterday announced the launch of a new book 'The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation' in the UK. This book is the latest in Cemex’s conservation book series, an initiative which dates back to 1993 and was ...

24 March 2015

Shadow rail minister visits Lafarge Tarmac Tunstead quarry, UK

Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Minister for Railways, visited Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead aggregates, cement and lime operations this week to discuss rail capacity and ideas to improve the local and national rail network....

24 March 2015

Ha Tien 1 Cement seeks Indonesian coal import approval

Vietnamese producer Ha Tien 1 Cement JSC (HT1) is seeking government approval to import coal from Indonesia for cement production as the market price has fallen sharply along with the drop in crude oil prices. At p...

26 March 2015

Argentina’s February cement deliveries up 13% YoY

Total cement dispatches (including exports) from Argentina’s cement producers fell five per cent MoM in February, but rose 11.8 per cent YoY to 897,299t, according to cement association AFCP. Domestic deliveries re...