International

22 May 2015

Lafarge North America to build cement storage facility and terminal

Lafarge North America Inc is investing in a cement storage facility and terminal on a new rail spur on the east side of Williston, North Dakota, amidst growing demand in the Dakotas. New Frontier LLC is the developer of the East Valley Rail project. The facility will support 30,000t o...

22 May 2015

Production in construction up by 0.8% in euro area

In March 2015, compared with February 2015, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.8 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eu...

22 May 2015

Kerneos India breaks ground on AP calcium aluminate cement plant

Kerneos India held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 30,000tpa greenfield calcium aluminate cement plant in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). Segi P Idicula, managing director of Kerneos (India and Midd...

22 May 2015

Bosnia: TCK to distribute EUR8.3m as dividend

Bosnia-based Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK) said its shareholders have approved distributing BAM16.2m (EUR8.3m) as dividend. The HeidelbergCement group company said in a statement issued after a shareholders meeting ...

21 May 2015

Spain: April cement demand up 13% YoY

Cement consumption in Spain has expanded by 13.3 per cent to 961,712t in April 2015 when compared with April 2014, according to cement association, Oficemen. For the first four months, domestic demand increased by 9...

21 May 2015

Morocco sees monthly demand uptick

Moroccan cement orders increased 3.35 per cent in April to 1.38Mt from 1.33Mt in April 2014. The regional markets in particular supported this growth with Oued Eddahab reporting sales up by 49.05 per cent in April, f...

21 May 2015

Vicem monthly sales down 3.1% YoY

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, said it sold about 2.24Mt of cement and clinker in April, down 3.1 per cent from a year ago. Of the volume, 1.74Mt of c...

20 May 2015

JSW Cement plans portfolio of grinding Indian grinding facilities

JSW Cement plans to install 10 grinding units across India over the next three years in addition to expanding its existing facilities.  According to the initial proposal outlined by The Hindu newspaper, JSW Cement ...

19 May 2015

US first-quarter shipments seen exceeding 16.4Mt

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico over the first three months of 2015 are expected to have amounted to 16.44Mt, according to preliminary data from the USGS published last week. Of the 1Q...

19 May 2015

Approval for Mitsubishi terminal expansion, USA

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Mitsubishi Cement facility modification Project last week, which will allow the company to meet increasing regional demand for cement more efficiently. The...

21 May 2015

South Africa imposes duties on Pakistan cement imports

South Africa has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties ranging from 14.29 per cent to 77.15 per cent on Portland cement, originating in or imported from Pakistan from May 15 for a period of six months to curb dumpi...

19 May 2015

Peru cement market contracts 7% in April 2015

Peru’s cement deliveries fell 7.1 per cent YoY to 800,000t in April 2015 due to lower government spending and climate factors, according to Asocem, the Peruvian cement association. El Niño is expected to continue t...

22 May 2015

CRH confirms watchdog search at Platin works

CRH has confirmed its Platin works in Ireland, owned by its subsidiary Irish Cement, has been searched by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. “Irish Cement fully facilitated the inspection and is con...

15 May 2015

Protests against Holcim Indonesia's planned lay-offs

The labor union of Holcim Indonesia has demanded that the company hold further discussions on its plan to lay off hundreds of workers, according to a report by the Jakarta Post. Following a weak company financial p...

14 May 2015

Ecuador sees decline in monthly sales

Ecuador cement sales declined fell to 468,432t compared to 504,682t in the month before, latest data from domestic cement association Inecyc reveals. The decline follows a 15.68 per cent MoM increase in March. Cumul...

14 May 2015

Indonesian consumption contracts in April

Following a disappointing performance over the first three months of this year, there's still no recovery in sight for Indonesian cement consumption as latest figures show demand contracted again in April. After re...