International

09 February 2016

Dangote Cement to target 76.5Mta capacity in Africa by 2020, CEO tells Cemtech 25th anniversary conference

Cemtech’s 25th anniversary celebrations have commenced as the international conference and exhibition series opens its doors in Dubai, UAE, for its annual Cemtech Middle East & Africa meeting. In his welcome address to delegates conference director, Thomas Armstrong, welcomed Guest of...

09 February 2016

Pakistan: cement export volumes down by almost one-third in 6MFY15-16

Pakistan recorded a marked fall in exports over the first six months of the current fiscal, largely on the back of weaker demand and increased competition.   Export revenues were down by 36.54 per cent YoY during th...

09 February 2016

PCA: low crude prices impact oil well cement consumption

With oil prices having declined dramatically since mid-2014 due to a combination of global supply and demand issues, the implications for the US economy, as well as for cement consumption have been significant, write...

08 February 2016

Domestic deliveries drive Pakistan 7MFY15-16 cement dispatches

Pakistan cement dispatches increased by 6.38 per cent to 21.3Mt in the first seven months of the current fiscal compared to 20Mt in the corresponding period of FY14-15, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufactur...

08 February 2016

Saudi Cement Co to temporarily halt Kiln Line 6

Saudi Cement Co has decided to temporarily stop kiln 6, which has a capacity of 3500tpd, until domestic market conditions improve, including the lifting of the export ban. The company during a board meeting on 4 F...

08 February 2016

Lithuania: Akmenes Cementas posts decline in 2015 revenue

Lithuania's sole cement manufacturer Akmenes Cementas posted a decline of around six per cent in 2015 revenue to EUR55.4m from EUR59.2m a year earlier. Nearly 50 per cent of revenue derived from exports, mainly to...

08 February 2016

Argentina demand down 7.5 per cent YoY in January 2016

Argentina’s cement demand fell 7.5 per cent YoY and eight per cent MoM to 858,453t in January 2016, according to figures published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. Exports plunged by nearly 74 per cent YoY ...

05 February 2016

US November shipments up 12.4%

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in November 2015 were about 7.3Mt, up by 12.4 per cent from the level in November 2014, according to the latest data from the US Geo...

05 February 2016

Albania: Hrazdan Cement expected to increase output

Hrazdan Cement, located in Albania’s central Kotayk province, is expected to increase output up to 200,000t, the country’s Minister of Economy Karen Chshmarityan, has said. Chshamrityan said in 2015 the plant produc...

05 February 2016

Philippines: double-digit rise in cement sales

Cement sales in the Philippines increased by a strong 14.4 per cent YoY in 2015 to 24.36Mt, according to figures by the Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). CeMAP president Ernesto Ordoñez s...

04 February 2016

CRH and Dalmia expected to bid for Jaiprakash assets

CRH and India's Dalmia Cement are likely to submit separate bids next month for the cement business of Indian infrastructure builder Jaiprakash Associates, two sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. The deal is...

03 February 2016

Turkmenistan looks to increase production capacity

President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has called on relevant government ministers to consider possibilities of increasing cement production in the country, the Turkmen Altyn Asyr TV channel reported....

02 February 2016

Uptick in Indian demand expected from next fiscal

Cement demand in India is likely to see an uptick in the next financial year starting 1 April on expected pick-up in construction and housing activity as well as improvement in rural demand, says Reliance Securities....

02 February 2016

Kenya: Bamburi railway supply boost

Bamburi Cement says it has earned KES1bn (US$9.8m) from supply of cement to the standard gauge railway (SGR) contractor, China Road and Bridges Corp (CRBC) according to a report by the Business Daily (Kenya). The c...

04 February 2016

Colombia: dispatches up 12.5% in 2015

Cement deliveries in Colombia rose by 12.5 per cent YoY to 1.107Mt in December 2015, according to the latest data by the country’s statistics office, DANE. Construction companies and contractors mainly fuelled the...

08 February 2016

Lucky Cement not to proceed with court challenge

Lucky Cement has decided to drop its South African court challenge regarding the imposition of anti-dumping duties by the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) on Portland cement imports originating fr...