Cement News: International

28 September 2016

China Cement Association urges consolidation

The China Cement Association has petitioned policymakers to speed up consolidation in the cement sector, which currently has 3500 producers. The consolidation aims to concentrate at least 60 per cent of national capacity into 10 top producers by 2020. According to proposals by the a...

28 September 2016

Nepal: cement and clinker imports hit US$154m

The value of clinker and cement imports to Nepal in FY16 amounted to NPR16.4bn (US$155m), Republica reports. The country imported clinker worth NPR9.84bn in FY16, up by 17 per cent on the previous year. In the sam...

28 September 2016

World Cement Association launched

Tuesday 27 September saw the launch of The World Cement Association (WCA), which will represent and promote the cement industry worldwide. The association will give its members access to comprehensive statistical dat...

27 September 2016

North Korea: cement demand rises in flood-hit northern provinces

Factories under the Ministry of Construction and Building-Materials in North Korea have recently increased the production of cement, sheet glass and other building materials as much as possible to help the recovery ...

China: cement prices to remain strong in 2H16 27 September 2016

China: cement prices to remain strong in 2H16

Chinese cement prices are predicted to rebound strongly in the remaining three months of the year, say analysts, thanks to rising domestic home prices, which have also boosted the share prices of cement manufacturers...

27 September 2016

Uganda: Hima to open new plant

Hima Cement is set to invest US$40m in a new plant in Tororo with a view to raising its output to 1.8Mta. The company's CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said the decision was a step to address the rising demand in east Africa...

Natural gas price to rise but thermal coal to fall in 2017 27 September 2016

Natural gas price to rise but thermal coal to fall in 2017

Global oil production fell in 2Q16 as the decline in no-OPEC fields is no longer offset by OPEC growth but is expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, particularly has there has been no double-digit growth in ne...

26 September 2016

Caribbean Cement Co invests US$5.5m to double output

Following a US$5.5m investment to increase its capacity, Caribbean Cement Co Ltd has promised its customers that the restricted supply of its cement on the market will be rectified within 72h. The company noted that ...

26 September 2016

Kyrgyz Republic: Shangfeng Kemin plant construction halted but government supported

The Kyrgyz State Environmental and Technical Safety Inspectorate has suspended the construction of a cement plant by Shangfeng Z Cement LLC on 17 August 2015 for violation of the law on urban planning and architectur...

22 September 2016

Vietnam: domestic cement consumption could reach 80Mt by 2020

Cement consumption in Vietnam will this year reach 60Mt, while 15.5-17Mt of cement and clinker will be exported, claims Vietnam's Cement Association Chairman, Nguyen Quang Cung. Mr Cung said Vietnam's total product...

22 September 2016

Oman: Raysut Cement raises capacity

Raysut Cement announced that the new gas supply station has been commissioned at its Salalah plant and commercial operation has already begun. The new gas supply station will enable Raysut to increase its cement prod...

22 September 2016

Dalmia launches premium brand

Dalmia Cement Bharat has launched its new premium brand, Dalmia DSP Cement. B K Singh, Dalmia senior executive director and group head, said the new cement brand will first be available in Tamil Nadu. The new cement ...

27 September 2016

Cemtech marks 25th Anniversary Conference looking ahead

  Isidoro Miranda, vice president of Oficemen welcomes delegates to Cemtech's 25th Anniversary Conference in Madrid, Spain Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary Conference was off to an excellent start on Mon...

22 September 2016

Peru's cement market shows minor decline in August

In August Peruvian cement demand reached 0.868Mt, representing 4.3 per cent decline YoY, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. To complement local output, around 43,000t of cement and 87,000t of c...

22 September 2016

Saudi Arabia cement companies see sales and production fall 10%

Sales of cement by Saudi Arabian companies declined by 9.93 per cent YoY in August, while production dropped by 10.4 per cent, Mubasher reports. Output for August was 4.3Mt, while deliveries were 4.4Mt. The fall i...

20 September 2016

Malawi: Minister applauds CPL investment

The Minister of Natural Resources and Mining, Bright Msaka, has spoken on Cement Products Ltd’s (CPL) multi-million investment in its Njereza Plant in Mangochi. Mr Msaka said how the venture has the potential to c...