Cement News: International

09 December 2016

Vietnam: exports expected to fall 7% in 2016

According to the Vietnam Building Materials Association under the Ministry on Construction, Vietnam is projected to earn just US$556m this year from 15Mt of cement and clinker exports, representing a seven per cent YoY decline. In the first 11 months of this year, Vietnam exported 1...

09 December 2016

Tanzania: three companies plan to expand capacity

With the implementation of several multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, cement demand looks to soar in the coming years. In light of this three companies have instigated large-scale investment in cement prod...

09 December 2016

USA: post-election uncertainty lowers consumption forecast

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has lowered its annual growth estimate for 2016 cement consumption from four per cent to 2.7 per cent. It also revised its 2017 US consumption forecast from 4.2 per cent growth d...

09 December 2016

Belarusian Cement and Eurocement Group sign collaboration contract

Belarusian Cement Company and Eurocement Group, Russia, have signed a contract to regulate cooperation in 2017, according to the Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry. The agreement will ensure that deliv...

Report predicts strengthening demand for cement additives in Nigeria and South Africa 09 December 2016

Report predicts strengthening demand for cement additives in Nigeria and South Africa

A new report by market research firm Frost & Sullivan forecasts that demand for cement additives in South Africa and Nigeria will grow at an annualised rate of 71 per cent as companies look to differentiate themselve...

08 December 2016

Argentina sees 1.6 per cent drop in domestic cement dispatches

Argentina’s cement market decreased 8.8 per cent MoM and 1.6 per cent YoY to 1,007,207t in November 2016, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, around 5,898t of cement were imported, re...

India: falling demand and rising petcoke prices threaten profits 08 December 2016

India: falling demand and rising petcoke prices threaten profits

The Economic Times reports that petcoke prices – which have risen by over 36 per cent since the start of the year – are likely to put a squeeze on cement company profits. This comes on top of the disastrous impact...

08 December 2016

Tanzania: government supports coal quality complaints

A Tanzanian government-commissioned report has confirmed that the quality of locally-produced coal is questionable. The Commissioner of Minerals tasked an independent committee to establish why major coal users in th...

08 December 2016

Vietnam: export volumes down 8.4% in 10M16

According to statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, exports of clinker and cement in the first 10 months of 2016 were down 8.4 per cent on the same period a year earlier, Vinanet reports. I...

06 December 2016

Pakistan: 98% capacity utilisation rate achieved

The Pakistan cement industry has achieved its highest-ever capacity utilisation rate at 98.61 per cent, dispatching 3.749Mt of cement in November 2016. This is up on the 3.377Mt registered in November 2015. Domestic ...

06 December 2016

Togo consumer association asks for cement price structure transparency

The Togolese Association of Consumers (TAC) has asked the government to publish the price structure of cement and called for the establishment of a regulatory authority for the cement sector in the country. Despit...

08 December 2016

Egypt: IDA to allow cement producers to pay licenses in installments

The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is allowing the three winners of last week's cement production license auction to pay license fees in annual instalments, Al Mal reports. A source at the IDA said that the...

08 December 2016

Egypt: South Valley Cement discusses new Beni Suef line

Ahmed El-Mekati, board member of South Valley Cement Company (SVCC), has said the company is looking into the investment cost of a new 1.5Mta production line, as the cost of importing the production line’s components...

08 December 2016

Namibia: Ohorongo composite plant inaugurated

Cornelia Shilunga, Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, inaugurated the composite cement plant at the Ohorongo Cement plant this week in Otavi. Ohorongo Cement also constructed a third packaging line at the facility....

01 December 2016

Egyptian government announces award of three new plant licences

The Egyptian Industrial Development Authority has today announced that three firms have been successful in their bids to build new cement plants, local media reports. The licences, which will permit the constructi...

01 December 2016

India: Lafarge Surma mine to expand production

Bangladeshi cement manufacturer Lafarge Surma Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) has received environmental clearance from the Indian government for its mining company to more than double its limestone production capacity ...