International

30 May 2016

Vietnam: production rises 16.1% over first five months

Cement production in Vietnam reach 31.4Mt in the first five months of this year, rising 16.1 per cent from a year earlier, the government-run General Statistics Office said. In May, the country’s cement output is likely to rise 17 per cent from the same month of last year to 7Mt, the ...

30 May 2016

Tanga Cement to start new kiln

A second kiln line is under construction at Tanga Cement Company Ltd (TCCL), Tanzania, which will increase clinker production capacity at the facility to 1.2Mta. The new line, which is to be commissioned soon, will ...

30 May 2016

Pakistan: Fauji Cement silo collapse disrupts production

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (Pakistan) has reportedly halted production due to the collapse of the raw material silo at its Jhang Bahtar cement plant in Attock District, Punjab. The 25,000t capacity raw material silo c...

26 May 2016

Russia: Eurocement expects further fall in cement demand

Cement demand in Russia will slump by 8-10 per cent in 2016 after falling 12 per cent in 2015, the owner of leading Russian cement producer Eurocement Group, Filaret Galchev, said in an interview on TV channel Rossiy...

26 May 2016

Nigeria: Dangote majority contributor to solid mineral revenues

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has revealed that Dangote paid NGN15.9bn (US$80m) in taxes on solid minerals in 2013, more than the rest of the industry combined, Vanguard reports. ...

27 May 2016

Pakistan: construction sector demands reduction in cement prices

The Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) has called on the government to reduce the price of cement in country or to allow the importation of supplies from alternative sources. In their appeal...

25 May 2016

Ghana: Dangote appeals for ban on Chinese imports

Dangote has called on the government of Ghana to ban imports of Chinese cement, warning that the measure is necessary to save local producers from collapse, Ghanaweb reports. In addition to the economic impact of ...

26 May 2016

Moroccan cement demand slips 2.7% in April

Following a positive first quarter, Moroccan cement demand fell 2.7 per cent in April as construction activity slowed and the real estate market was subdued. The decrease breaks with the growth recorded in the first ...

26 May 2016

Spain: April cement demand contracts 3.3%

Cement consumption in Spain fell 3.3 per cent YoY in April, slipping to 946,329t, according to Oficemen. The latest data bring the figures for the first four months of 2016 to 3,512,140t, reflecting a decrease of ...

23 May 2016

Rwanda: rail and energy projects to boost cement demand

The Rwandan government’s announcement of two major infrastructure projects is set to be a boon for the country’s cement producers, the Mail and Guardian Africa reports. The KivuWatt gas-water extraction project wi...

23 May 2016

Iraq promises to remove Iran import ban

Iraq has promised to remove the ban placed on Iranian cement imports, according to Adolreza Sheikhan, secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association. Following meetings between Iranian and Iraqi officia...

26 May 2016

Philippines 1Q16 cement sales up 13%

Philippines cement sales increased by 12.8 per cent YoY in the first quarter of 2016, according to Ernesto Ordoñez, President of the Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). Volumes rose from 5.7...

20 May 2016

Bangladesh: FDI from Netherlands

Bangladesh’s cement sector attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$31.3m in 2015, according to a Bangladesh Central Bank report. This figure is up 41.5 per cent from that of 2014. The report showed that last ...

18 May 2016

58th IEEE-IAS/PCA meeting sets US scene

The 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference started its first full day of tutorial presentations on Tuesday at the Gaylord Texas Resort Centre, Grapevine, USA. The event attracted more than 950 delegat...

18 May 2016

Pakistan prepares for positive future

The outlook for the Pakistan cement industry is positive with expansion expected over the next few years. Key reasons include improved sector fundamentals backed by higher demand, cost efficiencies driven by lower in...

20 May 2016

Indonesia: cement sales to April up 4.2% YoY

Cement sales in Indonesia reached 19.3Mt in the four months from January to April 2016, reports Indonesia Investments. This represents a 4.2 per cent increase on the same period in 2015. Rising supply from new ent...