Cement News: International

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. Despite the national production of the three producers (Cimtogo, WACEM, Fort...

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....

Chile's changing market 30 January 2017

Chile's changing market

This week Cementos Bio Bio announced its 9M16 profits had been hard hit by foreign exchange rates and a similar story was given by Cemento Polpaico, even though it quadrupled its new profits YoY. But beyond these re...

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...

India: Lafarge Surma mine to expand production 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 ...

30 November 2016

Kenya: Dangote seeks limestone on east coast

Dangote Group has expressed interest in prospecting for limestone in Malindi, 120km northeast of Mombasa. The group plans to explore limestone deposits in Kwachocha, Kijiwetanga Kizingo, Mbaraka Chembe and Mayungu, s...

02 December 2016

Nigeria: UNICEM Mfamosing's second line commissioned

United Cement Co of Nigeria (UNICEM) commissioned its new line at Mfamosing, Cross River State, in September 2016. Loesche has since announced its scope of supply for the project, including the LM70.4+4CS, its larges...

30 November 2016

Pakistan: cement producers see profits of 12% 1QFY16/17

Pakistan's cement manufacturers posted 12 per cent growth in their profits during the first quarter of the current fiscal year of 2016/17 on high sales and low financial cost, acocording to a Topline Securities resea...

01 December 2016

Tanzania: Lake Cement plans new plant in Bagamoyo

Lake Cement Ltd announced it will invest US$150m in a new cement plant in Bagamoyo, Pwani Region, Tanzania, with a production capacity of 1.4Mta. Construction is due to commence mid-2017, with completion expected to ...

02 December 2016

Colombia's cement market contracts 14.4% YoY in Oct

Cement consumption in Colombia fell 14.4 per cent to 0.994Mt in October 2016 from 1.162Mt in October 2015, according to the latest figures by the country’s statistics office, DANE. Domestic cement production in Oc...

01 December 2016

Ecocem's turnover rises despite US problems

Ecocem's group turnover totalled EUR63.7m last year, up from EUR61m in the prior year as the company’s operating profit jumped to EUR2.6m from EUR1.5m. However, the company's US subsidiary Orcem Americas’ plan for ...

28 November 2016

Pakistan: gas price reduction to benefit cement manufacturers

The Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammed Ishaq Dar, approved a gas price reduction at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). The decision will see prices fall from PKR600 to PKR400/mBTU. ...

25 November 2016

Moroccan cement demand up 8.4% YoY Oct 2016

Moroccan cement sales increased 8.4 per cent in October 2016 when compared with the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2016, cement sales in the kingdom edged up by 0.9 per cent, according to the Directorate...

25 November 2016

India: Jaypee Cement requests coal re-allocation

Jaypee Cement has requested that the central government allocate the two captive coal blocks won in auction to other firms in need of fuel. Jaypee Cement wished to surrender the two blocks in Maharashtra and Mandla S...