Cement News: International

13 October 2016

Indonesia: September figures weaker

Due to a lower demand from the domestic housing industry, Indonesian cement sales for the month of September fell 3.3 per cent to 5.64Mt compared to September of 2015, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). Cement sales fell in Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan, while east...

11 October 2016

Kazakh cement consumption shows signs of slowing

Cement consumption growth in Kazakhstan is expected to decelerate in 2016, breaking with the decade-long trend of demand expansion of 15-30 per cent annually. Only in 2009, consumption dropped. "We anticipate ceme...

10 October 2016

Indonesia: minister to bring in regulation to stop capex expansion

In an effort to curb Indonesia’s burgeoning overcapacity, the government has announced that it is working on a regulation banning the issuance of new permits for cement plants, the Jakarta Post reports. “We’ve been t...

10 October 2016

UK: Tarmac launches new packaging machine at Tunstead

Tarmac has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production.   The...

Uganda: Government to construct plant in Karamoja 07 October 2016

Uganda: Government to construct plant in Karamoja

It has been reported that the Ugandan government has plans to construct a cement plant in the Karamoja sub-region through a public-private partnership with Moroto Ateker Cement (MAC). MAC is formed by the Uganda Deve...

07 October 2016

Pakistan: cement sales rise by 3.6% in September

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has announced that cement sales in the month of September rose by 3.55 per cent, reports the Tribune Newspaper. While domestic demand was relatively stable...

Ghana: cement companies cut prices to win market share 07 October 2016

Ghana: cement companies cut prices to win market share

Improving economic conditions and Dangote’s aggressive pricing policies have been blamed for what looks to be a developing price war among Ghanaian cement companies, Ghanaweb reports. Following Dangote Cement’s de...

07 October 2016

North Korea: cement production rises in response to flooding

North Korean state media have reported that workers at the Sangwon cement plant have increased production by 50 per cent as part of efforts to send aid to the flood-stricken north of the country. The plant has sen...

07 October 2016

India: production to resume at Malabar Cements

Minister of Industry, E P Jayarajan, announced that Malabar Cements will resume operations his month. Production was halted on 10 September 2016 as a result of raw materials shortage. Mr Jayarajan said that laterite ...

07 October 2016

Kazakhstan: struggling economy hits cement industry

With a slump in oil prices, geopolitical tension between Russia and the West, and a slowdown in the Chinese economy, Kazakhstan’s GDP grew just 0.1 per cent YoY in 1H16. Following the decision of the central bank to ...

17 October 2016

DR Congo: new plants to fight imports

This week it was announced that the Cementerie Kongo (CIMKO) greenfield cement plant project, a joint venture between Lucky Cement Ltd and the local Groupe Rawji, would be completed this October. While it will take ...

07 October 2016

Vietnam: 9M16 cement sales reach 55.25Mt

According to the Ministry of Construction, Vietnam's cement sales reached 55.25Mt for the period January-September 2016. No YoY comparative figures were given. Of the total, 43.55Mt were sold domestically, a 7.7 per ...

05 October 2016

Ethiopia: protesters start fires at Dangote plant

A Dangote cement plant in the Ada Berga, Oromia region, was set alight by angry protesters on Tuesday. The protesters were angered by the death of at least 55 people in a stampede triggered by clashes between police ...

05 October 2016

India: land acquisition underway for 3Mta Jaykaycem plant

Jaykaycem (Central), an associate company of JK Organisation, is planning a 3Mta integrated cement plant near the villages of Devra, Puraina and Sotipura, Madhya Pradesh district, India. The two phase project will...

05 October 2016

India: Alstom grinding plant erection to start by the end of 2016

Alstom Industries, a part of JDB Group, is planning a cement grinding unit at Village Baghjap, Morigaon district, Assam, India. The unit will produce 1000tpd of PPC & OPC cement. The cost of the project is INR45...

04 October 2016

DR Congo: CIMKO plant nears commerical production

This October the US$270m CIMKO plant owned jointly by Lucky Cement and Groupe Rawji located 240km (150 miles) west of the capital, Kinshasa, will start producing cement and work towards its 1.2Mta cement capacity. ...