Cement Industry News tagged under: International

10 February 2017

Kuwait: Siwertell receives third order from Acico Construction

Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Kuwait-based Acico Construction for its third road-mobile cement unloader. Similar to its last delivery in 2015, the next-generation, road-mobile unloader will be a trailer-based, diesel-powered Siwertell 10 000 S unit. It will...

14 February 2017

Spanish producers adapt to survive

Spain's road back to high cement volumes seems a rather tortuous journey with Fomento de Constructions & Contratas (FCC) announcing a net loss of EUR1625.2m this week for its close of business in 2016. While the fin...

09 February 2017

Dominican Republic cement sales up 7.5% in 2016

Sales of cement in the Dominican Republic rose by 7.5 per cent by volume and 5.2 per cent by value in 2016 when compared with 2015 according to the country’s cement association, Adocem.  Domestic sales reached 4,2...

09 February 2017

Colombian cement sales fall 5.5% YoY in 2016

Cement deliveries in Colombia decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY to 12.102Mt in 2016 from 12.807Mt in 2015, according to the latest figures published by DANE, the national statistics service. While sales in Atlántico a...

Argentina sees cement dispatches up 1.2% YoY in January 2017 09 February 2017

Argentina sees cement dispatches up 1.2% YoY in January 2017

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 1.2 per cent YoY in January 2017 as cement sales reached 868,590t from 858,496t the year before, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. Export sales more than do...

09 February 2017

Uganda: Karuma project to buy cement locally

President Yoweri Museveni recently directed companies working on projects in Uganda to buy materials locally. Deng Changyi, the acting project manager of Sinohydro Corporation, the company constructing the 600MW Karu...

Ireland: Quinn Cement open Warrenpoint export hub 10 February 2017

Ireland: Quinn Cement open Warrenpoint export hub

Quinn Cement has establised a new cement export hub in Warrenpoint Harbour in Co Down, Ireland, in a GBP2.5m (EUR2.9m) investment. With a capacity to move 7500t, the export facility will service Quinn Cement's base i...

09 February 2017

Pakistan: US$400m British investment in new plant

British company Asian Precious Minerals (APML) announced plans to invest US$400m in a new cement plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The announcement was made during a meeting between APML and the Chief Minister o...

03 February 2017

Egypt: Premiere aims to attract new investment for cement sector

Ahmed Abdelmoghny, managing director of Premiere, said his company sought to raise EGP3.5bn (US$186.9m) for an Egyptian cement company to establish a 1.5Mta cement works on the Ain Sokhna Desert road. He stressed ...

08 February 2017

USA: cement shipments in November rose by 8.2%

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in November 2016 were about 7.9Mta, up by 8.2 per cent from sales in November 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended c...

03 February 2017

LafargeHolcim to take part in Global Framework Agreement

Global trade unions represented by IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI) met with representatives of LafargeHolcim on 23 January 2017 to launch the process for developing a Globa...

03 February 2017

UK: Hope Cement reward loyal customers

Hope Cement has introduced a new incentive scheme through its smartphone app. The loyalty scheme is a new approach to drive traffic into merchants’ stores and help to grow their business. Customers collect points ...

07 February 2017

Emerging markets to remain unpredictable in 2017

The year 2017 is expected to be a difficult one to negotiate for large cement corporations that have high exposure to emerging markets as major price and volume issues are now surfacing.   In recent years several of...

02 February 2017

Pakistan: capacity utilisation tops 90% in December 2016

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement sales in December 2016 reached 3.56Mt, with capacity utilisation running at 90.9 per cent, the Nation newspaper repor...

02 February 2017

Cambodia: SCG's Kampot Cement to open third plant

Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest cement conglomerate, is to take advantage of Cambodia’s booming construction sector by opening its third cement plant in Battambang province next year through its subsidiar...

02 February 2017

Venezuela expects to export 0.3Mt of cement in 2017

In 2017 Venezuela’s cement industry forecasts cement exports of 0.3Mt, around five per cent of the country’s total planned production of 6Mt, according to the President of the Federación Bolivariana de Construcción, ...