Cement News: International

25 November 2016

India: 32 manufacturers to sell at INR230/bag

Telangana State Housing Corp has signed a MoU with 32 cement manufacturers this week. As per the MoU, the companies will supply cement at a price of INR230/bag (US$3.35/bag) for the next three years to the housing corporation. With cement prices high on the open market, the state go...

25 November 2016

USA: preliminary September cement shipments total 8.78Mt

Preliminary data published by the US Geological Survey (USGS) concerning US shipments of cement in September 2016 estimates that Portland and blended cement consumption fell to 8.78Mt for the month, down from the mon...

23 November 2016

Ghana: authorities accuse Chinese ship of smuggling cement

Ghanaian customs officials have prevented a Chinese-registered vessel – the Guo Tou 106 – from offloading bagged cement at Tema port for which it had no import licence, the Chronicle newspaper reports. According t...

25 November 2016

Russia sees 9% fall in 3Q cement demand and output

Russia’s cement consumption and output noted a nine per cent fall in the third quarter of 2016 when compared with the same period a year ago. Volumes decreased to 18.39Mt and 18.35Mt, respectively, according to Const...

Cambodia: new plant proposal 22 November 2016

Cambodia: new plant proposal

A meeting between Chinese-owned Cambodia Capital Mineral Resources Co (CCMRC) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy saw Li Xiao Ming, CCMRC president, put forward the idea of building a cement processing plant to boos...

21 November 2016

Pakistan: increased coal prices concern APCMA

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has voiced its concern regarding steep increases in coal prices, which in turn is impacting the cost of cement production. Coal prices have increased from US$...

Mexican peso depreciation causes substantial hike in cement prices 25 November 2016

Mexican peso depreciation causes substantial hike in cement prices

The depreciation of the Mexican peso against the US dollar has impacted negatively on the price cement and other building materials. In the year to date, cement prices have increased 14.8 per cent and between January...

18 November 2016

Spain: demand sees 7% YoY decrease in October 2016

Cement consumption in Spain fell 7.2 per cent YoY in October to 936,568t, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. For the first 10 months of 2016, cement demand has fallen by 3.4 per cent YoY to 9,3...

18 November 2016

Nepal: new government certification for cement

The Nepali government will start the certification of domestic cement brands according to quality in three months’ time, enabling them to compete in the market with foreign cement brands. Certification will be car...

30 January 2017

Saudi Arabia shifts focus as spending curtailed

With the publication of the 2016 budget, Saudi Arabia has put an end to the high rates of spending prevalent before a subdued oil price environment took hold. However, the oil crash has prompted diversification and ...

17 November 2016

Philippine cement sales growth slows in 3Q16

While cement sales growth in the Philippines slowed in 3Q16, continued construction activities saw 9M16 cement sales record double-digit growth. Nine-month sales increased 10.1 per cent to 20.12Mt, according to Cemen...

17 November 2016

Indonesia: Semen Baturaja plant due online in 2017

President of PT Semen Baturaja, Pamudji Rahardjo, announced that the state company would bring its second cement plant online next year. The Baturaja II plant is currently under construction with a planned production...

17 November 2016

Guatemala: Cemento Regional enters the market

Cemento Regional has started operating a plant in Escuintla, Guatemala, which has capacity to produce 8000 bags of cement per day with its new Cemengal Plug&Grind ® Classic grinding plant. Cemento Regional has i...

17 November 2016

Saudi Arabia: cement sales down 7%

A recent report from Al Rajhi Capital Research stated that total cement sales in Saudi Arabia fell 6.8 per cent YoY to 47Mt in the first 10 months of 2016, from 50.2Mt in the same period last year. Clinker production...

14 November 2016

UK: Holcim Belgium supports Brighton Marina project

Holcim Belgium has been working with Subcon Europe NV on the Brighton Marina Caisson Remediation Project by providing assistance with logistics and product deliveries. In the first phase, the scope comprises of the...

11 November 2016

Laos: 5000tpd plant to be completed by 2018

Vientiane Hongshi Saythirath Cement Co is due to begin construction on its new 5000tpd dry-process plant in Vientiane’s Hinhuep district, with completion estimated for 2018. The project represents an investment of US...