International

22 July 2015

Vicem half-year sales dip 0.5%, Vietnam

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading state-owned cement producer, said its cement and clinker sales slipped 0.5 per cent to 10.73Mt in the first half of 2015. Of the volume, 9.58Mt were sold in the domestic market (+7.1 per cent YoY) while 1.15Mt were exp...

21 July 2015

CIMERWA unveils expanded plant project, Rwanda

CIMERWA has officially unveiled its modernised plant in Rwanda, which involved making the switch from wet- to dry-process technology and increasing capacity to 0.6Mta. The company has also installed a 15MW peat-po...

21 July 2015

Volyn Cement reelects Zelano as Supervisory Board Chairman, Ukraine

Volyn Cement has reelected Paolo Zelano to chair its supervisory board for three years, the company said in a press release. In addition, the shareholders replaced supervisory board member Plack Heiko Otto with Karl...

20 July 2015

Ecuador first-half sales reach 2.88Mt

Ecuador cement sales reached 2.88Mt in the first six months of this year, the Institute of Cement and Concrete (INECYC) has reported. In June 2015, dispatches reached 488,777t – an increase of 2.45 per cent compared...

20 July 2015

Shiva Cement first quarter dispatches up 16% YoY

India-based Shiva Cement's dispatches of cement and clinker during the first quarter of FY15-16 rose by 16 per cent YoY, the company said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Shiva Cement owns a 0.132Mt pla...

17 July 2015

Spanish consumption rises 8.6% in 1H15

Cement consumption in Spain reached 5.6Mt in the first half of 2015, reflecting an 8.6 per cent increase YoY, according to the latest data from cement association Oficemen. In June demand increased 7.5 per cent YoY. ...

17 July 2015

Thatta completes modernisation project, Pakistan

Thatta Cement on 13 July 2015 successfully started clinker production from its modernised plant situated in Thatta district, Sindh province, the company informed the Karachi Stock Exchange. Production had been susp...

16 July 2015

Morocco: cement demand falls 6.3% in June

Moroccan cement consumption fell a further 6.3 per cent YoY to 1.16Mt in June following a similar decrease in May. This brings cement demand over the first six months of this year down 1.3 per cent to 7.3Mt, with t...

17 July 2015

US May shipments – preliminary figures

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico reached 7.8Mt in May, according to preliminary results from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total domestic shipments accounted for 6.96Mt and i...

16 July 2015

Mitsubishi terminal expansion gets key backing, USA

Long Beach City Council has rejected environmentalists’ attempts to block Mitsubishi Cement Corp’s plans to reactivate and expand its Port of Long Beach Terminal in California, USA. The council voted 6-2 on Monday n...

16 July 2015

German cement consumption expected to fall 1.6% in 2015

German cement consumption is expected to decline by 1.6 per cent YoY in 2105 to around 26.7Mt, as local cement producers no longer anticipate being able to compensate for lower market demand recorded in the first qua...

15 July 2015

Polish production up 4.1% in June

Cement production in Poland increased by 4.1 per cent YoY to 1.55Mt in June, while sales were up by 7.2 per cent to 1.59Mt, Poland's Cement Producer Association said in a statement. Year-to-date production rose by 2...

15 July 2015

MPA welcomes publication of government Productivity Plan

MPA welcomes the Government’s initiative to improve UK productivity, which the trade body says is "a key to sustained long term growth." Issues such as the encouragement of private and public investment, the develop...

16 July 2015

Iranian quarterly production update

Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade announced on Sunday that in the first three months of this year cement and clinker production reached 15.77Mt and 19.26Mt, respectively. Of the total, some 4.34Mt, accordi...

14 July 2015

Burnpur Cement inaugurates Jharkhand plant, India

Burnpur Cement's 800tpd cement plant in Patratu was yesterday inaugurated by Raghubar Das, chief minister of Jharkhand state, India. Addressing the gathering Burnpur Cement director, Ashok Gutgutwa, said the plant...

16 July 2015

Kazakhstan: Steppe's 1H volumes edge ahead, revenue falls

In the first half of 2015, Steppe Cement Ltd sold 717,654t of cement for KZT8277m (US$44.3m), which compares with 709,459t of cement for KZT9125m in the first half of 2014. This represents an increase of one per cent...