International

22 April 2016

Spain: cement consumption stagnates

Cement consumption in Spain has returned to the red numbers at the end of the 1Q16 with a fall of 0.5 per cent, which places the accumulated 2,565,811t in total, about 12,000 less than in the same period last year. With respect to March, the fall was 7.2 per cent, reaching 928,1...

22 April 2016

Mobile cement app launched by OCL India

Dealers of OCL India Limited, the makers of Konark Cement, can now place cement orders through mobile phones. The Suvidha app has been launched as an android app in Bhubaneswar. Using Suvidha dealers will also be a...

21 April 2016

Taiwan Cement sales down 20.8% YoY in 2015

Taiwan Cement Corp saw its 2015 YoY sales fall 20.8 per cent to TWD93.68bn (US$2.89bn), while the company’s net income dropped by 46.7 per cent to TWD5.78bn (US$178.67m), according to Aggregates Business Europe. Dur...

21 April 2016

India: local residents in favour of Jorabat cement plant

Plans to set up a 500tpd cement plant near Jorabat, Assam, India, have received the support of local residents. The Pollution Control Board Assam has conducted a public hearing in the premises of Ambher LP School at ...

21 April 2016

Uganda: Karuma dam has to bring in Kenyan cement

Contractors for the Karuma dam in Uganda have resorted to importing Kenyan cement to help keep work going at the site. In a media brief to journalists over the weekend at the construction site, the Karuma Hydro powe...

20 April 2016

UK: new Ecocem cement terminal opened

Ecocem, a Dublin-based cement producer, has opened its first UK bulk import terminal along the Manchester Ship Canal, built in partnership with Peel Ports at Runcorn. The new bulk import facility on a one-acre plot ...

21 April 2016

South Africa: Cement sales up 7.7% in 2015

Consumption of cement in South Africa rose by 7.7 per cent YoY in 2015 following a drop in sales the previous year. According to figures released by PPC, volumes reached 13Mt in 2015 thanks to strong demand from t...

19 April 2016

Georgia: new US$100m Senaki cement plant ordered

A new cement plant will be built in Senaki, Georgia. This project was discussed in detail at a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister and local businessman Cezar Chocheli who owns Interplast LLC, a plastics comp...

19 April 2016

Pakistan: Builders hit out against high cement prices

The Chairman of Pakistan’s Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD), Hanif Gonar, has accused the country’s cement manufacturers of keeping prices artificially high. In a report in the Daily Times, Mr Gonar p...

21 April 2016

Pakistan: Producers to invest up to US$1bn in CAPEX

Cement producers in Pakistan will invest between US$700m and US$1bn in expanding capacity over the next few years, according to Mohammad Ali Tabba, chair of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. Accor...

18 April 2016

Indonesia: Widodo to meet with cement plant protestors

Indonesian president Joko Widodo will meet with nine women who encased their feet in concrete in protest over the construction of a cement factory in Java. According to reports in JKT Globe, the women are objectin...

14 April 2016

Holcim Philippines forecasts 8-10% volume growth

The head of Holcim Philippines CEO, Eduardo A Sahagun expects the local cement industry to sustain its bullish run this year with sales volume seen growing by as much as 8-10 per cent. This was on the back of increas...

14 April 2016

India: Cement stocks rise as demand recovers

Indian cement manufacturers are set to continue the strong performance which has seen their stocks outperform the BSE Sensex by a factor of ten over the past month. In this period, the Economic Times reports, Indi...

14 April 2016

CECE report states EU construction equipment industry is transforming

The European construction equipment industry is confidently looking towards the future and ready to embrace the transition into the digital era, with a stronger-than-ever focus on technology leadership and customer n...

15 April 2016

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cement exports as construction sector slows

A senior official in Saudi Arabia has said that the kingdom's ban on cement exports has been lifted. According to reports from Reuters, the ban - imposed in 2008 and renewed in 2012 - has been overturned because o...

15 April 2016

Vietnam PM approves Thaicement Ha Tien works

Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has approved the investment in Thaicement's 4.5Mta Ha Tien plant in the Mekong delta province of Kien Giang as part of projects to be implemented during the 2011-20 period ...