Cement News: International

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 to the article, the ship’s owners had initially told the Ghana Ports an...

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...

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...

Nepal: new government certification for cement 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...

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...

09 November 2016

India: Sanghi Industries INR12bn expansion

Sanghi Industries Ltd is planning to further develop its capacity following the 1.2Mta expansion of its plant in Kutch district. Production capacity at the Kutch plant recently rose to 4.1Mta. For the second phase...

10 November 2016

Malaysia: CMSB pledges year-round cement supply

Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) has said it will be able produce a year-round reliable supply of cement following the commissioning of its third and largest plant in Mambong, Sarawak. The new plant has an estimated ...

08 November 2016

Pakistan: domestic cement sales accelerate in October

Pakistan cement industry showed mixed result of performance in October 2016. Sales of cement in the domestic market accelerated to 15.88 per cent in October 2016, but exports declined by 1.96 per cent compared. A...