Cement Industry News tagged under: International

12 April 2017

Pakistan nine-month sales up 7% YoY

Cement sales in Pakistan increased by seven per cent YoY in the first nine months of the current fiscal to reach 30.304Mt, latest data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) reveals. Of this total, domestic demand was up by 11 per cent but exports fell by 15 per...

12 April 2017

Bangladesh: Meghna Cement Mills to raise capacity

Meghna Cement Mills, part of the  Bashundhara Group, plans to increase grinding capacity at its Bangladesh-based plant with the installation of a vertical roller mill. The company, which sells its cement under the K...

12 April 2017

Bhutan reportedly experiencing delivery delays

With demand for cement rising in Bhutan, two of the countries leading cement manufacturers have been unable to deliver product to their customers on time, according to local press reports. In Phuentsholing, cement a...

12 April 2017

Irish Cement defends waste fuel plan

Irish Cement has defended its plans to burn up to 90,000tpa of waste materials following concerns by local residents over the health and safety impact of the development. Brian Gilmore, head of communications with I...

Carib Cement implements temporary measures to address Jamaica cement shortage 12 April 2017

Carib Cement implements temporary measures to address Jamaica cement shortage

Carib Cement, Jamaica’s sole cement producer, has said it is implementing a number of measures to overcome a domestic cement shortage after mechanical problems in the packaging area caused operations to be disrupted...

10 April 2017

Saudi cement sales down 20% in March

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia declined by 19.5 per cent in March, according to the monthly report issued by Yamama Cement Company (YCC) and published in local press. Cement sales totalled 4.17Mt, down from 5.85Mt i...

Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association to review price hike 10 April 2017

Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association to review price hike

The Nepal Cement Manufacturers Association has agreed to review the recent hike in domestic cement prices, The Kathmandu Post reports. Earlier last week Industry Minister Nagendra Raj Joshi had requested that ceme...

07 April 2017

Pakistan: capacity utilisation exceeds 100 per cent in March

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement dispatches for March 2017 reached 3.9Mt, up 23 per cent YoY with the industry running at full capacity during the mon...

06 April 2017

Positive outlook for 2017 despite rising energy costs

LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement and CRH are optimistic about their global outlook in 2017, despite the challenge presented by rising energy costs. Positive output forecasts in developing markets such as India as w...

06 April 2017

China: new economic zone to boost cement companies' shares

When the Shanghai stock market opens on Wednesday next week it is expected to see cement company shares rocket on the back of the announcement of a new Chinese economic zone outside Beijing at Xiongan New Area. The...

06 April 2017

US and Puerto Rico January shipments edge ahead

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2017 totalled about 5.4Mt, up by 2.9 per cent YoY, latest data from the USGS shows. The leading cement-producing states...

06 April 2017

Argentina's cement producers set new March dispatch record

Argentina’s cement companies dispatched 1,032,119t of cement in March 2017, surpassing the previous record of March shipments, set in 2015 when 979,452t were delivered to customers. The latest delivery volume is 1...

06 April 2017

Prime Cement plans new Rwandan plant

Cement industry newcomer, Prime Cement, plans to construct a US$65m plant in Musanze District, Northern Province, Rwanda. The company has reportedly signed an equipment supply deal with FLSmidth, according to an ar...

06 April 2017

Brazil's monthly sales down 15.3% YoY

Brazilian cement sales totalled 3.9Mt in February, down 15.3 per cent YoY, according to the latest market data published by local cement association, SNIC. Over the first two months of this year, sales declined by ...

05 April 2017

Bolivia: Potosí groundworks to start in two months

The construction of the new cement works in Potosí, Bolivia, is moving ahead as the movement of land at the site is scheduled to start in two months’ time, according to Williams Cervantes Beltrán, the town’s mayor. ...

04 April 2017

DR Congo: cement price in Boma up 53%

The price of a bag of 50kg of grey cement in Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo, has jumped from CDF7500 (US$5.51) in February to CDF11,500 at the start of April. The price increase has led several construction si...