Cement News: International

25 August 2016

Bangladesh to double capacity in the next two years

As the demand for additional housing and rural development projects in Bangladesh been strong, capacity utilisation rates are relatively high in most cement plants and the industry is currently expanding its production base. Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) Senior ...

25 August 2016

Iran: exports reach 4.4Mt in first four months

Iran exported 2.57Mt of cement and 1.83Mt of clinker in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar (20 March-21 July 2016), according to the Secretary of the Cement Industry Employers Association, Abdolrez...

22 August 2016

Sri Lankan cement imports up in 2016

Sri Lanka’s cement production edged up by 19.7t to 1.04Mt in January-May 2016 and imports were up 18.4 per cent to 1.88Mt. Collectively, production and imports rose by 450,000t to 2.93Mt for the first five months ...

22 August 2016

Burkina Faso: CIMASSO plant under construction

Work is now well underway in Burkina Faso on a greenfield 6500tpd grinding plant for CIMASSO. The contract for the construction of the plant was signed in March by Kanis International of Burkina Faso and Intercem of ...

Peru's cement sales fall 3.7% in July 19 August 2016

Peru's cement sales fall 3.7% in July

Peru's cement market contracted 3.7 per cent YoY in July as 772,000t were sold, according to the latest data by Asocem, the Peruvian cement association. However, production increased 2.4 per cent YoY to 837,000t –...

19 August 2016

Nepal: higher-grade cements to be certified soon

To date Nepal has been unable to certify cement produced in the country that is higher than grade 33, but as the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) is preparing to certify grades 43 and 53, the country is...

Egypt: Arabian Cement to install new coal mill 18 August 2016

Egypt: Arabian Cement to install new coal mill

Arabian Cement Co announced that the company's board of directors was convened last Sunday and approved the legal procedures to build a new coal mill worth EGP80m (US$9m). The company aims to increase its use of...

17 August 2016

Tanzania: Minister invites cement industry to voice its concerns

Tanzanian cement producers who have been stepping up the pressure on the new government to respond to the amounts of cheap cement imports have been given some encouragement to present their complaints. The minister...

17 August 2016

Aleppo cement plant back under Syrian army control

The Syrian army succeeded in reclaiming a cement factory in the southern countryside of Aleppo city on Tuesday, and is now purging the terrorists from the surrounding areas of the factory, reports Fars news agency. ...

18 August 2016

Oman: Raysut Cement upgrades

Raysut Cement is in the process of completing several expansions and improvements across its domestic and international assets. One project currently underway is the upgrade of its gas supply station at its Salala...

16 August 2016

DR Congo: cement prices continue to rise in Kinshasa

The cement price in Kinshasa, DR of Congo, continues to climb. At present the retail price of a 50kg bag of cement stands at CFD17,000 (US$17.90) with retailers saying they are charged US$12.50/bag by wholesalers of ...

19 August 2016

Kurdistan: new Inekon Group plant

Inekon Group has signed a contract for a new plant project in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan worth US$450m. Project Manager, Michal Obrucník, said that the end customer is a Kurdish joint stock company and that it is ...

18 August 2016

US$69m loan for Equatorial Guinea cement plant

The Equatorial Guinea government has been granted a XAF40.5bn (US$69m) loan by the Cameroon-based Common Savings and Investment Fund (CCEI) to build a cement plant in the west African state. The loan will be used f...

18 August 2016

Indonesia: Holcim completes Lampung terminal

Holcim Indonesia has completed the construction of its cement terminal in Lampung at a cost of up to IDR400bn (US$30.5m). The new 4.7ha facility will be used for both storage and packing and will be able to process u...

12 August 2016

Nigeria: removal of cement tax incentive

The removal of pioneer status tax incentive for the cement industry has caused concerns for operators in the real sector, who feel the development will send the wrong signal to investors. The issue was raised by t...

18 August 2016

Bangladesh: Payra seaport ready to unload first cargo

Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, is expected to inaugurate the first deep-sea port in Patuakhali, about 320km southwest of Dhaka, through a video conference tomorrow. Payra seaport will start operations on...