International

19 May 2015

US first-quarter shipments seen exceeding 16.4Mt

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico over the first three months of 2015 are expected to have amounted to 16.44Mt, according to preliminary data from the USGS published last week. Of the 1Q15 total, imports accounted for 1.54Mt. During March 2015, shipments...

19 May 2015

Approval for Mitsubishi terminal expansion, USA

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Mitsubishi Cement facility modification Project last week, which will allow the company to meet increasing regional demand for cement more efficiently. The...

21 May 2015

South Africa imposes duties on Pakistan cement imports

South Africa has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties ranging from 14.29 per cent to 77.15 per cent on Portland cement, originating in or imported from Pakistan from May 15 for a period of six months to curb dumpi...

19 May 2015

Peru cement market contracts 7% in April 2015

Peru’s cement deliveries fell 7.1 per cent YoY to 800,000t in April 2015 due to lower government spending and climate factors, according to Asocem, the Peruvian cement association. El Niño is expected to continue t...

22 May 2015

CRH confirms watchdog search at Platin works

CRH has confirmed its Platin works in Ireland, owned by its subsidiary Irish Cement, has been searched by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. “Irish Cement fully facilitated the inspection and is con...

15 May 2015

Protests against Holcim Indonesia's planned lay-offs

The labor union of Holcim Indonesia has demanded that the company hold further discussions on its plan to lay off hundreds of workers, according to a report by the Jakarta Post. Following a weak company financial p...

14 May 2015

Ecuador sees decline in monthly sales

Ecuador cement sales declined fell to 468,432t compared to 504,682t in the month before, latest data from domestic cement association Inecyc reveals. The decline follows a 15.68 per cent MoM increase in March. Cumul...

14 May 2015

Indonesian consumption contracts in April

Following a disappointing performance over the first three months of this year, there's still no recovery in sight for Indonesian cement consumption as latest figures show demand contracted again in April. After re...

12 May 2015

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan remain Vietnam's top importers

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan remained among the largest importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first quarter of this year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Bangladesh accou...

14 May 2015

CIMERWA unveils new corporate identity, Rwanda

Rwanda's largest cement producer, CIMERWA, last week unveiled its new corporate identity and product packaging ahead of the completion of its expansion project later this year. The new identity involves a new logo a...

11 May 2015

Savanna looks to mine limestone in forest reserve, Ghana

Savanna Cement Co Ltd has applied to the country’s authorities to be granted a 49.98km 2 concession in the Yakombo Forest Reserve, Central Gonja District, Ghana, to mine limestone deposits in the area. The proposed...

14 May 2015

Advance in Argentine April cement consumption

In April 2015 Argentine market demand expanded by eight per cent MoM while compared to April 2014, the figure rose by 16.7 per cent to 1,045,369t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic cemen...

11 May 2015

Côte d’Ivoire to import 300,000t of cement

Due to a shortage in the supply of cement, Côte d’Ivoire will import 300,000t of cement. “The government has decided to conduct an emergency operation for the import of 300,000t of cement to be made by the cement man...

08 May 2015

Prosperity Indonesia plans new investment

Prosperity Indonesia, an engineering company from Hong Kong, plans to build its second cement plant worth US$400m in Tuban, East Java, at the end of this year, the Jakarta Globe reports. “The second plant in Tuban ...

08 May 2015

Lafarge Tarmac gears up with new fleet of machines, UK

Lafarge Tarmac has made a multi-million pound investment in a new fleet of cutting edge equipment and machinery. The UK-based company has invested in 12 Volvo and 16 Vogele pavers, all of which have the latest energ...

07 May 2015

FLSmidth reaches agreement to exit O&M contracts in Nigeria

In November 2013 FLSmidth signed a number of contracts with the Nigerian cement producer Dangote Cement PLC for operation and maintenance of production lines at their Ibese and Obajana cement plants in Nigeria for a ...