International

20 June 2016

Kazakhstan: constructions begins on Kyyszlorda plant

Construction on a 560,000tpa capacity cement plant has begun in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan, reports the regional akimat. The investment project valued 30.2bnt (US$89.2m) is between Meliorator Ltd and Russian company Global Security. Som 250 workers are helping with constructio...

16 June 2016

Peru cement demand up 1.4% in May

Peru’s cement consumption increased by 1.4 per cent YoY in May, according to the Asociación de Productores de Cemento. Total deliveries, which include exports, increased 1.9 per cent. Production slipped 0.2 per ce...

17 June 2016

Philippines: CeMAP claims cement smuggling on rise

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has estimated that 75 per cent of the 161,000t of cement imported into the country in the first quarter of this year was technically smuggled, the Stand...

17 June 2016

Cembureau: European cement output up 0.9% in 2015

According to the latest figures available, European cement production recorded a moderate growth of 0.9 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year. This translates into 248Mt of cement in the Cembureau member co...

15 June 2016

Iran: exporters look to Africa for new markets

Iranian cement producers are looking further afield as the impact of Iraq’s ban on imports shuts them out of their main export market, the Financial Tribune reports. The lifting of sanctions on Iran earlier this year...

14 June 2016

USA: PCA warns tropical storms to affect Florida's cement consumption

Heavy rains in Texas and Tropical Storm Colin in Florida may have a detrimental effect on national cement consumption levels in June, according to the PCA Marketing Intelligence team. Elevated precipitation levels ...

17 June 2016

Venezuela: output at 16% of year forecast

Venezuelan cement producers have manufactured around 112,000t of cement in May, according to El Mundo or some 16 per cent of the forecast year total. Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem) reported an output o...

13 June 2016

USA: union workers reject contract

According to union representatives, union workers at a northern Nevada cement plant have rejected a contract proposal from the Nevada Cement. The previous contract expired 28 February 2016, but was extended to all...

17 June 2016

USA: 100 years for Stockertown plant

Buzzi Unicem USA is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of its Stockertown Plant this year. The plant was originally built in 1906, but did not become operational until 1916. Construction of the was delayed in 19...

13 June 2016

Pakistan: Fauji Cement begins silo repair

The repair of damaged raw meal silo and the coal mill area of Line 2 (which has a production capacity of 2.38Mt), of Fauji Cement Ltd’s (FCCL), would take 3-6 months at cost of PKR1.3bn (US$19.38m), says experts mon...

17 June 2016

Argentine cement demand notes 16.5% rise in May

Dispatches from Argentina’s cement plants rose by 16.5 per cent in May 2016 after a six consecutive months of decreases. Around 881,000t of cement were delivered to the domestic market, according to the country’s cem...

17 June 2016

SNIC president forecasts cement volumes to fall 16%

Jose Otavio Carneiro de Carvalho, president of Brazil's cement industry association SNIC, estimates the domestic market to decrease 12 per cent in 2016, while showing 61Mt over the June 2015-May 2016 period. Jan-M...

10 June 2016

Kenya: Savannah Cement, Kenyatta University collaboration

Kenyan cement producer Savannah Cement has signed an agreement with Kenyatta University to collaborate in areas such as innovation, student internships, joint research activities and capacity building. Managing Di...

09 June 2016

Nigeria: producers hit by falling prices now face naira devaluation

The devaluation of the naira – agreed in principle by the Central Bank of Nigeria in May – will hit Nigerian producers’ revenues, Bernstein warns. The decision to revalue marks a reversal of course by the government,...

09 June 2016

India: cement volume growth

Volume growth in the Indian cement market increased by 12-18 per cent in the quarter ending March 2016 compared to the 4.7 per cent drop seen in the corresponding quarter last year. This level of growth is the larges...

09 June 2016

Ghana: bulk cargo jetty for Tema port

A newly-built bulk cargo jetty has become operational at the Tema port, Ghana, possessing the capacity to hold hour larger vessels at any given time. The jetty will prevent bulk cargo vessels having to stay on anchor...