Cement News: International

12 January 2017

Nepal: cement grading process delayed

Although the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) says it has penned a quality certification draft, the government is yet to begin the grading process for domestic cement brands. The NBSM has failed to arrange a meeting of its technical committee, which is authorised to gi...

10 January 2017

Indonesia: domestic cement sales weaken in November

The first 11 months of 2016 Indonesian cement sales reached a total of 56.5Mt, up 2.8 per cent YoY from domestic cement sales in the same period one year earlier. However, domestic cement sales weakened 5.4 per cen...

06 January 2017

Algeria: second production unit at Ain El Kebira commissioned

Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdesslam Bouchouareb, has inaugurated the second production unit at GICA’s cement plant at Ain El Kebira, Setif. The 2Mta unit will help Algeria to reach the stage of self-sufficienc...

06 January 2017

CAR government signs limestone agreement

The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) is one step closer to the exploitation of the limestone deposit in Bombassa and Ndimba villages, on the banks of the Oubangui river. CAR Trade Minister, Hassan ...

Pakistan: cement dispatches up but exports decline 06 January 2017

Pakistan: cement dispatches up but exports decline

During the first six months of current FY16-17, Pakistan's cement industry recorded a growth of 11.07 per cent in local dispatches, while exports declined 3.53 per cent compared during the same period of last year, ...

06 January 2017

Costa Rica: Cemex supplying road link upgrade project

Cemex Latam Holdings, subsidiary of Cemex, has supplied cement to a 50km road upgrade project of the Inter-American Highway in Costa Rica. The highway was widened to four lanes, with two in either direction. Some 200...

Senegal: government introduces new tax on cement 06 January 2017

Senegal: government introduces new tax on cement

As of 2 January, the price of cement in Senegal has increased by XOF3000 (US$4.84)/t. The Senegalese government has implemented a new tax of XOF3/kg on cement. The tax will be applied by all three domestic cement ...

05 January 2017

Tajikistan: cement production rises 40% in 11M2016

Production of cement in Tajikistan rose by over 41 per cent in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, the Times of Central Asia reports. In total, the country produced more t...

06 January 2017

Argentina sees cement demand fall 11% in 2016

Argentina’s cement consumption edged up 0.7 per cent YoY to 940,081t in December 2016, but fell 7.2 per cent MoM, according to provisional figures released by the country’s cement association, AFCP. The country’s ...

06 January 2017

Nigeria: Cross River to set up cement plant and quarry

The Cross River State Government has secured operational licenses from the Federal Government to establish its own cement plant and limestone quarry in Akamkpa. George O’Ben-Etchi, Commissioner for Solid Minerals De...

05 January 2017

Senegal notes 10% increase in cement output in 10M16

Cement production in Senegal in the first 10 months of 2016 increased 10.2 per cent YoY, according to the government’s Planning and Economic Research Unit. Output at Sococim and Ciments du Sahel, which represent t...

05 January 2017

Pakistani cement demand set to rise 47% in next five years

Domestic cement consumption in Pakistan is predicted to rise at an average annual rate of eight per cent over the next five years, an increase of nearly 47 per cent in total. Analysts point to the development of t...

06 January 2017

Kenya: cement consumption falls 5.3% in 3Q16

The growth in cement consumption fell by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 3Q15, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The KNBS data shows that the domesti...

04 January 2017

India: higher petcoke prices will hit cement companies

A near 75 per cent jump in the prices of petcoke, plus a similar rise in diesel costs combined with the policy of demonetisation, is likely to squeeze the margins of cement sector companies in the current financial y...

04 January 2017

Saudi Arabia: Yamama Cement secures US$266m for new plant

Saudi Arabia's Yamama Cement Company has secured SAR1bn (US$266.6m) to partially fund the building of a new plant, it said on Monday. The three-year financing includes SAR750m from National Commercial Bank and SAR...

04 January 2017

Pakistan: Bestway Cement joins bidding for Dewan Cement assets

Bestway Cement Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 30 Dec that it is considering acquiring the northern plant and related assets of Dewan Cement Ltd in Pakistan. Previously, three local cement compani...