Cement News: International

27 January 2017

Spanish cement market contracts 3.1% in 2016

Cement demand in Spain closed at 11,140,639t in 2016, representing a 3.1 per cent YoY fall, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In December, domestic cement consumption dropped 3.8 per cent to 804,372t when compared with December 2015. Exports have to some exten...

26 January 2017

Egypt: Misr Beni Suef Cement postpones coal mill

Misr Beni Suef Cement Company has postponed the installation of a coal mill at its Beni Suef plant to the 3Q17. The coal mill is expected to cost EGP18m (US$0.96m). Managing Director, Farouk Mostafa, said the comp...

26 January 2017

Pakistan: construction of US$245m Haripur cement plant gets go-ahead

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak, has approved plans to invest US$245m in the construction of a cement plant in Haripur, The Dawn reports. The moves comes as part of a wider package of meas...

24 January 2017

Rising cement prices signal economic growth in China

Rising cement prices were providing a clear signal that China's economic growth will remain stable for the year ahead, said Mo Ji, chief economist for Asia ex-Japan at Amundi in an interview with CNBC. Cement offe...

Jordan: AUCBM opens regional office in Amman 24 January 2017

Jordan: AUCBM opens regional office in Amman

The Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials (AUCBM) is opening a regional office in Amman. The office is headed by Eng Khaled Tarawneh, gneral manager of Arab Company for White Cement Industry and AUCBM board me...

25 January 2017

Asocem: “Cement consumption will recover in 2017”

Peruvian cement association Asocem expects cement consumption in Peru to grow between 3-5 per cent in 2017 as private investment recovers and public works are carried out. “For 2017 the scenario is positive, due to...

Bolivia’s government expects to sign Potosi contract in March 23 January 2017

Bolivia’s government expects to sign Potosi contract in March

The Bolivian government anticipates to sign the contract for the construction of a new cement plant in Potosi in March. "I want to tell the department of Potosí, its factory is guaranteed with an investment of US$...

23 January 2017

Sri Lanka: INSEE Cement links with universities

Cement manufacturer INSEE Cement (formerly known as Holcim (Lanka) Ltd) has signed a partnership with three of Sri Lanka’s universities – Peradeniya, Moratuwa and Ruhuna – to boost the local construction industry wit...

23 January 2017

Caribbean: Trinidad Cement competes with Rock Hard Cement

Rock Hard Cement of Barbados has begun to penetrate the local market in Trinidad and Tobago, offering its product at TTD46/bag (US$6.81/bag). State-owned Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has spoken out, warning customers of...

20 January 2017

Uganda: two new plants in Tororo by 2018

After previously only being home to one cement plant (Tororo Cement), 2018 will see Tororo District welcome at least two new plants. By the end of 2017, Simba Cement of Kenya will have completed a grinding plant o...

20 January 2017

Pakistan: Arif Habib Group to invest PKR25bn in new plant

Arif Habib Group has said that it is going to invest PKR25bn (US$238.5m) in a new cement plant to be completed in the next two years, to be operated by its subsidiary Power Cement. The new plant will take the install...

20 January 2017

UAE: Arkan Cement AED117.7m waste-power deal

Arkan Cement is set to sign a AED117.7m (US$32m) deal to set up a waste-to-power operation for its Al Ain plant. The technology, which will convert about 1000tpd of municipal waste into power for the plant, is bei...

20 January 2017

India: Seven cement firms fined for bid-rigging

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed fines totalling more than INR2bn (US$30m) on seven cement firms it found guilty of colluding in their responses to a 2012 tender from Haryana state, Indian media ...

20 January 2017

Zimbabwe: Redcliff plant complete

Chinese firm Mortal Investments Manufacturing has completed the construction of a US$20m cement plant in Redcliff, Zimbabwe. Initial production is slated to commence at the beginning of February, according to Wang Do...

19 January 2017

USA: preliminary November shipments reach 7.82Mt

Preliminary data from US Geological Survey for the month of November reports that total deliveries of Portland and blended cements reached 7.82Mt to give a total of 87.26Mt for teh first 11 months of 2016. The big...

19 January 2017

Georgia: HeidelbergCaucasus and Georgian Building Group set up GCA

HeidelbergCement Caucasus (GCC) and the Georgian Building Group (GBG), owned by Kavkaz Cement, have decided to form the Georgian Cement Association to help safeguard the quality of domestically-produced cement and cr...