Cement Industry News tagged under: International

08 May 2017

Pakistan dispatches up 6.21%

Pakistan dispatched 33.88Mt of cement during the first 10 months (July-April) of the current fiscal, up by 6.21 per cent YoY, latest figures from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) show. During the period, domestic consumption rose by 10.74 per cent YoY to 29.8...

05 May 2017

Geocycle launches in Uganda

Geocycle has been launched in Uganda with the aim of providing a solution to waste management to LafargeHolcim group company Hima Cement, local media report. Under the Geocycle brand, LafargeHolcim offers waste m...

05 May 2017

Pakistan's first coal/cement terminal begins operation

Pakistan's first state-of-the-art coal, clinker and cement bulk terminal has commenced operations at Port Qasim, Karachi. According to a statement by Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL), bulk carrier...

05 May 2017

MPA outlines priorities for the next government

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has issued its priorities for the next UK government ahead of the general election on 8 June 2017. The government's post-election policy development and implementation will be...

US and Puerto Rico February shipments unchanged 04 May 2017

US and Puerto Rico February shipments unchanged

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in February 2017 were about 6Mt, essentially unchanged from sales in February 2016, latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. T...

04 May 2017

Ambuja Compocem launched

Ambuja Cement announced it has launched its composite cement, Ambuja Compocem, to the Indian markets of Bihar and Jharkhand. The LafargeHolcim company said in a statement that its Chhattisgarh facility has become is ...

MPA sales suggest 'continued impetus' in construction 04 May 2017

MPA sales suggest 'continued impetus' in construction

Construction market demand in the UK for mineral products was higher in the first three months of this year compared with the previous quarter, providing some evidence of continued impetus in construction activity at...

04 May 2017

Al Anwar signs greenfield investment plan

Omani private equity firm Al Anwar Holdings has entered into a shareholders' agreement with Hormozgan Cement Co of Iran to establish Hormuz Al Anwar Cement SAOC for the construction of a greenfield grinding plant in ...

03 May 2017

Prism Cement receives limestone mining lease

Prism Cement announced it has received a letter of intent from the government of Madhya Pradesh, India, for a cement-grade limestone mining lease. The lease if for mining in the Chulhi and Majhiyar villages in the Sa...

05 May 2017

Polish cement demand to rise 2.5% in 2017

Cement production in Poland increased by two per cent in 2016, according to the Polish Association of Cement Producers. In 2017 cement demand is expected to grow by 2.5 per cent to 16.1Mt thanks to healthy housing an...

28 April 2017

Indian cement prices return to pre-demonetisation levels

Cement prices in India have returned to levels prior to the government’s demonetisation move, analysts at ICRA Ratings have reported. “With the impact of demonetisation gradually subsiding, cement prices have reach...

28 April 2017

Nepal plant project faces delays

Construction of the Honshu Shivam Cement Factory, a Nepal-China joint venture, is likely to be delayed as the government has been slow to build a road leading to the limestone quarry, the Kathmandu Post reports. Th...

27 April 2017

Morocco’s Tekcim project online 2019?

First announced in 2012, Tekcim’s cement plant in El Jadida, Morocco, is expected to open in 2019 with work to begin in a few months’ time, reports La Tribune. To finance the project, Tekcim’s parent, SGTM Group, ...

27 April 2017

Moroccan demand slips 0.7% YoY in March

Morocco’s cement demand fell 0.7 per cent YoY in March from 1.334Mt in March 2016 to 1.324Mt one year later. While the Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dehab region saw sales soar by 27.7 per cent YoY to 8042t, advances were more ...

25 April 2017

CMS to benefit from Pan Borneo Highway construction

Construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Malaysia is expected to boost demand for construction materials including an additional million tonnes of cement. Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS), which is the sole cement pro...

25 April 2017

Mbeya signs cooperation agreement Kibo Mining

Tanzania-based Mbeya Cement Co, a LafargeHolcim subsidiary, has signed a cooperation agreement with coal development company Kibo Mining which covers a range of potential areas of collaboration including the supply o...