Cement News: International

09 March 2017

Argentina cement market contracts 0.8 per cent in 2M17

Argentina's cement producers dispatched 801,782t of cement in February, a 0.8 per cent drop MoM and 8.7 per cent YoY, according to the Argentine cement producers' association, AFCP. Domestic sales decreased 0.8 per cent YoY to 801,782t in February 2017 from 808,310t in February 2016...

10 March 2017

Philippines: cement sector faces full proceedings on anti-competitive practices

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is set to up its investigation of alleged violations of competitive practices in the local cement industry. The country's anti-trust authority said it found reasonable gr...

06 March 2017

Vietnam cement sales fall 0.4% YoY in Jan-Feb 2017

Vietnam sold 9.4Mt of cement in the first two months of 2017, representing a 0.4 per cent decrease when compared with January-February 2016, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. The total included ...

06 March 2017

Egypt: Suez Cement to boost Helwan productivity

Chairperson of the Suez Cement Company, Omar Mohanna, has said that Suez Cement Company aims to boost productivity at Helwan Cement after completing its plan to convert the plant to run on coal. He added that the com...

Iran's 11M exports reach 11.5Mt 06 March 2017

Iran's 11M exports reach 11.5Mt

Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, reported that Iran exported 11.5Mt of cement during the 11 months to 18 February 2017. Mr Nematzadeh expects exports to reach 15Mt, production to...

02 March 2017

Cameroon cement plants produce 2.6Mt in 2016

Cameroon’s cement producers – Cimencam, Dangote, Cimaf and Necsen – have produced a combined output of 2.6Mt of cement in 2016, according to Camerpost. Total installed cement capacity in the country is 4.2Mta foll...

Nigeria: Dangote exports 0.4Mt in 2016 01 March 2017

Nigeria: Dangote exports 0.4Mt in 2016

Following a continuous increase in its production capacity, Dangote Cement marked the end of Nigeria’s dependence on imported product by exporting 0.4Mt in 2016. In its 2016 audited results presented yesterday, Da...

02 March 2017

Philippines cement sales rise 6.6% in 2016

Philippine cement sales increased 6.6 per cent to 25.96Mt in 2016 from 24.36Mt the previous year, according to the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). "The annual increase in sales for 201...

28 February 2017

US$55m loan for new Congo cement plant

The Republic of Congo and the Export-Import Bank of India have signed an agreement for a US$55m loan to finance a new cement plant in Mafoubou/Tao Tao village in the Niari department with a term of three years. Th...

28 February 2017

Colombia's cement sales fall 2.8% in January

January cement sales in Colombia fell 2.8 per cent YoY to 913,190t, according to the country’s statistic office, DANE. The largest decreases were reported in Casanare and Boyacá, which saw sales decrease by 46.8 a...

27 February 2017

Gas price hike to raise Bangladeshi cement prices

Following a hike in gas prices by Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, a rise in the production cost and sales price of cement is expected in the country. The gas price for captive power and industrial sector ...

24 February 2017

Pakistan: FWO seeks approval for new plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

According to reports in the Daily Times, the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is seeking approval from the Pakistani government to establish a new plant in the Haripur area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Details of the p...

24 February 2017

Mexico: Fives FCB commissions second Horromill® at Tula

Fives FCB has commissioned the second FCB Horomill ® unit at the Tula grinding plant of Cementos Fortaleza SA de CV, Mexico, as part of the new 3300tpd line under construction in Hidalgo state, Mexico. This follows ...

24 February 2017

Lithuania’s limestone reserves sufficient for decades to come

In 2016 cement companies mined around 680,000m 3 of limestone suitable for cement production in Lithuania, according to the Lithuanian Geological Survey (LGT). This represents a small decrease when compared with the...

27 February 2017

Qatar: QNCC is well placed to dominate sector

This week, Fives FCB reported the commissioning of two new cement grinding mills at Qatar National Cement Company’s (QNCC) Umm Bab plant in Qatar, as the country ramps up its cement capacity for the large infrastruct...

23 February 2017

Nepal: slow progress on infrastructure work for cement plants

Government efforts to provide power and transport links to cement plants in Nepal have made disappointingly slow progress in the eight years since the commitment was originally made, Republica reports. The newspap...