Cement Industry News tagged under: International

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. The Honshu Holding Group of China has invested NPR36bn (US$351m) or 70 p...

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...

Mbeya signs cooperation agreement Kibo Mining 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...

25 April 2017

Peru: cement companies feel impact of El Niño

Cement producers in Peru have started to feel the impact of El Niño, according to Credicorp Capital. Between January and March, cement dispatches have fallen seven per cent. Cementos Pacasmayo is expected to see t...

Construction output up by 6.9% in euro area 25 April 2017

Construction output up by 6.9% in euro area

In February 2017, compared with January 2017, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 6.9 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 4.4 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates ...

24 April 2017

Adelaide Brighton investigating contaminated cement

Adelaide Brighton Cement said it is investigating the use of contaminated cement in several major construction projects around Adelaide following an issue with the manufacture of its "bulk cement during a four-day pe...

25 April 2017

Cement price hike to hit Modi’s affordable housing?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Housing for All’ scheme could be impacted by the steep hike in cement prices, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) argues. According to a ...

21 April 2017

Spanish demand jumps 22% YoY in March

Cement consumption in Spain soared 21.5 per cent YoY in March to 1.1Mt as the housing sector showed some recovery, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In 1Q17 Spanish cement demand increased 1...

21 April 2017

PPC achieves two major milestones as part of its expansion strategy

As part of its expansion strategy, PPC announced this week the inauguration of its Ethiopian operation, Habesha Cement, and the first truck dispatch load of saleable cement from its plant in the Democratic Republic o...

20 April 2017

Algeria to see cement surplus in 2017

Algeria expects a surplus of cement output in 2017, according to Abdeslem Bouchouareb, the country’s minister of Industry and Mines. Domestic production is expected to reach 30Mt this year as cement producers have ...

20 April 2017

Semen Indonesia Rembang plant ready for 1H17 start

Semen Indonesia has said it will commence production from its cement plant in Rembang, Central Java, in the first half of 2017. Company president director, Rizkan Chandra, said the cement producer respects the resu...

21 April 2017

Indonesian cement consumption sees 4% rise in March

Cement consumption in Indonesia increased by four per cent YoY in March 2017 to 5.02Mt following flat sales volumes in the first two months of the year. The increase is attributed to a sharp rise in demand in Central...

21 April 2017

Brazil 1Q cement sales down 8% YoY

Cement sales in Brazil during the first quarter of 2017 declined by eight per cent YoY to 12.9Mt, according to the latest data from Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). In March 2017 cement sales decl...

19 April 2017

CPA: UK construction industry beats post-Brexit expectations

Activity in the UK construction industry is rising at a faster pace following the EU referendum than initially expected, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA). Construction ...