Cement News: International

19 January 2017

India: Binani Compat appeal dismissed

India’s Competition Appelate Tribunal (Compat) has dismissed the appeal of Binani Cement seeking waiver of the direction to deposit with it 10 per cent of the total penalty amount which was imposed by Competition Commission in a cartelisation case. "Binani Cement has failed to subst...

19 January 2017

Egypt: South Valley denounces new capacity project

Three private companies are reported to have gained licences for new plants in Egypt after the latest round of bidding, according to local newspapers in Egypt. The new capacity was reportedly for Elsewedy Ceme...

20 January 2017

Peru's sees 3.4% market contraction in 2016

Cement consumption in Peru fell 5.2 per cent to 836,000t in December 2016, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. Exports decreased 43.5 per cent to 27,000t from 47,000t in December 2015. Cement pr...

20 January 2017

Colombia's cement consumption down 4.6% YoY in November

Cement demand in Colombia fell by 4.6 per cent in November 2016 to 1.019Mt when compared with November 2015, according to DANE, the country's statistics office. Output decreased by 3.5 per cent to 1.009Mt when comp...

Bangladesh: SKS launches Sena cement brand 16 January 2017

Bangladesh: SKS launches Sena cement brand

Yesterday Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS) launched its Sena Cement brand at its Mongla Cement Plant in the Port of Mongla, Bagerhat.  General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of the boar...

19 January 2017

Iran's cement industry is 'behind the times', says minister

Ambitious government plans were set out to boost cement production capacity to 120Mta from the current 80Mta by the end of 2025, as part of ambitious targets set in the 20-Year Vision Plan (2005-25). However, Mi...

India: JSW Bellary expansion to 3.4Mta 19 January 2017

India: JSW Bellary expansion to 3.4Mta

JSW Cement Ltd is set to raise its installed capacity from 1Mta to 3.4Mta at its Bellary Plant in Karnataka. "We are increasing the cement manufacturing capacity from current 1Mta to 3.4Mta. The additional capacit...

13 January 2017

Indonesian cement consumption hits 62Mt in 2016

Indonesia consumed 62Mt of cement in 2016, up three per cent on the previous year, but below the Indonesian Cement Association’s (ASI) target of 65Mt, the Jakarta Globe reports. In a statement, ASI Chairman, Widod...

13 January 2017

Spain: LafargeHolcim Valencia plant cuts production

LafargeHolcim's cement plant in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain, cut production by almost 10 per cent in 2016 in response to the import restrictions imposed by Algeria, its biggest market. The group is exploring its opti...

13 January 2017

Caribbean: Rock Hard Cement starts exporting

Rock Hard cement company has is about to enter markets outside of its homebase of Barbados. Eight months ago it was experiencing a difficult time exporting, but it can now compete in other Carribean markets. Chief ...

24 January 2017

Moroccan cement demand slips 0.7% in 2016

Moroccan cement demand fell 12.5 per cent MoM in December 2016 and slipped 0.7 per cent YoY to just over 14.5Mt in 2016, according to Morocco’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. In December 2016 the domestic m...

12 January 2017

Qatar: QPMC to inaugurate cement storage silos in 1Q

Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) will inaugurate its cement storage silos project in the 1Q17 as part of its “efforts to ensure sustainable supply” of cement in the country. QPMC CEO, Eisa al-Hammadi, said t...

11 January 2017

India: Dalmia and Nagaur limestone blocks awarded

The government auction of the 3B1A Limestone Block in Zayal, Nagaur, India, has awarded the block to Emami Cement, which paid INR51bn (US$746m) for the 125t concession. Meanwhile, Dalmia Cement obtained the Chitto...

12 January 2017

Egypt: floating pound sends cement prices skywards

Building materials prices have increased sharply in Egypt since the country floated the pound, according to industry sources. They said the price rise could threaten projects, force contractors out of the market and ...

13 January 2017

Indonesia - new investment must be outside Java

Estimates released by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry indicate that total national cement capacity in 2017 will reach 102Mta versus a total requirement of 70Mta. In response, the Indonesian government is formulat...

10 January 2017

Bestway signs coal transport MoU with Pakistan Railways

Bestway Cement Co and Pakistan Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for transporting from Sindh to Punjab. Under the MoU coal would be transported from Port Qasim and Bin Qasim Railway Station ...