Cement Industry News tagged under: International

17 March 2017

Peru sees 7% drop in domestic sales in February 2017

Peru's cement market contracted 6.9 per cent YoY with sales of 0.737Mt in February, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. Output from Unacem, Cementos Pacasmayo and Cementos Yura reached 0.766Mt, 6.9 per cent below the 0.822Mt produced in February 2016. ...

16 March 2017

Saudi Cement producers see sales fall 25% in February

Saudi cement producers saw sales fall by 24.9 per cent in February 2017. Cement companies sold 4.09Mt of cement in the second month of the year, down from 5.44Mt in February 2016. Output also decreased by 26 per c...

16 March 2017

Iraq: Badoush Cement Factory destroyed in struggle for Mosul

Reports from Iraq indicate that Badoush Cement Factory has been destroyed in the fighting resulting from the Iraqi government’s efforts to retake western Mosul from Islamic State (IS). The government’s latest offe...

16 March 2017

Vietnam: Thai acquisitions face tough competition

Thai companies have spent around US$600m acquiring assets in Vietnam even as the country’s cement producers face shrinking export markets and tougher domestic competition, Vietnam Net reports. At the end of Februa...

Philippines: DTI aproached about two new cement plants 14 March 2017

Philippines: DTI aproached about two new cement plants

Ramon Lopez, secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of the Philippines said two local groups have approached the agency on plans to add new cement capacity to the country's production base. One of th...

14 March 2017

Lebanon: Ain Dara plant project attacked by gunmen

Gunmen opened gunfire at a cement factory in the Mount Lebanon town of Ain Dara after the town's residents refused the establishment of factories in the area over health issues, the National News Agency reported on M...

US/Puerto Rican shipments down 8.6% YoY in December, up 1.9% in 2016 15 March 2017

US/Puerto Rican shipments down 8.6% YoY in December, up 1.9% in 2016

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in December were 6.04Mt, representing a 8.6 per cent YoY fall, according to the US Geological Survey. The total includes 617,045t of imports t...

15 March 2017

Indonesian cement sales rise 0.2% in February 2017

Cement sales in Indonesia rose 0.2 per cent YoY to 4.54Mt in February 2017 from 4.54Mt in the same month one year earlier, said Indonesia Investments. Weak cement sales in the second month of 2017 are blamed on ad...

13 March 2017

Puerto Rico: cement sales dip 2.3% in February

Puerto Rican cement sales in February slipped 2.3 per cent in February following a 0.2 per cent rise the previous month. Cement sales in Puerto Rica have been declining since 2013 and last year, they contracted by...

13 March 2017

Tanzania: state offers Dangote land to mine coal

Following last year’s deal by Tanzania’s government to supply natural gas to Dangote Cement in the southeastern town of Mtwara, the state has offered land to the Nigerian company to mine coal for its operations. Tanz...

13 March 2017

Malawi: government comes under pressure on subsidised cement programme

Malawi's government has been criticised for favouritism over the tax payer-funded cement and malata subsidy programme. Firebrand opposition Peoples Party Vice President, Kamlepo Kalua, who is Rumphi East MP, said i...

10 March 2017

Ethiopia: Ethio-China forum highlights capacity rise

Speaking at the opening on Wednesday of the three-day Ethio-China cement forum in Addis Ababa, Dr Alemu Sime, State Minister of Industry, said Ethiopia has raised its cement production capacity to 13Mta. Local dem...

16 March 2017

Myanmar: Singapore investment fund to part-finance new 1.6Mta plant

Singapore-based Credera has announced that it will invest US$20m in a stake in a new 5000tpd cement plant in Myanmar, Deal Street Asia reports. Credera's Myanmar Frontier Opportunities Fund will partner with a for...

09 March 2017

Pakistan: capacity expansion projects reach 27.3Mta

Pakistani cement producers have been announcing capacity expansions at a breakneck pace of late, reports the Business Recorder, which calculates that if all of these are completed the country’s nominal cement product...

09 March 2017

Nigeria: 1.68Mta integrated cement plant has been proposed for Ogun state

A new 1.6Mta integrated cement plant has been proposed near Ewekoro, Ogun state, Nigeria, and an environmental and social impact assessment is being carried out. Southport Cement Ltd is in the process of acquirin...

08 March 2017

Saudi producers unlikely to benefit from export ban

Cement makers in Saudi Arabia are unlikely to benefit from the government's decision to lift a ban on exports due to higher tariffs, according to Saudi Cement Chairman, Khaled Al-Rajhi. The sector has suffered from...