Cement Industry News tagged under: International

06 April 2017

US and Puerto Rico January shipments edge ahead

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in January 2017 totalled about 5.4Mt, up by 2.9 per cent YoY, latest data from the USGS shows. The leading cement-producing states for Portland blended cement in January 2017 were Texas, California, F...

06 April 2017

Argentina's cement producers set new March dispatch record

Argentina’s cement companies dispatched 1,032,119t of cement in March 2017, surpassing the previous record of March shipments, set in 2015 when 979,452t were delivered to customers. The latest delivery volume is 1...

06 April 2017

Prime Cement plans new Rwandan plant

Cement industry newcomer, Prime Cement, plans to construct a US$65m plant in Musanze District, Northern Province, Rwanda. The company has reportedly signed an equipment supply deal with FLSmidth, according to an ar...

06 April 2017

Brazil's monthly sales down 15.3% YoY

Brazilian cement sales totalled 3.9Mt in February, down 15.3 per cent YoY, according to the latest market data published by local cement association, SNIC. Over the first two months of this year, sales declined by ...

Bolivia: Potosí groundworks to start in two months 05 April 2017

Bolivia: Potosí groundworks to start in two months

The construction of the new cement works in Potosí, Bolivia, is moving ahead as the movement of land at the site is scheduled to start in two months’ time, according to Williams Cervantes Beltrán, the town’s mayor. ...

04 April 2017

DR Congo: cement price in Boma up 53%

The price of a bag of 50kg of grey cement in Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo, has jumped from CDF7500 (US$5.51) in February to CDF11,500 at the start of April. The price increase has led several construction si...

New international standard in Russia 04 April 2017

New international standard in Russia

Russia has introduced Interstate standard GOST 31108-2016 “Cements Technical Specification,” as a national standard of the Russian Federation (RF), effective 1 March 2017. The technical characteristics requirements o...

04 April 2017

Pakistan: Lucky Cement wins HSE Award 2017

Lucky Cement Ltd has won a Health, Safety and Environment award in the category of “The Responsibility for Health and Safety,” at the 2017 International Environment, Health & Safety Awards Gala, held in Karachi, Paki...

03 April 2017

Coal price set to fall over the next two years

Newcastle coal prices hit a five-year high in November, climbing from US$49/t at the start of 2016 to US$115/t in November, but fell quickly to their current level of US$80/t. The main driver in these fluctuations is...

03 April 2017

Indian cement producers prefer imported petcoke

Cement producers in India continue to prefer better-quality imported petcoke at US$92/t, despite its price being double that of Indian coal, according to the Business Standard. Petcoke prices rose to US$95.75/t at...

06 April 2017

Colombian cement dispatches slip 3.6% in Feb17

Colombia's cement market in February 2017 contracted 3.6 per cent to 1.008Mt when compared with February 2016, according to DANE, the country's statistics office. Domestic cement plants produced 1.048Mt in the sec...

06 April 2017

Saudi Arabia: sales volume falls 20% in 2M17

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia remain weak and see a further downward revision in sector earnings for 2017.

 In the first two months of 2017, sales volume fell 20.4 per cent on an annual basis, while in 2016, cement...

30 March 2017

Paris council to stop LafargeHolcim orders over Trump wall supply offer

The city of Paris has criticised LafargeHolcim for its willingness to supply material for the wall that US President Donald Trump plans to build along the Mexican border. The French capital’s governing council vote...

31 March 2017

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe opens PPC cement grinding plant in Harare

PPC's US$85m cement 0.7Mta grinding plant at Msasa, Harare, has been officially opened by President Robert Mugabe. The plant is PPC’s third production site in the country. The facility features a cement ball mill ...

30 March 2017

Cameroon: LafargeHolcim launches construction of EUR42.6m cement plant

LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique has launched construction of a new 0.5Mta plant in the Cameroonian locality of Nomayos, near Yaoundé. The new project required a total investment of EUR42.6m (US$45.7m). The plant proje...

30 March 2017

Malaysia: former Tasek Cement director finds contentment in food

Datuk David Tan Sek Yin, former executive director of Tasek Corporation Bhd (1986-2004), now spends his days over a hot stove making Ipoh kai si hor fun (shredded chicken kuey teow), reports the Star online. The 60-...