Cement News: International

01 December 2016

Egyptian government announces award of three new plant licences

The Egyptian Industrial Development Authority has today announced that three firms have been successful in their bids to build new cement plants, local media reports. The licences, which will permit the construction of new integrated works with between 1.5 and 2.0Mta capacity, were ...

01 December 2016

India: Lafarge Surma mine to expand production

Bangladeshi cement manufacturer Lafarge Surma Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) has received environmental clearance from the Indian government for its mining company to more than double its limestone production capacity ...

30 November 2016

Kenya: Dangote seeks limestone on east coast

Dangote Group has expressed interest in prospecting for limestone in Malindi, 120km northeast of Mombasa. The group plans to explore limestone deposits in Kwachocha, Kijiwetanga Kizingo, Mbaraka Chembe and Mayungu, s...

02 December 2016

Nigeria: UNICEM Mfamosing's second line commissioned

United Cement Co of Nigeria (UNICEM) commissioned its new line at Mfamosing, Cross River State, in September 2016. Loesche has since announced its scope of supply for the project, including the LM70.4+4CS, its larges...

Pakistan: cement producers see profits of 12% 1QFY16/17 30 November 2016

Pakistan: cement producers see profits of 12% 1QFY16/17

Pakistan's cement manufacturers posted 12 per cent growth in their profits during the first quarter of the current fiscal year of 2016/17 on high sales and low financial cost, acocording to a Topline Securities resea...

01 December 2016

Tanzania: Lake Cement plans new plant in Bagamoyo

Lake Cement Ltd announced it will invest US$150m in a new cement plant in Bagamoyo, Pwani Region, Tanzania, with a production capacity of 1.4Mta. Construction is due to commence mid-2017, with completion expected to ...

Colombia's cement market contracts 14.4% YoY in Oct 02 December 2016

Colombia's cement market contracts 14.4% YoY in Oct

Cement consumption in Colombia fell 14.4 per cent to 0.994Mt in October 2016 from 1.162Mt in October 2015, according to the latest figures by the country’s statistics office, DANE. Domestic cement production in Oc...

01 December 2016

Ecocem's turnover rises despite US problems

Ecocem's group turnover totalled EUR63.7m last year, up from EUR61m in the prior year as the company’s operating profit jumped to EUR2.6m from EUR1.5m. However, the company's US subsidiary Orcem Americas’ plan for ...

28 November 2016

Pakistan: gas price reduction to benefit cement manufacturers

The Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammed Ishaq Dar, approved a gas price reduction at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). The decision will see prices fall from PKR600 to PKR400/mBTU. ...

25 November 2016

Moroccan cement demand up 8.4% YoY Oct 2016

Moroccan cement sales increased 8.4 per cent in October 2016 when compared with the previous year. In the first 10 months of 2016, cement sales in the kingdom edged up by 0.9 per cent, according to the Directorate...

25 November 2016

India: Jaypee Cement requests coal re-allocation

Jaypee Cement has requested that the central government allocate the two captive coal blocks won in auction to other firms in need of fuel. Jaypee Cement wished to surrender the two blocks in Maharashtra and Mandla S...

25 November 2016

India: 32 manufacturers to sell at INR230/bag

Telangana State Housing Corp has signed a MoU with 32 cement manufacturers this week. As per the MoU, the companies will supply cement at a price of INR230/bag (US$3.35/bag) for the next three years to the housing co...

25 November 2016

USA: preliminary September cement shipments total 8.78Mt

Preliminary data published by the US Geological Survey (USGS) concerning US shipments of cement in September 2016 estimates that Portland and blended cement consumption fell to 8.78Mt for the month, down from the mon...

23 November 2016

Ghana: authorities accuse Chinese ship of smuggling cement

Ghanaian customs officials have prevented a Chinese-registered vessel – the Guo Tou 106 – from offloading bagged cement at Tema port for which it had no import licence, the Chronicle newspaper reports. According t...

25 November 2016

Russia sees 9% fall in 3Q cement demand and output

Russia’s cement consumption and output noted a nine per cent fall in the third quarter of 2016 when compared with the same period a year ago. Volumes decreased to 18.39Mt and 18.35Mt, respectively, according to Const...

22 November 2016

Cambodia: new plant proposal

A meeting between Chinese-owned Cambodia Capital Mineral Resources Co (CCMRC) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy saw Li Xiao Ming, CCMRC president, put forward the idea of building a cement processing plant to boos...