Cement News: International

20 January 2017

India: Seven cement firms fined for bid-rigging

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed fines totalling more than INR2bn (US$30m) on seven cement firms it found guilty of colluding in their responses to a 2012 tender from Haryana state, Indian media reports. The companies have each been fined 0.3 per cent of their a...

20 January 2017

Zimbabwe: Redcliff plant complete

Chinese firm Mortal Investments Manufacturing has completed the construction of a US$20m cement plant in Redcliff, Zimbabwe. Initial production is slated to commence at the beginning of February, according to Wang Do...

19 January 2017

USA: preliminary November shipments reach 7.82Mt

Preliminary data from US Geological Survey for the month of November reports that total deliveries of Portland and blended cements reached 7.82Mt to give a total of 87.26Mt for teh first 11 months of 2016. The big...

19 January 2017

Georgia: HeidelbergCaucasus and Georgian Building Group set up GCA

HeidelbergCement Caucasus (GCC) and the Georgian Building Group (GBG), owned by Kavkaz Cement, have decided to form the Georgian Cement Association to help safeguard the quality of domestically-produced cement and cr...

Saudi cement production forecast to fall 5-10% in 2017 18 January 2017

Saudi cement production forecast to fall 5-10% in 2017

A number of Saudi cement companies plan to cut production by 5-10 per cent this year to deal with reduction in demands, Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper has reported. The decline is attributed to low local demands for c...

18 January 2017

Jamaica: Caribbean Cement Co fire

Caribbean Cement Company (CCC) reported a fire at its administrative office on Monday, 16 January 2017. “The incident did not affect production and will not affect our ability to supply cement to the trade and our...

India: Binani Compat appeal dismissed 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 Com...

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...

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...

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 ...