Cement Industry News tagged under: International

16 February 2017

Nigeria: fuel shortages hit cement output

Shortages of oil and natural gas have caused cement producers in Nigeria to cut output, with some plants having to close temporarily, reports the Vanguard newspaper. The declining availability of natural gas, low-pour fuel oil and (LPFO), automotive gas oil (AGO) has led to a reduct...

16 February 2017

United States: Maine representatives call for vigilance over McInnis plant

Congressional representatives for the state of Maine have written to US Trade Representative, Maria Pagan, calling on her to ensure that cement imports from McInnis’s new Port-Daniel-Gascons plant do not unfairly com...

16 February 2017

Saudi Arabian cement sales down 16% in January

Domestic cement deliveries in Saudi Arabia in January 2017 were 15.9 per cent lower than in the same month the previous year, according to statistics released by Yamama Cement. At 4.78Mt, cement sales in the count...

15 February 2017

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia proposal to Ukrcement in light of corruption claims

According to Ukrzaliznytsia board member, Marek Zalesny, Ukrzaliznytsia has applied the automated wagon distribution system to cement carriers and invites the Ukrcement association to jointly participate in the syste...

Palestine: new plant to affect prices? 02 March 2017

Palestine: new plant to affect prices?

Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) subsidiary, Sanad Construction Resources Co, began work on Phase I of its Palestine Cement Factory (PCF) in October 2016. The first phase of construction at PCF includes the const...

14 February 2017

China: cement output up 2.5% in 2016

China's cement output rose 2.5 per cent YoY to 2.4bnt in 2016, compared with the 4.9 per cent drop in 2015, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The data came as the property sector ...

Indonesia: January sales drop 2.3% YoY 13 February 2017

Indonesia: January sales drop 2.3% YoY

Indonesia's cement sales struggled last month as bad weather disrupted construction projects across the country. Sales fell to 5.3Mt last month, down 2.3 per cent YoY. "Rain and storms are present in many regions ...

10 February 2017

Afghan government cancels licence on country’s only cement plant

The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has cancelled the licence to operate the Ghori cement plant, Reuters reports. The 0.4Mta plant, located in Baghlan province just north of Kabul, was originally state-run,...

10 February 2017

Kuwait: Siwertell receives third order from Acico Construction

Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Kuwait-based Acico Construction for its third road-mobile cement unloader. Similar to its last delivery in 2015, the next-generation, road-mobile unloader wi...

14 February 2017

Spanish producers adapt to survive

Spain's road back to high cement volumes seems a rather tortuous journey with Fomento de Constructions & Contratas (FCC) announcing a net loss of EUR1625.2m this week for its close of business in 2016. While the fin...

09 February 2017

Dominican Republic cement sales up 7.5% in 2016

Sales of cement in the Dominican Republic rose by 7.5 per cent by volume and 5.2 per cent by value in 2016 when compared with 2015 according to the country’s cement association, Adocem.  Domestic sales reached 4,2...

09 February 2017

Colombian cement sales fall 5.5% YoY in 2016

Cement deliveries in Colombia decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY to 12.102Mt in 2016 from 12.807Mt in 2015, according to the latest figures published by DANE, the national statistics service. While sales in Atlántico a...

09 February 2017

Argentina sees cement dispatches up 1.2% YoY in January 2017

Argentina’s cement market expanded by 1.2 per cent YoY in January 2017 as cement sales reached 868,590t from 858,496t the year before, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. Export sales more than do...

09 February 2017

Uganda: Karuma project to buy cement locally

President Yoweri Museveni recently directed companies working on projects in Uganda to buy materials locally. Deng Changyi, the acting project manager of Sinohydro Corporation, the company constructing the 600MW Karu...

10 February 2017

Ireland: Quinn Cement open Warrenpoint export hub

Quinn Cement has establised a new cement export hub in Warrenpoint Harbour in Co Down, Ireland, in a GBP2.5m (EUR2.9m) investment. With a capacity to move 7500t, the export facility will service Quinn Cement's base i...

09 February 2017

Pakistan: US$400m British investment in new plant

British company Asian Precious Minerals (APML) announced plans to invest US$400m in a new cement plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The announcement was made during a meeting between APML and the Chief Minister o...