Cement News: International

13 July 2006

Philippine producers protest at Chinese imports

Philippine cement manufacturers yesterday assailed the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Trade department’s decision to all

12 July 2006

Slowly but surely the cement supply improves, Jamaica

The Government has made headway in increasing the supply of cement locally. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce says 16,000t from Caribbean Cement will be made available to the market this week.

12 July 2006

France’s Societe Generale to finance cement project

The French financial firm, Societe Generale, will provide US$86m loan for the Ha Tien Cement Plant I to carry out a cement plant project in the Mekong Delta province of Binh Phuoc.

12 July 2006

Eurocement Group Ukraine to build new lines

Eurocement Group Ukraine intends to construct a fifth line at its Baltsem works (Balakliia, Kharkiv region) and build a fourth line at the Pushka cement works (Kramatorsk, Donetsk region) by 2008, ann

Cement prices may go down, India 12 July 2006

Cement prices may go down, India

Cement prices appear to be steady despite the monsoon having set in and Mumbai experiencing heavy downpour. But the lowering of the prices, though marginally, is on the cards.

12 July 2006

Cement Corporation sells 7Mt, Vietnam

The Vietnam Cement Corporation said it had sold 7Mt of cement this year, five per cent more than during the same period last year. The figure represents 57 per cent of the company’s full-year t

Orascom Construction begins production in Iraq 12 July 2006

Orascom Construction begins production in Iraq

Orascom Construction Industries announced that rehabilitation of the 2.3Mta year Tasluja cement factory in Northern Iraq has been completed for a total investment cost of US$70m.

11 July 2006

Locally produced cement prices remain stable, Pakistan

While the fate of around 100,000t of Chinese cement detained at two ports on quality grounds still hangs in the balance, the prices of locally produced cement in Karachi have not changed in the last

11 July 2006

Volyn Cement output down, Ukraine

Volyn-cement company (Zdolbunov, Rivne region) decreased cement production by 5.7% or 8.6t to 141,300t compared to the same period of 2005, according to the Ukrcement Association’s press service

11 July 2006

Third Thanh Hoa cement plant to be built, Vietnam

The Cong Thanh Cement Joint Stock Company began construction work on the third cement factory located in the central province of Thanh Hoa on Tuesday.

11 July 2006

Cement companies to post higher price realisation in Q1, India

The Indian cement sector is expected to post good numbers for April-June quarter despite a major correction in the benchmark Sensex and the government’s admonition of cement companies over abnor

11 July 2006

Lafarge SA: Federal Agents search offices of unit over ’government pacts’

Lafarge North America Inc, the U.S. unit of the world’s biggest cement maker, said several of its offices in western New York state were searched by federal ag

11 July 2006

Rajawali signing of Gresik deal draws closer, Indonesia

Indonesia’s government hopes to sign an agreement with the Rajawali group later this week to allow the Indonesian conglomerate to buy Cemex SA de CV’s stake in state-controlled cement make

10 July 2006

Cement sector growth remains buoyant in June, India

The Indian cement sector maintained its upward trend in production and despatch figures for the month of June 2006 as well, though growth rates have come down modestly from the first two months of the

10 July 2006

Cement quarry license sold at auction, Georgia

A license for extraction works in the Tchishuri, Broliskedi and Nakhshirghele limestone quarries was sold to Georgian Cement Ltd for GEL 47.58 m at the auction in the Ministry of Environment Protectio

10 July 2006

Yemeni cement markets

Yemen currently needs from 3 to 5Mt of cement annually to meet local demands. Yemen has been suffering a cement shortage as demand has increased dramatically due to an augmentation in the building ind