International

21 July 2005

Indonesia June cement consumption up

Indonesia’s cement consumption, an indicator of economic activity, rose 6.7 per cent by volume in June from a year earlier, the country’s largest cement maker said on Thursday. State-con

21 July 2005

ACC’s expansion project

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand today inaugurated the modernization and expansion project of ACC’s Chaibasa Cement Works. The project comprises replacement of the earlier plant which was based o

21 July 2005

South African cement sales boom

Cement sales for the first half of 2005 rose by 10.3 per cent year-on-year (y/y) to 5,496,523t, the Cement and Concrete Institute (CNCI) reported.

21 July 2005

Cemex net gains after RMC buyout

Cemex posted a better-than-expected 197 per cent increase in quarterly net profit following its $5.8bn takeover of Britain’s ready-mix concrete producer RMC. Cemex said on Wednesday its April-Ju

20 July 2005

Senator calls for boycott of CRH

Building firm CRH has criticised Irish Senator Terry Leyden for comments he made in the Seanad calling for shareholders to withdraw their investment in the company due to its involvement in the constr

20 July 2005

Dr Pharoan visits Algeria

The Algerian cement industry investments promotion company reportedly signed on July 17 a contract with the Saudi "Pharaon Commercial Investment Group Limited" regarding the purchase of 35 per of the

20 July 2005

Eurocement to build new plant

Russia’s holding Eurocement Group plans to build a cement plant in Russia’s Voronezh Region, Irina Plotnikova, the spokeswoman for the regional governor told Prime-Tass Tuesday. The Gov

20 July 2005

Vietnamese cement demand to rise

The Ministry of Construction has forecasted that cement demand in Vietnam in the remaining months of this year will rise by 10 per cent to more than 15Mt. The total demand this year is estimated at 29

20 July 2005

New Lorry Fleet For Lafarge Cement

Lafarge Cement UK has invested more than £7m in a new lorry fleet, leading to quieter, safer, more environmentally-friendly transportation of its famous Blue Circle brand of cement from its Cauldon Wo

20 July 2005

Cement Consumption in Spain up again

The cement consumption in Spain expanded 5.1 per cent year-on-year in the first half 2005 to 25.19Mt, the Spanish cement makers association Oficemen said on July 19, 2005. In June 2005 alone, the cem

19 July 2005

Akmenes Cementas H1

Akmenes Cementas, Lithuania’s only producer of cement, earned 2.7 per cent more income in the first six months of this year than it did the year ago - 47.2m litas (EUR 13.6m). In June, the comp

19 July 2005

Nuh Cimento to raise annual exports to $100m

Turkish cement and clinker producer Nuh Cimento will increase its annual exports to between $85m and $100m from the current $30m, following the launch of its third clinker production line in Hereke, n

19 July 2005

Poland’s cement and clinker production falls YoY

Polish cement companies produced 49.39Mt of cement and 36.36Mt of clinker in the first half of 2005, a fall from first half of 2004, an SPC report released on July 13 stated. The total sales of cemen

19 July 2005

Tokyo Cement invest heavily on the Company’s Infrastructure

One of the leading cement manufacturing, importing and distribution companies in Sri Lanka - Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) Ltd has recorded a consolidated turnover of Rs 6bn for the year 2004/05, an ap

19 July 2005

Cementos del Caribe to hold merger meeting with shareholders

Colombian cement company Cementos del Caribe has called a July 29 meeting for stockholders to approve its merger with seven other cement companies, according to local news reports.

18 July 2005

Peru’s June cement sales rise

Peru’s overall cement sales in June rose 7.1 per cent to 385,900t from the 360,311t sold in the same month a year before, as the economy continued to expand, the National Association of Cement P