International

17 January 2006

Dry mortar continues to gain share in Britain

Though behind a number of Continental markets, where the cement groups push the product, in terms of product acceptance, the British dry mortar market continues to expand

17 January 2006

Cement cos record 10.2% growth, India

Cement consumption in India recorded a healthy 10.2 per cent growth during April-November 2005, as sustained demand led to higher utilisation rates, but higher energy costs

16 January 2006

New roads for China

China will invest hundreds of billions of yuan in constructing rural roads over the next five years, aiming to provide more bitumen and cement roads for rural people. The Minister of Communications, L

16 January 2006

Inekon Group to build Iraqi cement works

Inekon Group, located in the Czech Republic will start implementing a project worth Euro 328m this year involving supplies for a cement works to be built in the north of Iraq, the

16 January 2006

Chettinad Cement to increase capacity

Chettinad Cement Corporation, India plans add an additional capacity of 500,000t at its Dindugal plant in Tamil Nadu, taking the total plant capacity to 1.7Mt. The company is setting

16 January 2006

Cyprus cement sales rise

Cement sales in Cyprus increased 3.4 per cent year-on-year in 2005, totalling 1.58Mt, according to data by the National Statistics Service Cystat, published on January 13,

16 January 2006

Birla Corp commissions second cement unit

Birla Corporation Ltd today commissioned its second cement unit in Durgapur, with a capacity of 1Mta at an investment of Rs 75 crore. The Durga Hitech Cement plant, a sister

16 January 2006

Cemex increases local cement prices

Cemex increased domestic Mexican cement prices on Friday by an average six per cent to offset higher production and power costs, a company executive said. Revenues for Cemex,

13 January 2006

VNCC to inject cash into new projects

The State-owned Vietnam Cement Corporation (VNCC), the country’s largest cement producer in Vietnam, is expected to spend over VND3.8 trillion ($240.5m), a four fold year on year rise, to build

13 January 2006

Polish cement sales show improvements

Sales of cement in Poland stood at 11.3Mt in 2005, slightly up from the 2004 levels, but analysts expect a better performance in the next few years. The combined sales of cement

13 January 2006

US Commerce Dept cuts duties

The US Department of Commerce Thursday lowered tariffs on imports of grey portland cement and clinker by Mexico’s Cemex SA (CX) from 54.97 per cent to 42.26 per cent,

13 January 2006

Argentina fixes cement prices

The Argentinian government signed an agreement on January 11, 2006 with the Association of Portland cement makers in the country to retain cement prices unchanged over the next

13 January 2006

Keystone gets extra funding

First commissioned in 1928, Keystone Cement Co located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, is now pushing ahead with more investment thanks to some extra funding from the state

13 January 2006

Colombian Authorities investigate cartel

An increase of more than 50 per cent in cement prices in Colombia in recent months would appear to show that a very amicable ceasefire has been agreed to end the price war allegedly raging since last

12 January 2006

Iraqis Deal with cement shortages

Iraq is benefiting from a construction boom - in no small part due to the infusion of more than US$20bn in reconstruction money. The reconstruction has fuelled a demand for many building materials and

12 January 2006

Russian court upholds FAS’ decision

On January 10, 2006 Moscow arbitration court fully upheld the Federal Antimonopoly Service’s decision involving Eurocement Group JSC. As was earlier reported, the Federal Antimonopoly Service br