Cement News: International

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

10 July 2006

Cement price hike plan sparks angry response, UAE

Contractors have launched a furious response to proposed increases in the cost of cement in the UAE. The UAE’s contractor association has vowed to fight for its members if cement prices are increased

07 July 2006

Pakistan cement sales up 12.6 per cent

Cement sales during the last fiscal year showed a growth of 12.6 per cent, reaching at 18.4Mt - the highest number of dispatches made by the cement industry in its history. As against last three fisca

Lafarge Morocco arm expands to meet demand 07 July 2006

Lafarge Morocco arm expands to meet demand

The Moroccan arm of Lafarge has launched a drive to expand in the north of the country, where it sees demand for cement growing by 20 per cent this year, its managing director said. It is now making t

07 July 2006

Cemex says higher prices of cement due to inflation and energy costs, Latvia

Cemex, owner of Latvia’s Broceni cement plant, has said that cement prices are to be raised due to inflation and increasing prices of energy resources, according to the company’s public re

More cement plants for Afghanistan 07 July 2006

More cement plants for Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Mines Ministry said more new private cement factories would be established within three years to help in fulfilling 50 per cent of the country’s cement needs.

07 July 2006

Cement output up Jan-April 2006, Mexico

The output of Mexico’s cement producing companies increased 12 per cent YoY from January to April 2006, boosted by a rise in the capacity

07 July 2006

Gresik to raise export volumes in 2006, Indonesia

PT Semen Gresik will raise its export volume in 2006 in order to anticipate tight product competition and continuing low domestic demand for cement, a spokesman said.

06 July 2006

Ancap to continue selling cement to Argentina, Uruguay

Ancap of Uruguay and Camargo Correa, the Brazilian group that controls the Argentinian cement producer Loma Negra, have confirmed an extension to their current commercialisation deal that will take th

06 July 2006

Tokyo Cement’s net profits surge 89%, Sri Lanka

Tokyo Cement Ltd, the island’s biggest cement maker, said that its group net profits had jumped 89 per cent for the 12 months to March, boosted by sustained demand in the construction industry.

06 July 2006

Cimentos de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde

Sales at Cape Verdean cement company, Cimentos de Cabo Verde (CCV) rose 28 per cent last year driven by increased activity in the archipelago’s construction market, which is expected to continue over

06 July 2006

Lebanese company establishes factory in Suleimaniah

Suleimaniah’s General Director for the Promotion of Investments, Mahdi Sheran, has announced an agreement with Lebanese company GRD to construct a cement factory in Bazian.

06 July 2006

Work starts on US$210m cement plant, Vietnam

Construction of a US$210m cement plant began in Tinh Gia district of central Thanh Hoa province on July 4. The plant, invested by the Cong Thanh Cement Joint Stock Company, has a designed capacity of

06 July 2006

Taiwan Cement sees record profits in 2006

Taiwan Cement Corp, the third-largest cement maker in China and Taiwan, expects this year’s profit to exceed the record T$5.70bn ($176m) profit it made in 2005, the company’s chairman said

06 July 2006

Indonesia approves Lafarge expansion plan

The National Investment Coordinating Board has approved Lafarge SA’s proposal to expand cement production capacity at its North Sumatra subsidiary PT Semen Andalas at an investment cost of US$45