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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has approved the establishment of a 550 mln Saudi riyal (US$146.7m) cement company, it was reported on July 12, 2005. The company is called Medina
China produced 92,856,100t of cement in May 2005. The output in January-May reached 359,218,100t, up 6.1 per cent year on year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In April the country pr