International

07 October 2005

Cement sales grow by 9.3 % in first quarter

Total sales of cement during the first quarter of the current fiscal reached 4.474Mt showing a growth of 9.3 percent over the corresponding period last year when the total sales amounted to 4.093Mt.

07 October 2005

Cement shortage looms in eastern Africa

An acute shortage of cement is looming in eastern Africa following the return of peace in Sudan and the easy calm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has sparked a vibrant economic environm

06 October 2005

Vietnam likely to increase cement price

Vietnam will bring nationwide cement prices in line with regional rates at the beginning of 2006, the Ministry of Construction said.

06 October 2005

Cement plant investment, Yemen

Three cement plants worth a total $500m will be built in southern Yemen in joint Saudi-Yemeni projects. According to forecasts, their capacity will be 3Mta. Reportedly, the three plants are the first

06 October 2005

Garadagh Cement disagrees with act on results of tax inspection, Azerbaijan

Garadagh Cement intends to fight with the final act on resuls of tax inspection at the Ministry of Taxes, Uwe Koehler, the President of Garadagh Cement company, told Trend on Tuesday.

06 October 2005

Bacnotan to Invest PHP1B, Philippines

The board of Bacnotan Consolidated Industries Inc. (BCI.PH) has approved the appropriation of PHP1bn for future investments. The Philippine investment holding concern

06 October 2005

Gresik sees FY net profit up 10% despite fuel price hike, Indonesia

The country’s largest cement producer, state-owned PT Semen Gresik, expects its full-year net profit to rise by more than 10% from 520.59bn rupiah in 2004, Semen Gresik president Dwi Sutjipto sa

06 October 2005

Vice President complains about high cost of cement, Ghana

Ghana’s vice president Alhaji Aliu Mahama has asked cement producers to explore the use of lime and other local materials to beat down the price of the essential commodity. He said the high pric

05 October 2005

Port of Sacramento solidifies cement deal

A bulk cement importing facility is to be built at the Port of Sacramento, following approval of the idea Monday by the Sacramento-Yolo Port District.

05 October 2005

Garadagh Cement reports problems in Azeri construction sector

There are considerable problems in construction sector of Azerbaijan, said Uve Kohler, Garadagh Cement company’s board chair, at a press conference. He said two main factors

05 October 2005

East and West regions grow fastest in FY05, India

The growth of cement consumption in various regions of India has changed significantly in FY05. The eastern and western regions have emerged as the fastest growing regions in

05 October 2005

Vietnam Cement Corporation produces 9.4Mt of cement in nine months

The Vietnam Cement Corporation (VNCC) produced and sold 9.4Mt of cement in the first nine months of this year, 800,000t higher than the same period of last year and fulfilling 78 percent of its yearly

05 October 2005

Titan and Essroc Sign multi-year cooperative agreement

Titan America LLC and Essroc Cement Corp. have signed a cooperative multi-year agreement to jointly utilise Titan America’s Essex cement import terminal at Port Newark, New Jersey, upon completi

04 October 2005

Devcon completes sale of U.S. Virgin Island Materials operations for US$13.3m

Devcon International Corp. (DEVC) announces that on September 30, 2005, it and its wholly owned subsidiary, V.I. Cement & Building Products, Inc, completed the sale of its U.S. Virgin Islands material

04 October 2005

Taiwan’s Asia Cement reports 18.50 mln twd damage from Typhoon Longwang

Asia Cement Corp said its Hualien plant in eastern Taiwan suffered an estimated TWD18.50m in damages caused by Typhoon Longwang, which swept across the island yesterday.

04 October 2005

Birla cement sales down 4.1%

India’s Aditya Birla Group said the combined cement sales of two companies in the group, Grasim Industries Ltd and Ultratech Cement Ltd, in September fell 4.1 per cent on the year to 1.96Mt.