Cement News: International

10 November 2016

Argentinian cement demand falls 17.9% YoY in October

Argentina’s cement market contracted 17.9 per cent YoY and 7.1 per cent MoM in October 2016 as 925,678t (from 1,128,015t in October 2015) of cement were delivered to domestic customers, according to the latest figures by the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, cement produc...

03 November 2016

North Korea: cement firms to be assessed

The North Korean authorities have told cement trading companies that the volume of support they provide for flood recovery efforts in North Hamgyong province wil be assessed. The assessments will take place during a...

03 November 2016

Nigeria: cement sector still imports 75% of its gypsum

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) President, Dr Ebenezer Damisa, has stressed the need for Nigeria to strengthen its mining institutions to curb illegal importation of raw materials as the country still imports 75 ...

03 November 2016

India: Telangana State Housing Corporation signs cement price MoU

The State Housing Corporation of Telangana has signed a memorandum of understanding with local producers to fix the price of supplied cement at INR230/bag (US$3.45), the New India Express reports. The rate include...

Canada: McInnis Cement ready to start Spring deliveries 03 November 2016

Canada: McInnis Cement ready to start Spring deliveries

McInnis Cement, in collaboration with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the other shareholders, announced that close to 75 per cent of the construction phase of the 2.5Mta cement greenfield plant has been co...

31 October 2016

Vietnam 10M16 output up 15%

Vietnam’s cement production in the first 10 months of 2016 is estimated to be 64Mta, up 14.9 per cent YoY, according to the government-run General Statistics Office. In October, preliminary figures show a 14.1 per ...

Egypt: Ain Sokhna plant a step nearer to reality 01 November 2016

Egypt: Ain Sokhna plant a step nearer to reality

A cement company plans to establish a cement factory on the Ain Sokhna desert road with a 1.5Mta clinker production capacity. Ahmed Abdelmoghny, managing director of Premiere Financial Consultants, said that his com...

01 November 2016

Algeria: cement imports to end by 2017

According to the Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdessalem Bouchouareb, 2017 will mark the end of cement imports to Algeria: "The year 2017 will mark the end of cement import in Algeria, with the commissioning of a...

31 October 2016

Algeria: moving towards self-sufficiency

This week, Egypt-based ASEC-Group (part of Qalaa Holdings) informed of its agreement to sell off its partly-constructed Djelfa cement plant project in Algeria to investors for US$60m. The facility would have seen th...

27 October 2016

Egypt: ASEC to sell Djelfa plant project

Egypt-based ASEC Group has reached an agreement with Algerian investors for the sale of a part-constructed cement plant site in Djelfa for US$60m. Information regarding the Algerian investors was not disclosed. Th...

27 October 2016

Tunisia: new Sidi Bouzid cement works online in 2018

Tunisia will see a new 1Mta cement plant entering service in 2018 in Sidi Bouzid, according to the Director General of the Manufacturing Industry Brahim Chebli. "This new project whose cost is estimated at TND500m...

25 October 2016

Argentina sees fall in domestic and export demand

In September 2016 Argentina’s cement plants dispatched 1,003,457t of cement, including exports, which represents a MoM fall of 4.1 per cent and a YoY drop of 11.1 per cent, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes...

25 October 2016

India: production resumes at Malabar Cements

Malabar Cements Ltd resumed production on Monday, 24 October, following the stoppage of its operations on 10 September due to the non-availability of raw materials. Production was able to resume by bringing in clinke...

24 October 2016

Pakistan: Maple Leaf and Lucky Cement plan power plants

Pakistan's two leading cement manufacturers, Maple Leaf Cement Factory (MLCF) and Lucky Cement, have approached the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to obtain a formal generation licence for sett...

24 October 2016

Indonesia: 8% growth predicted for 2017 consumption

According to the Chairman of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), Widodo Santoso, national cement consumption is expected to grow by 8.04 per cent in 2017, reaching 68Mt. The growth is expected to come as a resul...

24 October 2016

Brazil: Fives completes Horomill grinding tests

Following the start-up of kiln No 2 in the Barroso plant and the inauguration of the new line installed for Holcim Brasil SA, Fives has satisfactorily carried out performance tests on FCB Horomill ® 4400 grinding pl...