Cement Industry News tagged under: International

09 March 2017

Pakistan: capacity expansion projects reach 27.3Mta

Pakistani cement producers have been announcing capacity expansions at a breakneck pace of late, reports the Business Recorder, which calculates that if all of these are completed the country’s nominal cement production capability will rise by 62 per cent to 72Mta. The Business Reco...

09 March 2017

Nigeria: 1.68Mta integrated cement plant has been proposed for Ogun state

A new 1.6Mta integrated cement plant has been proposed near Ewekoro, Ogun state, Nigeria, and an environmental and social impact assessment is being carried out. Southport Cement Ltd is in the process of acquirin...

08 March 2017

Saudi producers unlikely to benefit from export ban

Cement makers in Saudi Arabia are unlikely to benefit from the government's decision to lift a ban on exports due to higher tariffs, according to Saudi Cement Chairman, Khaled Al-Rajhi. The sector has suffered from...

07 March 2017

Pakistan: domestic demand up in February

Total cement sales in Pakistan in February 2017 were 3.435Mt, down by 0.41 per cent from 3.449Mt during the corresponding month of last year, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). ...

Argentina cement market contracts 0.8 per cent in 2M17 09 March 2017

Argentina cement market contracts 0.8 per cent in 2M17

Argentina's cement producers dispatched 801,782t of cement in February, a 0.8 per cent drop MoM and 8.7 per cent YoY, according to the Argentine cement producers' association, AFCP. Domestic sales decreased 0.8 pe...

10 March 2017

Philippines: cement sector faces full proceedings on anti-competitive practices

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is set to up its investigation of alleged violations of competitive practices in the local cement industry. The country's anti-trust authority said it found reasonable gr...

Vietnam cement sales fall 0.4% YoY in Jan-Feb 2017 06 March 2017

Vietnam cement sales fall 0.4% YoY in Jan-Feb 2017

Vietnam sold 9.4Mt of cement in the first two months of 2017, representing a 0.4 per cent decrease when compared with January-February 2016, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. The total included ...

06 March 2017

Egypt: Suez Cement to boost Helwan productivity

Chairperson of the Suez Cement Company, Omar Mohanna, has said that Suez Cement Company aims to boost productivity at Helwan Cement after completing its plan to convert the plant to run on coal. He added that the com...

06 March 2017

Iran's 11M exports reach 11.5Mt

Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, reported that Iran exported 11.5Mt of cement during the 11 months to 18 February 2017. Mr Nematzadeh expects exports to reach 15Mt, production to...

02 March 2017

Cameroon cement plants produce 2.6Mt in 2016

Cameroon’s cement producers – Cimencam, Dangote, Cimaf and Necsen – have produced a combined output of 2.6Mt of cement in 2016, according to Camerpost. Total installed cement capacity in the country is 4.2Mta foll...

01 March 2017

Nigeria: Dangote exports 0.4Mt in 2016

Following a continuous increase in its production capacity, Dangote Cement marked the end of Nigeria’s dependence on imported product by exporting 0.4Mt in 2016. In its 2016 audited results presented yesterday, Da...

02 March 2017

Philippines cement sales rise 6.6% in 2016

Philippine cement sales increased 6.6 per cent to 25.96Mt in 2016 from 24.36Mt the previous year, according to the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP). "The annual increase in sales for 201...

28 February 2017

US$55m loan for new Congo cement plant

The Republic of Congo and the Export-Import Bank of India have signed an agreement for a US$55m loan to finance a new cement plant in Mafoubou/Tao Tao village in the Niari department with a term of three years. Th...

28 February 2017

Colombia's cement sales fall 2.8% in January

January cement sales in Colombia fell 2.8 per cent YoY to 913,190t, according to the country’s statistic office, DANE. The largest decreases were reported in Casanare and Boyacá, which saw sales decrease by 46.8 a...

27 February 2017

Gas price hike to raise Bangladeshi cement prices

Following a hike in gas prices by Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, a rise in the production cost and sales price of cement is expected in the country. The gas price for captive power and industrial sector ...

24 February 2017

Pakistan: FWO seeks approval for new plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

According to reports in the Daily Times, the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) is seeking approval from the Pakistani government to establish a new plant in the Haripur area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Details of the p...