Cement News: International

06 January 2017

Pakistan: cement dispatches up but exports decline

During the first six months of current FY16-17, Pakistan's cement industry recorded a growth of 11.07 per cent in local dispatches, while exports declined 3.53 per cent compared during the same period of last year, respectively. The overall situation during July to December 2016 saw 8...

06 January 2017

Costa Rica: Cemex supplying road link upgrade project

Cemex Latam Holdings, subsidiary of Cemex, has supplied cement to a 50km road upgrade project of the Inter-American Highway in Costa Rica. The highway was widened to four lanes, with two in either direction. Some 200...

06 January 2017

Senegal: government introduces new tax on cement

As of 2 January, the price of cement in Senegal has increased by XOF3000 (US$4.84)/t. The Senegalese government has implemented a new tax of XOF3/kg on cement. The tax will be applied by all three domestic cement ...

30 January 2017

Tajikistan cement to flourish with Chinese investment

This week it was reported that Tajikistan’s cement production had rocketed up by 41 per cent to 1.8Mt in the first 11 months of 2016, according to the Times of Central Asia. The Central Asian country has seen substa...

Tajikistan: cement production rises 40% in 11M2016 05 January 2017

Tajikistan: cement production rises 40% in 11M2016

Production of cement in Tajikistan rose by over 41 per cent in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, the Times of Central Asia reports. In total, the country produced more t...

06 January 2017

Argentina sees cement demand fall 11% in 2016

Argentina’s cement consumption edged up 0.7 per cent YoY to 940,081t in December 2016, but fell 7.2 per cent MoM, according to provisional figures released by the country’s cement association, AFCP. The country’s ...

Nigeria: Cross River to set up cement plant and quarry 06 January 2017

Nigeria: Cross River to set up cement plant and quarry

The Cross River State Government has secured operational licenses from the Federal Government to establish its own cement plant and limestone quarry in Akamkpa. George O’Ben-Etchi, Commissioner for Solid Minerals De...

05 January 2017

Senegal notes 10% increase in cement output in 10M16

Cement production in Senegal in the first 10 months of 2016 increased 10.2 per cent YoY, according to the government’s Planning and Economic Research Unit. Output at Sococim and Ciments du Sahel, which represent t...

05 January 2017

Pakistani cement demand set to rise 47% in next five years

Domestic cement consumption in Pakistan is predicted to rise at an average annual rate of eight per cent over the next five years, an increase of nearly 47 per cent in total. Analysts point to the development of t...

06 January 2017

Kenya: cement consumption falls 5.3% in 3Q16

The growth in cement consumption fell by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 3Q15, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The KNBS data shows that the domesti...

04 January 2017

India: higher petcoke prices will hit cement companies

A near 75 per cent jump in the prices of petcoke, plus a similar rise in diesel costs combined with the policy of demonetisation, is likely to squeeze the margins of cement sector companies in the current financial y...

04 January 2017

Saudi Arabia: Yamama Cement secures US$266m for new plant

Saudi Arabia's Yamama Cement Company has secured SAR1bn (US$266.6m) to partially fund the building of a new plant, it said on Monday. The three-year financing includes SAR750m from National Commercial Bank and SAR...

04 January 2017

Pakistan: Bestway Cement joins bidding for Dewan Cement assets

Bestway Cement Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 30 Dec that it is considering acquiring the northern plant and related assets of Dewan Cement Ltd in Pakistan. Previously, three local cement compani...

04 January 2017

Iran: gas outages halt production

Operations at cement plants in Iran have been disrupted by continuous gas outages every winter, according the the head of the Cement Employers Association (CEA), Mohammed Atabak. “The gas supply of cement plants is c...

29 December 2016

India: demonetisation stalls Indian cement recovery

Cement demand is unlikely to recover for another year due to demonetisation and an increase in prices for diesel and pet coke that has placed cost pressures on most cement makers, according to a report in The Economi...

29 December 2016

Vietnam slows down cement capacity development

The Vietnamese cement sector has 20Mta overcapacity and must now slow down the pace of investment into new cement production, the government has decided. Vietnam’s cement industry development plan 2011-20, which w...