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Saudi Arabian cement sales down 16% in January

Domestic cement deliveries in Saudi Arabia in January 2017 were 15.9 per cent lower than in the same month the previous year, according to statistics released by Yamama Cement. At 4.78Mt, cemen...
News - 15 February 2017

Pakistan: capacity utilisation tops 90% in December 2016

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement sales in December 2016 reached 3.56Mt, with capacity utilisation running at 90.9 per cent, the Na...
News - 02 February 2017

Lucky Cement sees half-year profits rise 12.5% to US$67m

Lucky Cement has announced that its profits rose by 12.5 per cent YoY in the last six months of 2016 to PKR7bn (US$67m). In a statement to the Pakistan Stock Exchange, Lucky revealed that it ha...
News - 27 January 2017

SCG predicts Thai cement consumption will recover in 2017

Despite a disappointing performance in 2016, Siam Cement Group believes that demand in the Thai market will recover in 2017, reaching some 40Mt, the Bangkok Post reports. In figures released fo...
News - 26 January 2017

Saudi Arabia: Yamama Cement mothballs five clinker lines

In an announcement to the Saudi Arabian stock exchange, Yamama Cement has said that it will temporarily close five clinker production lines with a combined capacity of 5600tpd. The company said...
News - 26 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 ...
News - 05 January 2017

India: fuel cost rise puts squeeze on margins

The rising cost of coal and petcoke have put pressure on cement producers even as the impact of demonetisation is depressing demand and bringing down prices, the Business Standard reports. Ceme...
News - 21 December 2016

India: falling demand and rising petcoke prices threaten profits

The Economic Times reports that petcoke prices – which have risen by over 36 per cent since the start of the year – are likely to put a squeeze on cement company profits. This comes on top of t...
News - 08 December 2016

A fragile but positive outlook

While South America’s cement markets may have been considerably affected by the economic downturn, the Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragu...
Articles - 05 December 2016

India: demand set to rise in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Manufacturers in the southern Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have said that they expect cement demand to increase by around 20 per cent over the next 2-3 years, reports The Hindu ne...
News - 09 November 2016