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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

Spain sees demand fall 3.4% in September

Spanish cement consumption contracted 3.4 per cent in September to reach 973,047t, according to the country’s cement organisation, Oficemen. In the January-September 2016 period demand slipped 2.9...
News - 14 October 2016

China: Anhui Conch most shorted stock amid economic concerns

Shares in Anhui Conch have become the most shorted on the Hong Kong stock exchange as doubts grow over the sustainability of China’s property boom, Bloomberg reports. Disagreements over the fut...
News - 07 October 2016

Pakistan: cement sales rise by 3.6% in September

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has announced that cement sales in the month of September rose by 3.55 per cent, reports the Tribune Newspaper. While domestic demand w...
News - 07 October 2016

India prepares for the upturn

After a strong first quarter, India’s cement demand experienced a setback in April and May. However, monsoon preparations helped the market recover in the following month and the outlook following...
Articles - 03 October 2016

USA: Lafarge to part-close Joppa plant

Lafarge North America has announced it is to close one of the two kiln lines at its Joppa plant in southern Illinois and lay off about 40 workers. The move, reported by local media, has been at...
News - 15 September 2016