26 June 2017

Anhui Conch - June 2017

Building on its eight per cent sales volume growth in 2016, Anhui Conch’s plan for this year is to continue setting up cement activities abroad while concentrating on its M&A activities at home, according to the latest edition of the Global Cement Report (GCR12). The main risks faci...

26 June 2017

PT Indocement - June 2017

Indonesia’s cement producers, including PT Indocement, saw total domestic cement sales rise by seven per cent YoY in May 2017 to 5.47Mt, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). This is being attributed ...

26 June 2017

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - June 2017

This month saw the Chinese government commit US$2bn to Ghana’s ‘One District, One Factory’ programme, an initiative designed to establish at least one viable factory in all 216 districts in Ghana as part of a drive t...

26 June 2017

UltraTech - June 2017

UltraTech Cement will be bracing itself for the impact of the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the price of Indian cement. The new GST regime, which is due to be introduced on 1 July, will see the price market cha...

26 June 2017

PPC - June 2017

For the year ending March 2017, PPC saw its group revenue improve by five per cent to ZAR9641m (US$750m), compared to ZAR9187m in the previous year. EBITDA over the same period slipped by 13 per cent from ZAR2385m to...

26 June 2017

Dangote Cement - June 2017

Production is due to start at Dangote’s new 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Bouansa, Republic of Congo, this month, according to the company. The US$300m facility will take the country’s total cement production capac...

26 June 2017

Cementos Argos - June 2017

Cementos Argos is providing three different types of cement for the construction of the Ariane 6 spacecraft launch station. Located in Kourou, French Guiana, the European Space Agency station will include a rocket la...

26 June 2017

Semen Indonesia - June 2017

Semen Indonesia saw its sales volume increase by 10 per cent in May 2017, compared to the same period last year, taking total sales to 2.35Mt. Domestic sales accounted for 2.18Mt, up 3.6 per cent, while exports came ...

15 June 2017

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - May 2017

As hundreds of leaders meet in Beijing this month for the Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation, China National Building Materials (CNBM) has said that it expects to take full advantage of the proposed “Be...

15 June 2017

UltraTech Cement - May 2017

UltraTech Cement expects cement demand in India to grow by 4-6 per cent in the next fiscal, according to Managing Director, KK Maheshwari. Speaking to the Indian press, he said that housing, which currently accounts ...

02 June 2017

LafargeHolcim - May 2017

LafargeHolcim's first-quarter turnover amounted to CHF5630m (EUR5209m). The Asia-Pacific region generated 31 per cent of group turnover, while Europe represented 25.8 per cent and North America 15.8 per cent. Latin A...

02 June 2017

CRH - May 2017

CRH's underlying sales in the first quarter improved by around three per cent, with European turnover advancing by six while in The Philippines there was a 12. per cent decline. Group EBITDA in the first half is expe...

02 June 2017

Buzzi Unicem - May 2017

Buzzi Unicem's 1Q17 turnover improved by 8.9 per cent to EUR588.5m. Net debt at the end of March was 4.1 per cent higher at EUR979.9m, while capital expenditure was reduced by 29.0 per cent to EUR49.2m. Cement delive...

02 June 2017

Vicat - May 2017

Vicat's first-quarter turnover eased by 0.5 per cent to EUR551m, which represents an underlying advance of 1.4 per cent. The cement turnover declined by three per cent to EUR283m, as cement shipments advanced by 1.2 ...

02 June 2017

Cimpor - May 2017

Cimpor’s 1Q17 turnover eased by 0.3 per cent to EUR452.9m, while EBITDA recovered by five per cent to EUR84.1m. The trading profit (EBIT) improved by 3.1 per cent to EUR36.7m. The net financial charge came down by 18...

02 June 2017

Titan - May 2017

Titan's first-quarter turnover improved 7.1 per cent to EUR361.8m and EBITDA advanced by 18 per cent to EUR51.1m. After a EUR5m (EUR25.1m) exchange loss there was a pretax loss of EUR0.7m compared with a pretax loss ...

02 June 2017

Cementir - May 2017

Cementir's first-quarter turnover rose by 33 per cent to EUR279.9m while on a like-for-like basis the improvement was just 0.5 per cent. EBITDA improved by 7.9 per cent to EUR23m, with only the Nordic countries showi...

31 May 2017

Dangote Cement - May 2017

Dangote Cement has reported record results for the first three months of 2017, driven primarily by higher prices. Group revenue for the quarter came in at NGN208.2bn (US$679.6m), compared to NGN140.5bn in the same pe...

31 May 2017

Anhui Conch - May 2017

The opening quarter of 2017 has seen revenues by Anhui Conch jump 28.58 per cent to CNY13.6bn (US$1.97bn), compared to CNY10.6bn in the same period last year. Operating profit, total profit and net profit attribut...

31 May 2017

Semen Indonesia - May 2017

Semen Indonesia is planning to expand its non-cement business to become a “building material company” rather than a cement company, according to Rizkan Chandra, Semen Indonesia’s president director. This follows the ...