31 July 2019

PT Indocement - July 2019

PT Indocement has said that it has not ruled out acquiring a new cement plant this year, should the opportunity arise. In March this year, the company expressed an interest in purchasing PT Sinar Tambang Arthalestari, owner of Semen Bima, but was unsuccessful. Christian Kartawijaya,...

31 July 2019

Cementos Argos - July 2019

Colombia’s superintendent of industry and commerce has awarded Cementos Argos a patent of invention for the formulation and method of obtaining ultra-high performance concrete or advanced concrete. The company began ...

31 July 2019

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - July 2019

CNBM and Fives FCB have signed a cooperation agreement related to the Paris Agreement regarding climate change and the modernisation of CNBM’s installations. Under the agreement, Fives FCB will supply its Horomill® g...

31 July 2019

UltraTech - July 2019

UltraTech Cement’s merger with Century Cement will reportedly be completed by September this year. Century’s cement business consists of three integrated units, located in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra...

31 July 2019

Semen Indonesia - July 2019

In the six months ending 30 June 2019, Semen Indonesia reported consolidated revenue of IDR16.351trn (US$1166m), compared to IDR13.308trn in the same period a year earlier. Over the same period, gross profit advanced...

31 July 2019

PPC - July 2019

For the year ending 31 March 2019, PPC has reported a one per cent YoY increase in group revenue to ZAR10.4bn (US$731.16m), supported by a one per cent uptick on overall cement volumes to 5.9Mt. Group overheads over ...

31 July 2019

Dangote Cement - July 2019

In the opening six months of 2019, Dangote sold 12.28Mt of cement, down 0.6 per cent YoY. Over the same period, group revenue came in at NGN467.7bn (US$1.29bn), a fall of three per cent YoY, while group EBITDA declin...

27 June 2019

China National Building Materials (CNBM) - June 2019

China National Building Materials (CNBM) reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 16.2 per cent YoY to 211,340,478t in 2018, according to its latest Environmental, Social and Governance report. Over the same period, i...

27 June 2019

Cementos Argos - June 2019

Cementos Argos is selling its entire stake in Omya Andina for COP62,700m (US$19.6m). Omya Andina is a subsidiary of Switzerland’s Omya AG, a leading producer of calcium carbonate and worldwide distributor of specialt...

27 June 2019

PT Indocement - June 2019

Cement consumption in Indonesia is expected to grow by 6-8 per cent YoY in the second half of 2019, according to PT Indocement. For the full year 2019 the growth figure is forecast to be between 3-4 per cent, with co...

27 June 2019

Anhui Conch - June 2019

Conch Logistics, the logistics arm of the Anhui Conch group, has signed a strategic agreement with Cosco Shipping Bulk. The two companies plan to jointly develop the cement logistics business, following Anhui’s order...

27 June 2019

UltraTech - June 2019

UltraTech’s new INR25bn (US$360m) cement plant in Andhra Pradesh has received environmental approval. The works will reportedly have a cement and clinker capacity of 6Mta and 4Mta, respectively. Just over 430ha of la...

27 June 2019

PT Semen Indonesia - June 2019

In May 2019 the Semen Indonesia group sold a total of 3,353,940t of cement and clinker. This compares to 3,058,721 in the previous month and 2,840,181t in May 2018. Semen Indonesia contributed 2,320,344t to the Ma...

27 June 2019

PPC - June 2019

PPC, the majority shareholder in Cimerwa cement, is considering buying the Rwandan government’s stake in the company. PPC has held a 51 per cent share in Cimerwa since 2012. The Rwandan government has a 16.54 per cen...

27 June 2019

Dangote Cement - June 2019

Dangote Cement has announced plans to open new export facilities in Lagos and Port Harcourt in Nigeria. The company currently exports around 1Mta of cement but hopes to increase this to 8Mta, generating up to US$700m...

04 June 2019

Cementir - May 2019

Cementir's first-quarter turnover recovered by 9.1 per cent to EUR264.4m and EBITDA rose by 39.8 per cent to EUR33.7m, while at the trading level the advance was reduced to 23.6 per cent to EUR7.8m. At the pretax lev...

04 June 2019

Titan - May 2019

Titan's first-quarter turnover improved by 12.5 per cent to EUR362.7m and EBITDA advanced by 1.9 per cent to EUR44.3m. After a EUR15m (EUR14m) net financial charge and exchange rate movements, there was a pretax loss...

04 June 2019

Cimpor - May 2019

Argentina's Loma Negra saw cement volumes decline by 11.7 per cent to 1.52Mt during the 1Q19. Of this Argentina provided 1.37Mt, a reduction of 13.8 per cent, and Paraguay 0.15Mt, an increase of 7.8 per cent. Ready-m...

04 June 2019

Vicat - May 2019

Vicat's first-quarter turnover showed 4.7 per cent improvement to EUR600m, which represents an underlying advance of just 0.3 per cent at constant parameters and exchange rates. The cement turnover also grew by 4.7 p...

04 June 2019

Buzzi Unicem - May 2019

Buzzi Unicem's 1Q turnover rose by 21.7 per cent to EUR656m, having fallen by 8.4 per cent a year earlier. Turnover advanced in all countries apart from Brazil. Net debt at the end of March was 16.1 per cent higher a...