Cement News tagged: International

DR Congo cement demand up 2% at end June 2018

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the end of June reached 377,980t, according to the country’s statistics office. This compares with an output of 376,342t in the same period of 2017. Demand for cement in the DRC at the end of June rose 1.6 per cent YoY to 539,474t from 530,820t in 2017. Consumption is entirely being met by local production following a import ban....

India's GST council may cut tax on cement

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Goods and Service Tax (GST) council may consider moving construction items, such as cement, out of its highest tax band of 28 per cent in its meeting next week, according to The Economic Times. Cement is one of 35 items left in the band which is primarily used to tax luxury items. Cutting the GST rate on the material is expected to provide a boost to the housing and construction indu...

Pakistan's cement industry braces itself for challenges ahead

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry will face challenges in the remaining six months of current financial year 2018-19 due to various pressing factors. Industry experts are of opinion that declining trends in cement demand, capacity expansion, cut in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), slowdown in private construction and price war may adversely impact cement industry performance from January ...

Mexican ready-mix prices to rise 20%

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico's ready-mix concrete producers are set to raise prices by 20 per cent. The Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Producers (AMCI), representing 70 per cent of the production companies in Mexico, cited the rising cost of cement and aggregates, including sand and limestone as well as higher prices for diesel and electricity. The price rise will come into effect on 1 January 2019.  ...

Chilean cement dispatches down 8% in September

Chilean cement dispatches down 8% in September

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Chile fell 7.5 per cent YoY and 10.8 per cent MoM to 307,015t in September 2018, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CCHC). In September 2017 dispatches reached 331,753t while in August 2018 around 344,084t were delivered by Chilean cement producers.

Construction ban on high-rise buildings withdrawn

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has withdrawn its order banning high-rise constructions beyond six floors in the metropolis. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJ), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard a petition filed by the Association of Builders and Developers (ABD) against the ban on high-rise constructions at the SC's Karachi Registry. Earlier, ABAD repeatedly have drawn ...

Chinese have land agreement in place for Sibay cement plant

Chinese have land agreement in place for Sibay cement plant

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Chinese are reported to have begun designs for a cement plant in Sibay, Bashkira, Russia, close to the Kazakh border. A land lease agreement is already in place for Sichuan Junhe Environmental Protection CJSC and Kontur Plc, which is investing in the RUB13bn (US$195.5m) project, but there is no announced timetable for the building of the project, according to Brealnow Vremya. Rinat Kuzib...

Vietnam's cement industry assists coal demand

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement industry has helped drive an increase in coal sales during the first 11 months of 2018. The country’s Coal and Mineral Industries Corporation (Vinacomin) has exceeded its year plan within the period, recording an increase of 17 per cent YoY to 37.39Mt, according to Vietnam News. The amount of coal sold to the cement industry rose 21 per cent in comparison with the 11M17. Alon...

Paraguay's MIC committed to ensuring cement supply

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Paraguay's Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) held a press conference with representatives of the cement sector to address the reported scarcity of cement on the market. Vice President of Commerce, Pedro Mancuello, noted that action will be taken to ensure that there is an adequate amount of cement on the market at a suitable price for the consumer. "We are making an alliance with th...

Iranian province records export increase

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan reported a 40 per cent increase in clinker and cement exports to 400,000t during the eight-month period between 21 March-21 November 2018, according to Masoumeh Mousavi of the country’s Mine and Trade Department. Products from the area were exported to Oman, UAE, Tanzania and South Africa.

Karachi builders seek removal of high rise building ban

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) once again called for the removal of ban on the construction of high rise buildings in Karachi city, Sindh province. The Supreme Court (SC) ruled recently that the ban imposed on construction of high-rise buildings in specific residential and commercial localities will remain in force in the metropolis. The SC banned construction...

Portland and blended cement demand down 4% in USA-Puerto Rico

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico decreased 4.2 per cent YoY to 8.4Mt in September, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). This includes about 1.5Mt of cement and clinker imports, up by 13.9 per cent YoY. About 37 per cent of domestic consumption in September 2018 was delivered to Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinoi...

Pakistan's cement production falls in July-September FY18/19

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry recorded a negative growth of 1.41 per cent during first three months of FY18-19, ended 30 September 2018, as production fell from 9.332Mt of cement to 9.2Mt, apparently due to lack of local demand and other issues, reports Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). However, in September 2018 alone, cement production increased by 10.7 per cent to 3.144Mt from 2....

Cement exports from Bangladesh fall in 5MFY18-19

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

During the first five months of FY18-19 (July-Nov 2018), Bangladesh's cement industry recorded a -2.8 per cent contraction in export revenue to US$4.92m compared to US$5.06m, earned in the same months last year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. Bangladesh's government has set an export tar...

Dominican Republic to see 4% growth in cement sales

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Dominican Republic expect to see cement sales increase 4.1 per cent YoY by the end of the year, according to the Dominican Association of Producers of Cement Portland (ADOCEM). In 2017 cement dispatches decreased two per cent YoY. “We are pleased to have managed to resume the upward trajectory we had been experiencing years ago, and which we predict will continue in t...

Argentine cement market contracts 18% in Nov 2018

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 17.8 per cent to 970,248t in November 2018 when compared with 1.18Mt in November 2017. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 6.7 per cent, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, Argentine cement producers saw their exports slip by 13.3 per cent YoY to 10,208t in November 2018. Output from Argentine cement plants ...