Cement News tagged: International

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments increase in May

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico increased six per cent YoY to 9.7Mt in May 2022, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states were Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. They received 39 per cent of May shipments. The top five cement-producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, wh...

CCI accuses Indian cement industry of antitrust violations

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The investigations arm of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has held top leadership of Holcim, ACC and Ambuja cement, market leader UltraTechCement   and 17 other firms,   such as Shree Cement and Dalmia Cement liable for antitrust violations.  The investigation report, issued last month and seen by Reuters, is the penultimate but most significant stage of the CCI probe that starte...

MPA reports slowdown in UK mineral product sales

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association has remarked that a disappointing quarter for UK producers of mineral products raises concerns that widespread cost inflation for raw materials, energy and labour is starting to negatively impact the sector. Demand for mineral products, edged lower in the 2Q22, with sales volumes down on a quarterly basis, according to the MPA’s latest industry survey. Tonna...

South Korea's cement prices rise again

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in South Korea will rise for a second time this year, leaving ready-mix concrete producers to find ways to lessen the impact, reports Korea JoongAng Daily. Sampyo Cement will increase the price of cement by 11.7 per cent to KRW105,000/t from September. Buyers of Hanil Cement ’s product will pay out 15 per cent more at KRW106,000/t. Sampyo Cement increased its prices by 19 ...

Northern Cement sees 21% increase in 2Q profit

Northern Cement sees 21% increase in 2Q profit

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Jordan-based Northern Cement Co reported a 21.4 per cent rise in profit to JOD1.7m (US$2.39m) in the 2Q222 from JOD1.4m in the 2Q21. Sales in the 2Q22 were down 3.3 per cent to JOD8.9m from JOD9.2m in the 2Q21.

Italy’s cement output down in May 2022

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined by eight per cent in May 2022 when compared to May 2021, when compared with the 2015 base index, output increased to 104, according to Federbeton. The price of cement increased to 186 when compared with its 2015 base index. When compared with May 2022 the price rose by 49 per cent in May 2022. Cement imports into Italy advanced by 23 per cent YoY to 157,924t in Apri...

Adam Auer brings environmental expertise to CAC board

Adam Auer brings environmental expertise to CAC board

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Chairman of the board, Stephen Pope, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Auer, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). Mr Auer takes the board seat of Michael McSweeney, who has retired as president and CEO of the CAC. “We are grateful to Michael for his long and beneficial service on the board, and we look forward to ...

Spanish 1H22 cement demand stable, exports down

27 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain remained stable in June, registering a -0.1 per cent slip when compared to June 2021, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In the first six months of 2022, demand increased by 2.5 per cent to 7,487,569t, but exports were down 21 per cent YoY to 2,908,877t. Going forward, Oficemen expressed concern about the economic context of rising interest...

2022 conference volume provides latest calcium aluminate cement knowledge

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Following the International Conference on Calcium Aluminates 2022, the conference’s proceedings have been published as a 540-page volume, edited by Dr Charles Fentiman and Raman Mangabhai. This volume contains over 50 international contributions with the most up-to-date information about calcium aluminates and their unique properties. The proceedings cover a wide range of topics: new types, ...

Iranian cement market remains stable

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Iran reached 5.8Mt in June 2022, edging up slightly when compared with 5.78Mt of cement sold in June 2021. Iranian cement plants produced 6.6Mt of clinker and 5.58Mt of cement in June 2022. Clinker output slipped by 2.2 per cent from 0.63Mt in June 2021 while cement output declined by 7.3 per cent YoY. In addition to supplying the domestic market, they exported 0.93Mt of c...

Vietnamese market sees 4% contraction in June

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam slipped one per cent MoM and four per cent YoY to 5.590Mt in June 2022, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM deliveries delivered 1.922Mt – up four per cent YoY but down two per cent MoM, while other VNCA members supplied 1.373Mt, seeing their sales slip by four per cent YoY and one per cent MoM. Vietnam’s other ...

Mannok Cement joins the WCA as a corporate member

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that Republic of Ireland’s Mannok Cement  ( Aventas group ) has joined the global network as a corporate member. Mannok has made a commitment to reducing its carbon emissions by 33 per cent by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with a focus on scope three emissions and responsible procurement, while ensuring full transparency on ...

Peru's cement market expands 4% in June

19 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru increased four per cent to 1.126Mt in June 2022 from 1.08Mt in June 2021, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Of this total, 1.067Mt was dispatched by Asocem members – representing a slight increase when compared with 1Mt in June 2021. Cement production from Asocem members advanced seven per cent YoY to 1.079Mt in June 2022 from 1.007Mt in June 2...

Cement sales in Brazil decline 5% in June

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement in Brazil saw a five per cent drop to 5.184Mt in June 2022 when compared with June 2021, according to the latest data by the Brazilian cement association, SNIC. The association attributes the drop to the uncertainty surrounding the Russia-Ukraine war impacting energy supplies. The price of petcoke increased 73.5 per cent in the last 12 months. In Brazil, electricity, freight,...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 4% in June

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

In June 1.35m bags of 42.6kg,or 57,561t, were sold in Puerto Rico. This represents a 3.7 per cent increase when compared with June 2021, according to the country’s Institute of Statistics – the first increase in 13 months. When compared with June 2019, sales were up 19.6 per cent. Cement production advanced 31.5 per cent YoY in June to 860,000 bags, or 36,668t – the third consecutive increas...

Spotlight on the design and construction of silos in the cement and other industries

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Silos for Cement and Other Industries. Design and Construction – by BGK Murthy Material storage silos are complex structures and the internal process dynamics when loading and discharging silos affect the silo structure. Moreover, when they fail, the impact on the cement plant and its staff can be catastrophic. Therefore, the design of silo is of paramount importance, particular...