Cement News tagged: International

Kazakhstan cement price rises 6%

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

In October Kazakhstan the average price of a 50kg bag of M400 cement reached KZT1252 (US$3.79), a 0.3 per cent MoM rise and an increase of 5.7 per cent when compared with the year-ago period. By comparison, the annual inflation rate in the country was 7.7 per cent. The highest prices for cement in Kazakh key cities were reported in Uralsk (KZT1609/bag, +12.5 per cent YoY) and Atyrau (KZT1525...

Pakistan sees 31% YoY rise in exports in October 2017

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The export revenue of the cement industry in Pakistan fell 18.57 per cent YoY throughout the July-October 2017 period, to PKR9.05bn (US$85.97m) from PKR11.12bn. The volume of cement exported also decreased by 16.6 per cent in the same period, to 1.7Mt from 2.03Mt of the year-ago period. Exports to Afghanistan recorded an increase of 15.41 per cent YoY  to 885,967t. However, exports to India s...

Evergreen Holdings to build new plant in Uzbekistan

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Evergreen Holdings has initiated plans to construct a new cement plant in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. The South Korean company will complete the project in several stages according to the demand of cement in Uzbekistan and neighbouring countries, reports Trend News Agency. The total capacity of the five operational cement plants in Uzbekistan is over 8.5Mta. However, the country hopes t...

Moroccan demand stable in October

23 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Morocco edged up 0.3 per cent in October 2017 to 1,320,030t from 1,316,225t in October 2016, according to data by the country's Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation.  Market expansion was particularly strong in Laayoun-S Elhamra, where demand increased 44.8 per cent to 32,792t in October 2017 from 22,644t in October 2016, and in Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, which saw consumption i...

Fire breaks out at GCC Dacotah cement plant

Fire breaks out at GCC Dacotah cement plant

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at the GCC Dacotah cement plant in Rapid City (SD), USA, early Tuesday morning but was quickly extinguished by the local Fire Department, reports Rapid City Journal. No injuries were reported and the plant did not sustain any significant damage. The fire originated from the building in which the coal was stored, therefore the fast response of the emergency services was essent...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico down 47% in October

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell 47.1 per cent in October 2017 when compared with the previous year as result of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Cement sales have been declining since 2013 and fell by 12.3 per cent in 2016. Output from domestic cement plants has fallen by 52.9 per cent YoY in 2017, reflecting an acceleration of production contraction from 11.5 per cent in 2016.

Philippines set to test all cement imports

Philippines set to test all cement imports

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement import rules have been changed in the Philippines, according to the Manila Bulletin. All cement importation will now have to undergo stricter testing procedures designed to determine whether the cement meets the standards required under Philippines law, irrespective of whether it has undertaken pre-shipment inspection or not. Previously, an attempt had been made to give green lan...

Indonesian cement demand up 13% in October

23 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Indonesia in October 2017 and the first 10 months of 2017 has shown sustained robust growth. The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) and PT Semen Indonesia expect this trend to continue for a further one or two months before the start of the rainy season. In October domestic cement consumption was 6,754,075t, up 12.5 per cent compared to October 2016, according to ASI. ...

Indian cement companies expected to raise prices

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian cement companies are expected to raise cement prices in reaction to the recent ban on petcoke and furnace oil, which came into effect in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. The ban is expected to affect in particular Shree Cement, JK Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement, Ambuja Cement, India Cements and ACC, which operate in these states. The price hike is predicted to be around INR10 (U...

Pakistan cement producers face higher coal prices

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Rising coal prices are presenting a risk to profit margins of cement manufactures in Pakistan. According to a local research house report, coal prices in the global markets have been on an upward trend (up 18 per cent from last July), after touching a trough at US$40/t on 16 February. It is expected that this sustained rise in coal prices will increase the cost of cement production in the sho...

South India cement prices fall INR16 per bag

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in South India have fallen for the second consecutive month, according to The Hindu. The price dropped by INR16 (US$0.24) per bag in October and is currently around INR332. Kerala and Tamil Nadu saw the steepest decline, with a MoM decrease of INR20 per bag in November. The decline in prices has been attributed to the sand mining ban and the poor monsoon season for the...

New cement plant to be built in Kilifi, Kenya

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

ARM Cement’s facility in Kilifi County is likely to face competition as Devki Group founder, Narendra Raval, plans to invest in the construction of a 0.75Mt cement plant in Mariakani, Kilifi County. The project, which represents a US$290m investment, will be built on a 20ha site. Construction of a new cement plant will further bring down the prices while reducing the long distances lorries ...

Arish cement truck drivers to receive military protection

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

El Arish Cement Company factory in northern Sinai has been visited by a military delegation after armed militants attacked contracted drivers to reassure them of military protection. The Second Field Army chief General Khalid Mujawar, central Sinai battalion, aimed to address the fact that contracted drivers had refused to resume work after the 9 November attack on eight trucks that left nin...

Peru's cement market expands 12% in October

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Peru increased 3.3 per cent MoM and 12.1 per cent YoY to 0.925Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In September 2017 consumption stood at 0.895Mt. Cement production in Peru increased 4.4 per cent MoM from 0.884Mt in September 2017 and 6.3 per cent YoY to 0.922Mt in October 2017. Domestic clinker output increased 54 per cent to 0.885Mt f...

Pakistan cement prices unlikely to rise soon

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producers are unlikely to increase their prices for the next three months to avoid investigation by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), reports Asianet Pakistan. The gross profit of the cement sector in Pakistan has fallen by 13 per cent YoY to PKR20.9bn (US$198m) in the first quarter of FY18. Profit after taxes decreased three per cent to PKR13.74bn from PKR14.11bn...

University study in Niger locates new raw material deposits

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU , Lapai, has completed mapping and characterisation of industrial mineral deposits in Nasarawa, Kwara and Niger states. Prof Muhammad Maiturare, vice chancellor at IBBU said the university was commissioned to undertaken the project by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC). "The results showed that cosmetic, jewellery, ce...