Cement News tagged: International

Indonesian market contracts, exports rising in August

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Indonesia slipped by 3.2 per cent YoY in August 2019 to 6.323,297t from 6,532,840t in August 2018, according to data by the Indonesian cement association, ASI, cited by Semen Indonesia Group. Demand in the key market of Java declined 4.4 per cent YoY to 3,531,413t while in Sumatra, the country’s second-largest market consumption the fall was of the same order, to 1,357,8...

Cement prices fall in Mexico City

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico City’s cement prices have fallen in September compared to June 2019, according to a survey conducted by Morgan Stanley Casa de Bolsa. Holcim Mexico recorded a 17 per cent lower price in September compared to three months earlier, followed by Cementos Moctezuma with a decrease of 13 per cent. "Our data show an image of interesting nuances for pricing between different players in Mexico...

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experien...

New Liberian project proposed to NIC

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Capital Link Corp has proposed a new Liberian cement plant project to the country’s National Investment Commission (NIC). Moullela Gray, chair of NIC, has disclosed to the Senate Committee on Concession and Investment that the country stands to benefit from US$35m during 15 years of operation. Mr Gray also noted that the company is in discussion with Guinea to finalise an implementation agre...

Azerbaijani cement production slips in 8M19

Azerbaijani cement production slips in 8M19

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan fell by 1.1 per cent in the first eight months of 2019. The country’s cement producers manufactured 2.225Mt of cement during the period, according to Azer Press.

Cement consumption in Peru expands 6% in August

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Peru has increased 6.3 per cent YoY to 1.052Mt in August 2019 when compared with 0.989Mt in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic dispatches advanced 6.4 per cent to 1.043Mt in August, up from 0.981Mt in August 2018 and 0.982Mt in July 2019. Output from Peru’s cement plants was up 7.5 per cent to 0.965Mt in August from 0.8...

Cement price rises in Pointe-Noire

Cement price rises in Pointe-Noire

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, has seen a significant hike in the past few weeks, according to AllAfrica. The price increased from XAF60,000 (US$101.12)/t to XAF70,000/t, or in some cases, to XAF76,000. In terms of bagged product, prices have ranged between XAF3500-3800/t. The rise bucks recent trends that have seen prices fall as new cement plants have come online.

Maltese cement carrier refloated in Gulf of Saloniki

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement carrier Sirios Cement I, which was loaded with a cargo of cement, ran aground in the Gulf of Saloniki, Greece, on its way to Italy on Saturday 14 September. The ship was refloated after four hours work with the help of tugs and taken back to Thessaloniki Port for inspection. Built in 1981, Sirios Cement I has a 13550dwt and travels under the Maltese flag.

Pakistan's domestic dispatches dip 6% July-August 2019

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry saw receding cement demand in the first two months of current FY20 in Pakistan. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributes it to impact of economic contraction among other factors. The industry dispatched 46.88Mt of cement in 2018-19, leaving a surplus of 9.12Mt. The domestic market remained under pressure in the last fiscal year as well ...

APCMA releases official dispatch data for FY19

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry saw a growth 2.2 per cent in total dispatches in FY18-19, which reached to 46.88Mt from 45.89Mt during this period, says official data of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The breakdown shows that out of total dispatches, local dispatches recorded a negative growth of two per cent, but export dispatches expanded by 37.7 per cent. Dispatches...

Cimprogetti supervises RCI Lime Sdn Bhd's kilns remotely

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimprogetti's Diagnostic Centre in Italy as been able to remotely connect to RCI Lime Sdn Bhd (Ipoh, Malaysia) and evaluate the supervision system status for kilns K4 and K5 before restoring the process parameters. Cimprogetti explained that this is a safe and positive experience on how to manage today a complex lime production site. The 'physical' processes of the kiln are monitored and impl...

Belarusian cement industry yet to see a return on investment

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The chairman of Belarus’ State Control Committee, Leonid Anfimau, has stated that the funds invested in the domestic industry have yet to see a return. "The state has spent huge sums of money – more than US$1bn – on the "modernisation" of cement plants, while hundreds of millions of dollars in state support have been provided. There is no expected return on these funds so far," said Mr Anfim...

Retail cement price in El Salvador fell in August

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The price for a 42.5kg bag of cement sold by retailers in San Salvador, El Salvador, fell to US$8.32/bag in August, according to Casalco, the country’s construction chamber. The drop represents the second-consecutive month of declining cement prices. In July and June, the price for a bag of cement was US$8.39 and US$8.45, respectively, after edging up from US$8.42 in May. Meanwhile, the ex...

CChC reports 11% YoY rise in Chile cement dispatches in July

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile increased by 11.3 per cent to 317,626t in July 2019 from 285,357t in July 2018, according to the Chilean construction chamber (CChC). MoM an 8.8 per cent rise was achieved, from 291,979t in June 2019. In the first seven months of 2019, total dispatches reached 2,382,831t, up 5.7 per cent when compared with January-June 2018 when deliveries were 2,254,729t.

Cement prices rise in China due to demand from construction sector

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

On 9 September, the construction of 10 major projects started in southwest China's Guizhou province, representing a total investment of CNY68.53bn (US$9.62bn). As a result, cement prices in some areas of Guizhou have seen an average increase of CNY60/t since August. Elsewhere, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Henan and Shandong provinces, as well as the autonomous region of Guangxi, have re...

Sunnsy Group joins World Cement Association

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has been joined by Sunnsy Group, the largest cement group in the northern area of China's Yangtze River region. With a total cement production capacity of over 100Mta, Sunnsy Group is one of the 12 largest cement groups being specially supported by China's central government. Sunnsy Group is ranked in the top 500 Chinese enterprises and its 'Sunnsy' brand cement...