Cement News tagged: International

Cemex expected to increase cement price 12-13% in new year

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex will increase the price of cement between 12-13 per cent at the beginning of next year, according to the Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Companies (AMCI). "The Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Companies announced an increase in the price of concrete of 20 per cent as of January 2019; independent concrete producers have reported that Cemex will increase cement pric...

Turkmenistan's Lebap cement plant meets high demand

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement plant has fulfilled its annual objective and produced over 1Mta of material. The plant’s products are in high demand domestically, but also internationally, according to Neitralnii Turkmenistan . This year almost 250,000t of cement has been shipped to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Furthermore, another 1Mta plant project is in the pipeline for the region. The coun...

Puerto Rican cement sales surge 41% in Jan-Nov 2018

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Overall cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 41.3 per cent in January-November 2018. Cement sales amounted to 1.1m bags of 94lb in November alone, according to Esmerk Latin American News. Production during the mont reached 864,000 bags, the lowest figure in reported in the previous 11 months.

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has risen 10.1 per cent YoY in October, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. In the past year, from November 2017 to October 2018, cement demand reached 13.3Mt in Spain – up 1.2Mt when compared with the previous year period. Exports fell by 11.9 per cent in September. Data for October are yet undisclosed.

Cement sales down in Canaries

Cement sales down in Canaries

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales on the Canary islands decreased 2.4 per cent in November, when compared with November 2017. Sales reached 52,221t, according to the Canary Statistics Institute. Cement sales fell on the main two islands – by 15.8 per cent to 17,602t on Gran Canaria and by 0.7 per cent to 21,969t on Tenerife. Other islands reported a rise.

DR Congo cement demand up 2% at end June 2018

17 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

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

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

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...