Cement News tagged: International

Colombian cement market expands 5% in October

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia increased 5.2 per cent YoY to 1.169Mt in October 2020 when compared with 1.111Mt delivered in October 2019, according to the national statistics agency, DANE. The rise was supported by an increase in the retail segment, where dispatches were up by 10.6 per cent YoY. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 4.2 per cent when compared with Oc...

Vietnam produces 90.3Mt of cement in 11M20

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 90.3Mt of cement in the first 11 months of 2020, up 3.4 per cent YoY, according to data from the country’s General Statistics Office. In November, cement output is projected to have risen 4.6 per cent YoY to 9.1Mt. The country exported 3.5Mt of cement and clinker worth US$140m in November, down 3.3 per cent YoY in volume and 3.1 per cent in value. ...

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy denies reports about electricity supply

26 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has denied reports regarding the cessation of electricity supply to certain cement producers. According to the dispatch centre, the Akhangaran cement plant received 605,000kWh of electricity on 24 November. On average, this plant is supplied with 540,000kWh of electricity per day. Elsewhere, the Kuvasay cement plant consumes an average of 332,000kWh e...

Tanzania cement plants inspected for hoarded cement

26 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Saturday ordered all regional commissioners to inspect all cement factories in the country and prosecute owners found hoarding the commodity. He said the inspection should also involve cement sales agents and retailers of the commodity across the country. A statement by the Prime Minister's Office in the country's legislative capital Dodoma sai...

Indonesian industry to face continued overcapacity challenge

Indonesian industry to face continued overcapacity challenge

26 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Indonesian cement sales drop throughout most of 2020 with October sales down 9.7 per cent YoY. Moreover, demand is predicted to fall 11 per cent YoY by the end of the year, according to PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk. However, the industry is currently challenged by considerable overcapacity. In 2020 total domestic cement capacity is 116.4Mta with a plant u...

Spanish cement demand drops 13% in October

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has fallen 13.1 per cent YoY to 1,205,482t in October 2020, according to Oficemen. In the first 10 months of 2020, domestic consumption has decreased 12.3 per cent YoY to 11,055,411t when compared with the 10M19. “Due to its multiplier effect on the economy and employment, investment in infrastructure should play a relevant role in direct aid and in the financing...

CCP investigates offices of APCMA

CCP investigates offices of APCMA

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), as part of an enquiry launched in May 2020 to investigate the possible anti-competitive activities of cement manufacturers, carried out a search and inspection of the offices of the chairman and vice chairman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) in Karachi last Thursday. Two different teams entered and searched the offices a...

Puerto Rican cement sales down 3% MoM

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Puerto Rican cement market contracted 3.1 per cent to 58,328t in October 2020 when compared with the previous month, according to the country’s statistics institute. The decrease has been attributed to the holidays and the rain. “At Christmas the sale of concrete is always affected. Once February arrives, the industry begins to stabilise again. It's a very natural trend in the industry, ...

Cement production rises in Qatar

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index for September 2020 declined 7.7 per cent YoY and 3.9 per cent compared to August 2020, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority. The production of cement and other non-metallic mineral products rose 9.1 per cent MoM in September. On an annual basis, production also advanced 3.1 per cent during the month.

US August shipments down sharply by 7% YoY

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2020 fell by seven per cent YoY to 9.6Mt, according to the latest data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In descending order, the leading producing states during the month were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan – accounting for 41 per cent of cement produced. The leading c...

Tanzania reports cement shortage

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has attributed the country’s recent high cement prices on non-production by four cement manufacturers in the country that had gone into maintenance. A 50kg bag of cement usually retails for TZS15,000 (US$6), but according to the National Bureau of Statistics data for October, the price had risen by 30 per cent to TZS22,000 in parts of the country. ...

Community petitions Dangote for payment of land ownership entitlements

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Members of the Ijako-Orile community in the Yewa North area of Ogun State, Nigeria, have staged a peaceful protest, urging for the payment of their ownership entitlements to the land on which the Dangote Cement factory is situated in Ibese, according to This Day. Representatives of the community have also submitted a letter of appeal to the president of Dangote Cement, Alhaji Aliko Dangote,...

Iran's cement production rises 14% YoY

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran's cement production in the first six months of the year (starting in March 2020) rose 14.4 per cent YoY to 35.63Mt, compared with 31.15Mt in the year-ago period, according to data provided by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade. According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year it has exported 5...

PCA awards Beumer with Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named Beumer Group as the winner of the renowned Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award 2020. Beumer Group was honoured for its alternative fuels and raw materials systems. "I am very honoured to receive this recognition on behalf of Beumer Group," said Brian Giese, director of Business Development, Conveying and Loading. "It demonstrates our co...

Indonesian domestic cement demand falls 10% in 3Q20

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's cement demand fell 9.7 percent to 17,499,807t in the 3Q20 from 19,384,326t in the 3Q19, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). The decline in domestic cement consumption was mitigated by a 62.4 per cent surge in exports, which increased to 3,128,985t in the 3Q20 from 19,384,326t in the year-ago period. Of this total, 2,725,493t of clinker was exported, up 79.3...

PPC settles cement cartel case

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC has reached a settlement agreement with South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on the cement cartel case, bringing the 12-year matter to a close, reports Business Weekly. The agreement comes after the competition launched a probe into anti-competitive behaviour in the cement industry in 2008. PPC, along with competitors LafargeHolcim, AfriSam and Natal Portland Cement Cimphor (NPC), alleged...