Cement News tagged: International

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...

CNBM joins World Cement Association

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has announced that China National Building Materials Group (CNBM), has joined its international membership. "We are delighted to welcome CNBM to our global cement community, and look forward to working with them and our other members to improve best practice and promote the cement industry around the globe," said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cemen...

Iran-Ghanaian joint venture starts construction of new 0.6Mta cement factory

Iran-Ghanaian joint venture starts construction of new 0.6Mta cement factory

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A 0.6Mta cement factory is being set up as a a joint venture between Ghana and Iran, at the Dawa Industrial Enclave, on the Tema-Aflao road, Ghana. The US$30m Ilam Cement factory is expected to be completed in two years. Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, was at the ceremony that marked the start of the construction. Iran owns 90 per cent shares in the project with Ghana owning the...

PCA marks the passing of Fred W Cohrs

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Fred W Cohrs, 84, a former PCA Board member and Honorary Committee member, passed away on 15 October 2017. Born in Essen, Germany, Fred immigrated first to Canada and then to the US, where he made exceptional contributions to the cement industry and PCA.  He served on the association’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and was active on other PCA committees. Fred was chair of the Gen...

Colombia market expands 1% YoY in Sep 2017

Colombia market expands 1% YoY in Sep 2017

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic grey cement deliveries by Colombian cement producers in September 2017 reached 1.023Mt, up 0.8 per cent YoY and an improvement when compared the 11.2 per cent fall to 1.015Mt reported in September 2016, according to Colombia’s statistics office, DANE. Cement production in Colombia reached 1,025,600t in September 2017. This represents a 0.2 per cent rise YoY from 1,023,600t in Septe...

Consortium applies to build 1Mta grinding unit in Athi River

13 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A consortium of local quarry operators and institutional investors are planning to establish a KES5bn (US$48.3m) cement plant in Athi River, Kenya. Global Choice Ltd will build a 1Mta grinding unit at the location. Roller press technology will be used to produce 3000tpd of cement. Clinker for the plan will be imported and transported via the standard gauge railway while pozzolana and gypsum...

Kazakhstan’s Rudny Cement Factory opening delayed until 2018

10 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The opening of the 0.5Mta Rudny Cement Factory in Kazakhstan has been rescheduled for 2018, according to the regional governor’s office. The works was initially scheduled to start operation by the end of this year. The KZT14.8bn (US$44.4m) project is in the final stage of completion but the refusal by the Sberbank Kazakhstan to provide additional financing is leading to the delay. Sharehold...

Eurocement Group unveil plans to build cement plant

09 November 2017, Published under Cement News

According to Trend News Agency, the new cement plant will be an expansion of Akhangarancement JSC’s existing site in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This project is expected to raise the production capacity of Akhangarancement from 2Mta to 5Mta. The site already includes the Combine of Building Materials and Structures (KSMiK), which produces commercial concrete, mortar and reinforced concrete str...

Pakistan’s cement industry expected to grow 8%

09 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement consumption grew 16.53 per cent between July-August of this year with a positive outlook for the rest of the year forecast. Domestic cement demand is expected to increase by 8-8.5 per cent per annum on the back of hydropower plants currently under construction or planned as part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) i...

Mexico City government agrees preferential price with CANACEM

08 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City, has confirmed an agreement between the capital’s government and the national cement industry association, CANACEM, to access preferential prices in the acquisition of materials for reconstruction projects. He further explained that the special prices would also apply when the materials were used in earthquake reconstruction of buildings or infrast...

Fund manager gains veto control over PPC

09 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its stake in PPC Ltd, South Africa, to just over 25 per cent, the threshold required to gain ‘negative control’ over the country’s largest cement producer, according to a report in Business Day. The PIC, which also controls 66 per cent of the second-largest player in South Africa, Afrisam, is now the able to block any significant transacti...

Iran cement production output falls 2.6%

07 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The output of Iranian cement production facilities has fallen by 2.6 per cent YoY. Iran has produced 23.62Mt of cement within the first five months of this financial year, compared to the 24.25Mt produced during the corresponding period last year. Trend News Agency reports that this fluctuation has been common in recent years. In 2014, Iran’s cement production fell by 33 per cent due to wea...

Dangote market share in Cameroon now exceeds 45%

07 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cameroon subsidiary of Nigeria’s Dangote Cement Group (Nigeria) has captured a 45 per cent share of the local market only two years after launching activities in the country, according to a report in Journal du Cameroun. “We can say that we are above 45 per cent”, said Mr Diekam, the commercial director of Dangote Cement Cameroon. This has been achieved in spite of a competitive market pl...

Pakistan sees the highest capacity utilisation in 20 years

07 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A spokesman for the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has stated that the nation’s cement industry utilised over 93 per cent of installed capacity over the July-October period. Although a capacity of 1.08Mt remained idle, this was still the highest capacity utilisation for the last 20 years. The spokesperson added that the idle capacity could have been used if the govern...