Cement News tagged: International

Prices expected to fall after excise duty cut on fuel

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The cut in excise duty on fuel by India’s government is expected to lead to price reduction for cement users as the cement industry saves on transport and freight costs, according to companies and analysts, reports Business Standard. In April most cement companies increased prices by 8.3 per cent to INR390 (US$5.02)/50kg bag with expectations for May indicating a further price increase. Howeve...

Uzbekistan sees lower cement output and import in 1Q22

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan produced 2.448Mt of cement in the first quarter of 2022, down from 1.949Mt in the 1Q22, according State Statistics Committee. In the January-March 2022 period Uzbekistan imported 425,300t of cement with a total value of US$16.7m, representing an average price of US$39/t. When compared with the 1Q21 import volumes fell by 342,000t. In 2022 the country expects to significantly inc...

Puerto Rican market contracts 5% in April

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

In April 2022 cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 1.3m bags of 42.6kg (94lb), or 55,250t, representing a five per cent drop when compared with April 2021, according to the country’s statistics office. However, sales were 13.2 per cent ahead of April 2019, before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the January-April 2022 period, cement sales in Puerto Rico reached 5.02m bags, or 213,852t. ...

CEMBUREAU supports REpower EU plan

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the association of the European cement industry, fully supports the objectives of the REPower EU plan issued by the European Commission.   The European cement association believes it is essential to complement the plan issued by concrete measures that will further contribute to reducing Europe’s energy dependency, while providing a sound business case for decarbonisation in...

Peru sees 10% hike in consumption in April

Peru sees 10% hike in consumption in April

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru increased 10 per cent YoY to 1.086Mt in April 2022 from 0.984Mt in the equivalent period of 2021, according to cement association, Asocem. Domestic cement production by Asocem members in April 2022 edged up by five per cent to 1.023Mt when compared with 0.973Mt in April 2021. Clinker production increased 63 per cent to 0.783Mt in April 2022 from 0.48Mt in the previo...

Chile’s cement market contracts 5% in March

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement consumption decreased five per cent to 365,826t in March 2022 when compared with March 2021 when market volume reached 385,276t, according to the country’s construction association, CChC. However, in the January-March 2022 period demand advanced 12 per cent to 4,336,734t from 3,872,664t in the 1Q21.

Pakistan's government to conduct cement industry report

Pakistan's government to conduct cement industry report

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s government plans to conduct research reports on the cement, automobile and fertiliser sectors in Pakistan. The feasibility report will be conducted by Pakistan Industrial Development Corp (Pvt) Ltd (PIDC) with the assistance of private consultancy firms with experience and expertise in conducting research studies relevant to these sectors in Pakistan. The research study would cov...

Dominican Rep cement market expands 3% in 1Q22

18 May 2022, Published under Cement News

In the first quarter of 2022, cement demand in the Dominican Republic grew by 2.9 per cent YoY, according to Adocem, the country’s cement association. However, costs of most key inputs have seen a significant hike and particularly energy costs have seen a considerable rise. "Without a doubt, energy management is a key point in the economic sphere of a cement plant since it makes this indus...

IFC to fund Diamond Cement Guinea with US$30m loan

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to provide a US$30m loan to Diamond Cement Guinea , a subsidiary of West African Cement (WACEM), to support the completion of their 0.75Mta integrated cement plant.   The new greenfield plant, which is located approximately 25km from the town of Sougueta, Kindia prefecture, is the first integrated cement plant in Guinea. The plant’s 15...

Spanish cement consumption grows by 9% in April

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption grew by 8.8 per cent in April to 1,346,704t, according Oficemen (Spanish Cement Association). This figure represents the recovery of 108,632t compared to the same month last year. The evolution of last month has allowed the recovery of 1.4 points in the accumulated growth of the first quarter, compared to March. This indicator now stands at 4.8 per cent, which ...

Iranian cement demand hits 4Mt mark

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Iran reached 4Mt in April 2022, according to the Iranian cement association. The country produced 6.99Mt of clinker, of which it exported 0.79Mt. Cement production stood at 4.56Mt, which was mostly destined for domestic markets although 0.42Mt was exported.

New cement and clinker plants for Burundi

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Burundi company Intracom is finalising the process to set up clinker and cement plants in Kigoma, according to the Daily News. The cement plant will have a capacity of 0.6Mta while the clinker plant will have a 1Mta capacity. The new plants are expected to meet demand in the Lake Tanganyika region as well as Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “The main cement customers are in...

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and VIBM sign MoU

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Vietnam and the Vietnam Institute of Building Materials (VIBM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between both parties on the research and application of new technologies in cement manufacture.   At the ceremony, Lukas Schoeneck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Vietnam, reaffirmed his commitment to collaborate with V...

Minister thanks by Spanish industry for energy auction agreement

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Teresa Ribera, Spain’s third vice president and minister for the ecological transition and the demographic challenge, has been personally thanked for her efforts and commitment in achieving a mechanism for energy auctions that has been agreed with the European Commission. The Alliance for the Competitiveness of Spanish Industry, made up of ANFAC (automotive), AOP (refining), ASPAPEL (paper)...

Brazilian cement sales down 3% in April

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.8 per cent in April 2022 to 5.138Mt from 5.288Mt in April 2021, according to the national cement association, SNIC. The association attributed the drop in sales to geopolitical instability as well as internal factors such as record household debt, high interest rates and the highest inflation recorded in 27 years. However, there are positive trends to be se...

Morocco’s market contracts 23% in April

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement deliveries by Asment Temara ( Votorantim Cimentos ), Ciments de l'Atlas ( Addoha Group ), Ciments du Maroc ( HeidelbergCement Group ) and LafargeHolcim Maroc ( Holcim ) contracted by 22.8 per cent to 902,513t in April 2022 when compared with 1,169,122t in April 2021, according to Morocco’s cement association, APC. In the first four months of 2022 cement deliveries sli...