Cement News tagged: International

Brazil cement sales fall 3% YoY in July

15 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.5 per cent to 4.589Mt in July when compared with the year-ago period when sales reached 4.709Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Exports increased by a third to 8000t from 6000t in July 2017. In the first seven months of 2018, cement sales fell 1.7 per cent to 29.969Mt from 30.48Mt in the 7M17. Apparent consumption, which includ...

Moroccan cement market expands 13% YoY in June

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement consumption fell 2.9 per cent in the first half of 2018 to 6.57Mt when compared with 1H17. However, in June alone, domestic demand increased by 13 per cent from 721,846t in June 2017 to 815,842t.

US/Puerto Rico Portland and blended shipments up 7% in May

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 6.5 per cent to 9.4Mt in May 2018, according to the US Geological Survey. Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio were the leading states in terms of cement demand, receiving some 38 per cent of domestic USGS Cement stats 2017-10 shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, Missouri, Ca...

Uzbekistan prices rise above UZS700,000/t

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uzbekistan exceeded UZS700,000/t (US$89.96/t) in July, according to Uzbekistan Newsline. The highest prices for the material were recorded in Karakalpakstan (UZS764,000), Khorezm (UZS757,000), Syrdarya regions (UZS745,000) and Tashkent (UZS743,000). Both Kizilkumcement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC had previously set a price of between UZS430,000-490,000/t, depending on the plac...

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in July

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in July

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted by 6.3 per cent in July 2018 when compared with the previous year, according to the country cement association, AFCP. Domestic consumption fell from 1,016,589t in July 2017 to 952,220t one year later. Nationwide dispatches by Argentine producers declined to 949,680t fro 1,007,897t, down 5.8 per cent YoY. In addition, imports slumped from 8692t in July 201...

Government of Himachal Pradesh to approve white cement mining lease

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The government of Himachal Pradesh is to approve a mining lease for the set-up of a white cement plant. FCI Aravali Gypsum and Minerals India Ltd (FAGMIL), a central public sector undertaking (CPSU) under the administrative control of the Department of Fertilisers of India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers,  has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from the Himachal Pradesh government for t...

Kazakhstan cement output increases to 4.6Mt in 1H18

Kazakhstan cement output increases to 4.6Mt in 1H18

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Production at Kazakh cement plants rose 11.5 per cent YoY to 4.634Mt of cement in the first half of 2018.  In 2017 domestic output reached 4.156Mt, up 1.5 per cent  from 4.094Mt in 2016. Earlier this week, Vicat reported positive results for its Jambyl Cement subsidiary, where turnover rose by 21.4 per cent and EBITDA by 45.4 per cent on the back of a 28 per cent rise in cement volumes. The ...

Coal India to supply cement industry through e-auctions

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Coal India will supply 4.65Mta to the cement industry for five years through e-auctions starting on Tuesday, according to a senior executive at the company. Of the 4.65Mt on offer annually, 1.14Mt can be procured each year through the railways, while the rest would be supplied through roadways. The company recently held an auction for 7Mt of coal for sponge iron firms and received bids t...

Pakistan cement sales up 5% YoY in July

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Pakistan increased 5.1 per cent in the first month of FY18-19. In July, total cement dispatches rose to 3.554Mt from 3.382Mt in July 2017, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association. While in the wake of elections, economic and construction activity slowed down, it did not significantly affect sales growth. Exports rose by 9.3 per cent from 0.476Mt i...

New plants to be constructed in Uzbekistan

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A Tajikistan-based cement producer has announced plans to construct a facility in Surxondaryo, Uzbekistan, in the near future, according to Kazakhstan Newsline. "The plant will be built at the expense of a private company that produces cement in Tajikistan. We welcome and support the intention of the Tajik private business to invest in the economy of the neighboring state," said Nematullo Hik...

Iran imports surge 106% in 1Q

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) has announced 4,407,695t of cement exports in the first quarter of the calendar year (21 March 2018-21 June 2019), valued at over US$159.3m. The volume of exports was consistent compared to the year-ago period, according to MEHR News Agency. Imports, however, surged 106 per cent YoY to 12,786t in the same period, with the value show...

Global Cement and Concrete Association and WBCSD sign strategic partnership

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to facilitate sustainable development of the cement and concrete sectors and their value chains. The new partnership will also create synergies between work programmes to benefit both the GCCA and WBCSD and their respecti...

Supreme Court exempts cement industry from petcoke import ban

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Supreme Court has finalised a ban on petcoke imports with exemptions for some key industrial users, including the cement sector. In a ruling released this weekend, the court agreed to put into place recommendations from the court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention & Control Authority (EPCA) to limit imports only to those industries using coke as a feedstock or in the manufac...

Cement consumption in The Netherlands to hit 5Mt mark in 2018

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in The Netherlands is expected to rise from just under 4.5Mt in 2017 to 5Mt in 2018, according to the Cement and Beton Centrum. Some 50-55 per cent of cement is used by the concrete industry to supply to construction sites while 35-40 per cent of total cement sales are to the concrete products sector.

Colombian cement market contracts 4% in June 2018

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

National cement demand in Colombia declined 4.1 per cent to 943,200t in June 2018 from 983,500t in June 2017, according DANE, the country’s statistics office. The fall in consumption was attributed to a 12.4 per cent YoY drop in off-take by construction companies and contractors. Retail sales also fell by 3.8 per cent YoY. Ready-mix companies increased their purchases by 3.6 per cent while ...

Vietnamese demand jumps to 5.8Mt in June

27 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Total cement consumption in Vietnam increased to 5.812Mt in June, representing a YoY rise of 126 per cent and a MoM fall of nine per cent, according to the Vietnam National Cement Assocation (VNCA). Of this total, the VICEM group supplied 1.82Mt, up 110 per cent YoY, while joint venture companies delivered 1.643Mt, an advance of 115 per cent. Other domestic cement producers saw their combin...