Cement News tagged: International

UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) brings retail cement price into line with other producers

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) has passed on the benefits of the VAT reduction and removal of the national building tax (NBT), on 1 December 2019, to customers and has lowered the retail price of its 50kg bag of cement to LKR950 (US$5.23). UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt)'s price drop now comes into line with the earlier price change announcement by State Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Wel...

Poland sees cement production rise in 2019

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Poland’s Association of Cement Producers estimates that the production of cement in 2019 rose by around one per cent YoY to 19Mt. However, imports from Belarus grew by an estimated 250,000t and imports from Turkey increased by about 50,000t. Cement sales for 2020 are expected to remain consistent with 2019. In an interview with the Polish News Bulletin, Xavier Guesnu, president of Lafarg...

Azerbaijan records fall in production for 2019

23 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan produced around 3.4Mt of cement during 2019, a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to the previous year, according to the State Statistics Committee. The decline in production indicators has been attributed to a 6.1 per cent contraction in capital investments for construction and installation works to AZN11.2bn (US$6.6bn) in 2019. During the year, AZN1.358bn was invested in housing co...

New 2500tpd plant launches in Uzbekistan

23 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan has seen the launch of a new 2500tpd cement plant in Besharyk, Fergana, according to Uzbekistan Daily. The facility was put into operation with the backing of China’s Shanxi Xiangsheng. "In the future we plan to implement many projects in the field of housing and roads. There are great opportunities for this in your country. At the moment, we have launched a number of investment p...

Indonesian cement demand stable in 2019

Indonesian cement demand stable in 2019

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian cement market expanded 7.2 per cent YoY in December 2019 as 6.542Mt of cement were sold. In December 2018 total demand in Indonesia stood at 6.101Mt. Off-take in Java, the largest cement market, increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 3.491Mt in December 2019 when compared with 3.295Mt in the previous year’s period. In the second-largest market, Kalimantan, deliveries increased by 13.1 ...

Pakistan's cement production improves in 5MFY19-20

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released the production data of the country's top industries for the first five months of the current financial year. The lacklustre performance in the industrial sector reflects overall economic slowdown in the ongoing fiscal year. The State Bank of Pakistan estimates the economy to grow by 3.5 per cent in 2019-20.   The latest data for larg...

Iran produces 41.5Mt in first eight months of FY19-20

Iran produces 41.5Mt in first eight months of FY19-20

24 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 41.5Mt of cement during the first eight months of the current fiscal year (21 March-21 November 2019) up 10 per cent compared with last year's corresponding period, according to data from the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade. According to Industries Minister, Reza Rahmani, Iran's cement production capacity stands at 86Mta. The Industries Ministry aims to increase this c...

Tajikistan increases output in 2019 by 400,000t

23 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan produced 4.2Mt of cement in 2019, an increase of 400,000t compared to the previous year, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). The country’s cement exports also rose by around 150,000t to 1.546Mt. Tajikistan reportedly earned US$68.1m from its cement export activities in 2019. "Last year, Tajikistan exported 890,000t of cement to Uzbekistan, 576,0...

Swiss cement deliveries down 5% in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by the Swiss cement industry fell by 4.9 per cent YoY to 1,034,914t in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 1,088,196t in the 4Q18. The latest figures published by Cemsuisse show a softening cement market after a promising first quarter with 4.8 per cent growth. In the 2Q19 and the 3Q19 the market contracted by -0.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. For the full-year 2019 cement demand f...

Puerto Rican sales see 6% drop in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales in 2019 declined 5.6 per cent to 569,485t in 2019 when compared with 2019, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 sales had surged 38.9 per cent YoY as construction activity skyrocketed after Hurricane Maria with the arrival of government funds for reconstruction. However, following the rebound, economic activity fell in 2019. Local cement production decreased 6.7 per c...

Peruvian demand up 2% in December

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded by 1.6 per cent to 996,000t in December 2019, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production increased 1.2 per cent YoY but slipped 1.4 per cent MoM to 916,000t while clinker production fell by 13.3 per cent YoY and 6.3 per cent MoM to 792,000t in December 2019. Total dispatches, which include exports, increased 2.5 per cent to 895,000t...

Chile's cement demand up 3% in 11M19

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Chile declined 2.5 per cent YoY in November 2019, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. Consumption fell to 341,721t in November 2019 from 350,532t in the previous year. However, in the year to date the domestic cement market expanded by 3.3 per cent from 3.624Mt in the 11M18 to 3.743Mt in the 11M19.

DR Congo cement demand weakens in 10M19

16 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Grey cement consumption in the Democratic Republic of Congo reached 390,279t in the first 10 months of 2019, according to ACP. Production reached 959,088t during the same period. The low demand reflects the slowdown in construction work in the building and public works sector. In 2018 cement demand reached 1,045,199t and domestic production 1,043,340t, according to Central Bank of Congo.

PT Cemindo Gemilang joins the World Cement Association

14 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producer PT Cemindo Gemilang is the latest addition to the World Cement Association's international membership, which currently spans 34 countries. The firm joins as a Corporate Member. "As we work to address the key global challenges facing the cement industry, in particular the goal of full decarbonisation by 2050, it is important that we engage dynamic emerging-market pla...

India sees cement price increase in January

13 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India has reported cement price increases in most parts of the country in January, according to market analysts. "Prices have increased by about INR10/bag (US$0.14) (three per cent up from last month) in most parts of the country (according to our channel checks) after declining by about INR30/bag in the last six months," stated analysts from Motilal Oswal Financial Services. Furthermore...

Punjab easing NOC issue for new cement plants

13 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The government of Punjab, Pakistan, is encouraging further investment as timely issuance of no objection certificates (NOCs) and other facilities are being extended to cement industry investors, reports The Balochistan Times. All relevant departments, including irrigation, environment, industries and local government, have adopted a unified strategy to remove unnecessary hurdles in the build...