Cement News tagged: International

First eight months sales fall 18% YoY in Saudi Arabia

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first eight months of 2017, cement sales volume In Saudi Arabia declined 18 per cent YoY to 32.1Mt, while clinker production fell 10 per cent YoY during the same period, reports analysts Al Rajhi Capital. Northern Cement (-47 per cent YoY), Najran cement (-45 per cent) and Hail Cement (-38 per cent) witnessed the steepest YoY decline in terms of cement dispatches during the same peri...

Cementos Cienfuegos resumes production following Irma

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cienfuegos SA, the largest cement plant in Cuba, is gradually restarting cement production following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Irma caused some damage to the plant and saw the insulation of the ESPs, cables and the intake of water in the dyke of Codicia affected. The expert team at the plant also faced issues with key fan control systems. Power was restored on 14 September...

Five killed in accidental explosion at Rohri Cement plant

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Initial report suggests that five people, including security personnel, were killed and eight others were injured in a blast while defusing explosives at a cement factory in Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan on Tuesday. The management of Rohri Cement (Pvt) Ltd in a public announcement, on 21 September, expressed profound sorrow about the deaths of "martyred, valiant Rangers – as well...

Moroccan market sees 10% YoY contraction in August

20 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement consumption decreased by 10.3 per cent YoY to 1,227,932t in August 2017 from 1,368,884t in the year-ago period, according to the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The largest above-average market contractions were noted in Drâa-Tafilalet, where consumption plummeted 26.3 per cent to 35,736t, and Oriental, which saw demand fall by 20.7 per cent to 97,781t. The la...

Peru's cement demand up 2% in August

Peru's cement demand up 2% in August

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement association, Asocem, reported a 2.3 per cent YoY rise in domestic deliveries from 0.838Mt in August 2016 to 0.857Mt in August 2017. Cement imports remained largely stable at 43,800t while clinker imports reached 86,000t. Total cement consumption in the Latin American country reached 0.901Mt, up 2.2 per cent from 0.882Mt in the year-ago period and 15.6 per cent MoM. Output from ...

USGS reports strong 2Q17 for US construction materials

19 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The US construction materials industry saw output increase by a considerable margin in the 2Q17, reports the US Geological Survey's Mineral Industry Survey. The combined production of construction materials (cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, and gypsum) in 2Q17 was 46 per cent higher compared with that in the 1Q17. The USGS states that the results were due to cyclical sea...

Pakistan cement sales up 11% in August

Pakistan cement sales up 11% in August

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Pakistan rose 10.9 per cent YoY in August 2017 to 3.766Mt from 3.585Mt in August 2016. In the northern region, dispatches reached 2.731Mt, up from 2.495Mt in August 2016, while in the southern region dispatches rose from 0.532Mt to 0.625Mt during the same period. Some 307,000t of cement was exported from the north, significantly less than 355,000t reported in August 2016...

Saudi producers sees sales drop 16% in August 2017

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The sales of Saudi cement producers fell 15.5 per cent to 3.72Mt in August 2017 when compared to 4.4Mt reported in August 2016. Total production in August reached 3.79Mt, down YoY from 4.3Mt, according to Yamama Cement Co. Cement inventories rose 11.3 per cent YoY to 1.17Mt from 1.05Mt in the year-ago period. Southern Province Cement Co saw sales slide 36 per cent YoY to 471,000t in August...

Floods and sand shortages force cement price cut in northern India

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in northern India are forced to cut cement prices by INR2-3 (US$0.01-0.03)/50kg bag every week due to lower demand, particularly in flood-prone states such Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal as an acute sand shortage hits the market. Due to floods, sand recovery is not possible and in Uttar Pradesh, sand mining is completely banned, according to one official quoted in My ...

Emami plans to lift capacity to 6Mta

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Emami Cement Ltd plans to raise its total production capacity to 6Mta as its 2Mta plant being set up in Odisha's Jajpur district is likely to be commissioned by March 2018. Presently, Emami Cement is producing 60 per cent of the current total cement capacity of 4Mta through its clinker plant in Chhattisgarh and the grinding unit at Panagarh in West Bengal, Vivek Chawla, CEO of Emami Cement ...

Cemex celebrates 25 years of global growth

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex celebrates the 25th anniversary of the start of its globalisation strategy by commemorating the company’s entry into the Spanish market in 1992. Cemex began its international diversification strategy by acquiring Spanish companies Valenciana de Cementos Portland and Auxiliar de la Construcción – at that time the two largest cement makers in Spain. Initiated in 1992, its global di...

Brazil eight-month sales update

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil for the first eight months of 2017 fell by eight per cent YoY to 35.7Mt, according to preliminary industry data gathered by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). In August 2017 alone, sales fell by 0.9 per cent YoY to 5Mt. Sales per working day were down by 0.9 per cent YoY but saw growth of 0.1 per cent compared to July 2017. Cumulative 12 month sales ...

UK: new orders in construction fall to lowest in three years

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction output in the UK during July fell by 0.9 per cent and was 0.4 per cent lower compared with one year earlier, latest figures from the country's Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal. In addition, new orders in the second quarter declined 7.8 per cent and fell 12.6 per cent on an annual basis, the Construction Products Association (CPA) highlighted. Rebecca Larkin, senior eco...

Fives Group founding member of the Centre for Technologies, Minerals and Recycled Materials of the Future

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fives Group has become a founding member of the Centre for Technologies, Minerals and Recycled Materials of the Future (CTMRMF), a new association that aims to develop the industrial recycling of minerals for the construction and public works sectors. Fives’ Innovation Department and its subsidiary Fives FCB joined Team 2 to found the associate in May 2017. The consortium is made up...

Argentina sees 7% rise in August demand

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 7.4 per cent to 1.122Mt in August 2017 from 1.044Mt in August 2016, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The organisation also noted a 10.3 per cent rise MoM from 1.017Mt in July 2017. Domestic dispatches by Argentina’s cement producers increased 6.7 per cent YoY and 10.4 per MoM to 1.113Mt in August 2017. Volumes in August 2016 and ...

Sanghi Cements plans floating cement terminal

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Sanghi Cements is considering setting up a floating terminal at Kochi Port as part of expanding its coastal movements to south Indian markets. A team from the company is scheduled to travel to Kochi to firm up plans on the project. Once the project becomes operational, Kochi Port will be the first major port in the country to have a floating cement terminal,” AV Ramana, deputy chairman of the...