Cement News tagged: International

Mahendra Singhi confident of cement sector's ‘possible-to-abate’ potential

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Bharat India, has expressed his confidence that the cement sector can transition from a ‘hard-to-abate’ to a ‘possible-to-abate’ sector, as he delivered the keynote presentation on the opening day of the Cemtech virtual conference with the central theme of 'Decarbonising the cement industry.' Speaking during the first session of the new global forum, Mr Singhi...

ASI welcomes new factories in eastern Indonesia only

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

With two new cement plants starting operations in Grobogan, Central Java, and Jember, East Java, Indonesia, domestic producers are expected to see a drop in capacity utilisation rates as the excess production capacity is set to rise to 41Mta, according to the Indonesian Cement Association. "Two new factories in Grobogan, Central Java and Jember, East Java are currently working on commissioni...

Vietnam's cement and clinker exports rise in August

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 4.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$148.3m in August, rising 31.4 per cent MoM in volume and 24.3 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In the 8M20 the country exported 23.9Mt of cement and clinker worth US$882m, up 1.2 per cent YoY in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. China was the biggest buyer during this period, importing 12.6Mt wo...

Sri Lanka cement production and imports see sharp rise in June

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's cement production and imports recovered in June by 42.6 per cent YoY, according to Central Bank data. In June cement imports also grew by a record 58.9 per cent YoY to reach 404,000Mt, overtaking domestic cement production, which increased by 28.3 per cent YoY to reach 370,000Mt. June was the first month of this year to record a positive growth in cement imports. Sri Lanka’s ...

Ukraine’s cement industry pins hopes on new road construction programme

Ukraine’s cement industry pins hopes on new road construction programme

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Big Construction programme and plans to increase the share of concrete roads in the country provide hope for the domestic cement industry to expand, says Roman Skilsky, executive director of UkrCement, the country’s cement association. “The main reason for optimism is the Big Construction program… This will mean a noticeable increase in demand for cement, which will allow domestic co...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 24% in August

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 24.4 per cent to 59,295t in August 2020 when compared with August 2019, according to data provided by Cemex Puerto Rico and Argos San Juan Corp to the Instituto de Estadisticas of Puerto Rico. Output fell 14.9 per cent to 38,551t in August when compared with the year-ago period, as compiled by the country’s Banco de Desarrollo Económico. In the year to...

Cement dispatches in Peru largely stable

Cement dispatches in Peru largely stable

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru slipped 0.1 per cent YoY but increased 12.9 per cent MoM to 0.933Mt in August 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers dispatched 0.944Mt including exports. This represents a 0.3 per cent decrease in volume when compared with August 2019 but a 13.3 per cent rise when compared with July 2020.  Cement production in Peru increas...

China’s cement production up 4% in July

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement output increased 3.6 per cent in July as a pick-up in the economy drove cement consumption, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Information technology. China produced 220Mt of cement in July 2020 when compared with July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020, production declined by 3.5 per cent YoY to 1.22bnt. The sector’s total revenues fell 5.5 per cent YoY ...

Indonesia's cement production forecast to fall 17% YoY

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's cement production is likely to fall further in 2020, as a result of Jakarta's second lockdown, according to the Japanese investment bank, Nomura. The bank has cut its 2020 cement production estimates for Indonesia and now expects it to fall 17 per cent YoY. Halted construction activity could also indicate a longer recovery period for the cement sector. However, investors could ta...

Ukraine launches antidumping investigation into cement imports

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has launched an antidumping investigation into the import of cement from Turkey, according to Business World.  The commission reportedly received a complaint from Dyckerhoff Cement Ukraine, Kryvyi Rih Cement, Mykolaivcement, Podilsky Cement, and Cement LLC with the support of Ivano-Frankivskcement. According to the applicant, ...

Corporación Socialista del Cemento accepts Petro cryptocurrency

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement for construction projects in Venezuela supplied by Corporación Socialista del Cemento (CSC) can now be paid for with the country’s cryptocurrency, Petro. The government of Nicolás Maduro has approved the use to “contribute to the economic development of the country.” Users must register in the official CSC portal through the customer service and product programming system, SACPRO. T...

Cement sales in Brazil increase 14% in August

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil continued to rise in August with a 13.6 per cent YoY increase to 5.7Mt, reported the country’s cement association, SNIC. Per working day, sales reached 244,400t, representing a YoY increased of 18.5 per cent and 3.7 per cent MoM. The central-western region saw sales up 25.3 per cent YoY to 728,000t while in the northeast and north sales advanced to 1,197,000t (+23.9 pe...

Chief Minister urges quicker clearance of NOCs for Punjab cement factories

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, chaired a meeting yesterday at the Punjab Assembly about easing the process of setting up new cement factories in the Pakistani province. The complicated and lengthy process of establishing cement factories has slowed the pace of adding new capacity in the region. The local government wants to boost investment and new job opportunities. Sardar Us...

Argentine cement demand declines 13% in August

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted 12.5 per cent YoY to 917,297t in August 2020, according to the latest data published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. However, when compared with the previous month, an expansion in sales of 6.3 per cent was reported. Domestic cement producers supplied 922,807t of cement, down 12.3 per cent YoY, including 5510t of exports. Exports increased 30...

Saudi cement sales rise 38% to 4.3Mt in August 2020

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The aggregate sales of 17 Saudi cement producers climbed 38 per cent to 4.3Mt in August 2020, compared to 3.1Mt in the same month last year, reported Yamama Cement Co. As many as 16 cement producers reported higher sales, headed by Al-Jouf Cement Co with a YoY rise of 131 per cent in August. Al-Safwa Cement Co was close behind with an increase of 116 per cent YoY. Northern Region Cement Co'...

Portland and blended cement market in US and Puerto Rico expands 11% in June

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 11 per cent to 10.1Mt in June 2020 when compared with June 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia were the leading cement-consuming states, accounting for 37 per cent of June shipments. Leading cement-producing states were Missouri, California, Texas, F...