Cement News tagged: International

Ukraine’s cement output down 5% in July

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine has fallen by 4.7 per cent to 963,000t in July YoY, according to the latest data from the Ukrainian State Statistics Service. When compared with June, output decreased 6.1 per cent. In the first seven months of 2018, cement production declined by 3.7 per cent to 4.973Mt YoY. In 2017 cement output increased 2.3 per cent to 9.307Mt YoY.

Zimbabwe reportedly faces cement shortage

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe has been hit by a cement shortage with PPC and Lafarge out of stock in most retail outlets and warehouses across the country, according to a report by The Herald. As a result, prices have been noted to increase. However, Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Co has stated that its products are on the market and readily available. "I am not aware that there is shortage of cement in the country," sale...

Colombian cement dispatches fall 5% in July

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement producers dispatched 990,012t of cement in July 2018, representing a 4.9 per cent YoY fall, according to the latest data from the country’s statistics office, DANE. Of this total, around 524,903t was delivered to the retail segment, which represented a 13.1 per cent drop when compared with July 2017 with a further 233,391t off-take by the ready-mix concrete companies, which...

Indian cement demand expected to rise 6-7% in FY19

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s domestic cement demand increased 14.2 per cent YoY in the first quarter of FY19 ended 30 June. However, pan-Indian prices fell approximately 5-6 per cent. Furthermore, rising costs are expected to continue to put pressure on profit margins, according to an ICRA report. "In addition to pricing pressures, higher power and fuel like increase in coal and petcoke prices and freight costs o...

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments stable

US and Puerto Rico cement shipments stable

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico remained stable at around 9.3Mt in June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Georgia) received about 38 per cent of domestic deliveries in June. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in June were Texas, Miss...

Ukrainian government approves ban on Russian clinker imports

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a ban on the import of clinker originating from the Russian Federation. The decree was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to protect the interests of national economic security and Ukrainian cement producers, according to the government portal. "The introduction of cement clinker in the list of goods prohibited f...

Sinoma battled desert in fast-build Beni Suef project

Sinoma battled desert in fast-build Beni Suef project

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The government-owned Al-Arish Cement plant is located just outside Beni Suef, where six cement production lines now sit side by side id due in large part to the endeavours of China National Materials Group (CNMG - part of Sinoma group) that erected the 6000tpd plant in just two years. "It is the biggest cement plant in the world to be built all at one time and in one place," said Wu Yong proj...

Côte d’Ivoire cement capacity set to rise to 9.4Mta by 2019

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement capacity is set to increase to 9.4Mta in Côte d’Ivoire by 2019 following significant investment by the industry, according to the country’s Secretary of State for the Promotion of SMES, Anoblé Félix.  The new capacity is driven by an accelerated demand in major public infrastructure projects, the social housing programme and many private projects. Consumption is expected to rise by 11...

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire releases Bélier SuperBric cement

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire has released a new poduct called Bélier SuperBric cement, which the company claims allows quick drying of bricks in just 24 hours. Halving the time usually required to dry bricks and with a strength of 52.5N, SuperBric is the strongest cement in the country. Laboratory tests have also found the product more economical than cement brands of 42.5N, as the cement bag...

German cement consumption rises to 28.8Mt in 2017

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Germany consumed approximately 28.8Mt of cement in 2017, roughly 4.8 per cent more than in 2016, according to VDZ. However, much less growth is expected in 2018. VDZ President Christian Knell explains the rise in cement consumption in Germany as follows: "Since 2015 there has been an upward trend on the German cement market thanks to the positive developments in the building construction and ...

Project delivers fly ash to plants in northeast India

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

NTPC Ltd, India's largest power company, has begun transporting fly ash through inland waterways for use in cement manufacture. The pilot project sees the material delivered to Pandu, Assam, from the company's thermal power station in Kahalgaon, Bihar. "For this pilot project, first mile activity of bagging and loading of fly ash into barges will be done by NTPC and the cost of transportatio...

Vietnam exports continue to soar to record levels

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese exports of cement and clinker soared to 2.251Mt in July 2018, up 61 per cent YoY. Clinker exports reached 1.669Mt in the period, increasing 72 per cent YoY, with higher volumes largely driven by Chinese demand.   Total domestic cement consumption maintained its upward trend and reached 5.135Mt in July, advancing seven per cent compared to the year-ago period, according to the Vietna...

Dalmia Cement plans to double capacity in east

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, India, plans to double its cement manufacturing capacity in the east to 17Mta in 24 months at a total investment of INR35,000m (US$499m), said a top official according to The Hindu. “Currently, we have four units operating in the east producing 8.5 million tonnes of cement annually,” said Mahendra Singhi, group CEO, cement and whole-time director, DCBL. “As pa...

CNBM reports strong pricing in 1H18

27 August 2018, Published under Cement News

CNBM’s Chairman, Cao Ganglin, reported that the average cement price over the first half of 2018 rose to RMB311/t in China. Speaking at a press conference, Cao said there was an upside trend for cement prices due to the current supportive demand-supply situation. Full-year demand is expected to stay stable.

Kyrgyzstan cement production positive in first half of 2018

27 August 2018, Published under Cement News

From January to June 2018, positive production rates were achieved for manufacturing goods in Kyrgyzstan, including the production of 938,700 tonnes of cement, according to the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use.

New Ugandan power supply will feed extra cement capacity

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

As new cement factories start-up in Tororo, power distributor Umeme is making investments in anticipation of the projected increase in power demand. The existing nearby substations of Tororo Rock, Nagongera and Mbale are currently unable to take on the expected load, hence the need for a new substation. 

 Umeme, therefore, has spent up to UGX14bn (US$3.88m) setting up a new substation at Nya...