Cement News tagged: International

Work to start on 1.5Mta cement plant in Tunisia

11 January 2019, Published under Cement News

United Cement Investor, a Tunisian company, is building a greenfield 1.5Mta cement plant in Tunisia. The plant will be situated in Bir Thlathin, south Tataouine, Tunisia and work is to begin on construction in March 2019. The new facility will create 419 direct jobs and 600 indirect jobs, but the French investors have so far only acquired 65 per cent of the land required. The plant is schedu...

Sri Lanka's cement output rose 11% in September

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's cement production fell 3.2 per cent to 2.086Mt in the first nine months of 2018, but output picked up in September. Total imports and production was flat at 6.204Mt in the first nine months of the year, against 6.229Mt a year earlier, reports the Central Bank. In September domestic production rose by 11.4 per cent to 262,000t. Imports also increased by18 per cent to 909,000t duri...

Aalborg launches Extreme Light120

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Aalborg Extreme™ Light 120, ia a new generation of premixed ultra high-performance concrete (UHPC) based on Aalborg White ® cement. The product is being released in Europe and will reach the US and China during January 2019. Aalborg Extreme™ Light 120 is the first commercialised product under the Aalborg White Solution™ and is based on  Cementir Holding's recently patented sustainable binder...

Argentina sees dispatches fall 20% in December

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted 19.5 per cent YoY to 808,887t in December 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In December 2017 domestic off-take was 1.004Mt. When compared with 970,181t of deliveries reported November 2018, the decline was around 16.6 per cent. The data include imports of 520t, a sharp drop from 13,860t recorded in December 2017. Argentine cement ...

Colombian cement market expands 4% in November

Colombian cement market expands 4% in November

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches of grey cement in Colombia advanced 4.3 per cent YoY to 1.065Mt in November 2017 from 1.021Mt, according to the latest data from DANE, the country’s statistics office. Increased volumes of cement were sold to the retail sector (+4.4 per cent) and ready-mix companies (+10.1 per cent). Dispatches in the key markets of Antioquia and Bogotá advanced by 5.1 and 3.8 per cent, r...

A batch of Nepalese cement licences are suspended

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has suspended licences to produce cement for several companies in Nepal after they failed to meet manufacturing standards. Among the companies facing action are Dang-based Ghorahi Cement, Mega Cement of Jhapa, Narayani Cement Industry of Bara, International Cement in Birgunj, Gorakhkali Cement Industries of Jhapa, Annapurna Cement in Morang, ...

Vietnam demand up 10% in 11M18

Vietnam demand up 10% in 11M18

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Vietnam remained largely stable in November 2018 when compared with the previous year at 5.675Mt, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total 1.955Mt was sold by the VICEM Group with an additional 1.62Mt through the company’s joint ventures. Other cement producers sold 2.1Mt in November, representing a four per cent YoY drop. MoM total domes...

TCMA responds to concerns over upcoming price hike

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TCMA) has responded to concerns raised by the Construction Contractors Confederation (İMKON) regarding a price hike of 40 per cent on cement products. "Despite the cost increases, our sector will not boost prices as high as 40 percent, just to stay within the scope of the overall anti-inflation program," said Nihat Özdemir, chair of Limak Holdin...

Vietnamese cement exports hits record high in 2018

02 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The volume of Vietnamese cement exports rose 55 per cent YoY to 31.65Mt in 2018, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). As the highest ever export value in the sector, it represents an estimated value of US$1.2bn. The country's cement has been shipped to more than 40 countries with an average price of US$50/t for cement and US$38-US$42/t of clinker, up 20-23 per cent from the r...

Challenges to grow in 2019 for Pakistan cement sector

02 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely to face a number of challenges in 2019 on the domestic front owing to a flatness in demand, high markup rates, price competition and currency depreciation, etc. According to the 'Investment Strategy 2019' report released by Spectrum Securities Ltd, after tremendous sales growth (13.8 per cent YoY) in cement dispatches during FY18, demand is expected to r...

Vietnam sees 9% cement production rise in 2018

31 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 90.2Mt of cement in 2018, up 9.1  per  cent YoY, according to the latest data from the country’s government-run General Statistics Office (GSO).   The sum included 8.6Mt in December, an increase of 9.8 per  cent compared to the year-ago period.   In 2017, the country produced 85.4Mt of cement, including 7.6Mt in December, acc...

Tajikistan records 24% production rise

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan recorded a 24 per cent YoY rise in cement production to o ver 3.5 Mt  in  Jan-Nov 2018,  with about  40 per cent of this volume exported to neighbouring countries, according to media reports.   Uzbekistan received most of the  country's   exports at a  total  of 738,000t since the beginning of the year.   Meanwhile, cement exports to Afghanistan reache...

Belarus looks to increase cement sold via commodity exchange

31 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Belarus'  Architecture and Construction Ministry is in favor of exporting more cement via the country's commodity exchange, according to Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister, Alexander  Sidorov .     "We’ve  previously agreed that we are going to sell 10 per cent of the total amount of cement exported by Belarusian cement mills  via the commodity exchange. If...

JK Cement to raise INR6bn for capacity expansion

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

JK Cement Ltd on Monday launched a qualified institutional placement offering (QIP) to raise funds from institutional investors for its capital expenditure. The company is seeking to raise INR6bn (USD85.39m) to fund the expansion of grinding capacity at its Mangrol and Nimbahera plants by 1Mta each, according to the Hindustan Times. The company will also increase the existing clinker capac...

Chile's Colbun to supply renewable power to Polpaico

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemento Polpaico SA (Chile) has signed a long-term renewable power supply contract with local power company Colbun. Through the agreement, Colbun will supply a total of 183GWh of renewable electricity per year to Polpaico. The contract, will run for a term of 10 years starting from January 1, 2019. Initially, Polpaico will receive power for its Cerro Blanco and Coronel plants, that represent...

GICA to commission new Sigus plant in March 2019

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction of the new Sigus integrated cement plant in Oum El Bouaghi province, Algeria, is 87 per cent complete, according to Sofiane Bensaci, Finance Director of the company. With a production capacity of 2.2Mta, the Sigus plant will employ 150 direct jobs and 2000 indirect jobs, and commence production in March 2019. Total investment in the plant, which is part of the state-owned Groupe...