Cement News tagged: International

Argentina's cement demand falls 10% in Oct 2018

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market contracted by 9.6 per cent YoY to 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Deliveries by the country’s cement producers fell by 8.8 per cent to 1,040,197t while at 120t, imports were a shadow of those in October 2017 (9720t). In addition, domestic cement producers exported 8280t of cement, down 10.5 per ce...

US and Puerto Rican markets expand 6% in August

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cements in the USA and Puerto Rico increased by 5.8 per cent in August 2018 when compared with August 2017, according to the latest figures by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In the first eight months of 2018 deliveries rose 4.2 per cent YoY to 65.5Mt. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, and accounted f...

Domestic demand in Spain up 8%

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain noted an eight per cent YoY growth in June, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In addition, cement exports have seen an accelerated decline, falling by 10 per cent YoY. For 2018 the association expects consumption to advance by seven per cent YoY, closing the year with a demand of 13.3Mt.

Kyrgyz Republic produces 1.6Mt of cement in 9M18

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Kyrgyz Republic manufactured 1.6Mt of cement in the first three quarters of 2018, according to GS-Expert. This represents a YoY growth of 36 per cent. Domestic consumption rose seven per cent while exports saw a 420 per cent hike.

APCMA shares mixed figures for 4MFY19

APCMA shares mixed figures for 4MFY19

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) while reviewing dispatches, profit and progress of cement industry between July and October 2018 shared mixed figures. APCMA's spokesman said that cement industry's profitability has declined considerably due to an increase in input costs, while the construction sector is not posting the anticipated demand. According to APCMA, loca...

Trinidad Cement helps promote safe building practices

06 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tobago House of Assembly and Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) collaborated to host a one-day concrete and cement symposium last week to promote best building practices. TCL’s Group Commercial Strategy Advisor, Avalene Mooloo, noted the importance of strong infrastructure in the region. "With the onslaught of the amount of natural disasters that has been occurring in the Caribbean for the last...

Oil-well cement plant launched in Kazakhstan

Oil-well cement plant launched in Kazakhstan

06 November 2018, Published under Cement News

An oil-well cement plant is set to be launched in Kyzylorda region in December as part of the Industrial and Innovative Development Program. This isa joint Kazakh-Chinese enterprise that will export to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. The cement plant will cost approximately TZT66bn (US$1177.4m) and have a capacity of 1Mta. TOil well cement is in high demand during construction works ...

Vietnam surpasses annual sales targets

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Vietnamese cement industry has surpassed its annual sales target of 83-85Mt in the first 10-months of 2018, on the back of high demand in global markets. The country's industry recorded a 51 per cent YoY increase in sales to 85.23Mt in the 10M18, according to the Ministry of Construction. Exports reached 26.05Mt, rising 65 per cent compared to the year-ago period. Mainland China has becom...

End of Yemeni conflict could provide lifeline for Saudi exporters

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

CNBC reported that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis have called for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and the start of a conflict resolution – if it is indeed one – could open up an opportunity for regional cement players. According to World Bank estimates, Yemen would need over many years and some US$85-90bn for its reconstruction process. According to in...

Myanmar Government invites expressions of interest for new cement plant

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MNREC) is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from foreign and local investors to conduct detailed feasibility studies and measurement of limestone deposits in Chin State. The government is exploring the possibility of a cement plant being established in Hakha Township on 4300ha of land. "Preliminary studies suggest that the...

Ghana building code is launched

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG) has made a comprehensive 'Ghana Building Code' to ensure cement sold in the country is within the standards specified in the code. CMAG's Executive Secretary, Rev Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah believes the code will serve as a check to flush out sib-standard cement on the market. The code was launched by by Vice  President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. ...

Nepal to be self-sufficient in cement production in 2019

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal claims that, while the import of clinker has increased due to high production demands, it expects the country to be self-reliant on clinker production from next year. According to Dhurba Thapa, president of Cement Manufacturers' Association Nepal, cement factories in Nepal are now producing 8.5Mta of cement. Currently, there are 53 cement factori...

New plant planned for Adamawa state

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Adamawa Government in Nigeria has signed an agreement with Dangote Group and three foreign firms to establish cement factories in the state. Shanti Sashi, the state Commissioner for Mineral Resources, said the state government is on the verge of getting all necessary approvals at the federal level for the investor to assemble the factory. She said that the company decided to establish its...

Vietnam market expands 23% YoY in September

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in September rose 23 per cent YoY in September 2018 to 5.313Mt, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). MoM a decrease of two per cent was reported. Of this total, VICEM supplied 1.801Mt as a stand-alone company and an additional 1.532Mt with joint-venture companies. Other cement producers supplied 1.98Mt. Total output from the cou...

Brazil 9M cement demand slips

23 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement producers sold 4.564Mt of cement to domestic customers in September 2018, down 5.6 per cent when compared to the 4.835Mt sold in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, SNIC. In addition, they reported stable exports of 7000t in September. In the first nine months of 2018 domestic sales slipped 2.2 per cent from 40.34Mt in 9M17 to 39.454...

Peru cement demand largely stable in September

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru reached 0.966Mt in September 2018, slipping by 0.3 per cent when compared with the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement producers dispatched some 0.958Mt in September, 0.5 per cent less than in the previous-year’s period, when 0.975Mt was delivered. Cement exports reached 20,700t, down 37 per cent YoY while clinker exports im...