Cement Industry News tagged under: International

04 April 2017

DR Congo: cement price in Boma up 53%

The price of a bag of 50kg of grey cement in Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo, has jumped from CDF7500 (US$5.51) in February to CDF11,500 at the start of April. The price increase has led several construction sites in the port city suspending work. The hike has been attributed to ...

04 April 2017

New international standard in Russia

Russia has introduced Interstate standard GOST 31108-2016 “Cements Technical Specification,” as a national standard of the Russian Federation (RF), effective 1 March 2017. The technical characteristics requirements o...

04 April 2017

Pakistan: Lucky Cement wins HSE Award 2017

Lucky Cement Ltd has won a Health, Safety and Environment award in the category of “The Responsibility for Health and Safety,” at the 2017 International Environment, Health & Safety Awards Gala, held in Karachi, Paki...

03 April 2017

Coal price set to fall over the next two years

Newcastle coal prices hit a five-year high in November, climbing from US$49/t at the start of 2016 to US$115/t in November, but fell quickly to their current level of US$80/t. The main driver in these fluctuations is...

Indian cement producers prefer imported petcoke 03 April 2017

Indian cement producers prefer imported petcoke

Cement producers in India continue to prefer better-quality imported petcoke at US$92/t, despite its price being double that of Indian coal, according to the Business Standard. Petcoke prices rose to US$95.75/t at...

06 April 2017

Colombian cement dispatches slip 3.6% in Feb17

Colombia's cement market in February 2017 contracted 3.6 per cent to 1.008Mt when compared with February 2016, according to DANE, the country's statistics office. Domestic cement plants produced 1.048Mt in the sec...

Saudi Arabia: sales volume falls 20% in 2M17 06 April 2017

Saudi Arabia: sales volume falls 20% in 2M17

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia remain weak and see a further downward revision in sector earnings for 2017.

 In the first two months of 2017, sales volume fell 20.4 per cent on an annual basis, while in 2016, cement...

30 March 2017

Paris council to stop LafargeHolcim orders over Trump wall supply offer

The city of Paris has criticised LafargeHolcim for its willingness to supply material for the wall that US President Donald Trump plans to build along the Mexican border. The French capital’s governing council vote...

31 March 2017

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe opens PPC cement grinding plant in Harare

PPC's US$85m cement 0.7Mta grinding plant at Msasa, Harare, has been officially opened by President Robert Mugabe. The plant is PPC’s third production site in the country. The facility features a cement ball mill ...

30 March 2017

Cameroon: LafargeHolcim launches construction of EUR42.6m cement plant

LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique has launched construction of a new 0.5Mta plant in the Cameroonian locality of Nomayos, near Yaoundé. The new project required a total investment of EUR42.6m (US$45.7m). The plant proje...

30 March 2017

Malaysia: former Tasek Cement director finds contentment in food

Datuk David Tan Sek Yin, former executive director of Tasek Corporation Bhd (1986-2004), now spends his days over a hot stove making Ipoh kai si hor fun (shredded chicken kuey teow), reports the Star online. The 60-...

29 March 2017

Cemex sees Philippine infrastructure overhaul driving demand

Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte’s infrastructure overhaul is expected to drive demand for cement and create a “multiplier effect” in the construction sector, Cemex says, according to a report by ABS–CBN News. ...

30 March 2017

Tanzania: Moshi plant ordered to halt operations on pollution concerns

Moshi cement factory has been ordered to halt operations over environmental pollution concerns, with the Tanzanian government demanding the implementation of the National Environment Management Council’s (NEMC’s) rec...

29 March 2017

BlackGold Natural Resources Ltd completes first coal delivery to Semen Padang, Indonesia

BlackGold Natural Resources Ltd announced that its subsidiary, PT Samantaka Batubara has successfully completed its first coal delivery to Indonesian producer Semen Padang. The purchase order from Padang has an appr...

30 March 2017

Czech investment in west Afghanistan plant project

A Czech company is reportedly set to invest US$70m in the establishment of a cement plant in west Afghanistan, according to Afghan local press. The agreement will be inked in next two months with a Czech firm, acco...

28 March 2017

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government awards new production licences

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday awarded 14 licences to various industrial groups based in Pakistan for the establishment of cement factories in the province. Dawn News reported that the licencees were ...