Cement News tagged: International

Penna Cement joins the WCA

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Penna Cement of India has joined the World Cement Association (WCA) as a corporate member. Commenting on the news, Penna Cement's Director of Marketing, Krishna Srivastava, said: "We are glad to be part of the World Cement Association, which will help us to benchmark against the best companies in the world to improve our environmental sustainability and energy conservation." Meanwhile, Norm...

New bulk terminal to serve UK construction market

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Eureka Shipping has established a multipurpose floating bulk terminal at the Port of Tilbury in southeast England, under a four-year agreement with Cemineral and London Container Terminal. Cemineral will use the terminal to supply fly ash to the construction market in the southeast of the country. The 125m-long VESPER terminal has a 10,000t capacity and is designed to receive bulk powder bot...

Akhangarancement begins construction of 3Mta kiln line

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Akhangarancement, a subsidiary of Eurocement (Russia), has started preliminary stages of the construction of a new dry process 3Mta kiln line in Uzbekistan. Construction is moving into the active phase with the construction site ready for large-scale works. At the same time, cement production at the existing kiln lines will continue at full volume. A new generation substation has been instal...

Uzbekistan increases cement imports six-fold in 1H18

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan imported cement amounting to a value of US$79.8m in the 1H18, according to the State Statistics Committee, which is six times higher than last year. In 1H18 Uzbekistan's own production of cement decreased by 6.2 per cent to 3.954Mt. For the same period in 2017, Portland cement production in the country amounted to 4.199Mt. Analysts report a significant increase in energy prices in...

Cement prices rise in Tanzania as Twiga Cement suspends production

Cement prices rise in Tanzania as Twiga Cement suspends production

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement buyers in Tanzania are finding it difficult to buy adequate supplies of cement since Tanzania Portland Cement Ltd (Twiga Cement) suspended production on technical grounds. In July the price for a 50kg bag of cement was US$5.60 but is reported to have risen to US$8.70 (TZS TZS20,000, despite the fact Tanzania has 12 cement factories which produce approximately 7.1Mta. Cement buyers a...

Qatar’s monthly cement production retreats

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Qatar’s monthly industrial output contracted in June with the Industrial Production Index decreasing by 2.9 per cent MoM compared to 3.3 per cent MoM growth in May, figures released by the Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics show. The production of cement and other non-metallic products fell steeply by 14 per cent. Qatar’s production base is currently expanding with Qatar Nationa...

Cimerwa hires consultants to improve house construction projects

Cimerwa hires consultants to improve house construction projects

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Rwanda's largest cement manufacturer, Cimerwa, has hired three construction consultants with an aim to improve standards in the property market. The consultants offer free advice to Cimerwa clients, largely on issues related to which material to use when constructing a house or implementing any construction project. The initiative was unveiled during the just-concluded Rwanda International Tr...

Vietnam sees 63% advance in exports in 7M18

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement and clinker exports surged 63.2 per cent to 17.65Mt and 73 per cent to US$656.3m in the first seven months of 2018, according to the country’s General Department of Customs. Around 26.9 per cent of exports were shipped to Bangladesh, Vietnam’s largest cement and clinker export market. In terms of volume, deliveries rose by 4.9 per cent to 4.75Mt while the export value incre...

President El-Sisi inaugurates Beni Suef cement complex

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi inaugurated on 15 August the US$1.1bn cement and marble complex in Beni Suef governorate as part of the government’s development drive. The 5km 2 industrial complex consists of three cement plants with a total production capacity of 12Mta and 37,000tpd. The implementation of the megaproject was carried out over 21 months by Armed Forces Engineering ...

Tanzania government meets with stakeholders over cement prices

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tanzanian government called an emergency meeting with stakeholders in Dar es Salaam to discuss the rising cement prices and the lack of product availability in the country’s market, according to a report in The Citizen. The closed-door meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister for Industries, Trade and Investment, Stella Manyanya, who wanted producers to explain why there was scarcity ...

Royal White Cement joins the WCA

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announces that Royal White Cement, one of America's white cement companies, has joined its international membership as a Corporate Member.   "We are delighted to welcome this US-based member to our expanding global network," said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the WCA. "The United States is the world's third biggest cement producer and we are looking for...

Brazil cement sales fall 3% YoY in July

15 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil slipped 2.5 per cent to 4.589Mt in July when compared with the year-ago period when sales reached 4.709Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Exports increased by a third to 8000t from 6000t in July 2017. In the first seven months of 2018, cement sales fell 1.7 per cent to 29.969Mt from 30.48Mt in the 7M17. Apparent consumption, which includ...

Moroccan cement market expands 13% YoY in June

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement consumption fell 2.9 per cent in the first half of 2018 to 6.57Mt when compared with 1H17. However, in June alone, domestic demand increased by 13 per cent from 721,846t in June 2017 to 815,842t.

US/Puerto Rico Portland and blended shipments up 7% in May

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 6.5 per cent to 9.4Mt in May 2018, according to the US Geological Survey. Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio were the leading states in terms of cement demand, receiving some 38 per cent of domestic USGS Cement stats 2017-10 shipments. The leading cement-producing states were Texas, Missouri, Ca...

Uzbekistan prices rise above UZS700,000/t

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uzbekistan exceeded UZS700,000/t (US$89.96/t) in July, according to Uzbekistan Newsline. The highest prices for the material were recorded in Karakalpakstan (UZS764,000), Khorezm (UZS757,000), Syrdarya regions (UZS745,000) and Tashkent (UZS743,000). Both Kizilkumcement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC had previously set a price of between UZS430,000-490,000/t, depending on the plac...

Argentina's cement demand falls 6% in July

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted by 6.3 per cent in July 2018 when compared with the previous year, according to the country cement association, AFCP. Domestic consumption fell from 1,016,589t in July 2017 to 952,220t one year later. Nationwide dispatches by Argentine producers declined to 949,680t fro 1,007,897t, down 5.8 per cent YoY. In addition, imports slumped from 8692t in July 201...