Cement News tagged: International

Shree Cement commissions clinker line at Karnataka

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement (India) has commissioned the clinker section of its 3Mta integrated cement plant at Kodla village in the Kalaburagi District of Karnataka. Shree Cement is one of India’s most rapidly expanding cement companies, with its principal cement manufacturing operations located in six states across north and eastern India.

GCC commissions Rapid City plant expansion

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced the expansion of its Rapid City, South Dakota cement plant became operational, adding 440,000tpa capacity to the existing plant. The expansion of the Dacotah cement plant began in 2016, with a total investment of around USD105m. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1.167Mta and is expected to reduce ...

BCCI and Saudi Arabia plan cement plant in northeastern Bangladesh

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh state-owned entity, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), and Saudi business firm, Engineering Dimensions, have signed an agreement to set up a new cement plant in northeastern Bangladesh. Operating under the company name Bangladesh Friendship Cement Company Limited (SBFCCL), the plant will be located at Chhatak in the district of Sunamganj. BCIC Chairman, Shah M Ami...

Pakistan cement sector records 7.3% fall in FDI

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement and construction industries received a total foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$265.3m during the July-Nov 2018 period, according to the State Bank of Pakistan. This translates to a fall of 10.7 per cent YoY compared to US$296.9m of the year-ago period. The cement sector alone attracted US$22.9m of FDI in the first five months of FY18-19, decreasing 7.3 per cent YoY from ...

New plant commissioned in Uzbekistan

New plant commissioned in Uzbekistan

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A new facility in Korauzyak district, Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan), has been commissioned, according to Trend News. The Uzbek-Chinese joint venture, Titan Cement, saw a total investment of UZS302.4bn (US$36.3m) in the 200,000tpa project. Furthermore, in the Andijan region of Uzbekistan, a new US$630m project has begun construction with the support of Chinese companies.

Pakistan exports rise in November

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry received foreign exchange revenue of US$26.77m by exporting 635,192t of cement during November 2018, compared to US$26.74m and 616,648t in the previous month. This shows minor MoM growth of 0.1 per cent and three per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics. However, if compared to November 2017, it translates ...

Cement consumption in Peru sees 5% rise in November

Cement consumption in Peru sees 5% rise in November

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru rose by 4.8 per cent YoY in November to 1.017Mt, up from 0.971Mt in November 0217, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement production in November remained largely stable in November at 0.901Mt when compared with the previous month and increased by one per cent YoY. Clinker output saw a 26.1 per cent rise MoM and a 9.6 per ...

Brazil’s cement sales up 2% in November

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the Brazilian market between January and November 2018 totalled 48.7Mt, representing a 1.2 per cent fall YoY, according to the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC). Apparent consumption of cement, which includes domestic sales plus imports, slipped 1.5 per cent YoY to 49Mt. In addition, Brazil’s cement producers exported 78,000t of cement during 11M18, up 5.4 per cent...

Azerbaijan hits record high in cement production

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan has produced over 3.2Mta of cement in the first 11 months of the year, a record amount in the entire history of building materials in the country, according to Turan Information Agency. Representing a 21.1 per cent YoY increase, it has been attributed to government policies which stimulate local production and see high import duties on cement. In 2017 the country produced 2.954Mta ...

Production rises in Iran's South Khorasan province

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Two plants in Iran's South Khorasan province have produced around 765,000t of cement since the start of the current Iranian year (21 March-22 Oct), a 22 per cent YoY increase, according to Davud Shahraki, chairman of the province's Industry, Mining and Trade Organisation. "Two plants operating in Qaen and Darmian counties of South Khorasan province employ 350 people. These plants are able t...

Cemex expected to increase cement price 12-13% in new year

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex will increase the price of cement between 12-13 per cent at the beginning of next year, according to the Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Companies (AMCI). "The Mexican Association of Independent Concrete Companies announced an increase in the price of concrete of 20 per cent as of January 2019; independent concrete producers have reported that Cemex will increase cement pric...

Turkmenistan's Lebap cement plant meets high demand

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement plant has fulfilled its annual objective and produced over 1Mta of material. The plant’s products are in high demand domestically, but also internationally, according to Neitralnii Turkmenistan . This year almost 250,000t of cement has been shipped to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Furthermore, another 1Mta plant project is in the pipeline for the region. The coun...

Puerto Rican cement sales surge 41% in Jan-Nov 2018

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Overall cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 41.3 per cent in January-November 2018. Cement sales amounted to 1.1m bags of 94lb in November alone, according to Esmerk Latin American News. Production during the mont reached 864,000 bags, the lowest figure in reported in the previous 11 months.

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain has risen 10.1 per cent YoY in October, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. In the past year, from November 2017 to October 2018, cement demand reached 13.3Mt in Spain – up 1.2Mt when compared with the previous year period. Exports fell by 11.9 per cent in September. Data for October are yet undisclosed.

Cement sales down in Canaries

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales on the Canary islands decreased 2.4 per cent in November, when compared with November 2017. Sales reached 52,221t, according to the Canary Statistics Institute. Cement sales fell on the main two islands – by 15.8 per cent to 17,602t on Gran Canaria and by 0.7 per cent to 21,969t on Tenerife. Other islands reported a rise.

DR Congo cement demand up 2% at end June 2018

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the end of June reached 377,980t, according to the country’s statistics office. This compares with an output of 376,342t in the same period of 2017. Demand for cement in the DRC at the end of June rose 1.6 per cent YoY to 539,474t from 530,820t in 2017. Consumption is entirely being met by local production following a import ban....