Cement Industry News tagged under: International

30 March 2017

Anhui Conch in talks on Uzbekistan plant construction

Representatives of China’s Anhui Conch Cement Co of China have visited Uzbekistan to discuss cooperation with local construction and production company Umar regarding the implementation of a cement plant in Samarkand, Novosti Uzbekistan news agency reported. Zhao Weiqiang, a senior o...

30 March 2017

Iraqi forces liberate Badush works

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced on Sunday that security forces have managed to liberate the Badush cement plant in western Mosul, according to Iraqi News. The news service reported that Comm...

24 March 2017

Iran: Bagheran cement plant opens new 1Mta line

Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, has opened the 1Mta Bagheran Cement plant in Asadiyeh, Darmian County, South Khorasan province. The new facility costs approximately US$130m, IRNA reported. Part of the output wil...

29 March 2017

Malaysia: competition escalates

2016 was a tough year for the Malaysia cement sector: demand fell, capacity increased and prices suffered as a consequence. Nevertheless, there was optimistic news this week that LafargeHolcim is expecting higher ea...

Philippines: infrastructure rebuild to drive cement demand 23 March 2017

Philippines: infrastructure rebuild to drive cement demand

President Rodrigo Duterte’s infrastructure overhaul is expected to drive demand for cement and create a “multiplier effect” in the construction sector, according to an official at Cemex. As the government builds m...

23 March 2017

China: Fujian Province cement plant collapse kills four

Four people have died following the collapse of a structure at a cement plant in Zhangzhou City, eastern Fujian Province. The incident occurred on 20 March when a building in Zhongda cement plant in Kuiyang township,...

Indocement expects 3-5 per cent rise in domestic consumption 24 March 2017

Indocement expects 3-5 per cent rise in domestic consumption

Indonesia's second-largest cement producer, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, expects domestic cement consumption to increase by 3-5 per cent in 2017, its President Director, Christian Kartawijaya, told the Jakarta Pos...

22 March 2017

Semen Indonesia postpones Rembang opening

Publicly-listed cement manufacturer PT Semen Indonesia (SI) has decided to postpone the initial launch of its new production facility in Rembang, Central Java, for several months due to a prolonged dispute with the l...

21 March 2017

REDECAM and ISGEC joint venture starts operations

REDECAM Group SpA and and ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd on Friday announced the establishment of a joint venture in the field of air pollution control. Headquartered in Noida, India, the new venture is called ISGEC ...

24 March 2017

Moroccan cement sales slip 10% in February

Morocco's cement market contracted 9.9 per cent YoY in February to 1.064Mt from 1.181Mt in February 2016. The Laayoun-S Elhamra region saw the largest decrease of 39.4 per cent YoY to 6.761Mt while other significa...

22 March 2017

Namibia inaugurates its first RDF processing plant

Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, has inaugurated the country’s first refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processing plant, a joint venture between Namibian company Rent-A-Drum and Ohorongo Cement...

20 March 2017

Nigerian government commends Dangote Cement self-sufficiency feat

The Nigerian government has officially confirmed that Nigeria has attained self-sufficiency in the production of cement and is now an exporter of the commodity, ascribing the feat to Dangote Cement which spare headed...

24 March 2017

Spanish cement market starts 2017 with good growth

Spain's cement market expanded by 4.2 per cent YoY in February 2017 when sales reached 910,252t, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. However, exports fell by around nine per cent to 611,000t. "W...

28 March 2017

The Philippines' 'golden construction age'

The Philippine cement market is attracting plenty of discussions at present with the Competition Commission's investigations into alleged violations of competitive practices, as well as the release of CRH’s full-yea...

17 March 2017

Peru sees 7% drop in domestic sales in February 2017

Peru's cement market contracted 6.9 per cent YoY with sales of 0.737Mt in February, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. Output from Unacem, Cementos Pacasmayo and Cementos Yura reache...

16 March 2017

Saudi Cement producers see sales fall 25% in February

Saudi cement producers saw sales fall by 24.9 per cent in February 2017. Cement companies sold 4.09Mt of cement in the second month of the year, down from 5.44Mt in February 2016. Output also decreased by 26 per c...