Cement News tagged: International

Egyptian Cement Co output stats

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian Cement Company (ECC), a subsidiary of construction group Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), produced a total 6.4Mt of clinker in 2003, the company’s board said in its annual rep

US housing statistics

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

US housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1,855,000 4.0 per cent below the revised estimate for January 2004 of 1,932,000, but 13.1 per cent above the February 2003 estimate

Chilean Cement industry improves

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Empresas Melon, a subsidiary of Lafarge, forecasts a 1.8 per cent to 2.0 per cent growth for Chile’s cement industry in 2004. Melon’s forecast is however less optimistic than the 4.0 per c

Price rise problems

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

India real estate builders could be heading towards tougher times with prices of steel and cement flaring up. As per a Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) estimate, c

Cement consumption in Pakistan

Cement consumption in Pakistan

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The consumption of cement in Pakistan is likely to increase to the mark of 13.02Mt by next year due to increased construction activity. According to cement industry sources, in addition to this domest

Shortage of sand in Korea

24 March 2004, Published under Cement News

As part of efforts to cope with a shortage of construction sand and aggregates, the South Korean government is planning to make recycling of aggregate mandatory, the Ministry of Construction and Trans

VNCC aims to keep prices stable

VNCC aims to keep prices stable

23 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The Vietnam Cement Corporation (VNCC) has categorically ruled out an increase in cement prices despite the rising prices of imported raw materials. "With a responsibility to stabilise the cement mark

Pakistani prices

23 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has informed the government that cement manufacturers had neither made any increase in cement prices nor had any plans to increase them in the

Anhui Conch eyes expansion

23 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement expects turnover and production to be up by more than 50 per cent this year despite higher coal prices, executive director Guo Jingbin said. Guo said 2.7 billion yuan (HK$2.54bn) w

New plant opened in Iran

23 March 2004, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant, with an annual capacity of 1Mt, started operating in Shiraz, the capital of Iranian

CRH agrees to buy stake in Secil

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

CRH plc, the international building materials group, today announced that it has reached agreement to acquire a 49 per cent equity stake in Secil, a major Portuguese manufacturer of cement and readymi

Jordan Cement Factories net profit jump

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Jordanian cement producer Jordan Cement Factories Company (JCFC) posted a net profit of 27 mln Jordanian dinars (US$38.2m) for 2003, up 70 per cent year-on-year, according to the company’s direc

Polpaico posts US$16.4m net profit

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Chile’s Cemento Polpaico posted a 9.9bn peso (US$16.4m) consolidated net profit in 2003, versus a 9.4bn peso net loss the year before, Polpaico said in a statement to the country’s securit

Cement prices set to stabilise by May

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Andhra Pradesh India are expected to cross Rs 160 per bag in May and stabilise in that region for the next six months, save for any major company deciding to play spoilsport. Unlike i

Spanish construction update

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

So far, not much is known about the new socialist government’s intentions relating to the construction industry and the infrastructure investments, but they have given some general guidelines: T

Narmada Dam decision will boost Gujarat

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

India: The recent decision to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada by another ten metres is expected to come as a boost to cement companies. While part of the incremental demand i