Cement News tagged: International

Argentine cement market declines 7% in September

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 7.2 per cent YoY and 10.4 per cent MoM to 938,972t in September 2019, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic demand was entirely supplied by the country’s cement producers. Cement output by Argentina’s cement producers declined 6.7 per cent YoY to 948,206t in September 2019. Of this total, 938,972t was supplied to the domestic market...

Pakistan's exports to India fall 41% in FY19

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports to India fell 41 per cent to 0.716Mt in the FY19 ended 30 June, with no exports to the country taking place between March-September. The decline is the result of a 200 per cent duty set by the Indian government, according to The Daily Times. Furthermore, revenue from overall exports declined 13.2 per cent YoY to US$42.15m in the first two months of the current fis...

Ukrainian capacity utilisation on the rise

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Antidumping duties on Portland cement and clinker from Belarus, Moldova and Russia introduced by the Ukrainian government last summer have led to an increase in output and capacity utilisation in Ukraine’s cement plants, according to Interfax-Ukraine. "We regard this step as positive, which allowed us to increase the load of enterprises and output of marketable products. Now our capacities a...

Siguaney prepares to restart production

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

After a one-and-a-half year stop, repair at the Siguaney cement plant in Cuba is set to resume. New refractory bricks have arrived at the port of Mariel, Cuba, and the Siguaney cement plant is preparing for work at its two kilns. It is expected that the work will take two weeks. “In this year-and-a-half we have not worked the complete cycle of the process, but we have taken the opportunity t...

Puerto Rico’s cement sales drop 7% in September

Puerto Rico’s cement sales drop 7% in September

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales fell 7.4 per cent in September 2019 when compared with the previous year. A total of 1.02m of 42.5kg bags, or 43,350t was sold on the domestic market, according to Sin Comillas. The latest drop in sales represents the eighth-consecutive month of market contraction. Sales have fallen since February after a 13-month period of consecutive increases. Local cement outpu...

Laos quarry blast kills one and injuries 20 people

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A Chinese-operated cement plant in northern Laos caused the death of at least one person and injuries to 20 others when it started blasting operations at a quarry in Luang Prabang province, northern Laos on Saturday. Houses and vehicles further away in Phonemany village, Nam Bak district, were also wrecked by the blast. Reasons for the extra ferocity of the blast have not yet been identified....

ABAD makes new appointments at AGM

ABAD makes new appointments at AGM

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD), one of the top cement users in the country, made changes in its top office bearer for 2019-20 at its AGM last week. Patron-in-Chief of Allied Panel, Mohsin Sheikhani of Hina Housing Project (Pvt) Ltd, was unanimously elected as chairman of ABAD for 2019-20. Mr Sheikhani has twice served as ABAD chairman previously. Sohail Warind, Abdu...

Colombian market expands 3% in August

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement dispatches advanced 3.4 per cent YoY to 1.099Mt in August 2019 from 1.061Mta year earlier, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Casanare, Huila, Bolívar and Santander delivered the strongest growth with a YoY improvement of 48.4, 19.8, 15.6 and 13.7 per cent, respectively. Norte de Santander and Huila followed with just short of 11 per cent. Growth was also ro...

September is a blessing for Pakistan cement producers

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has released September 2019 data, which indicates industry posted real growth as the total dispatches increased by 11.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period of last year, with both local consumption and exports increasing in double-digits.   Dispatches advanced to 4.27Mt when compared with 3.829Mt dispatched in September 2018. Ou...

Costa Rica to introduce 5% cement tax

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

All Costa Rican cement, whether produced within the country or imported, will produce a communal tax of five per cent, according to a bill that seeks to eliminate a distortion in the market. The tax is currently only applied to companies that produce cement in Guanacaste, Cartago and San José. This puts the product of two of the country’s three cement companies at a disadvantage when compare...

Cement companies' scripts attracting investors in Pakistan

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A number of Pakistan cement sector companies listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) are performing well on heels of good news for the last two days. According to local research house market reports, the PSX 100 Index gained another +109.03pts or +0.34 per cent in 2 October session, thanks to a late session rally in Financials (+1.16 per cent) and Materials (in particular cements). Cem...

Vietnam cement sales edge down 4% in August

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales by Vietnamese producers slipped four per cent to 8.091Mt  in August 2019 when compared with the year-ago period, according to data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Compared with the previous month’s sales of 8.087Mt, they remained largely stable. Of this total, domestic sales totalled 5.175Mt, down five per cent YoY. VICEM saw sales decline by seven per ...

Attock Cement's perceptions for Pakistan's cement industry  

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Top officials of Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) presented a pictorial review of Pakistan cement industry in local bourse house on 30 September. Muhammad Rehan, chief financial officer and  Muhammad Irfan Amanulah, senior general manager and company secretary, highlighted the company performance, issues negating to industry's profitability and future outlook. Cement sales The sale of cem...

Vietnam HCMC proposes addressing illegal cement capacity expansion

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has asked the Ministry of Construction to handle some cement producers in the city due to their illegal capacity expansion, which was detected by the ministry’s inspection team earlier, according to Viêt Nam News. A branch of Thang Long Cement JSC was allowed to produce 1.25Mta, but the unit has increased its total capacity to 1.4Mta since 2011. ...

Cemtech Europe highlights cement sustainability targets

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Europe 2019 opened today at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Taking place as global sustainability targets tighten, the conference agenda will closely examine the current market trends and environmental targets of the European cement industry. Cemtech Europe 2019 opened today at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany, highlighting the sustainability achie...

Pakistan cement production remains flat in July 2019

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The data of large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) shows a negative trend in Pakistan's manufacturing sector in July 2019, including cement industry, says Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics. The LSMI output decreased by 3.3 per cent for July 2019 compared to July 2018 and increased by just under one per cent per cent when compared to June 2019. The production in July 2109 as compared...