Cement News tagged: International

Turkish cement output drops by 2% in 9M18

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of 2018, cement production in Turkey decreased by 1.6 per cent compared to the previous year, reports The Turkish Cement Association (TÇMB). Again in the January-September period of 2018, approximately 10.1 per cent of the cement produced was exported. In the 9M18 there was a decrease of two per cent in domestic sales and a 3.9 per cent decrease in cement exports. F...

Russia produces 53.7Mt of cement in 2018

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Russian cement producers have manufactured 53.7Mt of cement in 2018, according to Rossnet. This represents a decline of 1.9 per cent when compared to 2017.

Puerto Rican cement demand rose 14% in December 2018

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 13.5 per cent to just over 1m bags of 42.5kg (42,500t) in December 2018 when compared with December 2017, according to the country’s Planning Board. Cement production increased 96 per cent YoY to 964,000 bags, or 40,970t in December 2018. Between July and December 2018, sales totalled 6.9m bags (293,250t), up 60 per cent from the year-ago period. Output ...

UK Quality Ash Association joins MPA

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has joined the Mineral Products Association (MPA) as an Affiliate Member. The agreement incorporates a range of planned collective activities leveraging the combined resources of the UKQAA and MPA to ensure that the United Kingdom maximises the potential of the extensive fly ash reserves to be found in single source deposits as a legacy of coal fired powe...

Scotiabank forecasts 6% growth in Peru’s cement demand

Scotiabank forecasts 6% growth in Peru’s cement demand

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru is predicted to expand by around 6.5 per cent in 2019, according to Scotiabank. The bank attributes the third-consecutive annual rise to a higher level of real estate investment. This positive evolution would be supported by increased private and public investment expected for this year, said Carlos Asmat, senior analyst of the Department of Economic Studies of the...

US cement market expands 5% in October

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement deliveries in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced by 5.2 per cent YoY to 9.9Mt in October 2018, according to data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the leading states in terms of consumption, receiving a combined 36 per cent of these shipments.  The country’s leading producing states were California, Missouri...

Vietnam estimated to produce 7.8Mt in January

Vietnam estimated to produce 7.8Mt in January

01 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s General Statistics Office has estimated that the country produced 7.8Mt of cement in January 2019. This figure represents a 5.9 per cent YoY increase, but is down 1.6 per cent MoM. Revised figures for 2018 show that the country produced 90.2Mt in the full-year period, up 9.7 per cent YoY.

Colombian grey cement market stable in 2018

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Dispatches in the Colombian cement market advanced 2.6 per cent to 0.973Mt in December 2018 from 0.949Mt in December 2017, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. Deliveries to ready-mix concretes advanced by 5.8 per cent while construction companies took delivery of an additional two per cent of grey cement when compared with December 2017. Sales in the retail sector in...

Romanian cement market valued at EUR650-700m in 2018

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The value of the Romanian cement market is estimated between EUR650m-700m (US$743m-800m) and is primarily supported by three large players: LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement and CRH. The three cement majors reported around RON3bn in total sales in 2018, representing a YoY rise of 10 per cent. LafargeHolcim’s Romanian operations were valued at EUR633m, followed by CRH (EUR469m) and HeidelbergCe...

CMA agrees wage pact with unions

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Members of the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) of India and the federation of major trade unions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a wage pact that could raise gross pay, dearness allowance and service weightage. Some 21 cement companies in India accounting for 60 per cent of the cement capacity authorised the CMA to negotiate with the trade unions on their behalf. T...

Pakistan's cement sector contracts by 1% in 1QFY19

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday released its first quarterly report on the State of Pakistan’s economy for FY19. According to the report, the overall macroeconomic environment remained challenging during the first quarter of FY19 as suggested by the preliminary data. It pointed out that the 6.2 per cent target for real GDP growth seems unachievable with the policy focus now tilted toward...

Turkmenistan starts sulphate-resistant cement production

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan has produced its first batch of 7000t of sulphate-resistant cement from local materials, according to Trend. The cement was produced at a cement plant in Balkanabat, using iron oxide from a local iron ore deposit. The Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, in cooperation with specialists from the Ministry of Industry and Turkmengeologiya State Corp,...

Argos USA Corp supplies concrete for Super Bowl stadium

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos USA Corp has been a key supplier in the construction of the 83,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, the venue for the Super Bowl 2019 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on 3 February. Argos was chosen to deliver more than 200,000yd 3 of concrete (ready-mix) that were needed for the building. The project required more than 25,000 trips of mixer trucks. To accompli...

Ukraine cement output slips 1% in 2018

25 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Ukraine has fallen by one per cent to 8.926Mt in 2018 when compared with the previous year, according to the State Statistics Service. In 2017 Ukrainian cement producers manufactured 9.307Mt of cement, up 2.3 per cent YoY. In December 2018, domestic output decreased by 19.9 per cent YoY to 355,000t while MoM the drop was 50.4 per cent.

Cement demand in Vietnam slips 1% YoY

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement demand in Vietnam fell to 5.828Mt in December 2018, down by one per cent YoY, but up three per cent when compared with November 2018, according to the latest data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, VICEM Group companies accounted for 1.96Mt with an additional 1.618Mt sold by VICEM’s joint ventures, representing YoY changes in sales volumes of -4 an...

Tender process begins for new Papa New Guinea project

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

A successful definitive feasibility study has been carried by Mayur Resources Ltd for a cement plant near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The project is expected to include the the quarrying of extensive limestone deposits and the downstream production of clinker, cement and quicklime for both domestic and export markets. The estimated capital cost of the project is US$331m, with the initial ...