Cement News tagged: International

Bangladesh cement producers look for relief in coming budget

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry and Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association have submitted their demands for the incorporation in the coming July 2019-June 2020 government budget for the progress of the construction and cement industry. Bangladesh's budget is likely to be presented in Parliament on 13 June 2019. Construction sector representatives and trade bodies hav...

First low-carbon cement production unit in operation

05 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The first plant producing low-carbon cement has started operation at Cuba’s Universidad Central Marta Abreu de Las Villas, according to Opciones. The experimental unit, which is operated by the Geominera del Centro Co, is expected to produce up 7tpd of LC3. Output from the plant will be used in the production of 1m blocks per year for the province of Villa Clara and other markets where Geomi...

Peru’s judicial power ratifies fines for Unacem

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement production Unacem and its distributors saw a UIT1614 (PEN6.7m – US$2m) fine imposed by Indecopi in 2014 for anticompetitive practices, ratified by the country’s Third Chamber of Constitutional and Social Transitional Law of the Supreme Court.  The supervising body had sanctioned the companies Unacem, La Viga, A Berio & Cia, Manufactures of Commercial and Industrial Steel and ...

Mohir Cement plans new 0.6Mta plant in Tajikistan

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan’s Mohir Cement Co has announced plans to construct a new 0.6Mta cement plant in Jaloliddin Balkhi district, Khatlon. An estimated US$30m is expected to be spent on construction, according to the company’s draft investment agreement with the government of Tajikistan. All equipment, transport vehicles and materials imported by the investor for the project are reportedly exempt from ...

Vietnamese market contracts 13%, but exports rise in April

Vietnamese market contracts 13%, but exports rise in April

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement sales fell by 13 per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 6,316,583t in April 2019, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM plants sold 2.158Mt, or three per cent less when compared with April 2018. Sales were down eight per cent from 2.338Mt in March 2019. VICEM joint ventures saw their sales slip by four per cent YoY and by eight per...

Cement production in Senegal sees 10% drop in March

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

By end March 2019, cement production in Senegal fell by 9.9 per cent, or 65,000t, when compared with March 2018, according to data by cement plants quoted by Journal du Cameroun. Output declined to 590,700t in March 2019 from 655,700t in the same period the year before. Export sales decreased by 28.4 per cent YoY to 140,100t from 195,800t in March 2018. Meanwhile, domestic sales edged up by ...

Cement production rises 5% in Azerbaijan

Cement production rises 5% in Azerbaijan

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first four months of 2019, the total value of building materials production in Azerbaijan rose five per cent YoY to AZN240m (US$141.5m). Cement production increased 5.2 per cent over the same period to 0.99Mt. Ready-mix concrete advanced 11.7 per cent YoY to 0.42Mt. However, production of precast concrete building structures declined 52.5 per cent to 14,100m 3 .

Ukraine set to introduce new antidumping duties on imports

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s interdepartmental commission for international trade has decided to introduce antidumping duties on imported cement clinker and Portland cement of 115 per cent for goods originating in Russia, 57 per cent for Belarus and 94.5 per cent for Moldova, according to the Economic Development and Trade Ministry. The duties will reportedly be levied for five years. The final antidumping dut...

US and Puerto Rican cement shipments fall to 5.7Mt in February

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cements in the USA and Puerto Rico fell slightly to 5.7Mt in February 2019 when compared with February 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top-five consuming states were Texas, Florida, California, Georgia and North Carolina. Masonry cement dispatches totalled 160,000t in February 2019, down 5.2 per cent YoY. Leading masonry cement-...

Huaxin Cement begins Zafarabad plant build in Uzbekistan

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement Co Ltd has started construction on the 1.2Mta cement plant in Zafarabad district, Jizzakh region in Uzbekistan. Output from the plant is expected to be 480,000t of M400 Portland cement and 720,000Mt of M500 cement with 10 per cent of volumes earmarked for export. The facility represents an investment of US$150m, financed through direct investment and borrowed funds. A...

thyssenkrupp announces new country CEO of Saudi Arabia

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has announced that Volker Hellberg has succeeded Thomas Dreiling as its country CEO in Saudi Arabia. Mr Hellberg has a long track record in the Middle East, having joined the company in 2015. Mr Dreiling will now move to Germany and serve as the head of the company’s cement plants operating unit. Over a four-year period, he responsible for combining various...

Cementos Portland Valderrivas and AICIA sign R&D agreement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producer Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) and the Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation of Andalucía (AICIA) have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research and development work. Both organisation will carry out projects in the areas of cement production technology, industrial engineering, environment and safety at work. The two-year agreement was signed...

China’s Gansu Hengya Cement Co to help build new Samarkand plant

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China-based Gansu Hengya Cement Co will participate in a new 1.2Mta cement plant in the Kattakurgan district of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, according to a report by Trend News Agency. The project, which will be implemented in 2019-21, represents a total investment of US$340m and will be carried out in two phases. The first 1.2Mta line will cost US$220m and is scheduled for launch in 2020. A secon...

Pakistan's cement export value rises 31%

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement export revenue for the first 10 months of the current fiscal observed a YoY growth of 30.9 per cent and 52.3 per cent in terms of dollar value and quantity, respectively, according to Pakistan's Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The country’s cement industry earned foreign exchange revenues of US$243.11m by exporting 5.71Mt of cement and clinker during the 10MFY18-19, compared to U...

EGA completes new spent pot lining plant

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced the completion of a new AED15m (US$4.1m) pre-treatment and crusher facility for spent pot lining (SPL) in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. The facility is the largest of its type in the Gulf region and will be used to supply an alternative feedstock for cement companies in the country. In 2018 EGA supplied 41,000t of SPL to cement companies in t...

Pakistan records 6% fall in cement production

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has recorded a 5.5 per cent YoY fall in production during the 9MFY18-19 from 31.22Mt to 29.52Mt, reportedly due to a drop in local demand amongst other factors. In March 2019 alone, cement production decreased by 11.9 per cent YoY to 3.5Mt from 4Mt. "The cement industry has been under pressure this fiscal as development expenditure has been slashed by 40 per cent ...