Cement News tagged: International

Macau sees slowdown in industrial sector for 2018

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The revenue of Macau’s industrial sector fell 4.1 per cent to MOP11.07bn (US$1.37bn) in 2018, according to the SAR’s statistics service. Furthermore, the expenditure of the sector decreased four per cent to MOP7.96bn. The revenue of cement and concrete manufacture dropped 16.5 per cent to MOP1.21bn for the year. This marks the fourth-consecutive year of decline on the back of a continued slow...

Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court dismisses opposition to new cement plants

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan dismissed writ petitions filed against the establishment of 16 cement factories. The petitioners sought a court order to declare that the provincial government had decided unlawfully to allow the construction of new cement plants in the province. However, counsel for the plant owners, submitted that all the legal requirement had been fulfilled and inter...

WCA appoints two joint chairmen

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has appointed two new Joint Chairmen, Cui Xingtai of China United Cement Co (CUCC) and Vincent Lefebvre of Cem'In'EU. Mr Cui has been Chairmen of CUCC since 2005 and Vice President of CNBM since 2009. Mr Lefebvre has dual experience as an international group executive with Holcim and start-up founder of Cem'In'EU.

Puerto Rican cement sales fall 11% in August

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Puerto Rico decreased 11.4 per cent in August, continuing a seven-month period of decline. In August 1.12m bags of 94lb (42.5kg), or 47,600t were sold. Cement output slipped 2.4 per cent YoY to 1.06m bags – the sixth fall in seven months, according to Sin Comillas. In 2018 domestic cement sales were up 38.9 per cent YoY to reach 14.3m bags (607,750t) – the first rise since...

Spain's cement demand slips, exports drop 25% in August

Spain's cement demand slips, exports drop 25% in August

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain declined 1.4 per cent YoY to 1,089,617t in August, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In addition to lower domestic sales, exports have dropped by a quarter, registering a fall for 27 consecutive months. In the first eight months of 2019 cement consumption increased 9.3 per cent YoY to 9,749,344t with exports decreasing 23.4 per cent. “An even mor...

US and Puerto Rican market contracts 2% in June

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement shipments (including imports) in the USA and Puerto Rico in June 2019 fell by 2.4 per cent to 9.1Mt when compared with June 2018, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). A combined share of 38 per cent of shipments was received by Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and New York. Masonry cement shipments in June 2019 totalled 202,000t, down 6.1 per cent Y...

CMM plant starts operations

CMM plant starts operations

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Ciment et Matériaux du Mali (CMM) has officially launched its cement business, announcing the first bags for sale by 15 October from its cement plant in Diago, Mali. CMM started the construction of the 0.5Mta unit in 2017. The XOF20bn (US$33.4m) new plant will create 150 direct jobs and 1500 indirect jobs.

Indonesian market contracts, exports rising in August

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Indonesia slipped by 3.2 per cent YoY in August 2019 to 6,323,297t from 6,532,840t in August 2018, according to data by the Indonesian cement association, ASI, cited by Semen Indonesia Group. Demand in the key market of Java declined 4.4 per cent YoY to 3,531,413t while in Sumatra, the country’s second-largest market consumption the fall was of the same order, to 1,357,8...

Cement prices fall in Mexico City

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico City’s cement prices have fallen in September compared to June 2019, according to a survey conducted by Morgan Stanley Casa de Bolsa. Holcim Mexico recorded a 17 per cent lower price in September compared to three months earlier, followed by Cementos Moctezuma with a decrease of 13 per cent. "Our data show an image of interesting nuances for pricing between different players in Mexico...

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

20 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experien...

New Liberian project proposed to NIC

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Capital Link Corp has proposed a new Liberian cement plant project to the country’s National Investment Commission (NIC). Moullela Gray, chair of NIC, has disclosed to the Senate Committee on Concession and Investment that the country stands to benefit from US$35m during 15 years of operation. Mr Gray also noted that the company is in discussion with Guinea to finalise an implementation agre...

Azerbaijani cement production slips in 8M19

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan fell by 1.1 per cent in the first eight months of 2019. The country’s cement producers manufactured 2.225Mt of cement during the period, according to Azer Press.

Cement consumption in Peru expands 6% in August

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Peru has increased 6.3 per cent YoY to 1.052Mt in August 2019 when compared with 0.989Mt in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic dispatches advanced 6.4 per cent to 1.043Mt in August, up from 0.981Mt in August 2018 and 0.982Mt in July 2019. Output from Peru’s cement plants was up 7.5 per cent to 0.965Mt in August from 0.8...

Cement price rises in Pointe-Noire

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo, has seen a significant hike in the past few weeks, according to AllAfrica. The price increased from XAF60,000 (US$101.12)/t to XAF70,000/t, or in some cases, to XAF76,000. In terms of bagged product, prices have ranged between XAF3500-3800/t. The rise bucks recent trends that have seen prices fall as new cement plants have come online.

Maltese cement carrier refloated in Gulf of Saloniki

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement carrier Sirios Cement I, which was loaded with a cargo of cement, ran aground in the Gulf of Saloniki, Greece, on its way to Italy on Saturday 14 September. The ship was refloated after four hours work with the help of tugs and taken back to Thessaloniki Port for inspection. Built in 1981, Sirios Cement I has a 13550dwt and travels under the Maltese flag.

Pakistan's domestic dispatches dip 6% July-August 2019

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry saw receding cement demand in the first two months of current FY20 in Pakistan. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributes it to impact of economic contraction among other factors. The industry dispatched 46.88Mt of cement in 2018-19, leaving a surplus of 9.12Mt. The domestic market remained under pressure in the last fiscal year as well ...