Cement News tagged: International

Dangote Cement starts Senegal exports and sets new target

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement exported its first shipment of clinker to Senegal during the weekend. The 27,800t shipment set off from the company’s terminal in Apapa Port, Lagos. "This vessel, being the maiden ship is exporting 27,800t to Senegal and this is just a tip of the iceberg as to what we have in plan. What we have in plan is to send clinker from Nigeria to Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Gh...

Telangana producers asked to cut prices

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Telangana’s Minister of Municipal Administration, KT Rama Rao, and Prashanth Reddy held a meeting with cement industry leaders to ask them to reduce prices to INR230/bag so that the real estate sector in the Indian state could be stimulated faster. Cement companies have reportedly been providing cement at this price since 2016 and the government has requested that the same price be maintain...

Federal Budget FY21 impacts positively on the cement industry in Pakistan

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Hammad Azhar, Pakistan's Federal Minister for Industries and Production, on June 12 unveiled a tax-free federal budget for FY20-21 in Parliament with a total outlay of PKR7.136trn (US$43.2m), to spur economic recovery following the economy's contraction in the outgoing fiscal year for the first time since 1952, due to COVID-19.   He proposed no increase in salaries of its employees and pension...

Economic survey reviews Pakistan cement industry for FY19-20

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan government has released its economic survey for FY19-20 on the eve of the Federal Budget FY20-21. The survey reviews government incentives for the cement industry, accounts of dispatches, export and mining lease issues.   The government has labelled the construction and cement industry a significant source of growth and investment in the future. It has already introduced an incent...

Chilean cement demand down 23% in April

Chilean cement demand down 23% in April

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile contracted by 22.9 per cent YoY to 268,319t in April 2020 from 348,151t in April 2019, according to the Chilean construction chamber, CChC. In the January-April 2020 period, demand for cement in the South American country declined 10.7 per cent YoY to 1,276,105t. In the 4M19, 1,428,225t of cement was sold on the domestic market.

Indonesian cement market contracts 38% in May

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Indonesia declined 38.3 per cent in May 2020 to 3,207,114t, according to the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI). In May 2019 domestic consumption reached 5,195,380t. The largest decrease was noted in the country’s largest market, Java, where demand fell 46.5 per cent from 3,025,312t in May 2019 to 1,619,822t in May 2020. Sumatra, the second-largest market, contracted by ...

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 2% in May

Cement sales in Puerto Rico up 2% in May

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales increased 2.1 per cent YoY to 52,824t – the first increase since October and the highest level in seven months, according to the country’s Statistics Institute. In May 2019 sales stood at 51,546t while for the full year, they fell 5.6 per cent YoY to 575,100t. Cement sales were significantly impacted by COVID-19 in March and April, seeing declines of 55.1 and 60.6 pe...

Brazil's cement demand rises 3% in May

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement market expanded by three per cent YoY to 4.761Mt in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Between January-May, dispatches slipped 0.3 per cent YoY to 21,683Mt. The volume of sales per working day was 211,600t, up 9.7 per cent when compared with May 2019 and by 13.7 per cent when compared with April 2019. In the 5M20, sales per working day edged u...

Final acceptance certificate issued for Edo Cement second line

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

On 4 June, the final acceptance certificate (FAC) was issued from BUA Group to the EPC Contractor CBMI Construction, the core member of Sinoma International, for EDO Cement's second 6000tpd new lin, in Nigeria. The new plant has been under our operation and maintenance since June 2019 with a reliable and high running rate, much to the satisfaction of the client, said CBMI Construction.   ...

Return to prosperity forecast for Pakistan's cement sector

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely to prosper in the coming months, due to some positive developments at the local and international level, anticipated by three of Pakistan's leading research houses. BMA Capital Management forecasts that the cement sector is showing signs of revival, backed by initiation of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and construction package announced by the governmen...

Argentina’s cement dispatches decline 33% in May

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina decreased by 32.8 per cent in May 2020 to reach 648,562t, according to new data published by AFCP, the country’s cement association. In May 2019 domestic dispatches were 964,733t. All volumes were supplied by Argentine cement producers with no imports entering the country. In addition, domestic producers exported 4573t of cement in May 2020, down 48.6 per cent...

Moroccan cement sales fall 50% in May

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s cement market contracted 50.6 per cent in May with 523,848t of cement delivered to domestic customers, according to APC, the country’s cement association. In May 2019 deliveries by APC members (Asment Temara, Ciments de l’Atlas, Ciments du Maroc and LafargeHolcim Maroc) reached 1,060,372. In the first five months of 2020 deliveries declined by 26 per cent to 4,342,865t when compare...

China's cement output recovers lost ground

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production in China fell 14.4 per cent YoY to 520.949Mt in the first four months of 2020. However, monthly output has rebounded strongly from its decline in February and March, with production in April reaching 223.469Mt, up 3.8 per cent YoY. Demand in the 1H20 is expected to decline 6-8 per cent, based on a survey carried out in April by International Cement Review assessing the glo...

Pakistan dispatches drop in May, slip in 11MFY19-20

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released local/overseas dispatches data for May and the 11MFY19-20. May 2020 Total cement dispatches (domestic + export volumes) were only 2.63Mt in May 2020 against 4.12Mt in May 2019 representing a 36.1 per cent drop. The decline in cement dispatches is mainly due to Ramzan, COVID-19 and Eid holidays, which slow the construction act...

CarbonCure joins the WCA as Associate Corporate Members

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today that Canadian company CarbonCure has joined its international community as an Associate Corporate Member. The company’s technology delivers improved production efficiencies and reduced-carbon concrete. Ian Riley, CEO at WCA, said, "CarbonCure’s technology helps ready-mix concrete producers become more efficient through innovative carbon usage...

Colombian cement market contracts 76% in April

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Dispatches of grey cement in Colombia declined 75.6 per cent to 241,900t in April 2020 from 991,100t in April 2019, according to the national statistics office, DANE. Consumption in some of the country’s key cement markets were particularly hit. Sales in Antioquia were down 13.3 per cent, followed by Bogotá (-9.8 per cent), Cundinamarca (-6.8 per cent) and Valle del Cauca (-6.5 per cent) De...