Cement News tagged: International

Austrian production rises 7% in 2018

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement production in Austria rose 7.4 per cent YoY to 5.2Mt in 2018, according to data from the Austrian Cement Industry Association (VÖZ). Annual revenue increased 4.7 per cent to EUR431.5m. In the current year, the country posted a strong performance in cement sales during the first quarter, but this decreased to a moderate level in the 2Q19.

Tajikistan produces 1.6Mt of cement in 5M19

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Tajikistan have manufactured 1.575Mt of cement in the first five months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technology. In January-May 2018 output reached 1.473Mt while for the full year, over 3.844Mt was produced. Of this total, 0.619Mt was exported, 53,000t more than in the year-ago period. Uzbekistan was the largest importer with 0.346Mt, followed by ...

US and Puerto Rican blended and Portland cement shipments up 6% in April

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Blended and Portland cement shipments in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 5.9 per cent to 8.7Mt in April 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The largest US markets were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia, which accounted for a combined share of 42 per cent of such shipments. The leading cement-producing states during the month were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida...

Argentina's cement demand declines 11% in June

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market contracted by 11.4 per cent YoY to 860,631Mt in June, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The domestic demand was entirely met by Argentina’s cement producers, who produced 863,924t of cement during the month. In terms of external trade, unlike in June 2018 when 2302t was imported, there were no cement cement imports in June 2019. However, the cou...

North Korea reportedly suspends production at cement plant

North Korea reportedly suspends production at cement plant

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The operation of a cement plant in Pyongyang, North Korea, has reportedly been suspended for three months due to lack of electricity, according to the Daily NK newspaper. The paper’s source noted that factory may have been affected by the North Korean authorities' decision to ration electricity due to a power shortage. As the factory was built in 1919, its technology has aged and is not able...

GCCA launches Indian segment

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) launched its Indian segment on Tuesday. As part of GCCA’s strategic partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, GCCA India will assume the responsibilities of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) India which formerly served as the sector’s sustainability alliance. "India is clearly a critical market in terms...

Pakistan cement production varies in 10MFY19

Pakistan cement production varies in 10MFY19

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Large-scale manufacturing production data shows negative growth in Pakistan during the 10 months between July 2018 and April 2019. According to Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics, the overall output of large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMIs) fell by 3.5 per cent during this period. Worse still, the LSMI output decreased by 7.8 per cent for April 2019 compared to April 2018 and by 9.4 p...

Colombian cement market expands 7% in May

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Grey cement dispatches in Colombia advanced by 7.2 per cent to 1.055Mt in May 2019 when compared with May 2018, when domestic dispatches were 0.984Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Grey cement production increased by 11.1 per cent YoY to 1.119Mt in May 2019. In May 2018 output reached 1.007Mt. January-May 2019 In the first five months of 2019 around 4.989Mt of grey ...

GCCA and ECRA make strategic partnership

02 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the European Research Academy (ECRA) announced a formal partnership agreement to foster innovation in the cement and concrete sectors across their value chain partners. The GCCA and ECRA have granted each other mutual membership for effective collaboration and ECRA's managing director will join the GCCA's Partnership Council while GCCA's c...

Russia sees record cement prices in May

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In Russia the average selling price for cement in the domestic market in May 2019 reached RUB3730/t (US$56/t) and RUB3740 for cement with additives, according to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service. This is reportedly a record figure for cement prices. When compared to the previous month, the overall price growth rate stood at one per cent. Prices increased 4.9 per cent in the Far ...

Cement production in Vietnam rises 12% in June

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam reportedly produced 8.3Mt of cement in June, an increase of 12.4 per cent YoY, according to data from the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO). Production for the first half of 2019 rose 7.4 per cent YoY to 47.6Mt.

COCMAG warns government that Ghana's cement industry could collapse

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers, Ghana (COCMAG) has given the goverment a stark warning that various taxes and levies over the past two years are driving the cement industry towards collapse. According to the Executive Secretary, Reverand Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, the most recent tax imposed on cement manufacturers is the fumigation levy of US$0.50/t on imported clinker by the Ministry of ...

ICRA expects Indian demand growth to slow

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Indian ratings agency ICRA is expecting cement demand growth in the country to taper to about seven per cent in the FY19-20, down from 13 per cent in the previous fiscal. The slow execution of infrastructure projects and availability of labour due to the general elections have both been issues, according to Sabyasachi Majumdar, senior vice-president of ICRA. In the upcoming September quarte...

Cement distributors not happy with proposed tax measures

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Distribution Association (APCDA) has shown some reservations on the proposed tax measures in the Federal Budget 2019–20 (effective from 1 July 2019) and appealed to the government to avoid taking such negative steps, which could be detrimental for the cement distribution business in the country. The association has submitted the open appeal to the Prime Minister of Pakist...

Demand for coal from India's cement sector rises in FY18-19

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s coal demand increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 991.35Mta during the fiscal year ended March 2019, according to the country’s Coal Minister, Pralhad Joshi. However, India’s supply shortfall more than doubled to 23.35Mt. This has been attributed to Coal India’s inability to meet demand from the cement and sponge iron industries. Demand from the cement sector surged 70 per cent to 37.22Mt i...

Tajikistan's cement exports rise in 5M19

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has exported nearly 620,000t of cement over the first five months of 2019, with average monthly exports at around 124,000t. The total is over 100,000t more than in Jan-May 2018, according to Asia-Plus. In the 5M19 the country exported 346,000t of cement to Uzbekistan, 247,000t to Afghanistan and 27,000t to Kyrgyzstan, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoI...