Cement News tagged: International

ABAD calls for Pakistan's government to support construction in Karachi

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD), one of the main cement consumers in the country has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and Syed Murad Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh to save the construction industry from crisis. In an appeal, the association has pointed out that the construction industry has been suffering due to the ...

The WRA promoted courage and vision at its General Assembly and Conference

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Refractories Association's General Assembly and Conference on Innovation in Beijing was held on  15-16 November 2018, in Beijing, China. The World Refractories Association (WRA) met  representatives of the member companies and invited top-class experts to discuss the future of the refractories industry. The President of the WRA, RHI Magnesita CEO Stefan Borgas, stated at the begin...

WCA opens Beijing and President's office

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced the opening of its World Cement Association Beijing and President's office. The facility will be an addition to the association's headquarters in London and will be located at the building of China National Building Material Group (CNBM). "We are delighted to further expand our presence in China by opening our World Cement Association Beijing ...

Colombian cement demand stable in September

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in September 2018 increased by 0.8 per cent YoY to 1.031Mt from 1.023Mt, according to DANE, the country’s statistics office. Demand growth was led by Córdoba, where it rose by 18.3 per cent YoY, followed by Meta (+16.1 per cent) and Nariño (+12.8 per cent). Cesar and Risaralda saw consumption rise by around 5.8 per cent while Boyacá noted a 4.6 per cent increase. Antioquia ...

New levy to increase input costs for Australian manufacturers

New levy to increase input costs for Australian manufacturers

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Australian manufacturers and industry groups have warned that a new "biosecurity levy" would increase costs by 3000-5000 per cent on the key inputs for cement production, aluminium and steel. The levy, included in the May budget, is estimated to raise AUD108m (US$78.45m) a year, according to The Australian. Due to start on 1 July 2019, it will see manufacturers pay a AUD1/t levy on non-contai...

Kazakh producer increases cement exports to Uzbekistan

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based cement producer, SAS-Tobe Technologies, has increased its exports to Uzbekistan. As the first Kazakh manufacturer accredited by the Uzbek Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange, it has sold 1500t of cement through the exchange in two months. The company plans to export more than 50 per cent of its products, about 0.25Mta, to Uzbekistan, according to Business World.

New plant considered for Montenegro

New plant considered for Montenegro

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

A meeting of Montenegro’s Chamber of Commerce considered the construction of a new cement plant in Pljevlja, which would use the municipality's natural resources. Vlastimir Golubovic, president, noted that the country imported cement to the value of EUR39m in the 9M18, with product worth EUR41.14m imported in 2017. Mr Golubovic also stated that the country's Strategy for the Development of C...

Pakistani cement firms downgraded from MSCI EM Index

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan stock markets may see a repercussion of the MSCI Semi Annual Index Review in the short term. According to market sources, in its November 2018 Semi Annual Review, MSCI has downgraded United Bank (UBL) and Lucky Cement (LUCK) from Standard classification to Small Cap classification.   Similarly, Maple Leaf (MCF) and Honda Atlas (HCAR) have been deleted from the Small Cap indexes. Thes...

Argentina's cement demand falls 10% in Oct 2018

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement market contracted by 9.6 per cent YoY to 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, AFCP. Deliveries by the country’s cement producers fell by 8.8 per cent to 1,040,197t while at 120t, imports were a shadow of those in October 2017 (9720t). In addition, domestic cement producers exported 8280t of cement, down 10.5 per ce...

US and Puerto Rican markets expand 6% in August

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cements in the USA and Puerto Rico increased by 5.8 per cent in August 2018 when compared with August 2017, according to the latest figures by the US Geological Survey (USGS). In the first eight months of 2018 deliveries rose 4.2 per cent YoY to 65.5Mt. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, and accounted f...

Domestic demand in Spain up 8%

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain noted an eight per cent YoY growth in June, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In addition, cement exports have seen an accelerated decline, falling by 10 per cent YoY. For 2018 the association expects consumption to advance by seven per cent YoY, closing the year with a demand of 13.3Mt.

Kyrgyz Republic produces 1.6Mt of cement in 9M18

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in the Kyrgyz Republic manufactured 1.6Mt of cement in the first three quarters of 2018, according to GS-Expert. This represents a YoY growth of 36 per cent. Domestic consumption rose seven per cent while exports saw a 420 per cent hike.

APCMA shares mixed figures for 4MFY19

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) while reviewing dispatches, profit and progress of cement industry between July and October 2018 shared mixed figures. APCMA's spokesman said that cement industry's profitability has declined considerably due to an increase in input costs, while the construction sector is not posting the anticipated demand. According to APCMA, loca...

Trinidad Cement helps promote safe building practices

06 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tobago House of Assembly and Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) collaborated to host a one-day concrete and cement symposium last week to promote best building practices. TCL’s Group Commercial Strategy Advisor, Avalene Mooloo, noted the importance of strong infrastructure in the region. "With the onslaught of the amount of natural disasters that has been occurring in the Caribbean for the last...

Oil-well cement plant launched in Kazakhstan

06 November 2018, Published under Cement News

An oil-well cement plant is set to be launched in Kyzylorda region in December as part of the Industrial and Innovative Development Program. This isa joint Kazakh-Chinese enterprise that will export to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. The cement plant will cost approximately TZT66bn (US$1177.4m) and have a capacity of 1Mta. TOil well cement is in high demand during construction works ...

Vietnam surpasses annual sales targets

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Vietnamese cement industry has surpassed its annual sales target of 83-85Mt in the first 10-months of 2018, on the back of high demand in global markets. The country's industry recorded a 51 per cent YoY increase in sales to 85.23Mt in the 10M18, according to the Ministry of Construction. Exports reached 26.05Mt, rising 65 per cent compared to the year-ago period. Mainland China has becom...