Cement News tagged: International

APCMA releases official dispatch data for FY19

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry saw a growth 2.2 per cent in total dispatches in FY18-19, which reached to 46.88Mt from 45.89Mt during this period, says official data of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The breakdown shows that out of total dispatches, local dispatches recorded a negative growth of two per cent, but export dispatches expanded by 37.7 per cent. Dispatches...

Cimprogetti supervises RCI Lime Sdn Bhd's kilns remotely

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimprogetti's Diagnostic Centre in Italy as been able to remotely connect to RCI Lime Sdn Bhd (Ipoh, Malaysia) and evaluate the supervision system status for kilns K4 and K5 before restoring the process parameters. Cimprogetti explained that this is a safe and positive experience on how to manage today a complex lime production site. The 'physical' processes of the kiln are monitored and impl...

Belarusian cement industry yet to see a return on investment

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The chairman of Belarus’ State Control Committee, Leonid Anfimau, has stated that the funds invested in the domestic industry have yet to see a return. "The state has spent huge sums of money – more than US$1bn – on the "modernisation" of cement plants, while hundreds of millions of dollars in state support have been provided. There is no expected return on these funds so far," said Mr Anfim...

Retail cement price in El Salvador fell in August

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The price for a 42.5kg bag of cement sold by retailers in San Salvador, El Salvador, fell to US$8.32/bag in August, according to Casalco, the country’s construction chamber. The drop represents the second-consecutive month of declining cement prices. In July and June, the price for a bag of cement was US$8.39 and US$8.45, respectively, after edging up from US$8.42 in May. Meanwhile, the ex...

CChC reports 11% YoY rise in Chile cement dispatches in July

CChC reports 11% YoY rise in Chile cement dispatches in July

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile increased by 11.3 per cent to 317,626t in July 2019 from 285,357t in July 2018, according to the Chilean construction chamber (CChC). MoM an 8.8 per cent rise was achieved, from 291,979t in June 2019. In the first seven months of 2019, total dispatches reached 2,382,831t, up 5.7 per cent when compared with January-June 2018 when deliveries were 2,254,729t.

Cement prices rise in China due to demand from construction sector

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

On 9 September, the construction of 10 major projects started in southwest China's Guizhou province, representing a total investment of CNY68.53bn (US$9.62bn). As a result, cement prices in some areas of Guizhou have seen an average increase of CNY60/t since August. Elsewhere, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Henan and Shandong provinces, as well as the autonomous region of Guangxi, have re...

Sunnsy Group joins World Cement Association

Sunnsy Group joins World Cement Association

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association has been joined by Sunnsy Group, the largest cement group in the northern area of China's Yangtze River region. With a total cement production capacity of over 100Mta, Sunnsy Group is one of the 12 largest cement groups being specially supported by China's central government. Sunnsy Group is ranked in the top 500 Chinese enterprises and its 'Sunnsy' brand cement...

Malaysian infrastructure demand to escalate cement price rises

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Malaysia's building materials are expected to se a price rise in the 3Q19 as large construction projects hike up demand for products such as cement. The construction industry is expected to pick up this quarter on infrastructure projects, including the East Coast Rail Link, brokerage analyst Abdul Hadi Manaf noted. "As such, we believe that demand for cement and steel should also recover at ...

New 120,000tpa cement plant for El Salvador

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatemala’s Monterrey group has laid the first stone for a new 120,000tpa cement plant on the Acajutla-Sonsonate road in Acajutla, El Salvador. Construction will be carried out by Qualicons, a Guatemalan capital construction company. The facility is located near an industrial dock, which will enable raw material imports from Asia. The new works represents an investment of US$12m and is expec...

Brazil's cement market expands 3% in August

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Apparent cement consumption in Brazil edged up 2.9 per cent YoY to 5.1Mt in August 2019, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. Domestic cement sales increased three per cent to 5.1Mt in August 2019 when compared with August 2018. When considering the number of business days, daily sales were up 5.1 per cent YoY and 4.1 per cent MoM. In terms of regions, the southeast led gro...

Indian cement companies amongst bidders for coal blocks

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement, ACC Cement and Reliance Cement are amongst the prospective bidders for the auction of 27 coal blocks. To attract investors, the government has allowed the sale of up to half the output to Coal India at a notified price, while a further 25 per cent can be sold in the open market. However, block operators have to consume at least 25 per cent of their produce in their...

Colombian cement market expands 12% in July

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement consumption increased 12.4 per cent YoY in July 2019 to 1.113Mt, reports the country’s statistics office, DANE. Domestic cement production increased 9.5 per cent YoY in July 2019 to 1.118Mt. Building companies and contractors increased their offtake by 15.8 per cent YoY while sales in the retail sector rose by 12.4 per cent. Sales to ready-mix concrete companies increased by...

Pakistan cement industry's future outlook

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The margins of the Pakistani cement industry remain under pressure in FY19 and this trend is likely to continue in FY20 on the back of poor demand, higher coal prices and interest rates, lesser allocation for development projects, and competition in local and overseas markets. Reviewing the industry performance, experts observed in the local media that the industry started making expansion...

Turkmenistan's Lebap plant begins testing new cement products

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement has begun test production of M-400 D-20 and M-500 D-20 cement, which includes ground basalt powder as a locally-sourced additive. Currently the most popular products in the market are M-400, M-500 and M-400 sulphate-resistant cement. Kelyata Plant also produces drilling Portland cement (DPC)-1-100 for use in the oil and gas industry. So far this year, Lebap has ...

Argentina records 6% fall in dispatches for August

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina has recorded a 5.8 per cent YoY decrease in cement dispatches to 1.052Mt for August 2019, compared with 1.117Mt in the year-ago period. Domestic dispatches fell to 1.047Mt from 1.113Mt, while exports declined to 4230t from 4611t in August 2018. The country’s demand was met by domestic production and as such, no imports were recorded for the month.

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire opens new cement depot

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has opened a new cement warehouse in Bouaké, in the north-central region, with traders now able to buy quantities larger than or equal to 10t without having to travel to Abidjan. The new depot is based at the old Gonfreville plant, with all bagged products (Classics, Extra and Superbric) available, according to the company.