Cement News tagged: International

End of Yemeni conflict could provide lifeline for Saudi exporters

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

CNBC reported that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis have called for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and the start of a conflict resolution – if it is indeed one – could open up an opportunity for regional cement players. According to World Bank estimates, Yemen would need over many years and some US$85-90bn for its reconstruction process. According to in...

Myanmar Government invites expressions of interest for new cement plant

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MNREC) is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from foreign and local investors to conduct detailed feasibility studies and measurement of limestone deposits in Chin State. The government is exploring the possibility of a cement plant being established in Hakha Township on 4300ha of land. "Preliminary studies suggest that the...

Ghana building code is launched

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG) has made a comprehensive 'Ghana Building Code' to ensure cement sold in the country is within the standards specified in the code. CMAG's Executive Secretary, Rev Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah believes the code will serve as a check to flush out sib-standard cement on the market. The code was launched by by Vice  President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. ...

Nepal to be self-sufficient in cement production in 2019

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal claims that, while the import of clinker has increased due to high production demands, it expects the country to be self-reliant on clinker production from next year. According to Dhurba Thapa, president of Cement Manufacturers' Association Nepal, cement factories in Nepal are now producing 8.5Mta of cement. Currently, there are 53 cement factori...

New plant planned for Adamawa state

New plant planned for Adamawa state

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Adamawa Government in Nigeria has signed an agreement with Dangote Group and three foreign firms to establish cement factories in the state. Shanti Sashi, the state Commissioner for Mineral Resources, said the state government is on the verge of getting all necessary approvals at the federal level for the investor to assemble the factory. She said that the company decided to establish its...

Vietnam market expands 23% YoY in September

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in September rose 23 per cent YoY in September 2018 to 5.313Mt, according to data published by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). MoM a decrease of two per cent was reported. Of this total, VICEM supplied 1.801Mt as a stand-alone company and an additional 1.532Mt with joint-venture companies. Other cement producers supplied 1.98Mt. Total output from the cou...

Brazil 9M cement demand slips

Brazil 9M cement demand slips

23 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s cement producers sold 4.564Mt of cement to domestic customers in September 2018, down 5.6 per cent when compared to the 4.835Mt sold in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement producers’ association, SNIC. In addition, they reported stable exports of 7000t in September. In the first nine months of 2018 domestic sales slipped 2.2 per cent from 40.34Mt in 9M17 to 39.454...

Peru cement demand largely stable in September

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru reached 0.966Mt in September 2018, slipping by 0.3 per cent when compared with the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement producers dispatched some 0.958Mt in September, 0.5 per cent less than in the previous-year’s period, when 0.975Mt was delivered. Cement exports reached 20,700t, down 37 per cent YoY while clinker exports im...

South Korean investors looking at DRC limestone deposit

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A group of South Korean investors visited the Bakwa Tshiluila limestone deposit in Kasai Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their mission was to carry out feasibility studies in cement production, diamond mining and agriculture. Investors were interested in the quality of limestone but reportedly voiced concern over the power supply to the area.

Packaging costs rise 117% in Iran

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The price of cement packaging in Iran has increased by 117 per cent from late-2017, according to Mohammad Ali Bod, member of the Iranian Cement Industry Employers' Association. The cost of packaging for a 50kg cement bag has risen from IRR8500 (US$0.2) to IRR18,500, with the surge negatively impacting producers. “Some plants will have to stop operating if the country doesn’t take necessary s...

New cement plant for Jamaica?

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Haiti-based Gilbert Bigio Group (GB) reportedly plans to build a cement plant in Jamaica to consolidate its footprint in the country, according to CPI Financial. At present it imports cement from its Domicem plant in the Dominican Republic and sells it via its Jamaican subsidiary Buying House. Mauricio Pulido, GB Energy Jamaica country head, suggested that the Jamaica venture, for which a lo...

Senegal cement price rises cut short

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Senegal’s Minister of Commerce, the Informal Sector, Consumption and SMEs, Alioune Sarr, has frozen the ceiling for cement prices to their previous levels, according to a press release by the ministry. "As a result, all cement plants located in Senegal are invited to comply with the new regulatory provisions pending the results of evaluations provided by its services. In any case, the servic...

Belarusian cement exports to be sold through commodity exchange

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

From 1 January 2019, approximately 200,000tpa or 10 per cent of Belarus’ total cement exports will be available to purchase from the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE), according to Roman Yaniv, press secretary of BUCE. Selling cement through this arrangement means that the country will be able to diversify target markets. Vladimir Kiselev, director general, Belarusian Cement Co,...

Al Jouf Cement to supply Palestinian market

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Al Jouf Cement of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Palestine-based Sanad Trading and Marketing to export 50,000t of cement and clinker annually. Al Jouf made the announcement in a bourse staement on Thursday and said the finanical deal will show in mid-4Q18. Sanad is the largest distributor of cement in Palestine and meets 65 per cent of cement demand.

New cement plant for Lesotho

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Lesotho's Lephema Executive Group and Lafarge have launched a new plant, Maloti Mountain Cement, in Lesotho. Speaking at the inauguration launch, the founder of Lephema Executive Group, Lebona Lephema, said the establishment of the cement plant is a 'dream come true' after years of travelling all over South Africa to find a partner among the country’s cement producers. He said his passion...

Cement prices in central India rise

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

While cement prices across India declined MoM to INR326 (US$4.44)/50kg bag in October from INR328/bag, they significantly increased by INR3/bag in central India as local demand performed better when compared with other regions. Prices increased by INR5-10/bag in Lucknow, Meerut and Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and remained steady in a few places such as Bhopal. Better demand conditions are supp...