Cement News tagged: International

Sinoma reportedly seeking finance for new DR Congo plant

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

CNBM’s Sinoma Overseas Development Co is reportedly seeking project finance for a cement plant in Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of Congo. In January the company signed an EPC contract with Interlaces SA for a 3500tpd plant. The outlined project includes mining, three cement production lines, a biomass power station as well as packaging and delivery systems. According to Inside International...

Chilean cement sales up 8% in January

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Chile, excluding imports, advanced by 7.6 per cent to 350,122t in January 2019 when compared to January 2018. In January 2018 sales by domestic producers reached 325,288t, according to the Chilean Chamber of Cement and Concrete (CChC).

Argentinian demand stable, exports rise in February 2019

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina remained largely stable YoY at 921,112t in February 2019, but fell 5.4 per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. Domestic demand was entirely met by output from Argentinian cement factories and, unlike in 2018, there were no imports into the Latin American country. Of the total of 929,491t produced by domestic cement companies in February...

Vietnamese exports rise 15% in February

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese exports have risen 15.2 per cent in volume and 36.3 per cent in value for February 2019, rising to around 2.5Mt and US$105m, respectively. The average export price has increased 18.3 per cent YoY to US$42/t, according to the country’s Foreign Trade Agency. The three main export markets for Vietnamese cement were the Philippines, China and Bangladesh at 2.1Mt in February, accounting...

Rwandan government to divest Cimerwa stake

Rwandan government to divest Cimerwa stake

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The state of Rwanda has put up its 49 per cent stake in Cimerwa up for sale, according to an announcement made by the country’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente on 9 March 2019. An auction will be organised at the end of the month. South Africa-based PPC currently holds a majority stake of 51 per cent in the Rwandan cement producer, but has not expressed an interest in acquiring the 49 per c...

Oman eyes on boosting minerals explorations

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The Government of Oman is planning to explore and enhance the production of minerals including raw materials for the cement industry. According to local media, Oman's mining authorities have identified investment opportunities worth over OMR300m (US$780.2m) that are linked to the exploitation and commercialisation of the country's prolific industrial mineral resources.   These minerals includ...

GCCA launch Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network

GCCA launch Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

On International Women's Day, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announces the launch of a 'Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network'.   The sector initiative, launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers, to promote gender diversity.   The network, which...

French cement market expands despite housing start drop

08 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in France rose by an estimated 2.5 per cent to 18.6Mt in 2018, according to SFIC, the country’s cement association. In 2017 the market expanded by 4.5 per cent. The positive result comes despite a drop in housing starts. Housing accounts for around a third of cement demand, with a further third supplied to public works and the balance for the renovation of existing buildings an...

India records cement price increase in February

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices across India rose by around INR25/50kg (US$0.35/50kg) last month on the back of increased demand, reports The Hindu Business Line. The southern region recorded the steepest rise per bag at INR52 in Bengaluru, INR62 in Chennai and INR77 in Hyderabad. In comparison, price hikes in other regions were more moderate at INR26 in the west, INR12 in the east and INR7 in the central are...

Oficemen predicts slower market expansion in 2019

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain expanded by eight per cent in 2018, resulting in a domestic demand of 13.4Mt, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. For 2019, the association predicts a 3-6 per cent rise in cement demand. "2018 has been an atypical year, with ups and downs in growth, which has gone from the two digits with which it started the year, touching 12 per cent, to clos...

Chilean cement demand edges up in December 2018

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Chile increased 2.8 per cent from 359,116t in December 2017 to 369,291t in December 2018, according to the Chilean Chamber of Cement and Concrete (CCHC). In terms of full-year 2018, domestic demand remained largely stable at 3.993Mt in 2018 when compared with 3.995Mt reported in 2017. Consumption levels in December, as in May, June, August and October, increased YoY, he...

Pakistan's utilisation levels expected to keep falling

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Current downward trends in Pakistan's domestic cement demand are expected to impact capacity utilisation. Overall cement sales in the country declined by 12 per cent YoY in February 2019 to 3.3Mt, according to Intermarket Securities Ltd, quoting APCMA data. This decline was driven by local cement sales, which fell by 19 per cent YoY to 2.8Mt, with a major drag seen in sales of the north region...

Colombian market sees modest dispatch growth in January

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

National dispatches in Colombia edged up by one per cent to 918,300t in January 2019 from 909,400t in January 2018, according to the country’s national statistics office, DANE. Ready-mix companies and the retail sector increased their off-take by 3.5 and 1.2 per cent, respectively. Bulk sales slipped 0.4 per cent YoY while bagged cement sales advanced 1.6 per cent. In terms of geographical...

Pakistan's domestic sales continue to slide in February

04 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The cement industry dispatched 3.325Mt in February 2019 against dispatches of 3.78Mt in February 2018, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Therefore, domestic consumption contracted by 19.1 per cent YoY. However, total exports from the country increased by a healthy 69.1 per cent YoY in February. The industry exported 0.508Mt of cli...

Payra Port Authority reschedules pre-bid meeting for coal/bulk terminal

28 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Payra Port Authority (PPA), under the Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping has issued a  notice to reschedule a pre-bid meeting for development of a coal/bulk terminal at Payra Port ,Kalapara, Patuakhali, in southern Bangladesh. The pre-bid meeting will now be held on 12 March 2019, says the port authority. The port authority earlier announced it was seeking the expertise of international experts...

White cement market to expand by 3%

28 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The global white cement market is forecast to grow by 2.8 per cent CAGR by 2022 on the back of rising construction activity in emerging economies, according to Radiant Insights. In addition, more flexibility in government standards in developed countries is also expected to lead to additional use of white cement in the construction of commercial spaces. Planned projects in North America and ...