Cement Industry News tagged under: International

26 May 2017

PCA sees 3.5% cement consumption growth annually in next two years

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced it expects US cement consumption to reach 3.5 per cent annual growth during the remainder of 2017 and 2018, based on analysis of data and policies likely to impact the industry in the years ahead. Speaking before the IEEE-IAS/PCA Ceme...

25 May 2017

Senegalese cement output up 10%

Cement production in Senegal jumped 10.3 per cent in March when compared with March 2016, according to the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning. Total output reached 609,800t in March, up from 552,700t in the...

24 May 2017

NLMK Group to supply raw materials to Eurocement

International steel and vertically-integrated company NLMK Group has signed a five-year contract for the supply of raw materials to the production facilities of Eurocement group. The contract, which runs until t...

24 May 2017

Aman Group inaugurates second grinding mill

Bangladesh’s Minister of Commerce, Tofail Ahmed, has inaugurated the Aman Group’s second grinding unit which is situated in Narayanganj, near the capital city of Dhaka. Loesche reported earlier this year that it has...

 UkrCemFor 2017 underway 24 May 2017

UkrCemFor 2017 underway

The VII International Conference ‘UkrCemFor 2017’ is underway at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, bringing together key players from the domestic and European cement industry to discuss market developments, t...

23 May 2017

Euro area production in construction sees monthly decline

Production in construction in the euro area (EA19) and EU28 was down on a monthly comparison basis due to declines in building construction activity. However increases were recorded on an annual comparison basis with...

Spain's cement market contracts 2.3% 25 May 2017

Spain's cement market contracts 2.3%

Cement demand in Spain fell 2.3 per cent YoY to 917,152t in April, according to data by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Exports decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY, just surpassing the 0.76Mt mark. In the fi...

23 May 2017

Pakistan cement sector hopes for relief measures under Budget FY18

Pakistan cement producers are hoping that Budget FY17-18, due to be presented by the country’s Minister of Finance on Friday, will include relief measures to protect the local industry from the alleged smuggling o...

23 May 2017

LH Côte d'Ivoire initiates new health and safety measure

As part of its Health & Safety policy, LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire will carry out alcohol breathalyser tests to protect plant personnel and visitors from associated risk factors in the workplace. The regular but ra...

22 May 2017

Pakistan's positive nine-month performance

The Pakistan cement industry has demonstrated a good performance in the first nine months of the current fiscal due in part to an acceleration of private sector construction activity, the commencement of work on mega...

22 May 2017

Arabian Cement launches round 2 of social start-up

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has launched the second round of its social start-up programme, continuing in partnership with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), TradeArabia reports. Building on the success of the f...

22 May 2017

Shree Cement's eastern promise

Shree Cement is looking to expand its presence in eastern India with the construction of two grinding facilities, according to local press. As part of its expansion plan in the east from its base in Bihar, Shree Ce...

19 May 2017

Indonesia: sustaining profitability

Weaker-than-expected growth in Indonesian cement consumption and fierce competitive pressures have led to a tough pricing environment, resulting in local producers looking to mitigate the impact of a challenging mar...

19 May 2017

Peru sees fall in April cement dispatches

Peru’s cement dispatches fell 10 per cent to 0.73Mt in April when compared with April 2016, when 0.811Mt were delivered, according to the country's cement producers' association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries reache...

18 May 2017

Wonder Cement looks to lift capacity to 11Mta

Wonder Cement plans to set up three units in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana to increase its total cement capacity to 11Mta over the next three years. "We have 5.2Mta of installed capac...

18 May 2017

Shree profits fall sharply

Shares of Shree Cement declined over five per cent on Wednesday after the company said its profits more than halved in March quarter. The company reported a standalone profit of INR304.5bn (US$4.73bn) for the fourth ...