Cement News tagged: International

Bruno Pillon becomes president of Cimbéton

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimbéton has appointed Bruno Pillon, sales and marketing director of Calcia, as its new president. He succeeds Grégoire Douillet, commercial director of the Vicat group, and will be responsible for defining the strategy of the information centre on cement and its concrete applications. "In the continuity of my predecessor, my ambition is to share, know and recognise all the qualities of co...

Global cement industry gathers at Cemtech Europe 2018

23 October 2018, Published under Cement News

More than 200 delegates of the global cement industry gathered for Cemtech Europe 2018, which is being held at the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey, from 14-17 October. International Cement Review's Managing Director, Thomas Armstrong, inaugurated the conference by noting the declining worldwide utilisation rate for cement capacity. Mr Armstrong observed how new technologies are expected t...

Cement consumption in Morocco up 20% in September

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco increased by 20.1 per cent YoY to 1.043Mt in September 2018 from 0.688Mt in September 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing. In the first nine months of 2018, cement demand has fallen 2.7 per cent YoY to 9.799Mt from 10.07Mt in 9M17. The highest decline in the nine-month period was witnessed in the Fès-Meknes market, where sales fell 11...

High expenses deter industry from investing in Himachal Pradesh

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Multiple taxations and high freight charges are some of the reasons that deter the cement industry from investing in Himachal Pradesh, India. State-level taxes include a certain goods carried by road tax levied at INR150/t (US$2/t) of cement up to 250km, and an additional goods tax of INR26/t of limestone and fly ash. The transportation cost in the state is the highest in Asia at INR9.7/km/t...

Oficemen downgrades growth forecast

Oficemen downgrades growth forecast

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers have reduced their growth forecast for 2018 from 12 per cent to seven per cent, according to Oficemen, Spain’s cement association. They attribute the lower growth rate to the economic slowdown and “paralysis” that governs the execution of public work. The extra demand generated by new housing is unable to offset the lower civil works activity, which accounts for the majority...

July cement shipments advance 9% in USA and Puerto Rico

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in July increased by 9.4 per cent YoY to 9.3Mt, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Deliveries for the first seven months of 2017 rose by 3.8 per cent to 55.2Mt. The leading consuming states for Portland and blended cement in July 2018 were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, which received around...

Cement prices rise 25% in Uzbekistan

Cement prices rise 25% in Uzbekistan

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uzbekistan have risen 24.7 per cent YoY in the first nine months of 2018, alongside an overall increase of 18.4 per cent in the price of building materials. Meanwhile, a decline in cement production within the country has been attributed to a price hike of around 60 per cent for gas and electricity for the construction industry.

APCMA reports cement dispatches bounce back in September

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA) reports that domestic cement dispatch for September 2018 bounced back after two months of lacklustre growth, registering a double-digit increase compared with the same month of last year. The Pakistan cement industry dispatched 3.806Mt of cement in September 2018 against 3.201Mt in same month last year, a growth of 18.9 per cent YoY. ...

Ukrainian embargo on Russian clinker imports will not affect supply

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian government’s embargo on Russian clinker imports will not create a shortage of products on the country’s market, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "There is enough capacity for burning clinker on the Ukrainian market, so we don't need to import it, especially from Russia. According to Pro-Consulting, the capacity of clinker bur...

Switzerland sees cement deliveries fall 2% in 3Q18

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland  slipped 1.7 per cent YoY to 1,144,790t in the third quarter of 2018, according to Cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In 3Q17 1,164,378t of cement was dispatched. In the January-September 2018 period dispatches remained largely stable at 3,201,205t when compared with sales of 3,205,171t in 9M17. The share of deliveries to ready-mix concrete plants...

No permission given for 10,000tpd Myanmar plant

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has denied giving any permission for a proposed 10,000tpd cement plant to be established in Hlaingbew Township, Myanmar. According to Gen Saw Johnny, chief of staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) under the KNU: "We won't accept projects that will bring negative impact to the public. We will consider it if it will bring benefits to the public. Eve...

Fly ash transported through India's inland water highway

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

As part of an ongoing project to establish a water highway route, the Inland Waterways Authority of India has successfully transported 1235t of fly ash from NTPC’s power facility in Bihar to Pandu, Assam. Following the completion of one of the country’s longest haulages in inland water transport, the material will be used by Star Cement.  "This endeavour will also establish the water highway...

China increases cement output

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement output in China advanced 0.5 per cent in the first eight months of 2018 to 1.38bnt, according to the National Commission for Development and Reform (NCDR). The organisation attributes the growth to an increase in real estate investment. In August production rose by five per cent, an acceleration when compared with the 3.7 per cent growth reported in August 2017. The growth is due to t...

Ukrainian cement production falls 3% in 8M18

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine for the Jan-Aug 2018 period has fallen 2.9 per cent YoY, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "The results of work for the eight months are not very optimistic. We have a decline in cement production by about 2.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. Production of clinker also slowed down. And this despite ...

Vietnam’s modernising cement industry

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement demand will grow robustly over the coming five-year period, with annual demand expected to exceed 80Mta by 2023, according to the Vietnam Country Report 2023, published today by ICR Research. The transformation of Vietnam’s economic fortunes over the last 25 years has been one of the great success stories of southeast Asian development. Nowhere is this more apparent than i...

CEOs Lucky and Cherat Cement appointed to Pakistani business council

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Pakistani government has selected two heads of leading local cement companies for the 22-member Council of Business Leaders, according to a notification from the Ministry of Commerce and Textile. Muhammad Ali Tabba, CEO of Lucky Cement Ltd, and Azam Farooque, CEO of Cherat Cement Co, are to be appointed to the council, which enables Pakistani business leaders to provide feedback on the g...