Cement News tagged: International

Saudi cement sales fall 9% in January

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia declined by nine per cent in January 2019 when compared with sales in the previous year. Sales volumes of companies listed on the Tadawul fell 9.3 per cent YoY to 3.7Mt, according to a monthly report by Yamama Cement.  Cement stockpiles increased to 1.12Mt from 1.05Mt. Southern Province Cement Co posted the highest sales in January, up 27 per cent YoY to 569,00...

India cement GST cut on the agenda

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s General Sales Tax (GST) Council will consider a proposal to slash the tax on cement from 28 to 18 per cent at its meeting on 20 February, along with a ministerial panel report that proposes a reduction in rates in under-construction properties, including affordable homes, according to Indian newspaper The Telegraph. However, the reduction of GST for cement to 18 per cent will represen...

Private construction to increase Thailand's cement demand

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Thailand is forecast to increase in the next few years after a recovery in the private construction sector, says Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings expects high-single-digit growth for cement demand in Thailand in 2019, while cement sales data from the Office of Industrial Economics in 3Q18 reported 3.7 per cent YoY growth and a further 2.8 per cent growth in 4Q18. Domestic ceme...

Indonesian cement market expands 5% in 2018

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement consumption advanced by 4.8 per cent YoY to 69,565,129t in 2018 from 66,349,944t, according to the preliminary data of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). While cement demand declined 5.4 per cent to 4.632Mt in the Jakarta area and slipped by 0.6 per cent in East Java, other regional markets saw significant growth. Cement demand in Yogyakarta surged by 10.8 per cent to...

Moroccan cement consumption rises to 1.17Mt in January

Moroccan cement consumption rises to 1.17Mt in January

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco edged up to 1.17Mt in January 2019 from 1.11Mt in January 2017, according to the country’s cement association, APC. The rise in demand, which follows a market contraction of 3.7 per cent in 2018, has been welcomed with one operator commenting: “The recovery of the cement market is comforting. We hope that this upward trend will continue in the coming months.”

Puerto Rican cement sales increase 3% in January

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased by 3.3 per cent in January 2019 when compared with January 2018, according to news service Sin Comillas. The latest rise represents the 13th consecutive increase in monthly sales. In 2018 sales surged by 38.9 per cent, the first annual increase since 2012.

Siam Cement Group plans to expand products and services in Cambodia

Siam Cement Group plans to expand products and services in Cambodia

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) plans to expand new service solutions and retail operations in Cambodia to tap opportunities in the country's growing construction industry and changing consumers' behaviour. According to, SCG's Managing Director of Kampot Cement plant, Somwang Manpimonchai, “Our target this year in Cambodia is to maintain existing businesses which produce and sell our products, and ...

Ecebol Oruro plant to start production testing at end February

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based cement producer Ecebol is finalising construction of its plant at Jeruyo, Oruro. The company expects the start production tests at the end of the month. President Evo Morales is due to visit the plant’s facilities on Friday 8 February. The plant has a packing capacity of 3600 bags/h and a production capacity of 1.3Mta of cement. While the plant uses German technology, some 96 p...

Uzbekistan Temir Yollari plans 1Mta plant

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan Temir Yollari is currently exploring the potential of a new cement plant in Pakhtachinsky district of the country’s Samarkand region. It held a meeting with representatives of the French construction company Freyssine. The new cement plant would be built to meet the needs of JSC Uzbekistan Railways, according to Uzbekistan Daily. The parties considered new geological surveys for...

Turkish cement output drops by 2% in 9M18

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of 2018, cement production in Turkey decreased by 1.6 per cent compared to the previous year, reports The Turkish Cement Association (TÇMB). Again in the January-September period of 2018, approximately 10.1 per cent of the cement produced was exported. In the 9M18 there was a decrease of two per cent in domestic sales and a 3.9 per cent decrease in cement exports. F...

Russia produces 53.7Mt of cement in 2018

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Russian cement producers have manufactured 53.7Mt of cement in 2018, according to Rossnet. This represents a decline of 1.9 per cent when compared to 2017.

Puerto Rican cement demand rose 14% in December 2018

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico advanced 13.5 per cent to just over 1m bags of 42.5kg (42,500t) in December 2018 when compared with December 2017, according to the country’s Planning Board. Cement production increased 96 per cent YoY to 964,000 bags, or 40,970t in December 2018. Between July and December 2018, sales totalled 6.9m bags (293,250t), up 60 per cent from the year-ago period. Output ...

UK Quality Ash Association joins MPA

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK Quality Ash Association (UKQAA) has joined the Mineral Products Association (MPA) as an Affiliate Member. The agreement incorporates a range of planned collective activities leveraging the combined resources of the UKQAA and MPA to ensure that the United Kingdom maximises the potential of the extensive fly ash reserves to be found in single source deposits as a legacy of coal fired powe...

Scotiabank forecasts 6% growth in Peru’s cement demand

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru is predicted to expand by around 6.5 per cent in 2019, according to Scotiabank. The bank attributes the third-consecutive annual rise to a higher level of real estate investment. This positive evolution would be supported by increased private and public investment expected for this year, said Carlos Asmat, senior analyst of the Department of Economic Studies of the...

US cement market expands 5% in October

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Portland and blended cement deliveries in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced by 5.2 per cent YoY to 9.9Mt in October 2018, according to data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois were the leading states in terms of consumption, receiving a combined 36 per cent of these shipments.  The country’s leading producing states were California, Missouri...

Vietnam estimated to produce 7.8Mt in January

01 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s General Statistics Office has estimated that the country produced 7.8Mt of cement in January 2019. This figure represents a 5.9 per cent YoY increase, but is down 1.6 per cent MoM. Revised figures for 2018 show that the country produced 90.2Mt in the full-year period, up 9.7 per cent YoY.