Cement Industry News tagged under: International

25 April 2017

CMS to benefit from Pan Borneo Highway construction

Construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Malaysia is expected to boost demand for construction materials including an additional million tonnes of cement. Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS), which is the sole cement producer in the country’s largest state, will be the main beneficiary of ...

25 April 2017

Mbeya signs cooperation agreement Kibo Mining

Tanzania-based Mbeya Cement Co, a LafargeHolcim subsidiary, has signed a cooperation agreement with coal development company Kibo Mining which covers a range of potential areas of collaboration including the supply o...

25 April 2017

Peru: cement companies feel impact of El Niño

Cement producers in Peru have started to feel the impact of El Niño, according to Credicorp Capital. Between January and March, cement dispatches have fallen seven per cent. Cementos Pacasmayo is expected to see t...

25 April 2017

Construction output up by 6.9% in euro area

In February 2017, compared with January 2017, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 6.9 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 4.4 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates ...

Adelaide Brighton investigating contaminated cement 24 April 2017

Adelaide Brighton investigating contaminated cement

Adelaide Brighton Cement said it is investigating the use of contaminated cement in several major construction projects around Adelaide following an issue with the manufacture of its "bulk cement during a four-day pe...

25 April 2017

Cement price hike to hit Modi’s affordable housing?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Housing for All’ scheme could be impacted by the steep hike in cement prices, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) argues. According to a ...

Spanish demand jumps 22% YoY in March 21 April 2017

Spanish demand jumps 22% YoY in March

Cement consumption in Spain soared 21.5 per cent YoY in March to 1.1Mt as the housing sector showed some recovery, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In 1Q17 Spanish cement demand increased 1...

21 April 2017

PPC achieves two major milestones as part of its expansion strategy

As part of its expansion strategy, PPC announced this week the inauguration of its Ethiopian operation, Habesha Cement, and the first truck dispatch load of saleable cement from its plant in the Democratic Republic o...

20 April 2017

Algeria to see cement surplus in 2017

Algeria expects a surplus of cement output in 2017, according to Abdeslem Bouchouareb, the country’s minister of Industry and Mines. Domestic production is expected to reach 30Mt this year as cement producers have ...

20 April 2017

Semen Indonesia Rembang plant ready for 1H17 start

Semen Indonesia has said it will commence production from its cement plant in Rembang, Central Java, in the first half of 2017. Company president director, Rizkan Chandra, said the cement producer respects the resu...

21 April 2017

Indonesian cement consumption sees 4% rise in March

Cement consumption in Indonesia increased by four per cent YoY in March 2017 to 5.02Mt following flat sales volumes in the first two months of the year. The increase is attributed to a sharp rise in demand in Central...

21 April 2017

Brazil 1Q cement sales down 8% YoY

Cement sales in Brazil during the first quarter of 2017 declined by eight per cent YoY to 12.9Mt, according to the latest data from Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). In March 2017 cement sales decl...

19 April 2017

CPA: UK construction industry beats post-Brexit expectations

Activity in the UK construction industry is rising at a faster pace following the EU referendum than initially expected, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA). Construction ...

18 April 2017

Peru: cement demand and exports fall but output stable

Cement consumption in Peru saw a six per cent YoY fall but recorded a 1.4 per cent MoM rise, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Demand reached 0.747Mt, down from 0.795Mt in the third month of 2016...

18 April 2017

India: Shree Cement granted ToR for Karnataka plant expansion

Shree Cement has been granted terms of reference (ToR) by the Environment Ministry to expand its plant in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka. The project involves increasing clinker capacity from 2.4Mta to 4.5Mta, an...

20 April 2017

Vietnam 1Q exports rise 11% YoY

Vietnam exported 4.82Mt of cement and clinker worth US$168.65m in the first quarter of this year, representing 11 per cent increase YoY in volume and 6.4 per cent in value, according to the latest data of the General...