Cement News tagged: International

President of Ghana to lay foundation stone for new plant

14 August 2017, Published under Cement News

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana will tomorrow lay the foundation stone a new grinding plant for CBI Ghana at the Tema Free Zones Enclave. When complete, the CBI Ghana plant will produce premium cement under the brand name, Supacem. "We intend to produce and supply high-quality Supacem cement to Ghanaian builders and stabilise cement supply for all required grades in Ghana,” M...

Morocco July sales see 42% hike

11 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Morocco increased 42 per cent in July, jumping to 1.2Mt, when compared with the year-ago period. The rise in sales has been attributed to “the resumption of self-construction, which represents 40 per cent of national demand, encouraged by the massive influx of Moroccans residing abroad,” according to L’Economiste. In addition, a revival in the public works, particularly road ...

Indonesia's cement producers predict better 2H17

11 August 2017, Published under Cement News

While the first six months of 2017 proved challenging for Indonesia’s cement producers, their expectations for the second half are more upbeat. Semen Baturaja is focussing on the South Sumatra market with its 6Mta demand, significantly higher than the region’s production capacity  of 3.85Mta. "Southern Sumatra is a unique market because the market keeps growing while national cement demand...

Lafarge Africa and COREN develop Nigeria's first concrete manual

11 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa Plc is set to partner Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in the research and development of Nigeria’s first concrete mix design manual. The concrete mix design manual provides step-by-step guidance on the selection and proportioning of concrete ingredients such as cement, sand and aggregates, and then the mixing and placing of concrete. The manual c...

Argentina’s cement market expands 20%

Argentina’s cement market expands 20%

11 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption edged up one per cent MoM and 19.8 per cent YoY in July 2017. Demand reached 1,016,590t. Imports surged from 982t in July 2016 to 8692t one year later. When compared with June 2017, they advanced 6.2 per cent from 8188t. Total cement dispatches (including exports) by domestic cement producers reached 1,011,689t, a 0.9 per cent increase MoM and a 18.8 per cen...

UK construction industry growth slows

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Growth prospects for the UK's construction industry in 2018 have been downgraded as the country prepares to leave the EU, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA). Output is expected to soften as a slowing economy, falling real wages and rising costs adversely affect the industry, growth for 2018 is therefore only expected to rise by 0.7 per cent, the sl...

Iconic area in Mexico City renovated with Cemex concrete

Iconic area in Mexico City renovated with Cemex concrete

09 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex expects to supply over 27,000m 3 of special concrete for the renovation of 15 streets in Zona Rosa, an emblematic area in Mexico City. Since Zona Rosa is located among some of Mexico City’s major streets, including Insurgentes Avenue, Paseo de la Reforma and Chapultepec Avenue, the renovation project will promote the economic development of the area and the rest of the city. Due to...

Italian producers to appeal watchdog decision

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem, Italcementi and Cementir have been fined by the Italian Competition Authority following a probe launched in November 2015 into the existence of alleged anti-competitive practices in the domestic market. The authority's decision states that Buzzi Unicem participated in an agreement concerning the alleged co-ordination of manufacturers regarding simultaneous price increases as ...

Ramco Cements to increase grinding capacity

08 August 2017, Published under Cement News

India-based Ramco Cements has embarked on an investment project to increase its grinding capacity in West Bengal and set up a new facility in Odisha. “We are doubling the capacity of grinding units in Vizag and Kolaghat (West Bengal) from 0.9Mta to 2Mta each, AV Dharmakrishnan, CEO, Ramco Cements told the business section of the Hindu (India). “Besides, we are setting up a new unit in Odisha...

Pakistan achieves monthly sales high

10 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan achieved record monthly sales in July, increasing by 44 per cent YoY to 3.382Mt during the month led by robust growth in domestic demand. Data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) said local sales increased by 55 per cent YoY to 2.906Mt in July, while exports remained flat at 0.476Mt during the month. “The dispatch figures for July are most encouraging,...

Sino Zimbabwe sales boosted by housing developments

07 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Sino Zimbabwe Cement realised a 10 per cent YoY increase in sales volumes in the second quarter of 2017 driven by housing developments across the country.   Yong Wang, managing director of the local cement producer, told Business Chronicle (Zimbabwe) that the company has been facing a number of challenges including liquidity constraints and the alleged smuggling of cheap cement imports, especi...

Lucky Cement updates on operations at home and away

04 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has provided an update on operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as capacity expansion plans in Iraq and Pakistan, during a corporate briefing organised by Elixir Securities (Pakistan) earlier this week. Stabilising market dynamics in the DR of Congo have resulted in Lucky Cement witnessing healthy growth from its operations in the central African country. As a ...

Chettinad Cement receives clearance for Odisha grinding plant

04 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Chettinad Cement Corp has received approval from the Odisha’s State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) to establish a grinding plant.   The project will have a capacity of 2Mta and is to be located at Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex.   The Government of Odisha has been actively trying to create a conducive business environment to encourage companies across the country to set up ...

Vassiliko Cement Works joins World Cement Association

04 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association announced that Vassiliko Cement Works Ltd is the latest organisation to join its fast-growing, international membership. The recently-established association now includes a network of members and representatives that cover 26 countries. “We are delighted that Vassiliko Cement is joining our worldwide cement community,” said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the ...

MPA: 2Q demand for mineral products declines

03 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction market demand for mineral products was lower in 2Q17 compared with the previous quarter, providing evidence of a more general slowdown in construction activity in recent months, according to the latest data and commentary from the Mineral Products Association. After three quarters of generally positive activity across MPA markets post the EU Referendum, demand for construction mi...

US and Puerto Rico May shipments up 8.2%

03 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico in May 2017 reached 8.8Mt, up by about 8.2 per cent YoY, according to data presented in the latest USGS Mineral Industry Surveys publication. The leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, which together accounted for 42 per cent of the months’s total sales. The leading c...