Cement News tagged: International

BUA Cement plans new 3Mta plant in Adamawa

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has announced that it is planning to establish a 3Mta cement facility and 50MW power plant in the Guyuk and Lamurde areas of Adamawa state. While visiting the state governor, Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Cement, reportedly referenced preliminary findings which show that the two areas have good quality limestone deposits and said the company is ready to begin investm...

Moroccan cement demand expands 33% in June

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Morocco increased 33 per cent YoY to 1,129,708t in June 2020 when compared with June 2019, when demand stood at 849,524t, according to data by the country's cement association, APC. However, in the first half year of 2020 domestic sales fell 18.5 per cent YoY to 5.473Mt, down from 6.718Mt reported in the 1H19.

Colombian cement demand declines 33% in May

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Domestic dispatches of grey cement in Colombia fell by 33.1 per cent to 705,900t in May 2020 when compared with May 2019, when they stood at 1.055Mt, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. Ready-mix companies represented the largest drop as their offtake declined by 52.5 per cent YoY, followed by the concrete products segment, which contracted by 46.6 per cent. Building companie...

JSW Group reportedly set to reduce imports from China

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Parth Jindal, managing director of JSW Cement, has announced on social media that JSW Group plans to reduce its net imports from China. "The JSW Group have a net import of US$400m from China annually and we pledge to bring this down to zero in the next 24 months," said Mr Jindal. In the comment, Mr Jindal referred to the clash on the border of both countries, which took place earlier in Jun...

BCIC and EDII to build cement plant in Bangladesh

BCIC and EDII to build cement plant in Bangladesh

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corp and Saudi-based Engineering Dimension International Investment have agreed to build a cement plant under the name of Saudi Bangla Integrated Cement Co Ltd. The new plant will have a clinker capacity of 12,000tpd and a cement capacity of 3000tpd, based on the supply of limestone from Meghalaya, India. In addition to producing cement from its own clinker, th...

Work on Potosí to resume

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Construction work on the new state-owned Potosí cement works in Bolivia will resume in July, according to House of Representatives member Gonzalo Barrientos. "In July, the works of the Potosí cement factory will restart, which is part of the economic reactivation measures. In five months, the project for provisional delivery will be completed," said Mr Barrientos. Pending resources will be ...

Cement production falls 29% in Fiji

Cement production falls 29% in Fiji

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s economic review for June 2020, it has found domestic cement production to have fallen 28.7 per cent YoY in the 5M20. The results have been largely attributed to weak demand. Cumulative domestic cement sales also declined 18.8 per cent YoY in the year up to May 2020.

University of Seville and FLACEMA sign power cost research collaboration

30 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The University of Seville and the Andalusian Labour Foundation for Cement and Environment (FLACEMA), Spain, have signed a scientific collaboration agreement to launch an industrial research project into a tool to optimise the electricity cost of cement plants using artificial intelligence (AI). Power accounts for around 18 per cent of total production costs in Spanish cement plants, signific...

Nepalese government terminates two cement producer licences

03 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The government of Nepal has terminated the licences of two cement producers for selling cement that did not meet the quality standards set by the government. The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) informed that the production licences of Reliance Supertek Cement, Bara, and International Cement Ltd, Parsa, have been terminated. “These two companies even defied our direction to hal...

CMA highlights positive sector prospects and continued sustainability drive

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s cement industry is providing self-sufficiency and is well-placed to cater to the existing and future demand of cement, according to Marendra Singhi, CMA president, in the opening session of Green Cementech’s 2020 virtual conference on 24-26 June. He highlighted the considerable growth prospects of the country’s cement sector in view of the country’s need for infrastructure and housing ...

Indian cement demand recovers after lockdown

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown in several Indian states, the country’s cement industry is witnessing some pick-up in demand, according to Livemint. Research into the cement dealers’ channel by various brokers has shown that pent-up demand is supporting capacity utilisation levels with rural areas expected to provide a further rise in sales going forward. “Rural and pent-...

Saudi Arabia records 10% demand increase in 5M20

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s cement sector has reportedly seen a 10 per cent YoY demand growth in the first five months of 2020, according to Al Rajhi Capital. Qassim Cement and Yanbu Cement saw the highest YoY increase of 21 and 18 per cent, respectively, for the combined period of April and May. However, when comparing the first two months of 1Q20 with the first two months of 2Q20, volumes have decl...

Cement consumption in Vietnam slips 3% YoY in May

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement demand fell by three per cent YoY to 5,680,883t in May 2020, according to the country’s cement association, VNCA. Sales by VICEM saw a two per cent decline to 1,975,476t while offtake from its associates decreased by eight per cent to 1,495,407t YoY. Other VNCA member companies saw a one per cent advance in sales to 2,210,000t in May 2020 when compared with 2,160,000t in May...

Turkmenistan ready to expand two cement plants

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed resolutions authorising the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production to finalise contracts for the second phase of construction on two cement plants. Both projects reportedly represent a brownfield expansion of 1Mta each. As such, the ministry has awarded Beýik-Bina Individual Enterprise the contract for the design...

Spain’s demand for cement contracts 18% in May

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has fallen 17.8 per cent YoY to 1.144Mt in May as construction works halted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. However, cement exports increased 11 per cent YoY while imports fell 55.6 per cent YoY. In May output from domestic cement plants. declined 5.6 per cent YoY to 1.4Mt, when compared with 1.5Mt of...

Pakistan reports weaker export revenues although volumes rise in 11MFY20

22 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export data for the eleven months of July 2019 to May 2020 in addition to April production data for 10MFY20. Export revenues declined in dollar terms even though volumes increased, reflecting a weaker global market for cement and clinker. Pakistan's cement industry earned USD242.50m of export revenue by exporting 6.562M...