Cement News tagged: International

Pakistan International Bulk Terminal set for launch

11 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Everything is set for the formal inauguration of Pakistan’s first state-of-the-art mechanised coal, clinker and cement bulk cargo terminal, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal, located at Port Qasim near Karachi on 14 October. The country's Federal Minister for Port and Shipping, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, and other top government officials are expected to take part in the inauguration.  ...

TÇMB's 14th International Technical Seminar attracts over 600 delegates

01 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The 14th of the International Technical  Seminar and  Exhibition organised biennially by Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB) since 1987, in which the latest developments in cement  technology are shared, was successfully held this year with 605 participants in Antalya on 10-13 October 2017. A wide range of industry-related subjects were covered, including alternative fuel and raw...

PCA updates US annual cement consumption forecast

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Market Intelligence Group has forecast annual cement consumption to climb in the USA by 2.6 per cent during 2017 and 2.8 per cent in 2018. The updated forecast adjusts downward PCA projections released earlier this year. Bad weather and lower than anticipated budgets for the public construction sector are among the factors that have prompted the adoption of...

Swiss Cement distribution falls by 2.7% in 3Q17

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Deliveries of Swiss cement in the 3Q17 saw a slight decrease in shipments of 2.7 per cent compared with the same period last year. Compared with the 2Q17, sales were down further at -4.7 per cent.  At the end of September, total YtD shipments were down by 3.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

LafargeHolcim innovates at Archibat 2017

LafargeHolcim innovates at Archibat 2017

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivorie welcomes customers at Archibat 2017 At the recent Archibat 2017 construction exhibition in Abidjan, LafargeHolcim presented three innovations for the construction market in Côte d'Ivoire. Binastore: the company's distribution network of cement and building materials totals more than 120 sale outlets, spread all over the territory. But the Binastore n...

Pakistan's cement industry records highest dispatches in 1Q17

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufacturers in the first quarter of this fiscal year, July - September 2017 dispatched 10.348Mt of cement – a new record. The country is now well poised to exceed the 40Mt barrier this year, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA), which added that the cement industry is operating at 88.18 per cent of its installed capacity. ...

Cemex will supply concete for Mexico City's new international airport

Cemex will supply concete for Mexico City's new international airport

03 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced  it will supply 320,000m 3 of concrete for the Terminal Building of Mexico City’s new international airport. In addition to the Terminal, Cemex previously announced the supply of 845,000m 3 of concrete for the construction of Runway 2, of which 770,000m 3 will be utilised for the cemented base. The Terminal Building will be "X" shaped and comprise a surface area of ...

Pakistan's local dispatches expected to grow at 3% in September

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Experts foresee that total cement sales in September 2017 to observe a decline of two per cent YoY to clock in at 3Mt. Out of which, exports are likely to depict a downward trajectory, dropping by 26 per cent YoY to 387,000t while local dispatches are expected to grow three per cent YoY to 2.6Mt. According to estimates of local research house, region wise distribution suggests that domesti...

Petcoke prices in India resume upward trend

28 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Following an easing of petcoke prices in August, petcoke prices are increasing again in India, adding further cost pressures to cement producers. A key fuel for the country’s cement plants, petcoke is mainly imported from the US or Saudi Arabia. However, when Hurricane Harvey struck the US at the end of August, several US Gulf refineries closed. This led to a shortage of petcoke ad saw loca...

Vietnamese market grows 6% YoY in 9M17

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers sold an estimated 59.27Mt of cement in the first nine months of this year, according to the country’s Ministry of Construction. This represents a six per cent YoY rise and 74 per cent of its 2017 target. Around 45.28Mt of cement were sold in the domestic market, which expanded by four per cent YoY. Some 13.99Mt were exported. In September, domestic sales rema...

First eight months sales fall 18% YoY in Saudi Arabia

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first eight months of 2017, cement sales volume In Saudi Arabia declined 18 per cent YoY to 32.1Mt, while clinker production fell 10 per cent YoY during the same period, reports analysts Al Rajhi Capital. Northern Cement (-47 per cent YoY), Najran cement (-45 per cent) and Hail Cement (-38 per cent) witnessed the steepest YoY decline in terms of cement dispatches during the same peri...

Cementos Cienfuegos resumes production following Irma

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cienfuegos SA, the largest cement plant in Cuba, is gradually restarting cement production following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Irma caused some damage to the plant and saw the insulation of the ESPs, cables and the intake of water in the dyke of Codicia affected. The expert team at the plant also faced issues with key fan control systems. Power was restored on 14 September...

Five killed in accidental explosion at Rohri Cement plant

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Initial report suggests that five people, including security personnel, were killed and eight others were injured in a blast while defusing explosives at a cement factory in Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan on Tuesday. The management of Rohri Cement (Pvt) Ltd in a public announcement, on 21 September, expressed profound sorrow about the deaths of "martyred, valiant Rangers – as well...

Moroccan market sees 10% YoY contraction in August

20 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Moroccan cement consumption decreased by 10.3 per cent YoY to 1,227,932t in August 2017 from 1,368,884t in the year-ago period, according to the country’s Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation. The largest above-average market contractions were noted in Drâa-Tafilalet, where consumption plummeted 26.3 per cent to 35,736t, and Oriental, which saw demand fall by 20.7 per cent to 97,781t. The la...

Peru's cement demand up 2% in August

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement association, Asocem, reported a 2.3 per cent YoY rise in domestic deliveries from 0.838Mt in August 2016 to 0.857Mt in August 2017. Cement imports remained largely stable at 43,800t while clinker imports reached 86,000t. Total cement consumption in the Latin American country reached 0.901Mt, up 2.2 per cent from 0.882Mt in the year-ago period and 15.6 per cent MoM. Output from ...

USGS reports strong 2Q17 for US construction materials

19 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The US construction materials industry saw output increase by a considerable margin in the 2Q17, reports the US Geological Survey's Mineral Industry Survey. The combined production of construction materials (cement, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, and gypsum) in 2Q17 was 46 per cent higher compared with that in the 1Q17. The USGS states that the results were due to cyclical sea...