Cement News tagged: International

PCA sees 3.5% cement consumption growth annually in next two years

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced it expects US cement consumption to reach 3.5 per cent annual growth during the remainder of 2017 and 2018, based on analysis of data and policies likely to impact the industry in the years ahead. Speaking before the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, PCA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Ed Sullivan, said t...

Senegalese cement output up 10%

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Senegal jumped 10.3 per cent in March when compared with March 2016, according to the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning. Total output reached 609,800t in March, up from 552,700t in the equivalent period of the previous year. MoM the increase was 6.9 per cent from 570,300t in February 2017.

NLMK Group to supply raw materials to Eurocement

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

International steel and vertically-integrated company NLMK Group has signed a five-year contract for the supply of raw materials to the production facilities of Eurocement group. The contract, which runs until the end of 2022, covers a supply of up to 5Mta of raw materials to seven Eurocement Group companies. The raw materials that will be supplied include iron-containing additives and gr...

Aman Group inaugurates second grinding mill

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Minister of Commerce, Tofail Ahmed, has inaugurated the Aman Group’s second grinding unit which is situated in Narayanganj, near the capital city of Dhaka. Loesche reported earlier this year that it has supplied a LM 56.3+3 CS vertical roller mill for the facility, named Aman Cement Mills Unit-2. The VRM has the capacity to grind 240tph of Portland and composite cement clinker wi...

 UkrCemFor 2017 underway

UkrCemFor 2017 underway

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The VII International Conference ‘UkrCemFor 2017’ is underway at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, bringing together key players from the domestic and European cement industry to discuss market developments, technology advances and industry best practices. Organised by Ukrcement, the association of cement producers of Ukraine, the meeting has been tailored to focus on the growth of the...

Euro area production in construction sees monthly decline

23 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Production in construction in the euro area (EA19) and EU28 was down on a monthly comparison basis due to declines in building construction activity. However increases were recorded on an annual comparison basis with rises observed in building construction and and the civil engineering segments. Monthly declines In March 2017, compared with February 2017, seasonally-adjusted production in ...

Spain's cement market contracts 2.3%

Spain's cement market contracts 2.3%

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain fell 2.3 per cent YoY to 917,152t in April, according to data by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Exports decreased by 5.5 per cent YoY, just surpassing the 0.76Mt mark. In the first four months of the year, domestic consumption increased 9.6 per cent when compared with 4M16, reaching 3,786,705t. However, exports declined 8.6 per cent to 2,855,090t. "Th...

Pakistan cement sector hopes for relief measures under Budget FY18

23 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producers are hoping that Budget FY17-18, due to be presented by the country’s Minister of Finance on Friday, will include relief measures to protect the local industry from the alleged smuggling of cement from Iran, help arrest the decline in exports and reduce the cost of doing business. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has urged the government...

LH Côte d'Ivoire initiates new health and safety measure

23 May 2017, Published under Cement News

As part of its Health & Safety policy, LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire will carry out alcohol breathalyser tests to protect plant personnel and visitors from associated risk factors in the workplace. The regular but random spot checks will be carried by security agents using an electronic breathalyser at the entrance to sites. Persons displaying a positive reading of more than 0.01mg/l will be d...

Pakistan's positive nine-month performance

22 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement industry has demonstrated a good performance in the first nine months of the current fiscal due in part to an acceleration of private sector construction activity, the commencement of work on mega housing schemes and projects across the country and the partial materialisation of budgeted Public Sector Development Programme projects. Consequently, the cement industry saw...

Arabian Cement launches round 2 of social start-up

22 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has launched the second round of its social start-up programme, continuing in partnership with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), TradeArabia reports. Building on the success of the first round, Khaleeha Suessi will offer entrepreneurship training for 15 shortlisted start-ups, out of which more than six start-ups will eventually receive seed funding and incubat...

Shree Cement's eastern promise

22 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement is looking to expand its presence in eastern India with the construction of two grinding facilities, according to local press. As part of its expansion plan in the east from its base in Bihar, Shree Cement is constructing one plant in Raghunathpur, West Bengal, and the other near Cuttack, Odisha, the report in Business Standard (India), stated. Managing Director, HM Bangur, t...

Indonesia: sustaining profitability

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Weaker-than-expected growth in Indonesian cement consumption and fierce competitive pressures have led to a tough pricing environment, resulting in local producers looking to mitigate the impact of a challenging market. However, latest volume data by the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) reveal strong domestic and export sales for the month of April, but can this recovery be sustained? ...

Peru sees fall in April cement dispatches

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement dispatches fell 10 per cent to 0.73Mt in April when compared with April 2016, when 0.811Mt were delivered, according to the country's cement producers' association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries reached 0.699Mt in the fourth month of the year, down 10.5 per cent YoY. Cement exports rose five per cent MoM to 31,000t and clinker exports stood at 59,000t. In terms of domestic d...

Wonder Cement looks to lift capacity to 11Mta

18 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Wonder Cement plans to set up three units in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana to increase its total cement capacity to 11Mta over the next three years. "We have 5.2Mta of installed capacity and hope to increase to 11Mta by 2020," JC Toshniwal, managing director of Wonder Cement, said. He further added that the company is expected to receive environmental clearance...

Shree profits fall sharply

18 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Shares of Shree Cement declined over five per cent on Wednesday after the company said its profits more than halved in March quarter. The company reported a standalone profit of INR304.5bn (US$4.73bn) for the fourth quarter ended 31 March, compared with INR663bn, reported for the same period last year, said the Economic Times. The company said total income during the quarter under review incr...