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Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan remain Vietnam's top importers

12 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan remained among the largest importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first quarter of this year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Bangladesh accounted for the largest amount with 1.83Mt of cement worth US$70.13m, followed by Indonesia with 828,317t worth US$37.1m and Taiwan ranked third with 272,396t worth US$11.71m. Next in line was the Philippines with 239,900t worth US$9.46m, and Laos with 115,701t worth US$9.28m. ...

Prosperity Indonesia plans new investment

08 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Prosperity Indonesia, an engineering company from Hong Kong, plans to build its second cement plant worth US$400m in Tuban, East Java, at the end of this year, the Jakarta Globe reports. “The second plant in Tuban will provide the domestic demand of cement. Exports will be implemented if the domestic demand is strong,” said He Yunfeng, Prosperity Indonesia general manager, told the daily newspaper. Prosperity expects to complete construction of its second plant in the next two years. The ...

CMS grinding unit on track for 2016 commissioning

06 May 2015, Published under Cement News

A new grinding plant by the CMS Group is progressing well with trial production scheduled for the end of 2015, according to the group's managing director. Richard Curtis told the Star Online that the 1Mta new facility, situated adjacent to the group’s clinker plant in Mambong, Sarawak, is due for commissioning in the first quarter of 2016. Upon completion, this third grinding plant for the group will raise cement capacity for the group by almost 60 per cent. CMS, Sarawak’s sole cemen...

Vietnam Jan-April output climbs 5.3% YoY

06 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 19.9Mt of cement in the first four months of this year, up 5.3 per cent from a year ago, including 5.9Mt in April, the government-run General Statistics Office said. In the first quarter, Vietnam generated 14Mt of cement, compared to the earlier estimated figure of 14.3Mt. The Ministry of Construction predicted Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker to rise 1.5-4 per cent YoY to between 72-74Mt in 2015, of which domestic sales will rise 4.5-6.5 per cent to 53-54Mt, while th...

Cemex completes Apo Cement expansion

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines has inaugurated a new PHP3bn (US$67.3m) cement mill at its Apo Cement plant in Naga City, Cebu, as part of its comprehensive expansion plan in the country. President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III was guest of honour at the 1May 2015 ceremony which coincided with Philippine Labor Day celebration. The mill increases the capacity of Cemex's Apo Plant by 1.5Mta, resulting in an additional 40 per cent of the company's capacity in the Philippines. "We are convinced that cement m...

Holcim Indonesia's 1Q15 revenue declines on weak demand

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia recorded a decline in sales revenue of five per cent to IDR2.25trn in the first three months of the year, as volumes were down by seven per cent, reflecting the contraction in domestic demand over the period. Net income dropped to IDR32.7bn (US$2.5m) in the January-March period from IDR323.6bn in the same quarter last year. National demand for cement fell to 13.9Mt compared to four per cent growth (or 14.3Mt) over the first quarter last year. In addition, at the ...

Philippine first-quarter cement sales up 9.6%

30 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement sales grew 9.6 per cent in the first quarter from a year ago to 5.7Mt, latest statistics from the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) show. Growth was attributed to demand from projects being undertaken by the public and private sectors. CeMAP president Ernesto Ordoñez said  public sector spending, particularly that of the Department of Public Works and Highways increased. Private sector spending also improved because of growing confidence in the...

Semen Indonesia eyeing another Vietnamese acquisition

21 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia is looking to acquire a second cement producer in Vietnam to further bolster its presence in the southeast Asian country. Director of finance Ahyanizzaman said Semen Indonesia had assigned a total capital expenditure of between IDR7trn (US$545.8m) and IDR11trn this year to boost its operations, which includes the takeover of the Vietnamese company. He said that the firm was now implementing a due diligence audit on the Vietnamese company which would be completed by the end...

Lafarge Republic inaugurates new mill at Teresa works, Philippines

16 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Republic Incorporated (LRI) inaugurated a new cement mill in its Teresa plant, Rizal, the Philippines, on Wednesday. The new Fives FCB Horomill has a cement capacity of 0.85Mta and raises output at the Teresa plant to 2Mta. “We aim to keep the country abreast with the latest technology and support the country’s growth,” Renato Sunico, president of LRI told local press. Cement capacity is also being increased at the cement producer's Norzagaray plant in Bulacan, the contract for ...

Hoang Phat Vissai Group acquires control of Song Lam 2 Cement

16 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Hoang Phat Vissai Group has acquired Song Lam 2 Cement JSC in Vietnam's central province of Nghe An from state-owned PetroVietnamCement 12/9 JSC. The group will invest VND500bn to complete and speed up construction of the plant in order to operate it in the next quarter. By purchasing Song Lam 2 Cement Company, Vissai now owns nine clinker and cement production units across Vietnam.