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Azerbaijan cement output slips 1% in 9M19

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan declined 1.2 per cent YoY in the 9M19 to 2.539Mt, according to the State Statistics Committee. Overall construction materials output rose by 4.2 per cent in terms of value to AZN580.5m (US$342.2m) in the 9M19. Ready-mix concrete volumes were up 22.1 per cent YoY to 1.322Mt, prefabricated concrete structures saw their output drop by 57.4 per cent to 31,800m 3 .

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experiencing its high season. Soyuzcement analysts anticipate consumption to continue its downward trend in ...

Azerbaijani cement production slips in 8M19

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan fell by 1.1 per cent in the first eight months of 2019. The country’s cement producers manufactured 2.225Mt of cement during the period, according to Azer Press.

Holcim Azerbaijan reports 9% revenue increase in 2018

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Azerbaijan has reported that its revenue increased 8.7 per cent YoY to AZN116.3m (US$68.57m) in 2018. After deducting transportation, administrative and sale expenses, the company’s operating income reached AZN20.369m, which is a 28.4 per cent rise compared to 2017. The pretax profit surged by almost four times to AZN11.471m, according to Regional Finances. Net profit amounted to AZN7.067m for the year.

Dal Teknik Makina to upgrade Gazakh cement plant

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Dal Teknik Makina has won the contract to upgrade the Gazakh cement plant in Azerbaijan. The clinker production capacity will rise from 2500 to 3300tpd. The supply of equipment is expected to be completed in six months and the shutdown period is planned for five weeks. Dal Teknik Makina evaluated the current situation of the specified bottlenecks and offered an upgrade plan involving the raw mill unit, kiln de-dusting unit and pyroprocessing section. The first part of the upgrade will be t...

Cement production rises 5% in Azerbaijan

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first four months of 2019, the total value of building materials production in Azerbaijan rose five per cent YoY to AZN240m (US$141.5m). Cement production increased 5.2 per cent over the same period to 0.99Mt. Ready-mix concrete advanced 11.7 per cent YoY to 0.42Mt. However, production of precast concrete building structures declined 52.5 per cent to 14,100m 3 .

Norm Cement to host International Concrete conference

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Norm Cement LLC is to host an international conference in Azerbaijan this summer with International CPI Worldwide journal and ICCX (International Concrete Conference and Exhibition) Academy. The conference is entitled "Modern concrete technologies and construction directions in Azerbaijan," and will take place on 20 June 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku. The main purpose of the conference is to stimulate the use of reinforced concrete frames on all types of construction including lo...

Holcim Azerbaijan celebrates 70-year history

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Garadagh cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) has held a jubilee event to mark its 70-year history in Azerbaijan. Holcim Azerbaijan welcomed guests and gave speeches about the company's recently implemented works, its policy, values and future plans. "Holcim Azerbaijan which has been pioneering lots of novelties in the course of all these 70 years, will keep its contribution to the production of high-quality products for projects that will have a positive impact on the country's econo...

Azerbaijan hits record high in cement production

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan has produced over 3.2Mta of cement in the first 11 months of the year, a record amount in the entire history of building materials in the country, according to Turan Information Agency. Representing a 21.1 per cent YoY increase, it has been attributed to government policies which stimulate local production and see high import duties on cement. In 2017 the country produced 2.954Mta of cement at a value of AZN265.5m (US$156.49m).

EBRD sells its stake in Holcim Azerbaijan

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has sold its 10 per cent stake in Holcim Azerbaijan to LafargeHolcim. Therefore, the company’s share in Holcim Azerbaijan has now risen from 66 to 76 per cent. EBRD had owned the shares from 2007 and refused to increase its stake in the company to 20 per cent in August 2017, according to AzerNews. Holcim Azerbaijan, formerly Garadagh Cement, operates 1.7Mta of capacity and accounts for 40 per cent of the cement market in the coun...