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Belarusian Cement receives ASB loan

17 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarus cement producer Belarusian Cement Co has received a BYN361,400 (US$153,607) loan from ASB Belarus. The loan will fund a new production line that is able to use refuse-derived fuel (RDF) as well as needed repairs at its Krasnoselstroymaterialy plant, reports Journal Cement. The cement works, which has a capacity of 1.6Mta, is currently carrying out repairs and a modernisation project that includes the replacement of the kiln lining and conveyor belts. In addition to supplying its d...

Belarusian Cement Co plans to increase exports to Poland

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co (BCC) opened a representative office in Poland earlier this year in anticipation of higher exports to central Europe. "Our company opened a representative office in Poland early this year due to increased demand for Belarusian cement in eastern and central Europe in 2019. This move has improved supply logistics. European, Polish, German and other partners have an opportunity now to conclude supply contracts directly with the company," the cement producer noted. BCC...

Ukraine’s cement output slips in 2019

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Ukraine decreased by 0.5 per cent in 2019 when compared to 2018 and by 4.9 per cent when compared with 2017. Cement production reached 8.89Mt in 2019. The fall was attributed to the exit of HeidelbergCement from the market as well as the introduction of antidumping duties on Russian and Belarus imports.

Belarus increases cement production by 5% in 2019

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

In 2019 total domestic cement production in Belarus increased 4.6 per cent YoY to 4.7Mt. Meanwhile, the country also imported 502,800t of cement worth more than US$28m, according to the National Statistical Committee. The main importer was Russia with imports reaching a value of US$18m, but also received deliveries from Latvia (US$3.7m), Ukraine (US$2.8m), Turkey (US$2m) and Lithuania (US$1.5m). The country’s Council of Ministers have since extended the requirement that companies obtain a...

Belarus government awards US$4m grant to Krasnoselskstroimaterialy

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Belarus Council of Ministers will provide a non-repayable grant of BYN8.5m (US$4.06m) to state-owned cement producer Krasnoselskstroimaterialy OJSC in 2019-20, according to BelaPAN news agency. The cement company will use the grant to improve heat efficiency at its plant in Volkovsysk, Hrodna region.

Ukrainian capacity utilisation on the rise

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Antidumping duties on Portland cement and clinker from Belarus, Moldova and Russia introduced by the Ukrainian government last summer have led to an increase in output and capacity utilisation in Ukraine’s cement plants, according to Interfax-Ukraine. "We regard this step as positive, which allowed us to increase the load of enterprises and output of marketable products. Now our capacities are 90 per cent loaded," said Mykola Kruts, the chairman of the board of Ivano-Frankivskcement.

Belarusian Cement Co launches 15kg bags

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co has introduced cement bags of 15kg. The new packaging option extends the product’s line, which previously was only available in 25kg bags.

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 ...

Belarusian cement industry yet to see a return on investment

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The chairman of Belarus’ State Control Committee, Leonid Anfimau, has stated that the funds invested in the domestic industry have yet to see a return. "The state has spent huge sums of money – more than US$1bn – on the "modernisation" of cement plants, while hundreds of millions of dollars in state support have been provided. There is no expected return on these funds so far," said Mr Anfimau. The three plants of the domestic cement industry are all part of the Belarusian Cement Co holdi...

Kazakhstan output represents 12 per cent of total Eurasian cement production

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan produced 12 per cent of the total volume of cement manufactured in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) during the 1Q19, according to Trend News Agency. The total volume of output in the first quarter reached 12.03Mt, or on average 16-19 per cent of the annual volume due to the seasonal nature of cement production and demand. Some 77.5 per cent is produced by Russia, which is the largest producer in the block. Kazakhstan follows with 12 per cent while Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have sh...