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Vietnam’s export volumes up 20% YoY

04 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam earned US$563.15 from exporting 13.1Mt of clinker and cement, up 24 and 20.4 per cent in value and volume terms, respectively.  Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia were the top importers of Vietnamese exports during the period, according to figures from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Indonesia imported 1.42Mt of clinker and cement worth US$69m, Taiwan acquired 863,270t worth US$37.6m and Malaysia purchased 700,880t worth US$34.7m. ...

SCG: second-quarter earnings drop expected, outlook upbeat

17 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement, Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate and leading cement producer, is expected to report a 10.5 per cent drop in second-quarter earnings, according to KGI Securities. The decline is mainly attributed to falling regional demand for chemical products. KGI analyst Nat Panassutrakorn has revised down his full-year net profit forecast by 8.2 per cent to THB34.5bn (US$1.1bn), but is more upbeat about longer-term prospects. "Revival in local confidence, quick disbursement fr...

Huaxin acquires stake in Cambodian plant

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

China's Huaxin Cement Co Ltd has bought a 40 per cent stake in Cement Chakrey Ting Factory Co Ltd of Cambodia. The US$24m investment was announced on 17 June, according to a recent company announcement. After the investment, the Cambodia cement producer's registered capital grew to US$60m from US$32m. The Hubei province-based cement manufacturer says the acquisition in Cambodia is the company's second overseas investment after establishing a subsidiary in Tajikistan in 2011.

Siam City Cement shelves Cambodia plant plans

29 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam City Cement (SCCC) has put its plans for a 1Mta cement plant in Cambodia on hold while it concentrates on meeting domestic market needs. Managing director of SCCC, Philippe Arto, told the Bangkok Post that the company's board has decided to put its plans for the US$150m Cambodia facility “on the shelf” after finishing a feasibility study. Construction had been expected to start at the end of this year.  Mr Arto added that: “The board decided that the project is not a pr...

Siam Cement Group to begin Myanmar plant construction in 2H13

06 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group of Thailand plans to kick start construction of a greenfield cement plant in neighbouring Myanmar in the second half of this year, having received regulatory approval. The 1.7Mta cement factory has been given the go-ahead by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), allowing the Thai conglomerate to begin construction as soon as the investment value is finalised by SCG's board, according to president and chief executive KanTrakulhoon. The investment value is expected to b...

Siam Cement Group to lift capacity by 4.5Mta in two years

25 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group plans to spend US$1.5bn to expand cement production capacity in Southeast Asia by 4.5Mta over the next two years. President and chief executive of Siam Cement Kan Trakhulhoon told the Bangkok Post that the US$400m cement plant in Indonesia is already under construction with Phase 1 expected to come on-stream by 2015. Meanwhile, the Myanmar cement factory is still awaiting approval, but Phase 1 is also slated to be operational by 2015 and involve a similar cost. The compa...

Siam City Cement plans 1Mta Cambodia works

14 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s second-largest cement producer Siam City Cement Co (SCCC) is currently conducting a feasibility study for a 1Mta cement plant in Cambodia, a senior executive of the company has said. The new works is estimated to cost THB1.4bn and is part of a THB2bn (US$671.11m) investment spend SCCC has planned for this year, Reuters quoted the company official as saying. SCCC also said it expects revenue growth to increase by double-digits in 2013 with demand in Thailand forecast to rise b...


04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The Holcim associate Siam City Cement is to re-commission the two kilns that have been idle since 2008. One of the kilns will be fired again in October 2013, boosting active capacity by 1.4Mta. The second kiln will be re-lit some time during 2014. With all six kilns in operation, Siam City will have a capacity of 12.5Mta of clinker and 14Mta of cement. Siam City Cement is also contemplating building an integrated cement works in Cambodia, where it currently has a 49 per cent market share. A...

Siam City Cement to boost production, Thailand

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam City Cement (SCCC) has said it will resume operations of two clinker lines from next year on the back of increased local demand. The company is also looking to construct its first cement plant outside of Thailand. Two of SCCC's six kiln lines have been shut down since the economic crisis in 2008. With local consumption now showing sound levels of recovery, Mr Arto said one kiln will reopen next October, which will add 10 per cent (1.4Mta) of capacity. The other kiln is due...

Siam Cement outlines Southeast Asian expansion plans

26 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group has outlined further details of plans to expand its cement presence in Southeast Asia. According to reports in The Nation, the group is to invest THB11bn to set up a cement plant in West Java, Indonesia with a capacity of 1.8Mta which is scheduled to commence operations in 2015. The board has also approved a THB5.5bn (US$ 357m) investment to increase capacity of the group’s Kampot Cement plant in Cambodia by about 0.9Mta, with the additional output expecte...