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Maple Leaf Cement becomes Pakistan's fourth largest producer

13 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd ( Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd group ) has become the fourth-largest grey cement producer in Pakistan after its capacity now stands at 7.9Mta after the completion of its Iskanderabad plant expansion last November. The company’s domestic share in grey cement stands at 10 per cent and white cement at 90 per cent. White cement achieves good prices compared to grey cement due to a higher cost of 1.5 per cent over grey cement, positively impacting the company’s ma...

Egypt: glimmer of hope

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Plagued by oversupply, soaring energy prices and a lack of competitiveness overseas, 2021 was a challenging year for the Egyptian cement sector. However, following government intervention, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as cement prices begin to rise, post-pandemic demand picks up, and balance sheets return to better health. By ICR Research, UK. Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is expected to see its 22m population double by 2050 and the government is investing US$40bn in a New A...

Uncertain times

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

ICR reflects on the rollercoaster of 2020 and 2021 in terms of COVID-19 and its impact on global cement production, consumption and trade. It also looks ahead to 2022 and beyond as cement manufacturers juggle ongoing disruption from the pandemic, environmental commitments and escalating costs. Figure 1: global spread of COVID-19, December 2019-13 March 2020 As of 22 November 2021, the WHO has reported over 256m confirmed cases of COVID-19 and just over 5.14m deaths in the world....

Minister urges reopening of the Adilabad cement plant

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Industries and IT Minister, KT Rama Rao, has requested the central government to reopen the Cement Corp of India (CCI)’s plant in Adilabad. In letters to Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Union Heavy Industries Minister, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Mr Rama Rao said that the unit had the necessary infrastructure and limestone reserves to produce 48Mta of cement. In addition, it had an assured 2kVA power supply system and water availability to meet its production needs. In terms ...

Nigeria’s hamstrung potential

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Rapid cement capacity build-up over the last two decades and further new additions on the way mean that by next year, Nigeria will have the second-largest installed capacity in Africa. However, while the country’s long-term demand outlook is immense, EFG Hermes explains why massive potential is currently being hamstrung by a sluggish domestic economic outlook. By Moses Waireri Njuguna, EFG Hermes, Kenya. Capacity increase in Nigeria is a means for some players to position themselves f...

Cemex Philippines to invest in co-processing and green cements

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc has reiterated its commitment to increase its production capacity, while reducing carbon emission with new 'green cements' and higher capacity for co-processing. At present, 80 per cent of Cemex Philippines' cement products is in the green cement category. It aims to produce 100 new-generation cement products in the short term.   " We need to introduce this new generation of cement products. And this new generation of cement products have basically, a lower ...

China: pandemic to peak carbon

02 March 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s forthcoming 14th Five-Year Plan commits the country to ‘peak carbon’, but what consequences will this have for the world’s largest cement producer? Previous restructuring efforts have transformed the industry by modernising equipment, improving environmental performance and industry profitability. Continued deep restructuring will be necessary to keep pace with President Xi’s vision of modern China. By modernising equipment and improving its environmental performance, China...

Uzbekistan's cement capacity reportedly set to rise 60% YoY

17 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s cement production capacity will rise to 20Mta by the end of 2020, up 60 per cent YoY from 12.5Mta at the end of 2019, according to Ulugbek Abrayev, deputy chair of Uzbekqurilishmateriallari. Mr Abrayev added that the country will produce 14.5Mt in 2021, around 73 per cent of the projected capacity for 2021. At present 10 cement plant construction projects across eight of Uzbekistn’s 12 regions are due for completion in 2020 and 2021.

East Africa: keeping the lights on

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

With overcapacity and pricing pressures weighing in on the east African cement industry, cement producers are setting their sights on the return of strong demand by 2023. In the meantime, will they prepare by taking up a stronger position, possibly through industry consolidation? By Standard Investment Bank, Kenya. The Tanzanian cement industry is expected to see an improving landscape from 2021 The East African Community (EAC) recorded real GDP growth of 5.9 per cent in 2019, s...

Overcapacity challenges in Pakistan

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

At the end of 2019, Pakistan cement production capacity reached to its highest level to meet the local demand and export the surplus production. According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), as of December 2019, Pakistan's total cement production capacity exceeded the total production – 59.202Mta of clinker and 62.162Mta of cement. This represents the total production capacity from 17 cement producers, operating 25 plants across the country. Of this total, 12 plants a...