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Nepal: the road to exports

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

While cement demand in Nepal is forecast to show significant expansion in the future, the rapid build-up of production capacity is outstripping future domestic consumption growth. Therefore, Nepali cement producers are expected to increasingly address the challenge of exporting their products further afield. By Dhruba Thapa, Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Nepal. The Nepali government is embarking on a major urbanisation programme as well as road construction and large-scale irr...

Association calls for lower cement prices in Nigeria

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Oyebamiji Dauda, chairman of the Lagos State Bricklayers’ Association, has urged the federal government of Nigeria to address the rising cement prices and as a result, increase access to affordable housing. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Dauda stated that allowing more producers to operate in the market would make it more competitive. "There is the need for establishment of more cement manufacturing firms to help crash the price. Our observation is that high cost of c...

China to reduce cement capacity by 70Mta

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The China Building Materials Federation has revealed it plans to reduce cement capacity by 70Mta this year as it intends to reduce air pollution and consolidate the industry to optimise efficiency, according to Yicai Global. The top 50 cement companies in the country are expected to shut down any production lines that produce less than 2000tpd and upgrade those with outdated technology to achieve this goal. Larger production lines in China typically produce 5000-7000tpd. One key area is th...

Dushanbe Tajikcement to change location

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Tochikcement in Dushanbe will be transferred to a new location, according to Tajikistan Newsline. Cement capacity at the plant is currently 1.1Mta. The new plant, equipped with modern production technology, will be built near the raw material quarry in Kharangon, Varzob district. To implement the plant the Tajik government and Tochikcement recently signed an investment agreement for the construction and commissioning of the cement plant.

COCMAG warns government that Ghana's cement industry could collapse

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers, Ghana (COCMAG) has given the goverment a stark warning that various taxes and levies over the past two years are driving the cement industry towards collapse. According to the Executive Secretary, Reverand Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, the most recent tax imposed on cement manufacturers is the fumigation levy of US$0.50/t on imported clinker by the Ministry of Health. "How on earth can a raw material such as clinker be fumigated before clearance from the por...

Raising expectations

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

A tightening supply-demand balance, rising prices and record industry profits have raised expectations of an improved scenario for China’s cement producers in 2019. A number of challenges remain on the supply-side, including tighter emissions control standards and the threat of imports into coastal markets, but the outlook for consumption is promising. By Fei (Grace) Chen, China Cement Association, China. China’s cement industry produced 2.177bnt of cement in 2018 China’s cement...

GCC demand to edge up?

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The last few years have been challenging for the cement industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, as GCC governments move towards expansionary budgets and the implementation of mega projects edges ahead, sector analysts predict a modest rise in the region’s cement demand this year. By Hettish Karmani, U-Capital, UAE. Continued infrastructure development, the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, and the country’s move towards an expansionary budget are ...

GICA to commission new Sigus plant in March 2019

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction of the new Sigus integrated cement plant in Oum El Bouaghi province, Algeria, is 87 per cent complete, according to Sofiane Bensaci, Finance Director of the company. With a production capacity of 2.2Mta, the Sigus plant will employ 150 direct jobs and 2000 indirect jobs, and commence production in March 2019. Total investment in the plant, which is part of the state-owned Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algerie (GICA), is DZD51bn (USD429m).

Shree Cement commissions clinker line at Karnataka

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement (India) has commissioned the clinker section of its 3Mta integrated cement plant at Kodla village in the Kalaburagi District of Karnataka. Shree Cement is one of India’s most rapidly expanding cement companies, with its principal cement manufacturing operations located in six states across north and eastern India.

Pakistan's cement industry braces itself for challenges ahead

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry will face challenges in the remaining six months of current financial year 2018-19 due to various pressing factors. Industry experts are of opinion that declining trends in cement demand, capacity expansion, cut in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), slowdown in private construction and price war may adversely impact cement industry performance from January 2019 onward.  According to a report of Taurus Security Ltd, the cement sector in Pakistan faces ...