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Central Asia market dynamics

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The central Asian cement markets of the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan held firm in 2020 despite disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. GS-Expert discusses the dynamics of both markets, including production levels, trading trends, price developments, fixed asset investments and new capacity additions. By GS-Expert LLC, Russia. The cement sector in Uzbekistan is one of the most dynamic in central Asia In 2020 cement consumption in the Kyrgyz Republic steadily increased with...

HeidelbergCement records cement sales of 122Mt in FY20

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s preliminary, unaudited figures for the full year 2020 saw the result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation rising by six per cent LfL to a record EUR3.7bn while implementation of the company's COPE action plan led to cash savings of around EUR1.3bn. Despite the decline in sales volumes, group revenue for 2020 decreased by 6.6 per cent to EUR17.6bn (previous year: EUR18.9bn). Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of Heidelber...

Caspian Cement fined for dust emissions

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan's Caspian Cement LLP (HeidelbergCement group) has been fined KZT39m (US$92,689) for kiln dust emissions in the Mangistau region, according to the press service of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan (EGNR). "The company made emissions into the environment without having a permit and a positive conclusion of the state ecological expertise. The organisation has arbitrarily disposed of waste in the form of kiln dust in the amount of 5500t. The enterp...

Gazakh Cement kiln line commissioned during COVID-19 crisis

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Sustained Visions (SUSVI) and DAL Teknik Makina (DAL) have completed the kiln line upgrade at Gazakh Cement plant in Azerbaijan despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Kiln Line No1 at the plant was built by a Chinese OEM and commissioned in 2013 with a clinker production capacity of 2400tpd. The modernisation comprised an upgrade of the raw mill, the preheater section, the kiln, clinker cooler and clinker transport system. The key equipment was supplied and installed by DAL Teknik Maki...

Tajikistan eyes 20% increase in cement output in 2020

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has significantly increased production of cement this year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic recession in the country, according to the Tajik Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and local media reports. In the first two months of 2020, domestic cement output amounted to 564,300t, an increase of 20.3 per cent YoY.  Local analysts expect cement production to continue to grow as in previous years. In 2018 total production amounted to 3....

Steppe Cement price focus helps lift 1H turnover

19 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reported a 15 per cent decline in volumes for the first half of 2017 while turnover was up by four per cent over the same period as the Kazakhstan-based producer focussed on pricing. In a market update for the first half of the year published on Monday, the company said sales volumes fell to 650,333t from 761,777t a year earlier. Meanwhile, turnover reached KZT8553m (US$26.2m) versus KZT8190m in 1H16. The average price for delivered cement in the 1H17 increased to KZT13,15...

Steppe Cement 1Q17 volumes down as Kazakh market contracts

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reported a 35 per cent YoY decline in cement sales volumes to 124,669t in the first quarter of 2017 as cement consumption in Kazakhstan fell five per cent YoY. In March 2017 alone, domestic consumption was down by 12 per cent, partly due to extended holidays, Steppe Cement said in a trading update released last week. The company added that it continued its strategy of increasing prices at the expense of market share. As a result, its market share fell from 16 per cent in...

Turkmenistan looks to increase production capacity

03 February 2016, Published under Cement News

President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov, has called on relevant government ministers to consider possibilities of increasing cement production in the country, the Turkmen Altyn Asyr TV channel reported. The move is expected to see the construction of mini cement plants in the country, with the head of the Turkmen state saying that the private sector should be provided with the necessary assistance to obtain loans for the establishment of these projects as soon as possible. ...

Tajikistan ratifies agreement on new plants

12 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan's lower chamber of parliament on Wednesday ratified an investment agreement signed between Tajikistan and Chinese cement producer Huaxin for the construction of two greenfield plants. With a combined production capacity of 2.2Mta, the two plants will be built in Bobojon Ghafurov district and Danghara Free Economic Zone, said Lochin Fayzulloev, first deputy chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State-owned Property Management, at the parliamentary session. The agre...

Italcementi obtains EBRD loan for plant revamp

04 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The Italcementi Group has signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) granting it a loan for approximately EUR20m to fund the modernisation of the Shymkent cement plant in southern Kazakhstan. In addition to the loan, the EBRD will make an investment of approximately EUR4m in Shymkentcement, for an equity stake of around 21 per cent. The project, arranged under the EBRD policy to support energy efficiency initiatives in Kazakhstan, will replace the...