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China increases cement output

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement output in China advanced 0.5 per cent in the first eight months of 2018 to 1.38bnt, according to the National Commission for Development and Reform (NCDR). The organisation attributes the growth to an increase in real estate investment. In August production rose by five per cent, an acceleration when compared with the 3.7 per cent growth reported in August 2017. The growth is due to the higher activity in the real estate market, which expanded by 10.2 per cent YoY in the first seven...

Chinese to build more cement factories in Uzbekistan

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Chinese company Henshui Decheng Machinery and Equipment Co Ltd has signed an agreement to build several cement and brick factories in Jizzakh region, Uzbekistan. The announcement was made by the State Investments Committee of Uzbekistan. It is part of a plan to increase trade between Uzbekistan and China to US$10bn by 2020, reports Trend news agency. Currently, more than 700 enterprises with Chinese investment are operatign in Uzbekistan. More than 80 companies have been created with 1...

CNBM reports strong pricing in 1H18

27 August 2018, Published under Cement News

CNBM’s Chairman, Cao Ganglin, reported that the average cement price over the first half of 2018 rose to RMB311/t in China. Speaking at a press conference, Cao said there was an upside trend for cement prices due to the current supportive demand-supply situation. Full-year demand is expected to stay stable.

Dongwu Cement records 60% revenue increase in 1H18

23 August 2018, Published under Cement News

China-based Dongwu Cement International Ltd has reported a 60.4 per cent YoY increase in revenue to CNY219.49m (US$31.9m) for the six-month period ended 30 June 2018. Total profit for the period surged to CNY28,593m, compared with CNY7726m in the year-ago period. The cement sector recorded a considerable increase in sales volume, operating income and gross profit as a result of the steady demand and rising prices in the country, according to the company's unaudited financial report. In t...

Taiwan Cement posts record quarterly profits

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp posted a record 2Q profit, due mainly to higher cement prices in China, rising sales and increased contribution from its China-based subsidiary, TCC International Holdings Ltd. The Taipei-based firm's 2Q18 net income, attributable to the parent company, hit TWD7.06bn (US$229.9m), up 228.71 per cent YoY from TWD$2.15bn, the company said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Consolidated revenue rose 34.83 per cent to TWD33.32bn from TWD24.71bn, while gross margin...

Anhui Conch reports positive profit expectations

24 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Board of Anhui Conch has announced it expects to record a YoY increase of CNY5373-6717m (US$788.3-985.4m) in its net profit attributable to equity holders for the six months ended 30 June 2018, prepared in line with PRC accounting standards). In 1H17 the company’s unaudited net profit attributable to equity holders reached CNY6717m while the net profit after extraordinary items attributable to equity shareholders reached CNY5123m. The company attributes the rise mainly to the signifi...

FLSmidth and CNBM sign framework agreement

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and China National Building Material (CNBM) have signed a framework agreement to offer the cement industry more competitive plant solutions. Song Zhiping, chairman of CNBM Group, and Thomas Schulz, Group CEO of FLSmidth, signed the framework agreement at a high-level meeting at the FLSmidth headquarters in Denmark this week. "It was a pleasure to welcome the guests and to participate in such collaborative discussions about future opportunities to work together. Through this framew...

Chinese producers expect significant rise in 1H18 net profit

10 July 2018, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement has announced that it expects 1H18 net profit to rise 179-192 per cent YoY, compared to CNY728m (US$109.94m) of the year-ago period, according to Reuters. Elsewhere in the country, Jiangxi Wannianqing Cement has also announced that it expects a significant surge of 440-490 per cent YoY in net profit for the period.

RHI Magnesita undertakes major investment in China

27 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Refractory specialist RHI Magnesita will invest EUR20m in its dolomite plant in Chizhou, Anhui province in China. The step is part of a decisive response to address global pressures in the supply of raw materials to the refractory industry and rapidly provide additional volumes to its worldwide customers, said the company in a statement. The Chizhou site includes an extensive dolomite mine and raw material production as well as facilities for the production of high-quality dolomite-bas...

CNBM adds 18.7% stake in Southwest Cement

21 June 2018, Published under Cement News

China National Building Material (CNBM) said it agreed to purchase a 18.7 per cent equity interest in Southwest Cement Co from Zhonghai Trust Co Ltd for CNY1918m (US$295.1m). The acquisition would increase CNBM’s stake from 70 per cent to 88.7 per cent. It would strengthen CNBM’s bottom line, quality asset management and improve return on investment as the southwestern China market continues to improve as a result of supply-side structural reforms.