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China’s cement industry sees CNY80bn profit in 1H19

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s cement industry in the first half of 2019 saw profits advance by 20 per cent to CNY80bn (US$11.6bn), according to China Securities Journal. Cement output increased 6.8 per cent YoY to 1.05bnt in the January-June period, the highest growth rate in the last five years, as shown by data of the National Bureau of Statistics. The cement market expansion has been attributed to real estate and infrastructure growth. Fixed-asset investment, including capital spent on infrastructure, prope...

Chinese cement companies expect significant rise in 1H net profit

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement has forecast a rise in net profit between 46-56 per cent YoY from CNY2.1bn (US$305m) in the first half of 2019 when compared with the 1H18, according to Reuters. Tangshan Jidong Cement is expecting its first-half net profit to rise between 57.8-63.2 per cent from CNY918.92m in the 1H18.

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in the country are expected to shut down any production lines that produce less than 2000tpd and upgrade those with outdated technology to achieve this goal.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...

Cosco Shipping Bulk signs logistics agreement with Conch

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cosco Shipping Bulk has signed an agreement with Conch Logistics, the logistics business of China-based Anhui Conch Group. The two companies will jointly develop the cement logistics business, reports Splash 247. Anhui Conch ordered four 12,500dwt bulk carriers at Jiandong Shipyard with delivery scheduled in 2020. Cosco Shipping Bulk operates the largest bulker fleet in the world with total capacity of over 33mdwt.

Aggregates in growth mode

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The scale and dynamics of the aggregates industry are often poorly understood. Now, thanks to the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN™), better macro-data is available, which points to a maturing global industry, poised for significant growth in the coming decade. Consequently, aggregates may provide an attractive and complementary new investment horizon for players in the cement industry. By Jim O’Brien, GAIN, Ireland. Participants from six continents at the most recent GAIN ...

Vietnamese clinker imports to China increase in 1Q19

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement exporters are starting to take significant market share in China as they succeed in undercutting domestic producers. Imports of clinker surged by more than 150 per cent in the first four months of 2019 to 5.69Mt on the back of China's housing boom. These imports accounted for 1.4 per cent of China's clinker. The increase in imports has lowered the cost of cement by CNY40/t due to lower labour costs and excess capacity in the market. Housing construction in China has incre...

Shanshui Cement to work with Conch Venture on waste utilisation projects

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with China Conch Venture Holdings Ltd to collaboratively develop projects for the treatment of industrial solid and hazardous waste by cement kilns. According to an announcement, the projects would look to use China Shanshui Cement’s production lines in Shandong and northeast China. Conch Venture is expected to supply technology and management, with both companies integrating resources to form a complete ind...

UltraTech Cement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Following its acquisition of Binani Cement, UltraTech Cement is now looking to sell the 3Mta integrated cement plant in China and 2.5Mta grinding plant in UAE it inherited as part of the deal. Prior to the agreement with UltraTech, Binani had tried to sell its 90 per cent stake in the Chinese plant but was unsuccessful. Finding a buyer for the UAE grinding works is also expected to be difficult due to overcapacity in the country. Meanwhile, UltraTech is pushing ahead with its plans to est...

Huaxin Cement begins Zafarabad plant build in Uzbekistan

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement Co Ltd has started construction on the 1.2Mta cement plant in Zafarabad district, Jizzakh region in Uzbekistan. Output from the plant is expected to be 480,000t of M400 Portland cement and 720,000Mt of M500 cement with 10 per cent of volumes earmarked for export. The facility represents an investment of US$150m, financed through direct investment and borrowed funds. As part of he investment project implementation, Huaxin Cement Co established a foreign subsidiary, H...

Soil and wind-blown sand cement developed in China

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Chinese researchers at Ximjiang Communications Construction Group Co Ltd claim to have developed a low-cost and environmentally-friendly cement with ingredients that include natural soil and wind-blown sand. The new 'green cement' also includes construction waste and steel slag and is said to halve both construction costs and time. The cement has been developed to be used in the construction of road infrastructure, railway lines, airports, forestry, agriculture, water conservancy, electric ...