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Gansu Qilianshan Cement issues profit warning

02 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Gansu Qilianshan Cement Group expected its first-half net profit to fall at least 50 per cent YoY and follows warnings from other industry peers. According to reports in China Knowledge, the company said in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that the sharp decrease in net profit was due to a significant YoY decline in cement price amid weak demand. Anhui Conch has also issued a similar profit warning, expecting a 50 per cent drop in first-half profit. China Resources Ce...

CNBM to inject capital into North Cement, China

29 June 2012, Published under Cement News

China National Building Material (CNBM) said it has entered into a capital contribution agreement with Jingang Group and Shanghai Zhentong with a view to contributing capital to North Cement, according to local press reports. CNBM will contribute about CNY2.81bn into capital of North Cement, with its interest in North Cement increasing to 70% from 55%. Jingang Group will contribute CNY437.5m, with its stake in North Cement reducing to 20% from 45%. Shanghai Zhentong will contribute CNY500m,...

Qilianshan Cement's net profit to drop by 50% in 1H

29 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Gansu Qilianshan Cement Group Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed cement producer, forecasted on June 27th that its net profit will decrease at least 50% on-year in the first half of 2012.

China Resources Cement's 1H profit likely to fall 21%

27 June 2012, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement has warned of a sharp drop in gross profit margin in 1H12 to 21 per cent from the 33 per cent last year as selling prices for cement products have fallen. "Starting from 2012, the market selling prices of cement products in China have continued to drop generally. Inevitably, the selling prices of the group's cement products have been impacted," it said in a statement on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

China output growth rate slows

25 June 2012, Published under Cement News

In the first five months of 2012, China’s cement production increased five per cent to 793.98Mt, the National Development and Research Commission (NDRC) said. However, the growth rate represents a sharp decrease of 14.3 percentage points from the same period last year. In May, cement output increased 4.3 per cent YoY, down from 19.2 per cent recorded last year. Between Jan-April, the building material sector saw profits drop seven per cent from a year earlier to CNY81.3bn (US$12.9bn...

Conch acquires stake in Xingjian Qingsong, China

25 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement Co has completed the acquisition of a 19.99 per cent stake in Xinjiang Qingsong Building Materials and Chemicals (Group). The company said in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that, together with an Anhui Province-based subsidiary, it bought 137.8 million shares of Qingsong Building Materials through a private placement. Qingsong Building Materials earlier announced plans to issue up to 262 million shares at CNY13.53 a piece through a private placeme...

Asia Cement to build plant in Northern China

22 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement has announced plans to build a new plant 10Mta plant in Handan, Hebei province, marking the Taiwan-based producer’s first foray into the North China Market. Taiwan Economic News reported Asia Cement vice chairman, TS Chang , as saying that the new plant will have a capacity of 10Mta, comprising two kiln lines, and will be operational by 2015. The project is expected to cost TWD20bn (US$670m). Currently, Asia Cement’s investments in China are concentrated in the central and ...

Taiwan Cement: cautiously optimistic on second-half prospects

22 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The implementation of various infrastructure projects in Taiwan is expected to help improved market conditions in the second half of this year, the head of the country's leading producer has said. Chairman of Taiwan Cement Corp, Koo Cheng-yun, said during a recent shareholders' meeting that he is cautiously optimistic on the industry’s second half outlook due to various factors. “Taiwan industries will walk out of the shadow of the European debt crisis, and public infrastructure projects ...

Tangshan Jidong Cement acquires majority stake in Wubao Jidong, China

22 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Tangshan Jidong Cement announced it has acquired a 51 per cent stake in Wubao Jidong Special Cement for CNY173m, reports Securities Times, citing a company filing yesterday. At the same time, Shandong Linqu Shengwei Special Cement acquired a 10 per cent interest in Wubao Jidong Special Cement for CNY34.1m. According to Tangshan Jidong Cement, the acquisition will not have a significant impact on its fiscal or operational status and it will enhance its market share in Shaanxi special ce...

China prices continue to fall

21 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The average price of cement across China last week fell 0.83% to CNY336.25/t compared to the previous week. Cement prices have been falling since the end of April registering price adjustments of CN10-50/t mainly in Beijing, Hebei and Anhui. According to industry portal Digital Cement, the price of cement in Beijing and Hebei continued to fall last week by CNY20-50/t and the price in Beijing has dropped CNY120/t since the beginning of May.??It has also been reported that a number of prod...