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Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro area

23 October 2015, Published under Cement News

In August 2015 compared with July 2015, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.2 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2015, production in construction grew by 0.4 per cent in both zones. On an annual comparative basis, August 2015 construction output fell by six per cent in the Euro area and by five per cent in the EU28. Month-on-month...

Pakistan cement industry records revenue growth of 3.4% in FY15

28 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's domestic dispatches grew by 7.9 per cent YoY in FY15 to 28.2Mt, while exports fell 11.6 per cent YoY to 7.2Mt. The drop in exports limited revenue growth in the Pakistan cement sector to 3.4 per cent YoY. Overall profitability increased by 20 per cent YoY in the last fiscal to PKR35.6bn compared with PKR29.7bn in FY14.   The outlook on local dispatches remain strong due to the initiation of China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and the construction of major dams...

Production of building materials in Uzbekistan increased by 11.3%

27 July 2015, Published under Cement News

According to the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the construction materials industry produced goods worth UZS2.1098trn (US$427m) in January-June period of the current year, which is 11.3 per cent more than in January-June of 2014. The share of construction industry output was 5.2 per cent. Compared with the same period last year, large enterprises have increased production of the following key products: Portland cement (112.6 per cent), gravel (108.6 per cent), san...

Monthly construction output up by 0.3% in euro area

20 July 2015, Published under Cement News

In May 2015, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.3 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3 per cent in the EU 28, according to the first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2015, production in construction dropped by 0.2 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively. In May 2015 compared with May 2014, production in construction grew by 0.3 per cent in the euro area and by 0.5 per cent in the EU28. The increas...

CPA survey indicates construction product sales up in second quarter, UK

17 July 2015, Published under Cement News

The Construction Products Association's (CPA) latest State of Trade Survey for the second quarter of 2015 indicates construction product manufacturers’ sales increased for a ninth consecutive quarter, driven by growth in all key areas of the UK construction market, together with a rise in export demand. Key points include: • A balance of 78 per cent of heavy side firms and 73 per cent of light side firms reported that sales rose during the second quarter of 2015, compared to a year earli...

Malawi rolls out distribution of subsidised materials under housing programme

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Malawi government has started to roll out the the distribution of materials under its Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy Programme (DAHSP). Speaking during the hand-over ceremony of the materials last week at Malembo School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Khongoni, Charles Makanga, Lilongwe District Commissioner, said: "We need decent houses with cement and iron sheets to replace the grass thatched and muddy houses in our villages within the given peri...

Construction output up 0.3% in euro area

25 June 2015, Published under Cement News

In April 2015 seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.3 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3 per cent in the EU28 compared to the previous month, according to first estimates by Eurostat. In March 2015 production output grew by 0.6 and 1.4 per cent, respectively. On an annual comparative basis, April 2015 production in construction remained stable in the euro area and grew by 1.3 per cent in the EU28. Monthly comparison by construction and by membe...

India: AP producers set to receive state spending boost

19 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement companies based in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) are to receive a boost from the state government's plans to procure more than 2Mt of cement this year for infrastructure and social development projects.   According to official estimates, the AP state government will need over 2.2Mt of cement in 2015-16 to be acquired from local manufactureres. Irrigation projects will consume the lion's share of volumes followed by housing, local administration, and roads. AV Dharmak...

UK construction output update

16 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Construction output in the UK increased by 1.5 per cent in April 2015 compared to the year before, marking the 23rd consecutive month of YoY growth but at the weakest rate since November 2013. Output was down by 0.8 per cent in April 2015 compared to the month before, after increasing by 1.4 per cent in March 2015, latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows. Repair and maintenance (R&M) decreased by 4.8 per cent while all new work increased by 1.6 per cent. Within...

MPA: Facts at a Glance

12 June 2015, Published under Cement News

At its 6th Members’ General Assembly held on Wednesday, the MPA released the third edition of its ‘Facts at a Glance’ publication, offering a comprehensive insight into the essential contribution the mineral products industry makes to the economy and the UK in general, and some of the challenges it faces. The headline figures at a glance are: • 300Mt – GB production of aggregates and manufactured mineral products • GBP21bn – mineral products industry’s annual turnover • GBP6.7bn – tot...