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Steppe Cement sees 65% surge in 1H post-tax consolidated profit

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement has announced a consolidated profit after tax of US$10.2m for the six months ended 30 June 2022, up 65 per cent YoY. The Kazakstan cement producer’s gross margin in the 1H22 edged up from 44 to 46 per cent in US$ terms on the back of cement price increases . Selling expenses per tonne (in US$ terms) were down 20 per cent YoY in the 1H22 due to increased sales to markets located closer to the company’s cement plant. However, production costs increased by 11 per cent in ...

Russian cement producers ask for import duties

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The strengthening of the ruble has made imports of cement from Iran, Kazakhstan and Belarus more profitable, according to Esmerk Russian News. As a result, total imports of cement into Russia could increase to 7Mta, forcing domestic producers to reduce capacity and mothball plants. Therefore, they have asked for protective measures such as import duties to be established.

Tajikistan leading cement importer in Uzbekistan

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics said the country receives the largest part of its cement imports from Tajikistan, which exported in the 8M22 approximately 625,000t of cement into Uzbekistan. Tajikistan produced 2.9Mt of cement in the January-August 2022 period. Other key importers include Kyrgyzstan and Kazakstan, which exported 458,000t and 409,000t, respectively to Uzbekistan.

Dal Engineering delivers two rotary kiln piers

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Turkey-based Dal Engineering has delivered two rotary kiln piers, each with a diameter of 3.9m and a length of 44m, to Asos, in Turkey. The two rotary kiln piers were delivered by special wide haulage trucks in August 2022.   ASOS serves the mining industry and produces drying technologies for a number of materials, including kaolin, bauxite, limestone and gypsum. The pier kilns stretch 44m in length One of the new rotary kiln piers for Asos is mounted on a deli...

Two new cement plants for Kyrgyzstan

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and a consortium of companiese Terek-Tash LLC and ZENIT Firm LLC have signed an investment agreement to build two cement plants in the country. A clinker production plant will be built in Kemin district while the Issyk-Ata district will see a cement grinding plant. The two projects represent a total investment of US$150m.

Armenia reduces import duty for cement

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Armenia’s parliamentary committee on economic affairs has given the green light on a bill by ruling Civil Contract Party MP Babken Tunyan on the lowering of import duty on cement and abolishing import duties on clinker. If passed by parliament, the cement import duty will fall from AZD14,000 to AZD9000 while clinker import duties will no longer be levied. The new bill is expected to address the shortage of cement in the market.

Uzbekistan reduces imports by 25% in 7M22

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-July 2022 period Uzbekistan has imported 1.3Mt of cement, with a value of US$52.2m. In terms of volume, this represents a 24.5 per cent YoY drop from 1.721Mt in the 7M21, reports Asia-Plus. Of this total, 533,000t was exported by Tajikistan, which is the largest importer into Uzbekistan. Other sizeable volumes originated in Kyrgyzstan (385,000t) and Kazakhstan (353,000t). Turkmenistan imported 11,500t, while Iran supplied 6700t and China 1400t. Russia delivered 782t. Tajik...

Iskitim buys analyser for grinding department

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Iskitimcement has purchased a RUB5m X-Supreme 8000 XRF bench top analyser for its grinding department laboratory. The analyser will be used to quickly and accurately determine the content of additives round-the-clock and adjust levels as necessary. The cement company’s central laboratory expects a KFK-3 photoelectric photometer to be used in the chemical analysis of cement and other materials under the GOS 5382-2019 standard before the end of the year, reports Esmerk Russian...

Angarskcement and Krasnoyarsk Cement report on 1H22 shipments

11 August 2022, Published under Cement News

In the opening six months of 2022, Angarskcement produced 346,000t of cement, up 11.7 per cent on the same period a year earlier. A 12 per cent YoY increase in the production of CEM I 42.5H plain cement to 237,000t was reported, along with 72,500t of CEM II/A-Z 32.5B Portland cement (+13.7 per cent YoY), 23,700t of CEM 0 42.5H Portland cement, and 5700t of CEM I 42.5H AP Portland cement. According to Esmerk Russian News, shipments by rail improved by four per cent YoY, with shipments by ro...

Katavksy and Krasnoyarsk Cement announce new equipment and products

10 August 2022, Published under Cement News

A number of Russian cement companies have made announcements regarding new products and equipment. Katavsky Cement , part of the Eurocement Group, has reportedly modernised the control systems of its raw material mills and replaced outdated power equipment. According to Esmerk Russian News, the company has opted for Segnetics domestic microprocessor controllers and modern microprocessor units MBV, produced by Intellectual Machines. The investment is expected to reduce specific power consump...