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Turkish cement exports to Italy and world markets increase

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Turkey to Italy increased by 0.1 per cent from January through June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, amounting to US$70.4m, reports the Turkish Ministry of Trade. The export of cement from Turkey to Italy increased by 41.8 per cent in June 2020 compared to June 2019 and amounted to US$14.3m. From January through June 2020, the export of cement from Turkey to the world markets decreased by one per cent compared to the same period of last year, amounting to US$1.7...

Imerys set to acquire 60% stake in refractory supplier

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Imerys has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Turkey’s Haznedar Group, a high-grade monolithic refractories and refractory brick manufacturer. The industrial minerals company will also have the option to purchase the remainder of Haznedar. "With this deal, Imerys will complement its current offer with basic and acidic refractory bricks and extend its industrial footprint with a competitive production base in Turkey, strategically located between...

Turkish cement exports to Germany rose 4.2% in the 1H20

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The export of cement from Turkey to Germany increased 4.2 per cent from January-July 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, exceeding US$140.4m, reported the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Turkey exported US$22.7m of cement to Germany in July 2020, up 8.4 per cent on the year-ago period. The country's export of cement to world markets in January-July 2020 increased by 0.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, amounting to more than US$2.06bn. "In July 2020, Turkey's export of cemen...

Uzbekistan's cement capacity reportedly set to rise 60% YoY

17 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s cement production capacity will rise to 20Mta by the end of 2020, up 60 per cent YoY from 12.5Mta at the end of 2019, according to Ulugbek Abrayev, deputy chair of Uzbekqurilishmateriallari. Mr Abrayev added that the country will produce 14.5Mt in 2021, around 73 per cent of the projected capacity for 2021. At present 10 cement plant construction projects across eight of Uzbekistn’s 12 regions are due for completion in 2020 and 2021.

Buzzi Unicem's 1H20 cement and clinker sales fall 3%

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reports that group cement and clinker sales declined 3.4 per cent in the 1H20. The drop in volumes was concentrated in Italy and eastern Europe, due to the spread of the pandemic and to the associated restrictions on economic activity. In central Europe shipments were only slightly below the level reached in the same period of 2019. There was strong performance in the USA, despite the increasing challenges presented by COVID-19. Net sales achieved in the half year were substant...

Uzbekistan cement prices fall

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

At the last auction of the Uzbek National Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange on 29 June, the average weighted cost fell 4.9 per cent from UZS792,000/t (US$77.71/t) to UZS754,000/t, according to the UzEX press service.  Between January and June 2020, the average price of all cement brands on the exchange advanced 59 per cent from UZS499,000/t to UZS792,000/t as the construction season got underway in May. A reduction of volumes offered by sellers and a threefold increase in cement imports...

Siberian Cement plants increase 1H output 4%

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2020 Siberian Cement (Sibcem) produced 2.2Mt of cement, representing a four per cent YoY increase. Topkinsky Cement’s output rose by one per cent to 1Mt, while Iskitimcement increased its production by eight per cent to 453,800t. Production from Angarskcement was up nine per cent to 288,700t and TimlyuyCement output remained stable at 165,100t. “For the cement industry, however, as for many other industries, the first half of 2020 turned out to be a difficult period. I...

Turkish cement exports to France rise by 9% in 1H20

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In June 2020 the export of Turkish cement to France increased by 65.6 per cent YoY, representing a value of US$12.9m, according to the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Total cement exports from Turkey in June advanced 37.4 per cent to US$343.1m when compared with June 2019. January-June 2020 In January-June 2020 Turkish cement exports to France increased 8.9 per cent YoY to US$61.6m, reported Trend News Agency.

SLK Cement unifies assets

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff Korkino Cement has completed its merger with SLK Cement, as part of parent company Buzzi Unicem’s reorganisation of its Russian assets under the unified SLK Cement brand. According to SLK Cement’s CEO, Andrey Immoreev, the company will continue to improve its production process, product and client service. SLK Cement currently includes the subsidiaries of Sukholozhskcement, Omsk and Korkino Cement as well as the CemTrans transport company. The company supplies its products mai...

Uzbekistan to simplify cement imports

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Antimonopoly Committee of Uzbekistan intends to simplify the imports of cement. Domestic cement shortages , due to a pick-up in construction works and a fall in imports, have seen the cement price increase by 59 per cent, according to Esmerk CIS News. The Uzbek government has instructed the Antimonopoly Committee, the Uzstandart agency, the State Customs Committee, and the Uzpromstroymaterialy Association to develop a draft document to increase the supply of cement to the domestic mark...