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India: further challenges ahead

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s cement demand declined by less than initially anticipated in 2020 and producer profitability was supported by a better-than-expected economic recovery, stable cement prices and greater cost efficiencies. However, GDP growth has been precarious and as the pandemic takes a concerning turn, 2021 may be no less challenging in terms of market dynamics and maintaining cost discipline. A pick-up in government-led infrastructure projects resulted in incremental cement demand Ind...

Cement prices rise in Tamil Nadu

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in India’s state of Tamil Nadu have reportedly climbed over the past few months. Builders in the state have claimed a 13 per cent price hike from INR460 (US$6.27)/bag in May to INR520/50kg bag in June, according to The Hindu. Research firm Emkay has also stated there has been a 20-22 per cent rise in prices in the state from FY20 to FY21. Real estate developers are noting that this will have an impact on the total cost of projects. "When it comes to construction there are tw...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp launch CorroSafe

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd has launched Concreto CorroSafe, which is a corrosion-resistant concrete that extends the life of buildings. The advanced concrete mix design is reinforced with corrosion-resistant admixtures that act as inhibitors towards water seepage and rusting, protecting the lifespan of the structures, says Nuvoco Vistas. It is specially designed to increase the density and durability of the concrete mix.   Speaking on the product, Prashant Jha, who leads the Ready-Mix busine...

JK Cement reports 39% rise in revenue

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Cement has reported a standalone net profit of INR633.4m (US$8.65m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR2.3m in the year-ago period. Net revenue also advanced 38.9 per cent YoY to INR20.52bn from INR14.77bn in the 4QFY19-20. The company’s operating profit reached INR4.39bn, up 26.8 per cent from INR3.46bn in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Star Cement reports 10% rise in revenue

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement has reported a 9.8 per cent YoY rise in revenue to INR6.03bn (US$82.53m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR5.49bn in the year-ago period. Net profit remained largely consistent at INR853m from INR858.3m. The company also reported a 6.7 per cent YoY fall in revenue to INR17.2bn for the FY20-21. Net profit declined 34.5 per cent to INR1.87bn from INR2.86bn. Star Cement also commenced production at a new 2Mta grinding unit in Siliguri, West Bengal, in J...

JSW Group links steel and cement for large project businesses

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Following the successful integration of its retail trade across steel and cement into JSW One in the east, the US$12bn JSW Group and India's largest steel producer will now have a single group interface for all its large project divisions in the steel and cement businesses.  The Indian conglomerate has created Aikyam, a technology platform where details can be accessed by the managers of large project divisions from both these businesses to capitalise on the potential opportunities. Aikya...

Burnpur Cement posts net loss in the March quarter

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Burnpur Cement has seen an INR158.7m (US$2.17m) standalone net loss in the January-March quarter of 2021, compared to INR1.25bn in the year-ago period. However, net revenue surged 142 per cent YoY to INR432m from INR178.5m in the 4Q19-20. Operating expenses increased 138.7 per cent YoY to INR421.8m from INR176.7m.

Tigers could halt greenfield Reliance cement plant

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp Ltd's greenfield plant for its Reliance cement subsidiary in Mukutban, Yavatmal district, India, has to wait for a four-member committee to pass wildlife clearance for the project. The company received Stage II clearance from the environmental ministry for the diversion of 467.45ha of forest land. However, the land, which has resident tigers in the area is part of the Tiger Conservation Plan and is subject to the Wildlife (Protection) Act (WPA) of 1972.   The report is ex...

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd CEO to represent CPLC

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has been invited to represent the prestigious Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as Carbon Pricing Champion. CPLC is a voluntary initiative aimed at accelerating climate change by securing the place of carbon pricing on the global agenda . The international group consisting of influential torchbearers of climate change appreciated Mr Singhi for demonstrating leadership and a high level of commitment t...

Anjani Portland to acquire controlling stake in Bhavya Cements

27 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Anjani Portland Cement has entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of a controlling stake in Bhavya Cements, at a price of INR51.53/share (US$0.7/share). The objective of the deal is to improve the market presence of the company through the addition of a new brand, according to Anjani Portland. Bhavya currently operates around 1.4Mta of cement capacity and has annual revenues in the region of INR3bn.