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Uzbekistan proposes to cancel import benefits

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan has proposed to abolish cement import benefits, which were introduced in January 2018. The government suggested that the abolition of the benefits will lead to more efficient production of building materials, create a competitive market and increase domestic production, according to Esmerk CIS News. Uzbekistan’s leading supplier of imported cement is Kazakhstan, which in November supplied 1500t of cement. As of April 2019, ceme...

Kazakhstan: staking a claim

23 April 2019, Published under Cement News

While Kazakstan’s cement demand fell in 2018, the future holds the promise of an expanding domestic market and increasing export sales. Therefore, domestic cement producers are expanding capacity while new entrants stake a claim to future cement market growth. By Joseph F Govreau, Industrial Info Resources, USA. With ambitious infrastructure development programmes and a robust residential construction market, Kazakh cement producers are expected to enjoy rising cement demand in the...

A rejuvenated Kazakhstan cement market?

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Steppe Cement reported its 1Q19 business results with an exceptionally-strong performance when compared with the 1Q18. The market leader increased its market share to 17.4 per cent on the back of strong cement demand and price rises. Steppe Cement reported ex-works prices rising to KZT13,614/t (US$35.93/t) of cement. Ambitious construction projects drive cement demand Underlying the sudden upward trend in Kazakh cement demand is the country’s housing boom and investment in l...

A rejuvenated Kazakhstan cement market?

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Steppe Cement reported its 1Q19 business results with an exceptionally-strong performance when compared with the 1Q18. The market leader increased its market share to 17.4 per cent on the back of strong cement demand and price rises. Steppe Cement reported ex-works prices rising to KZT13,614/t (US$35.93/t) of cement. Ambitious construction projects drive cement demand Underlying the sudden upward trend in Kazakh cement demand is the country’s housing boom and investment in l...

Steppe Cement records strong sales in 1Q19

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement reports that in the 1Q19 the cement producer sold 266,393t of cement for KZT4455m (US$11.76m), compared to 197,179t of cement for KZT2313m in the 1Q18, an increase of 35 and 93 per cent, respectively. Steppe Cement reports that higher transport tariffs and rental expenses have been offset by savings due to better utilisation of the wagon fleet and increased sales in markets close to the factory. Kazakhstan’s cement market grew by 3.6 per cent in the 1Q19 and Steppe Ceme...

Pengfei Group completes order for Alasim Cement

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Pengfei Group's first batch of cement equipment has arrived at the Khorgos Customs in Xinjing province and leaving for the Alasim Cement plant project site in Kazakhstan. Pengfei Group of China and Alasim Cement Co Ltd. signed an EPC turnkey project for a 1.2Mta kiln line. The project covers all supporting contents such as engineering design, construction engineering, mechanical and electrical equipment, installation materials, and compliance commissioning. The project forms part of the 'O...

New cement plant for Aktobe, Kazakhstan

25 February 2019, Published under Cement News

A new 1.8Mta cement plant will be built in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe region, according to the head of SEC Aktobe, Anuar Makhanov. Representing an investment of KZT101bn (US$268.8m), the production facility will be located in Baiganinsky district by Turkey-based Dal Holding Investment Co. “A joint venture of Aktobe Cement was established, a Roadmap was signed. Construction and installation work will begin in April 2019. In the course of cooperation between SEC and DalHolding Investment Company, ...

Kazakhstan’s Alacem to launch KZT49bn cement plant

21 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based Alacem plans to launch a cement plant in the Kerbulak rural district of the Almaty reigon in 2019, according to the regional administration’s press office. The new plant will have a capacity of 1.2Mta and represents and investment of KZT47bn (US$125m).

Kazakhstan becomes net exporter of cement

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan became a net exporter of cement in 2018. During 9M18, domestic cement producers exported more than 1.4Mt of cement with a total value of US$71.5m, almost doubling the export volume of 2017. Imports remained at the previous year’s level of 717,000t, supplied at a total value of US$38.8m. Imports have always exceeded exports by several times, reaching a record US$150m in the pre-crisis year of 2013, according to Forbes. Output from the Kazakh cement industry has been gradually r...

Steppe Cement sees revenue up 32% in 2018

11 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement Ltd reported 2018 revenue of KZT28.34bn (US$75.4m), up 32 per cent YoY. The Kazakhstan cement producer had cement volumes of 1.7Mt, a rise of six per cent while the average cement price rose by 25 per cent YoY to KZT16,480/t. Steppe Cement's market share increased to 17.5 per cent, while the company's exports rose by 50 per cent to 146,000t. Despite this positive set of results, cement consumption in Kazakhstan fell by four per cent to 8.8Mt last year.