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Cementis expansion to lead to lower cement price and self-sufficiency

19 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The expansion of the Cementis cement plant in Ibity, near Antsirabe in Madagascar, is expected to lead to a significant drop in cement prices. Within three years, the price of a 50kg bag is forecast to fall to MGA14,000 (US$3.17), according to the country’s President, Andry Rajoelina. The project will increase the production at the cement plant to 1Mt from its current 180,000tpa, enabling the country to achieve cement self-sufficiency.

Madagascar imports cement to reduce price

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The State Procurement of Madagascar (SPM) has imported cement at a reduced price to normalise the price of cement in the market and support the population after the passage of cyclones, reports L’Express. A 50kg bag of cement, imported by Lucky Cement via the Toamasina depot, now costs MGA25,500 (US$6.35), down from MGA26,500 previously.

Madagascar imports 12,000t of cement

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Madagascan state, through the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Consumption, has imported 12,000t of Lucky Cement at reduced prices. The arrival of the cement should help regulate a market that has now been stable for several months. The cargo arrived in Toamasina, Madagascar, on 17 January and is available at the warehouse of State Procurement of Madagascar (SPM), which is calling on distributors to sell them on to the domestic market. Distributors can purchase the cement at ...

Holcim Madagascar successfully tests HFO

23 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Madagascar has successfully concluded a first test of Tsimiroro heavy fuel oil (HFO). The oil will be used for drying of raw materials before grinding. “The first HFO test was positive and technically satisfactory. But the process will not be limited to a single test. A further test will be carried out after the rainy season,” said Pascal Naud, CEO of Holcim Madagascar. The second test will consider the impact of HFO in terms of production costs in view a falling cement prices in th...