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Taiheiyo Cement to transfer equity stake in Qinhuangdao Asano Cement

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Taiheiyo Cement announced that it would transfer the 71.99 per cent equity stake in its Chinese consolidated subsidiary Qinhuangdao Asano Cement to China's Qinhuangdao Changyang Concrete. A transfer price has not been disclosed, but the transfer is scheduled for the middle of September. After the equity transfer, Qinhuangdao Asano will no longer be a consolidated subsidiary of Taiheiyo Cement. Established in 1995 in Hebei province, Qinhuangdao Asano Cement has been producing cem...

China’s cement production up 4% in July

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement output increased 3.6 per cent in July as a pick-up in the economy drove cement consumption, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Information technology. China produced 220Mt of cement in July 2020 when compared with July 2019. In the first seven months of 2020, production declined by 3.5 per cent YoY to 1.22bnt. The sector’s total revenues fell 5.5 per cent YoY to CNY510.9bn (US$74.7bn). Its total profits reached CNY92.6bn.

Asia Cement to purchase additional stake in Chiahui Power

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Electric Power Development Co, also known as J-Power, is planning to sell its entire stake in  Chiahui Power to Taiwan’s Asia Cement for TWD5.37bn (US$183m). The share sale is subject to the approval of Taiwan’s authorities. Asia Cement, by purchasing the 39.97 per cent share, will raise its stake in Chiahui Power to 99.7 per cent. J-Power initially acquired the Chiahui Power shares from Asia Cement in 2002 and invested around JPY8bn (US$7m) into the firm, making it its lar...

Taiwan's producers see decline in August revenue

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Universal Cement Corp has reported a 3.5 per cent YoY decline in August revenue to TWD366.9m (US$12.5m), against TWD380.4m in the same month of 2019. However, in the January-August 2020 period, the company posted an 8.7 per cent YoY rise in revenue to TWD3.44bn from TWD3.16bn. Elsewhere, Hsing Ta Cement saw a 14 per cent fall in August 2020 revenue to TWD625.7m from TWD727.9m last year. In the first eight months of the year, revenue dipped 7.4 per cent YoY to TWD4.54bn.

Aumund completes orders in Hong Kong and Japan

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Aumund Asia in Hong Kong is supplying specially designed Samson ® Material Feeders to customers in Thailand and Japan. The machines are equipped with filters and enclosures so that the intake and onward feeding of fuels can be completed cleanly. One of Aumund's biggest Thai customers operates a plant in Saraburi, just north of Bangkok, where industrial and household waste is pre-treated and made into highly calorific alternative fuel. This lightweight material is tipped by trucks directly...

Lucky Cement posts 23% rise in August revenue

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Lucky Cement has announced a 22.9 per cent YoY rise in August revenue to TWD366.8m (US$12.5m) from TWD298.5m in the same month of 2019. In the first eight months of 2020, the company posted a 26.9 per cent YoY advance in revenue to TWD2.98bn from TWD2.3bn.

Taiwan Cement to provide carbon footprint labels on cement in 4Q20

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) has taken a leap forward in its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions by providing the first carbon footprint label for cement in Taiwan. TCC's products will be marked with carbon footprint labels as soon as the 4Q20. At the same time, TCC announced support for Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) "2050 Climate Ambition" statement to continue lowering the carbon footprint of cement and ready-mix concrete products, and aims to deliver carbon-neutral concrete...

West China Cement to raise US$102m in private placement

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

West China Cement Ltd has announced to raise CNY700m (US$101.9m) in a second tranche of private placement of medium-term notes to investors in China. The tranche has a term of three years and form part of the Medium-Term Notes of Yaobai Special Cement Group Co Ltd. The Agricultural Bank of China Ltd is acting as underwriter and China LIanhe Credit Rating Co Ltd as financial advisor of the offering. Proceeds of the second tranche will be used as general working capital of the group.

West China Cement posts 5% fall in net profit

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

West China Cement has announced a 5.3 per cent YoY decline in net profit for the first half of the 2020, down to CNY752.3m (US$108.7m) from CNY793.5m in the 1H19. Revenue also fell 9.1 per cent YoY to CNY3.01bn from CNY3.31bn. Profits reportedly held up better than revenue due to a slight gross margin expansion on the back of lower coal costs and efficiency improvements.

Anhui Conch's 1H20 profit rises 5.3%

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement's net profit rose in the 1H20, on the back of a resumption of construction projects in Asia and higher sales in western China. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cement sales volumes fell across the regions the company operates in, except for west China. The cement company's net profit increased by 5.3 per cent to CNY16.09bn (US$2.33bn) during the period, the company reported. First-half operating revenue rose 3.3 per cent to CNY74.01bn. The company said it will se...