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Taiheiyo Cement plans PHP15bn expansion project

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement is planning to invest PHP15bn (US$309.3m) to expand production at its plant in Cebu, Philippines. The company’s local subsidiary will construct a new line and expand shipping bases to Luzon, Iloilo, and Davao, according to a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) press release. The company is also expected to install a 2km-long marine belt conveyor and expand its port in Cebu. The project, already underway, is anticipated to expand cement production capacity by 50 per cent...

Eagle Cement Corp sees net sales down 16%

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Eagle Cement Corp has reported a net profit of PHP1.4bn (US$28.96m) in the 3Q20, remaining unchanged from the year-ago period. However, its net sales were down 16 per cent YoY to PHP4.1bn. "The resumption of major infrastructure projects and retail segment boosted sales. We are optimistic that fourth-quarter results will be better as more sectors of the economy are reopened," said Paul Ang, president. Eagle Cement’s nine-month net sales declined 35 per cent to PHP10bn ...

DTI and Phinma agreement on labelling guidelines

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

In light of the new renewed labelling conventions for cement products in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Phinma group affirm their commitment in providing quality products for Filipino customers at a fair and competitive price. The DTI and Phinma are in full agreement that this clarity of labelling convention will help customers select the cement products they prefer. Phinma group’s subsidiary Philcement will adjust from the old guidelines to the new ru...

Republic Cement forecasts recovery for next year

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Nabil Francis, president and chief executive officer of Philippine-based Republic Cement, expects the country’s cement market to decline by 15 per cent YoY this year, before bouncing back in 2021. "In 2021, we will get back to 35Mt for the total market, which is more or less the level that we reached in 2019," said the CEO at an Aboitiz virtual media briefing. "Definitely, it's going to be boosted by the ambitious infrastructure programme – the 'Build, Build, Build' programme of the go...

CeMAP appeals the reduction of import safeguard duty

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has submitted an appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), asking it to postpone the reduction of the PHP10/bag (US$0.21) safeguard duty and instead raise it to PHP12/bag. Under a DTI order made on 27 August 2019, the PHP10/bag definitive safeguard measure on imported cement from specific countries will decrease by PHP1/bag each year until the third year. Therefore, the duty was due to go down to PHP9/bag by 22 No...

San Miguel looks to increase plastic waste consumption

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based San Miguel Corp (SMC) is reportedly buying more plastic wastes to fuel its cement plants. "It's a more environment-friendly and sustainable alternative to using traditional fuels," said Ramon Ang, president and COO of SMC, in a statement. The initiative comes after the company’s launch of a series of sustainability efforts, which include discontinuing its plastic bottled water business, building the country's first recycled plastics road and spending PHP1bn (US$20.64m...

CeMAP seeks probe into Philcement product origin

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) confirms reports from 28 January, 2020, it brought to the attention of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) a possible case of non-compliance regarding Union V Super Strength 40, a cement brand of Philcement Corp. "This concern is in line with our commitment to work with all stakeholders in promoting consumer welfare and protection as part of our advocacy and for the safety and overall benefit of Filipino cement consume...

PhilCement responds to standards compliance claim

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers of the Philippines (CeMAP) has reported a potential standards compliance issue against PhilCement Corp to the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), according to the Manila Bulletin. CeMAP Executive Director, Cirilo Pestaño, raised the "possible non-compliance of PhilCement Corp’s Union V Super Strength 40 Type 1P cement to Philippine National Standards (PNS) and Department Administrative Order (DAO) 17-06, or the new rules covering cement in the countr...

Holcim Philippines offers one-day concrete for road projects

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is looking to fast-track road projects outside the National Capital region by making its one-day SuperFast-Crete concrete available to contractors in government road repair projects and help lessen disruption to commuters. According to the company, it also plans to offer SFCrete, which was launched in 2016, to contractor partners in Davao and Baguio. Holcim Philippines said that SFCrete has already proven its capabilities on 15km of roads all over Metro Manila. Holci...

Vietnam's cement and clinker exports rise in August

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 4.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$148.3m in August, rising 31.4 per cent MoM in volume and 24.3 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In the 8M20 the country exported 23.9Mt of cement and clinker worth US$882m, up 1.2 per cent YoY in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. China was the biggest buyer during this period, importing 12.6Mt worth US$415.5m. This accounted for 53 per cent of Vietnam’s cement and clinker export volumes and 47 ...