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Iran cement prices increased by 22%

28 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran’s ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade announced on 23 September that it is to increase the price of cement by 22 per cent. This is the third price hike in seven years and the decision to increase prices this time is mainly due to increased raw material costs which have led to declining profit margins.   Moslem Dorrieh, the secretary of the Cement Industry Contractors Union, informed all Iranian cement factories that the ex-works price of bulk cement is as follows: • Type I-323: from I...

ACC sees Indian demand rising 10 per cent YoY, India

16 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Indian cement major ACC has said cement demand may grow at a healthy rate of 10 per cent in 2012 but subdued capacity utilisation and higher raw material costs will keep prices under pressure. "The demand for cement is expected to grow at 10 per cent over 2011. A lower utilisation rate coupled with increase in cost of raw materials and increasing logistics costs are likely to keep overall prices under pressure in all regions," it said in its annual report. "Pressure on costs will continu...

Hail Cement secures license to exploit raw materials, Saudi Arabia

30 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Hail Cement Co said Tuesday it has secured a license from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to exploit raw limestone and clay in the Green Well area.

Using alternative raw materials

18 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The changes made to the production process of a cement plant by utilising different alternative raw materials can not only alter the dynamics of how a plant operates but can also affect the cost of production and cause blending and handling problems, says Arthur Harrisson. The addition of supplementary raw material alternatives such as foundry sand can also add difficulties when seeking to achieve a sufficiently fine raw mix. Switching from limestone to alternative raw materials can a...