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Holcim divests business in Russia

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement to sell its business in Russia to the local management team. With the new owners, the business will operate independently under a different brand, said the company in a statement. Closing of the transaction will be subject to regulatory approvals. “This divestment completes Holcim’s market exit from Russia in line with the company’s values to operate in the most responsible manner,” added the company. The Russian business has been deconsolidated since March 2...

Cement imports from Belarus threaten Russian production

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Rising imports from Belarus may hit cement production in Russia, according to the real estate office of the RIA Novosti agency. Cement imports from Belarus have increased by 61 per cent YoY in September-October 2022 to 434,000t. By the end of 2022, total cement imports to Russia are forecast to reach 2.2Mt, of which 1.5Mt will originate from Belarus. Eurocement believes that imports from Belarus could rise to 2.5Mt in 2023, taking total cement imports to Russia to more than 5Mta.  “As a r...

Buzzi Unicem records net sales of EUR3bn in 9M22

09 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reported consolidated net sales in the 9M22 of EUR3004m, up 18.2 per cent compared to EUR2542m in 9M21. Cement and clinker sales of the group, in the first nine months of 2022, reached 21.9Mt, down 6.2 per cent compared to the previous year. Ready-mix concrete sales closed with a more moderate slowdown at 8.8Mm 3 , a fall of 2.8 per cent. Foreign exchange rate variances positively contributed for EUR160.9 m. Net debt improved from EUR16.8m at the end of 2021 to a positive pos...

Russian cement producers ask for import duties

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The strengthening of the ruble has made imports of cement from Iran, Kazakhstan and Belarus more profitable, according to Esmerk Russian News. As a result, total imports of cement into Russia could increase to 7Mta, forcing domestic producers to reduce capacity and mothball plants. Therefore, they have asked for protective measures such as import duties to be established.

JSC Oskolcement starts new kiln line and is recognised for its service

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

JSC Oskolcement ( Mikhailovsky Combine of Building Materials ) in the Belgorod region, Russia, has put into operation a rotary kiln for the production of cement semi-finished products, reports CMPro. The plant has also installed dust-collecting units to prevent air pollution and losses of processed material.     Meanwhile, JSC Oskolcement and one of its repairmen, Boris Yangelov, have been listed on the city's Board of Honour. Mr Yangelov was recognised for more than 25 years of work at...

Uzbekistan reduces imports by 25% in 7M22

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-July 2022 period Uzbekistan has imported 1.3Mt of cement, with a value of US$52.2m. In terms of volume, this represents a 24.5 per cent YoY drop from 1.721Mt in the 7M21, reports Asia-Plus. Of this total, 533,000t was exported by Tajikistan, which is the largest importer into Uzbekistan. Other sizeable volumes originated in Kyrgyzstan (385,000t) and Kazakhstan (353,000t). Turkmenistan imported 11,500t, while Iran supplied 6700t and China 1400t. Russia delivered 782t. Tajik...

Iskitim buys analyser for grinding department

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Iskitimcement has purchased a RUB5m X-Supreme 8000 XRF bench top analyser for its grinding department laboratory. The analyser will be used to quickly and accurately determine the content of additives round-the-clock and adjust levels as necessary. The cement company’s central laboratory expects a KFK-3 photoelectric photometer to be used in the chemical analysis of cement and other materials under the GOS 5382-2019 standard before the end of the year, reports Esmerk Russian...

Angarskcement and Krasnoyarsk Cement report on 1H22 shipments

11 August 2022, Published under Cement News

In the opening six months of 2022, Angarskcement produced 346,000t of cement, up 11.7 per cent on the same period a year earlier. A 12 per cent YoY increase in the production of CEM I 42.5H plain cement to 237,000t was reported, along with 72,500t of CEM II/A-Z 32.5B Portland cement (+13.7 per cent YoY), 23,700t of CEM 0 42.5H Portland cement, and 5700t of CEM I 42.5H AP Portland cement. According to Esmerk Russian News, shipments by rail improved by four per cent YoY, with shipments by ro...

Katavksy and Krasnoyarsk Cement announce new equipment and products

10 August 2022, Published under Cement News

A number of Russian cement companies have made announcements regarding new products and equipment. Katavsky Cement , part of the Eurocement Group, has reportedly modernised the control systems of its raw material mills and replaced outdated power equipment. According to Esmerk Russian News, the company has opted for Segnetics domestic microprocessor controllers and modern microprocessor units MBV, produced by Intellectual Machines. The investment is expected to reduce specific power consump...

Iskitimcement produces 0.53Mt of cement in 1H

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Iskitimcement produced 528,000t of cement in the 1H22, up six per cent when compared with the 1H21. Of this total, CEM I 42.5B cement accounts for 42 per cent, CEM II/A-SH 32.5B cement for 22 per cent, CEM 0 42.5B cement for 13 per cent and cement for road construction for seven per cent. Company sales totalled 515,000t, of which 408,000t was shipped in bulk and the remainder in paper and big bags. Most of the cement – 334,000t – was delivered to the customer by truck, but...