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Ukrainian capacity utilisation on the rise

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Antidumping duties on Portland cement and clinker from Belarus, Moldova and Russia introduced by the Ukrainian government last summer have led to an increase in output and capacity utilisation in Ukraine’s cement plants, according to Interfax-Ukraine. "We regard this step as positive, which allowed us to increase the load of enterprises and output of marketable products. Now our capacities are 90 per cent loaded," said Mykola Kruts, the chairman of the board of Ivano-Frankivskcement.

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experiencing its high season. Soyuzcement analysts anticipate consumption to continue its downward trend in ...

Gebr Pfeiffer opens new CIS region subsidiary

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has opened a subsidiary OOO "Gebr Pfeiffer GUS" based in Moscow, Russia. The subsidiary will serve orders in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Uzbekistan. The new subsidiary has been established to be closer to the customers and thereby further intensify Gebr Pfeiffer's close contacts and long-term relationships. The team will be headed by General Director Alex Nickel and the company will offer new machinery as well as after sales for customers based in the CIS region. ...

Eurocement Group to offer polypropylene packaging

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Eurocement Group will provide customers with the opportunity to purchase ared cement in high-quality polypropylene (PP) bags as result of a strategic cooperation between Eurocement and SIBUR, one of Russia’s largest PP producers. The group is currently large-scale testing of the PP packaging under actual operating conditions, in which customers are able to evaluate the benefits of the packaging and give feedback. Their higher strength also enables their use for the collection and dispo...

Ukraine extends ban on Russian imports

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has amended the decree on the ban of imports of Russian goods into the country, extending its operation until 31 December 2020, according to UkrInform The import of Portland, aluminous, slag and other similar hydraulic cements and clinkers is prohibited. On 15 May, Ukraine imposed an embargo on Russian cement and plywood in response to the decision of the Russian Federation to close access of Ukrainian goods to Russia.

Siberian Cement sees 2% rise in production for 1H19

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Siberian Cement has announced that its enterprises produced over 1.455Mt of cement in the first six months of 2019, an increase of two per cent YoY. Its subsidiaries have also reported their results for the January-June 2019 period. Topkinsky Cement produced 1Mt (up four per cent YoY), Krasnoyarsky Cement produced 288,900t (down 11 per cent) and Timlyuy Cement manufactured 164,500t (up 18 per cent).

Asia Cement launches 25kg bags

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement has started the production of cement in 25kg bags, according to Esmerk Russian News. The smaller pack size is suitable for small construction works and minor repairs. Bags are made from multilayer microcreped paper with a density of 80gm/m 2 .

MKAO Fenestraria Consultants Ltd acquires 100% stake in Serebryansky Cement

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

MKAO Fenestraria Consultants Ltd, one of the companies close to Oleg Deripaska that became residents of the SAR on Oktyabrsky, Kaliningrad region, now holds a 100% stake in Serebryansky Cement, according to SPARK-Interfax. Serebryansky Cement plant was built in 2012 in the Ryazansky region by BaselCement. Russia’s SAR zones were set up last year to de-offshorise foreign holdings that are controlled by Russian citizens and have assets in Russia as part of an anti-sanctions measure. Fenest...

Russia sees record cement prices in May

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In Russia the average selling price for cement in the domestic market in May 2019 reached RUB3730/t (US$56/t) and RUB3740 for cement with additives, according to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service. This is reportedly a record figure for cement prices. When compared to the previous month, the overall price growth rate stood at one per cent. Prices increased 4.9 per cent in the Far Eastern federal district (FD) but fell in the Southern FD.

Kazakhstan output represents 12 per cent of total Eurasian cement production

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan produced 12 per cent of the total volume of cement manufactured in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) during the 1Q19, according to Trend News Agency. The total volume of output in the first quarter reached 12.03Mt, or on average 16-19 per cent of the annual volume due to the seasonal nature of cement production and demand. Some 77.5 per cent is produced by Russia, which is the largest producer in the block. Kazakhstan follows with 12 per cent while Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have sh...