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Siam Cement reports 57% rise in profit for 3Q20

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement saw a 57 per cent YoY rise in consolidated net profit to THB9.74bn (US$311.6m) for the third quarter of 2020, with the result attributed to an 80 per cent increase in chemicals profit and increased efficiencies from its cement segment. However, consolidated revenue declined nine per cent YoY to THB100.94bn due to a fall in chemicals selling prices. For the first nine months of 2020, profit rose five per cent YoY to THB26.10bn on the back of an improved contributi...

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...

Construction due to begin on 2.3Mta Dai Duong plant

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Ocean Minerals Investment JSC is expected to commence the construction of Dai Duong cement plant on 22 October, with the project representing a total investment of VND9trn (US$388m) in the central province of Thanh Hoa. The first phase will include the construction of Dai Duong No 1 with an investment of VND4.3trn, which will be complete after 18 months and have a capacity of 2.3Mta. The People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa gave an in-principle nod to the investor in March 2019, a...

Raysut Cement acquires 75% stake in Maldives terminal

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has announced that its has acquired a 75 per cent stake in LafargeHolcim’s cement terminal at Thilafushi Island in the Maldives. As a result, it has formed a new joint venture, Raysut Maldives Cement Pvt Ltd. The new entity, with the State Trading Organisation (STO) of Maldives owning 25 per cent, has plans to expand the terminal's capacity from 75,000tpa to over 200,000tpa. The terminal will be owned and operated by the RCC-STO joint venture entity. "The Maldiv...

Vietnam sees exports rise 14% YoY

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first eight months of 2020, Vietnam exported more than 23.5Mt of cement and clinker, an increase of 13.7 per cent YoY. The biggest importers were China (12.6Mt), the Philippines (nearly 4.5Mt) and Bangladesh (1.7Mt). Some reports suggest that the current export cement prices are lower than the domestic cement rates, according to Vietnam News. However, insiders have disagreed with this and state that the export price should not be compared with selling prices in the local market ...

Steppe Cement announces alternate directors

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Steppe Cement has announced that Gan Chee Leong and Charles Tingey have been appointed as alternate directors to the CEO, Javier del Ser Perez, and independent non-executive director, Rupert Wood, respectively, with immediate effect. The alternate directors will represent the CEO and non-executive director in board meetings held in Malaysia due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel arrangements.

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...

Quang Ninh to delist 38.72m shares

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) has announced that it will delist 38.72m shares of Quang Ninh Construction & Cement on 29 September. The stock of QNC will have 28 September as the last trading date, according to the HNX website. The move aims to help QNC focus on the restructuring of its business activities to improve performance. In the first half of 2020, QNC posted a net profit of VND61bn (US$2.63m) and saw revenue up 22.6 per cent YoY to VND711bn.

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 ...