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Vietnam sees 9% cement production rise in 2018

31 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 90.2Mt of cement in 2018, up 9.1  per  cent YoY, according to the latest data from the country’s government-run General Statistics Office (GSO).   The sum included 8.6Mt in December, an increase of 9.8 per  cent compared to the year-ago period.   In 2017, the country produced 85.4Mt of cement, including 7.6Mt in December, according to revised figures.

Belarus looks to increase cement sold via commodity exchange

31 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Belarus'  Architecture and Construction Ministry is in favor of exporting more cement via the country's commodity exchange, according to Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister, Alexander  Sidorov .     "We’ve  previously agreed that we are going to sell 10 per cent of the total amount of cement exported by Belarusian cement mills  via the commodity exchange. If the demand of foreign buyers rises, we are ready to raise the share of cement exported via the exch...

Turkmenistan's Lebap cement plant meets high demand

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement plant has fulfilled its annual objective and produced over 1Mta of material. The plant’s products are in high demand domestically, but also internationally, according to Neitralnii Turkmenistan . This year almost 250,000t of cement has been shipped to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Furthermore, another 1Mta plant project is in the pipeline for the region. The country’s Ministry of Industry has issued an investment tender for the provision of the project design a...

Vietnam's cement industry assists coal demand

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement industry has helped drive an increase in coal sales during the first 11 months of 2018. The country’s Coal and Mineral Industries Corporation (Vinacomin) has exceeded its year plan within the period, recording an increase of 17 per cent YoY to 37.39Mt, according to Vietnam News. The amount of coal sold to the cement industry rose 21 per cent in comparison with the 11M17. Alongside a surge in demand from the thermal power and fertiliser industries, the high consumption of ce...

Kazakh producer increases cement exports to Uzbekistan

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based cement producer, SAS-Tobe Technologies, has increased its exports to Uzbekistan. As the first Kazakh manufacturer accredited by the Uzbek Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange, it has sold 1500t of cement through the exchange in two months. The company plans to export more than 50 per cent of its products, about 0.25Mta, to Uzbekistan, according to Business World.

New plant considered for Montenegro

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

A meeting of Montenegro’s Chamber of Commerce considered the construction of a new cement plant in Pljevlja, which would use the municipality's natural resources. Vlastimir Golubovic, president, noted that the country imported cement to the value of EUR39m in the 9M18, with product worth EUR41.14m imported in 2017. Mr Golubovic also stated that the country's Strategy for the Development of Civil Engineering foresees the building of cement capacity by 2020, in line with environmental standa...

Vietnam surpasses annual sales targets

05 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Vietnamese cement industry has surpassed its annual sales target of 83-85Mt in the first 10-months of 2018, on the back of high demand in global markets. The country's industry recorded a 51 per cent YoY increase in sales to 85.23Mt in the 10M18, according to the Ministry of Construction. Exports reached 26.05Mt, rising 65 per cent compared to the year-ago period. Mainland China has become the largest importer of cement and clinker from Vietnam with 6.56Mt at US$235m in the first three ...

Sagar Cements records 27% production increase in September

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported that its consolidated cement production increased 27.2 per cent in September 2018, rising to 256,507Mt from 201,690Mt. Furthermore, consolidated cement sales advanced 21.8 per cent to 249,882Mt, compared with 205,097Mt of the year-ago period.

Calls for new capacity in Zimbabwe amid demand surge

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe’s commercial director, Edith Matekaire, has called for new investments in production capacity to ensure the country does not run out of supply by 2020. "We know we talk about all the macroeconomic issues like the cost of energy and cost of labour, but I want to say that beyond 2020, we will begin to run out of capacity as an industry, and I have no doubt that it is time to act now," Matekaire said. Speaking at the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries annual cong...

Pakistan records a 6% demand increase in September

28 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan recorded a six per cent YoY growth in cement demand for September 2018, based on preliminary sales data. This follows two consecutive months of a decline in dispatches due to prolonged holidays and the rainy season, with local dispatches still down two per cent YoY to 8.89Mt in the 1QFY19. However, exports remained buoyant in the first quarter of FY19, rising 74 per cent YoY to 0.7Mt. Capacity utilisation was recorded at 81 per cent for September, based on 54.23Mta, according to t...