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Yemen statistics

04 February 2005, Published under Cement News

The total sales of the Cement Manufacturing and Marketing Co. during 2004 reached 572,577t versus 302.577t last year.   A company report also said that the production of Bajel Cement in the same period reached 357,629t.  The production of Amran cement factory reached 611,715t

Cement to cost more in South India

04 February 2005, Published under Cement News

Major cement companies have hiked the price of cement in South India by Rs 8-10 for a 50 kg bag. In Tamil Nadu, the price hike was about Rs eight while in Kerala, the prices have been increased by an average of Rs 10 per 50 kg bag, according to industry officials. India Cement, Ultratech, Grasim, Ramco and Dalmia Cement had increased the prices in the recent weeks, they said. In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the prices have been hiked by an average of Rs 10-12 per 50 kg bag. Following th...

Liberia’s CEMENCO waits for bagged cement

03 February 2005, Published under Cement News

Following persistent cries over the shortage and hike in the price of cement on the local Liberian market, the General Manager of CEMENCO, Mr. Pamod Gemawat, has disclosed that about 200,000 bags of cement will arrive in the country by February 17.  Making the revelation Tuesday before the National Transitional Legislative Assembly (NTLA) to brief on the status of cement on the market, Mr. Gemawat informed the NTLA that the stipulated retailed price remains at US $6.30. He told the Assem...

Holcim faces strike action

02 February 2005, Published under Cement News

Holcim New Zealand is facing strike action by cement ship staff.  Two of the three unions representing staff on the Milburn Carrier 2 and the Westport have given notice of strike action from next Tuesday.  The ships transport cement from Holcim’s Westport works to nation-wide depots for customer distribution.  The strike notice evolved from continuing negotiations between Holcim and the New Zealand Merchant Service Guild and the Aviation and Marine Engineers’ Association. Holcim Cement g...

Mexico cement output rises 4 per cent in 2004

02 February 2005, Published under Cement News

Cement output in Mexico increased 4.35 per cent in 2004 from a year earlier as producers increased production to meet rising demand from government infrastructure projects and house building. Cement output, according to figures released on Tuesday by the National Cement Chamber, matched the country’s economic growth. Central Bank chief Guillermo Ortiz said on Monday the economy expanded 4.2 percent in 2004.

Cement dispute settled

01 February 2005, Published under Cement News

The long-simmering dispute between the West End Development Corporation (Wedco) and the Bermuda Cement Company (BCC) has ended with an agreement.  Wedco chairman Lt. Col David Burch and BCC president Jim Butterfield announced the terms of the agreement at a press conference yesterday.  The lease for the current plant will be extended for two years, and after the new plant is built, the lease will be increased to 20 years.  When the new plant is built, the rent will be increased to 2.5 ...

No cement shortage says local supplier

28 January 2005, Published under Cement News

The sole supplier of cement in Brunei Darussalam, Butra Heidelbergcement Sdn Bhd, insists that there is no shortage of cement in the country. Ardi Wijaya, the General Manager of Butra Heidelbergcement, told local news Borneo Bulletin that the company has increased production of cement to match the current demand. It now supplies 1200t of cement to consumers a day, about 36,000 tonnes a month. Last year, the company supplied 20,000t of cement a month. However, the general manager admits that ...

Thai prices likely to rise

27 January 2005, Published under Cement News

The cement price in 2005 is expected to be better than last year said Chumpol NaLamlieng, Siam Cement’s company president. Currently no cement producers dare to raise prices.  Actually, the current price of cement in the local market is not yet at a maximum ceiling as allowed by the Ministry of Commerce.  So there is some room for local cement producers to raise cement prices – he noted. Reconstruction in the six tsunami-hit provinces is likely to lead to stronger demand for cement products, ...

Yemeni Al-Barh cement plant increases output

27 January 2005, Published under Cement News

Yemen’s state-run al-Barh Cement Plant, in the southwestern governorate of Taiz, produced a total 603,233t of cement in 2004, exceeding by 103,233t its targeted output for the year, it was reported on January 25, 2005.   The plant’s clinker production reached 530,628t in 2004, registering an increase of 43,000t over the targeted quantities.   Al-Barh Cement Plant, which sold some 606,000t of cement in 2004, generated sales of 7.408 bln Yemeni rials ($40.7m) over the year, up by 1.024 bln rial...

Iran’s cement export prospects bright

26 January 2005, Published under Cement News

A senior cement industry official said on Monday that favourable investments in recent years have brightened the prospects of exporting cement to international markets. Abbas Safakish, the Ministry of Industries and Mines director general for mining industries, told ILNA that brokers have to be eliminated to create a balance between supply and demand in the sector. "Once the middlemen are prevented from operating in cement market, the artificial rise in demand will not occur and prices will ...