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Ukrcement appeals to the government to amend electricity import rates

11 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Ukraine's cement association, Ukrcement, has appealed to the government to amend the current electricity import rate of 80 per cent. Under the country’s martial law, cement producers are obliged to purchase at least 80 per cent of electricity at European prices from the EU to avoid supply restrictions.  On 27 October 2023, CMU Resolution No 1127 guaranteed the supply of electricity for domestic producers, provided that 30 per cent of supply was purchased from the EU and 70 per cent from d...

CEMARK ready to play its part in Ukraine's recovery

04 June 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMARK ( CRH Group ) Director of Strategy and Development, Mykhailo Bechkalo, is confident that CEMARK will play a big role in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Mr Bechkalo believes that the cement industry is a strategically important sector for recovery. He spoke about this in a new material for the Ministry of Finance. “Significant investments are needed to modernise part of the industry and meet market needs. CRH is a leading global provider of building materials solutions. Operating under...

CRH continues to invest in Ukraine

08 May 2024, Published under Cement News

CRH has invested a total of US$80m in Ukraine since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to Guillaume Cavalier, president of CRH in Central and Eastern Europe. This brings the company’s investment in Ukraine over its 25-year history in the country to over US$500m, reports bne IntelliNews.  “Investing in the expansion of production now is crucial to ensure the potential growth of the Ukrainian cement market following its integration into the EU,” Cavalier remarked, highli...

Cement consumption in Ukraine increased 17% in 2023

19 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Ukraine rose by 17 per cent last year, up 5.4Mt compared to 2022, says Pablo Kachur, head of the country's cement association, Ukrcement Association. “A similar jump is not predicted this year, but we will probably get 6Mt of domestic cement consumption,” said the representative. Ukraine’s peak pre-war consumption was 10.6Mt (2021), according to The Global Cement Report, 15th Edition . This figure fell to 4.5Mt, following Russia’s invasion of the country in 2022,...

Polish cement producers voice concern over Ukraine imports

08 April 2024, Published under Cement News

The Association of Polish Cement Producers has raised concerns over the 350 per cent surge in cement imports from Ukraine. "The scale of imports from Ukraine is growing almost every month, reaching nearly 50 per cent of total imports in January 2024. These volumes are deeply concerning," remarked the association's Zbigniew Pilch. In 2023 Ukraine exported 330,000t of cement to Poland, while domestic production in the latter fell by 11.9 per cent YoY to 16.6Mt. The association cites issue...

Ukrainian cement production up 38% YoY in 11M23

28 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine came in at 5.8Mt in the first 11 months of 2023, according to Ukrcement. This marks a 38.2 per cent increase on the same period a year earlier. Production in 2022 stood at 4.3Mt, down 51 per cent YoY, while 2021 saw production of 11.005Mt.  At least two companies are in the process of building additional clinker kilns, reports Ukrcement, with cement seen as “essential to Ukraine’s revival,” says Ljudmyla Kripka, executive director, head of Department of Scie...

Ukraine ready to lift import duty on Moldova

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Ukraine is ready to end its anti-dumping duty on cement from Moldova by the end of 2023, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalisation of Moldova. The announcement comes after a meeting between the co-chairs of the Moldovan-Ukrainian Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade in Odessa. Along with the duty removal, the two countries also agreed to help remove other barriers to trade by simplifying border controls to optimise the flow of goods, review enviro...

Buzzi SpA sees 1H23 volumes decline in Europe

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA reported cement volumes declining across much of western Europe in the 1H23, while the USA saw volumes rise significantly. Hydraulic binders and clinker sales in Italy were stable in the first six months of the year (-0.3 per cent), thanks to the recovery recorded in the second quarter. Ready-mix concrete output contracted, albeit moderately (-2.5 per cent). Selling prices closed the half-year without any significant changes compared to the level reached at the end of 2022...

Buzzi SpA reports consolidated EBITDA up 58% in 1H23

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA announced its 1H23 results reporting that consolidated EBITDA stood at EUR575.3m, up 57.6 per cent compared to EUR365.1m of the previous year. The figure for the period under review includes non-recurring income of EUR3.6m. Profit before tax amounted to EUR552.9m (EUR119.8m in the previous year), considering a contribution of EUR80.6m from equity earnings (EUR57.6m in 2022) and positive net finance costs of EUR24.9m (-EUR56m negative in 2022). After income taxes of EUR121.7m...

CRH invests EUR34m in Ukraine

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s CRH is investing EUR34m in a new cement shipping complex in Ukraine. Construction of the “main stage” of the project was completed in early July, according to The Sunday Independent. The complex will be able to receive, store and ship 450,000t of cement each year, and will feature an automated packaging and palletising line.