Cement News tagged under: Umm Al-Qura Cement

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City and Umm Al-Qura Cement agree to date extension of swap deal

09 April 2024, Published under Cement News

City Cement Co last week announced an update at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) regarding extending a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning a securities swap deal with Umm Al-Qura Cement Co. Accordingly, it has been agreed with Umm Al-Qura Cement Co to extend this memorandum with the same previous terms and conditions for an additional six months from the date of expiration of the extension of the MoU. The extension is due to complete the necessary procedures to ...

Saudi cement companies fined for price manipulation

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition (GAC) has fined 14 cement companies a total of SAR140m (US$37.33m) for price manipulation activities. Each company has been found guilty of trying to manipulate Saudi’s cement market with price increases, resulting in a SAR10m fine each. According to the Saudi Gazette, the GAC received numerous complaints that several cement producers were collaborating to raise cement prices and share the local market between themselves. After collecti...

Saudi cement sales rise 5% in November

08 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The aggregate sales of 17 Saudi cement producers rose one per cent YoY to 4.8Mt in November 2022, according to Yamama Cement Co ’s data. Locally, nine market players reported sales growth, led by United Cement Co with 110 per cent YoY, followed by Northern Region Cement Co with 54 per cent YoY. Eight cement producers reported lower sales, including Umm Al-Qura Cement Co with a fall of 46 per cent YoY. Al Jouf Cement Co had the next largest drop in sales at 22 per cent YoY. Seven...

Mill breakdown at Umm Al-Qura Cement

10 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Umm Al-Qura Cement reported a breakdown of its cement mill No 1 on 9 August, which led to a mill stoppage and a reduction in cement sold by 1161tpd, according to a bourse statement.  The Saudi Arabian manufacturer is currently repairing the component failure, which could take a year to complete, according to an expert report from the company. Consequently, Um Al-Qura Cement has increased the production capacity of its operational mill to partially cover the temporary shortage. The ce...