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CNPC begins 2.5Mta plant construction

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

China’s CNPC has reportedly started construction of a US$200m plant in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent region. The facility is expected to produce 2.5Mta of cement. CNPC has already imported more than 40 machines and equipment worth US$16.7m into Uzbekistan for the project.

Qiziliqumsement prepares to launch Kiln Line 4

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Uzbek cement producer Qiziliqumsement has invested US$112m   to add a fourth production line. This is the company’s the first significant investment in the plant since 1989 and it is due to come on-stream in December. Qiziliqumsement's new line, located just outside Navoi, will add 2.2Mta of cement to its output, bringing the total output to 5.8Mta, a bit less than a third of Uzbekistan’s entire cement production. “The contractors are Russian, Turkish and Chinese, although most of the...

Uzbekistan posts 23% production increase in 1H21

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan has reported a 23 per cent YoY increase in Portland cement production to 5.8Mt in the first half of 2021, according to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan. The first four months of the year saw a 26.9 per cent YoY surge in production to 3.583Mt, while production in the 5M21 advanced 24.2 per cent to 4.679Mt. The Tashkent region produced the most significant volume of cement at 42.3 per cent of the total, followed by the Navoi region (32.2 per cent), Jizzakh (13 per ce...

Uzbekistan cement imports surge in 4M21

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan imported 1Mt of cement worth US$50.5m in the January-April 2021 period, more than doubling the year-ago volume of 515,100t, according to Trend reporting the latest data from the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan. Kazakstan was the largest importer with 498,900t of cement, followed by Kyrgyzstan (278,500t) and Tajikistan (234,700t). In March, the Uzbekistan government suspended the 30 per cent customs duty on cement imports until 1 October 2021. The suspension is expecte...

Lamanka Enterprises acquires Akhangarancement stake

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cyprus-based Lamanka Enterprises Ltd has reportedly bought 84.197 per cent of the shares in Akhangarancement JSC in Uzbekistan. The stake was acquired for UZS557.6bn (US$52.7m) according to Uzbekistan Daily. In March 2021, Eurocement Holding AG announced its plan to sell a block of shares in Akhangarancement. The price was set at UZS103,593.05 but the block of shares was sold at a rpice of UZS134,671.68.

Central Asia market dynamics

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The central Asian cement markets of the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan held firm in 2020 despite disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. GS-Expert discusses the dynamics of both markets, including production levels, trading trends, price developments, fixed asset investments and new capacity additions. By GS-Expert LLC, Russia. The cement sector in Uzbekistan is one of the most dynamic in central Asia In 2020 cement consumption in the Kyrgyz Republic steadily increased with...

IKN is building a new line for Qizilqum Cement

22 March 2021, Published under Cement News

IKN is erecting a new production line at Qizilqum Cement plant, Uzbekistan. IKN's scope of supply, as a main equipment supplier, includes process integration and equipment design for the pyroprocessing line as well as supply of the core parts for preheater, kiln and cooler, including ID fan, kiln drive and burners. With the start-up scheduled for 2022 the new six-stage preheater will be a new landmark in the region.

Tajikistan to see exports rise to 1.9Mt by 2023

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan is expected to see cement exports increase by 200,000tpa and reach 1.9Mt by 2023. Overall cement production in the country is also projected to rise to 5.3Mt by the same time. More than 4.2Mt of cement was produced in 2020 and over 1.3Mt was exported to neighbouring countries, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Uzbekistan (764,000t) and Afghanistan (505,000t) were the main importers, while 42,000 were sent to Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan’s way ahead

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s cement industry has come a long way with the modernisation of existing and construction of new cement plants. Effective government support measures and housing construction helped cement output reach a record high in 2020, but challenges persist as economic development and demand growth lag behind production capabilities. By CMPRO, Russia, and QazCem, Kazakhstan. Effective government support measures and housing construction led to record-high cement output by Kazakh c...

Eurocement begins auction for 84.2% stake in plant

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Russia's Eurocement has begun an open auction to sell an 84.19 per cent stake in its Akhangarancement plant in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The company is expected to sell 4,141,108 ordinary shares of the plant for a total value of UZS428.99bn (US$40.76m), according to a statement on the Republican Stock Exchange Tashkent.