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Tajikistan produces 1.6Mt of cement in 5M19

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Tajikistan have manufactured 1.575Mt of cement in the first five months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technology. In January-May 2018 output reached 1.473Mt while for the full year, over 3.844Mt was produced. Of this total, 0.619Mt was exported, 53,000t more than in the year-ago period. Uzbekistan was the largest importer with 0.346Mt, followed by Afghanistan (0.246Mt) and Kyrgyzstan (24,500t). The country’s current cement capacity is estimated...

Tajikistan's cement exports rise in 5M19

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has exported nearly 620,000t of cement over the first five months of 2019, with average monthly exports at around 124,000t. The total is over 100,000t more than in Jan-May 2018, according to Asia-Plus. In the 5M19 the country exported 346,000t of cement to Uzbekistan, 247,000t to Afghanistan and 27,000t to Kyrgyzstan, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT).

New US$400m cement plant in Jizzakh, Uzbekistan

20 June 2019, Published under Cement News

UTD Cement, a joint venture of two Germany-based companies and a private investor, will build a US$400m cement plant in Farishky district, Jizzakh, Uzbekistan. Construction of the new 4Mta works will take place in 2019-21 on a 74ha plot. The plant will provide employment for 1500 people. In terms of output, plans are for the production of 0.98Mt of M500 cement, 1.22Mt of M600 cement, 0.94Mt of M900 product and 0.86Mt of white cement. According to a resolution of the country’s Cabinet o...

Eurocement provides update on Akhangarancement

07 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Mikhail Skorokhod, president of Russia's Eurocement group, has provided an update on the company’s Akhangarancement project to the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The plans will see a group of industrial projects developed in Akhangaran, Uzbekistan. "The result of the cluster will be a production complex with an annual capacity of 5Mt of cement, 144,000m 3 of ready-mixed concrete, 30,000m 3 of concrete products, as well as other products. The company will make a significant...

Anhui Conch

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch’s revenue increased by 62.5 per cent YoY to CNY30.5bn (US$4.4bn) in the opening quarter of 2019. Net profit over the same period advanced by 27.2 per cent from CNY4.77bn to CNY6.08bn. Earnings per share improved from CNY0.90 in 1Q18 to CNY1.14 in 1Q19. Meanwhile, Qarshi Conch Cement, a subsidiary of Anhui Conch, has commenced work on its new US$150m plant in Karshi, Uzbekistan. The plant, which will have a cement production capacity of 1.2Mta, is due to become operational in D...

Huaxin Cement begins Zafarabad plant build in Uzbekistan

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement Co Ltd has started construction on the 1.2Mta cement plant in Zafarabad district, Jizzakh region in Uzbekistan. Output from the plant is expected to be 480,000t of M400 Portland cement and 720,000Mt of M500 cement with 10 per cent of volumes earmarked for export. The facility represents an investment of US$150m, financed through direct investment and borrowed funds. As part of he investment project implementation, Huaxin Cement Co established a foreign subsidiary, H...

Uzbekistan blocks export of Kyrgyz cement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan blocks export of cement from Kyrgyzstan, MP Azamat Arapbaev said at the meeting of the Kyrgyz parliamentary committee of economic and fiscal policy, according to Central Asia News. Several Kyrgyz cement companies located in the south of the country export some of their output to Uzbekistan. “They can’t supply cement solely to our market, it is small, enterprises will stand idle then. We need to find out why such restrictions were imposed,” the lawmaker said. Talks were report...

China’s Gansu Hengya Cement Co to help build new Samarkand plant

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China-based Gansu Hengya Cement Co will participate in a new 1.2Mta cement plant in the Kattakurgan district of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, according to a report by Trend News Agency. The project, which will be implemented in 2019-21, represents a total investment of US$340m and will be carried out in two phases. The first 1.2Mta line will cost US$220m and is scheduled for launch in 2020. A second 1.2Mta line will be added at a cost of US$120m and is due for commissioning in 2021. The plant i...

Qarshi Conch Cement expected to begin plant operations in 2020

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Qarshi Conch Cement’s (Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd) new 1.2Mta cement plant in Karshi, Uzbekistan, is expected to become operational in December 2020, according to the country’s Cabinet of Ministers. The parent company attracted US$150.5m to finance the project, including the supply of materials, equipment and external infrastructure. Karshi was reportedly chosen as the location due to its abundance of limestone and loess rocks. Since the plant is scheduled to start production at the end ...

Uzbekistan proposes to cancel import benefits

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan has proposed to abolish cement import benefits, which were introduced in January 2018. The government suggested that the abolition of the benefits will lead to more efficient production of building materials, create a competitive market and increase domestic production, according to Esmerk CIS News. Uzbekistan’s leading supplier of imported cement is Kazakhstan, which in November supplied 1500t of cement. As of April 2019, ceme...