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New plants to be constructed in Uzbekistan

06 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A Tajikistan-based cement producer has announced plans to construct a facility in Surxondaryo, Uzbekistan, in the near future, according to Kazakhstan Newsline. "The plant will be built at the expense of a private company that produces cement in Tajikistan. We welcome and support the intention of the Tajik private business to invest in the economy of the neighboring state," said Nematullo Hikmatullozoda, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan. Mr Hikmatull...

Uzbekistan plant to be commissioned in August

30 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine is expected to commission its facility in Sherabad, Surkhandarya, in late-August. The plant aims to produce 1.5Mta once it reaches full capacity, and represents an investment of US$212.8m. The project was financed through a US$24.4m investment by the company, alongside a US$90m loan from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan and a further US$110.6m of loans from commercial banks, according to Business World. The pl...

Uzbekistan records 6% fall in production in 1H18

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan has recorded a 5.8 per cent YoY fall in cement production in the first half of 2018, decreasing to 3.95Mt from 4.20Mt in the year-ago period. Depending on the region of sale, both Kizilkumcement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC have set cement prices in the region of UZS430,000-490,000/t (US$55-62/t). Furthermore, the head of state has established a cement price threshold for a number of contractors, according to Trend News. Producers will sell 2Mt of cement at UZS367,000/t to the cont...

Akhangarancement records production increase in May

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan-based Akhangarancement has announced an increase in cement production for May 2018. The producer recorded a 2.7 per cent YoY increase to 175,024t in May, according to Uzbekistan Daily. The volume of clinker production also increased by 838t to 130,060t for the period. Plant maintenance which began in November 2017 was also successfully completed in May, including repairs to the rotary kilns and cement and raw mills by company personnel.

Uzbekistan announces measures to stabilise cement prices

10 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a resolution "On Additional Measures for Stable Provision of the Internal Market with Cement," designed to give stability to Uzbekistan's cement market. The document emphasises that the volume of cement production in Uzbekistan and the pricing mechanisms for the product have a negative impact on ensuring the quality and timely completion of the construction of facilities. In accordance with the document, monopoly enterprises will sell 2Mt ...

Tajikistan increases cement exports to Uzbekistan

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan increased by 162,000t in the last year, Exports to Kyrgyzstan were up by 16,800t, but exports to Afghanistan fell by 10,600t (8.8 per cent) in 2017. The main producers of cement in the first quarter of 2018 were the Tajik-Chinese Chung Tsai Mohir Cement and Huaxin Guyar cement companies in Khatlon region. The cement plants of Tajikistan over the first three months (January-March 2018) produced 774,000t of cement, the Ministry of Industry and ...

Uzbekistan cement manufacturers to sell at fixed prices

29 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s cement manufacturers plan to open points of sale at fixed prices to customers, in the hope that this will prevent speculation in the market. Qizilqumsement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC have already begun this initiative, according to Trend News. The points of sale are expected to open in all major cities and districts of the country. The cost of cement in the country varies between UZS430,000-490,000/t (US$52-60/t), depending on region. Uzbekistan has a total capacity of 8.5Mta ...

Uzbekistan: Sherabad works holds foundation ceremony

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The foundation ceremony for Popcement, an Uzbek-Chinese-Arab joint venture was held in Sherabad, Namangan region, Uzbekistan. The project represents an investment of US$50m. The initial production capacity of the new Sherabad plant is expected to be 0.5Mta, but it is expected to increase to 1.5Mta of Portland cement from 2019.

Aumund Group to deliver 250t of conveyor equipment to Sherabad plant

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Aumund Fördertechnik is in the process of delivering a drag chain package order for Almalyk Mining and Processing (AGMK) for the greenfield Sherabad cement plant in Uzbekistan. Included in the first order, placed last May, are three drag chain conveyors with capacities from 7.5tph to 200tph for discharging limestone, gypsum and pozzolan. This was followed up by a second order in October 2017 for a Louise type Aumund drag chain conveyor for discharging clinker dust. Aumund Fördertechnik wil...

Uzbekistan plans to produce 9.2Mt in 2018

19 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The government of Uzbekistan has approved a balance of production and consumption of cement for 2018. The country plans to produce 9.198Mt of cement in 2018, with Uzstroymateriali to produce 7.775Mt. Almalyk Mining and Metallurgy Combine’s output is expected to reach 998,000t and other companies some 425,000t. The forecast domestic consumption will surpass 9.534Mt, which will include 370,000t of imports, according to the government resolution “On production and consumption of cement i...