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Uzbekistan increases cement imports six-fold in 1H18

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan imported cement amounting to a value of US$79.8m in the 1H18, according to the State Statistics Committee, which is six times higher than last year. In 1H18 Uzbekistan's own production of cement decreased by 6.2 per cent to 3.954Mt. For the same period in 2017, Portland cement production in the country amounted to 4.199Mt. Analysts report a significant increase in energy prices in 2018 for natural gas and electricity, which has affected cement production. For construction indust...

Uzbekistan prices rise above UZS700,000/t

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uzbekistan exceeded UZS700,000/t (US$89.96/t) in July, according to Uzbekistan Newsline. The highest prices for the material were recorded in Karakalpakstan (UZS764,000), Khorezm (UZS757,000), Syrdarya regions (UZS745,000) and Tashkent (UZS743,000). Both Kizilkumcement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC had previously set a price of between UZS430,000-490,000/t, depending on the place of sale. However, from 1 January, cement went into free exchange trading and some companies are no...

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.