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Holcim Philippines forecasts 8-10% volume growth

14 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The head of Holcim Philippines CEO, Eduardo A Sahagun expects the local cement industry to sustain its bullish run this year with sales volume seen growing by as much as 8-10 per cent. This was on the back of increased infrastructure spending by the government and the continuing construction activities of the private sector, said Mr Sahagun.   The growth was attributed to higher public spending and the continued confidence of the private sector in the economy. In an interview with the In...

Vietnam production increases by nearly 11 per cent in 2015

29 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 67.9Mt of cement in 2015, up 10.7 per cent from a year ago, including 6.6Mt in December, up 11.9 per cent, the government-run General Statistics Office said. In the first 11 months, the country’s cement production hit 61.3Mt, according to the revised figure. The country now has 76 cement production lines with a combined annual output of 81.56Mt. The Ministry of Construction forecasts that Vietnam's annual sales of cement and clinker will rise between f...

Vietnam: double-digit uptake in domestic sales

25 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam producers sold 4.42Mt of cement to the domestic market in July, up 12 per cent from the previous month and 14 per cent from the same period a year ago, the Vietnam Cement Association said. Exports totalled 1.15Mt, comprising 363,603t of cement and 754,962t of clinker – up 31 and nine per cent MoM, respectively. By the end of July, Vietnam reported 560,000t of cement and 1.87Mt of clinker inventories. The association anticipates that the country's cement sales will dip this mont...

Iran produces 18.23Mt of cement in 1Q14

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 18.23Mt of cement and 19.35Mt of clinker in spring 2014, which corresponds to the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (21 March – 20 June).   Meanwhile, Iran exported around 18Mt of cement in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on 20 March 2014. The country’s cement output is currently about 80Mta, of which 50Mta is used by domestic industries.

Tajikistan to double production in 2014

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first six months of the year, Tajikistan produced 496,600t of cement according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, and is on course to double annual production in 2014. The Yovon cement plant (Huaxin Gayur Cement Co Ltd), which was introduced into operation in late September last year, has reportedly produced 362,800t of cement in January-June, which was more than 70 per cent of the overall volume of cement produced in Tajikistan over the report period. Yovon cement is...

Buzzi Unicem 1Q14 cement sales rise by 15%

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced that in the first quarter 2014, cement and ready-mix concrete demand increased in all geographical areas of group operations compared to the same period a year earlier. Domestic deliveries in Italy were still difficult, but some progress was made in sales of clinker. Cement sales by the group at 4.8Mt in 1Q14 were up 15.2 per cent from 1Q13. Volumes showed robust growth especially in Central Europe. Ready-mix concrete volumes had an even more marked progress and...

Polish cement production grows 40.3% YoY in April

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Polish cement production jumped by 40.3 per cent YoY to 1.45Mt in April, while sales increased 23.5 per cent YoY for the month of April to 1.46Mt, said Poland's Cement Producer Association in a statement. Year-to-date production increased 48.4 per cent YoY to 3.98Mta, while sales from January to April rose by 46.9 per cent YoY to 4.14Mta.

US cement shipments rise in February

07 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2014 were 4.7Mt, up slightly from the level in February 2013 reports the US Geological Survey. Shipments for the year through February rose to 9.6Mt. The leading Portland cement-producing states in February were: Texas, California, Florida, Missouri, and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states received about 52 per cent of the February total shipments and included: Texas, Calif...

Indian cement recovery under pressure in 2014

31 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Indian cement sales in 2014 are expected to remain under pressure on the back of slower government spending as fiscal deficit concerns mount, and a slow recovery in the capital expenditure cycle by private firms, according to a report by Mint (India). At the same time, higher costs may continue to weigh on the profitability of cement makers in the coming year. Analysts expect cement sales growth to improve only marginally to 6.5% next year compared to 4-5% in the current fiscal year, the re...

Sharp slowdown in Saudi demand

30 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Saudi Arabia has considerably slowed through 2013, effectively boosting clinker stocks to a record high level. After recording a high growth rate of some 10 per cent in 2012, expansion of Saudi’s cement market decelerated to around three per cent in 2013, according to Zamil Al Mugren, chairman of Saudi committee for national cement companies, quoted in the daily Aleqtisadiah.  He said sales by the country’s 15 cement companies were cut by almost 30 per cent after the gove...