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Ube Industries prepares for further growth in domestic demand, Japan

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement producer Ube Industries is to develop a limestone mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture to prepare for further expected increases in cement demand. This will be the company’s first mine development in 35 years and production is expected to start in 2017, according to a Nikkei Report. The mine has estimated reserves of some 300Mt and Ube Industries plans to operate the mine for about 40 years. Ube Industries operates three plants with a combined clinker capacity of 7Mt and in FY1...

Al Abbas Cement announces name change, Pakistan

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based producer Al Abbas Cement has officially changed its name to Power Cement, the company informed the Karachi Stock Exchange yesterday. The company operates a cement plant in Nooriabad, Dadu, with a clinker and cement capacity of 0.9Mta and 0.95Mta, respectively. According to its half-yearly report (July-December 2012) it has reduced accumulated losses from PKR2.184m as at the end of December 2011 to PKR1.412m at the end of 2012. Gross profit increased by PKR144.549m compar...

UltraTech Cement production at 4Mt in March

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement said that the company’s total production for March 2013 was 4Mt. Dispatches were 4.01Mt, the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. India’s largest cement company recently announced that it had commissioned two new cement facilities as part of its ongoing expansion drive to raise cement capacity by 9.2Mta to 62Mta. The recently-commissioned plants are a 3.3Mta brownfield clinker works at Rawan, Raipur, Chhattisgarh state and a 1.6Mta grinding unit in Hotgi...

Vietnam first-quarter cement sales rise 15% YoY

03 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement producers have reported a 15 per cent YoY rise in sales in the first quarter of 2013 to 7.55Mt, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) has reported. The double-digit quarter rise comes despite a 30 per cent drop in March sales to 2Mt. Thanks to the increase in cement sales between January and March, the country’s cement inventory dropped by 45 per cent YoY to 40,000t, according ot the MoC. The MoC forecasts that the country’s cement sales will rise between 5-8 per cent in 2013...

Colombia’s cement demand down 2.7% in February

02 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Colombia slipped 2.7 per cent YoY to 823,700t in February, according to Dane, the country’s national statistics bureau. Retail dispatches fell 5.7 per cent and were the key factor in the falling demand. Construction companies and contractors, on the other hand, increased their use by three per cent. Cement production fell 4.8 per cent YoY to 823,700t in February. In the past 12 months, consumption decreased by 3.2 per cent to 1.617Mt when compared with the yea...

Vietnam first-quarter production rises 2.1%

01 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 12.4Mt in the first quarter of 2013, representing a rise of 2.1 per cent YoY, the latest data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) shows. The government-run office has revised down its figures for January and February 2013 from an earlier estimate of 8.3Mt to 7.4Mt. During March alone, the country's output is likely to have fallen by two per cent YoY to 5Mt, the monthly GSO figures show.  For this year, domestic sales are expected to rise by 5-...

Zambia cement demand set for strong growth

28 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Zambian cement demand is forecast to double over the next 10 years, according to the country’s largest cement producer Lafarge Zambia Cement. Domestic consumption in 2012 is expected to have reached 12Mt, having increased 11 per cent YoY. The average pace of growth will be 10 per cent a year until 2018, according to a report by Bloomberg citing Lafarge Zambia’s Cement’s acting CEO Chrissie Moloseni. Zambia is presently readying itself to co-host the United Nations World Tourism Organis...

China output climbs 10.8 per cent YoY

28 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in China reached 237.29Mt in the first two months of 2013, an increase by 10.8 per cent from the same period of last year, according to latest data from the National Development and Reform Commission. The rate of growth over the Jan-Feb 2013 period has accelerated from the 4.8 per cent growth seen during the same period of 2012. However, cement prices have continued to fal with the average ex-factory price from major companies declining by CNY7/t from December and CN...

Ecuador February cement sales rise 13.4%

26 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Ecuador in February 2012 increased 13.4 per cent YoY to 447,928t compared to 395,047t in the same month of last year, data from the Ecuadorian Institute of Cement and Concrete (Inecyc) showed. Accumulated sales for the first two months of 2013 reached 985,320t compared to 847,694t in the Jan-Feb period of last year, representing a rise of 16.2 per cent YoY. Last year, the South American reported its second consecutive rise in annual sales which reached a record 6Mt in 2...

Indonesia cement sales rise 8.2 per cent in February

22 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement sales rose 8.2 per cent to 4.39Mt in February 2013, according to the country’s largest cement producer Semen Indonesia citing data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI).  While growth has continued, February’s figure was the slowest pace of growth for six months. In the first two months of the year sales rose by 11 per cent to 9Mt. David Sumual, an economist at Bank Central Asia told the Jakarta Post that a slowdown in investment, particularly in government inf...