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Paraguay: INC expects price fall in 1Q17

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) forecasts a fall in cement prices at the start of 2017 as the cement producer brings online its new cement mill and the fuel conversion of the kiln is completed. An improved quality, quantity and lower production cost will be the benefits of the recent upgrade of the company’s cement works, says Jorge Méndez Cuevas, CEO of INC. The completion of the project will also enable the company to raise output to 80,000 bags per day, he added. The c...

Tunisia: petcoke shortage risks near-doubling cement price

13 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Industry Ministry is looking into to alternatives to alleviate the petcoke shortage in the country. Importing petcoke is proving to be difficult as El Fouledh port, temporarily tasked with importing the fuel, is not able to receive the ships and volumes required for the cement industry. At present, works at the port of Ciment de Bizerte prevent petcoke imports at that location. The petcoke shortage risks the closure of several cement plants in Tunisia unless they can successfully...

Can China bounce back?

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Ahead of the 17th China International Cement Industry Exhibition, which is due to take place in Nanjing, China, on 12-14 May 2016, this article presents an update on important recent developments in terms of domestic cement consumption trends and the pricing environment. Efforts to cut excessive capacity and promote industry consolidation also remain central themes. By Addison Dai, DBS Vickers, Hong Kong. Nanjing will be the setting for the 17th China International Cement Industry Ex...

Honduras: 5.2% YoY rise in cement price in December 2015

07 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The price of a 42.5kg bag of cement increased to HNL183 (US$8.09) in December 2015, up 5.2 per cent from HNL174 in December 2014, according to the Honduran Chamber of Construction (Chico). However, the price varies between HNL186-188 in the hardware stores of the capital and over HNL190 in other cities, mainly due to differences in transport costs. The latest rise is part of a longer-term trend is advancing cement prices in the country. In December 2011 the price of a 42.5kg bag stood at...

Dem Rep Congo: cement price falls 15% in Kinshasa

02 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of grey cement in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, has fallen from CDF12,500 (US$13.54) at the start of the year to CDF10,500 at the end of February, representing a fall of 15 per cent. The decrease in price has been attributed to the supply of Chinese cement imports.

Paraguay Minister of Industry: INC needs to import cement urgently

14 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Gustavo Leite, Paraguay’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, said yesterday that there exists an alternative scenario that would see the country’s main cement producer, Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) “urgently” become a cement importer. While the cement maker is planning to expand its production to meet national demand, Mr Leite said it will take around 3-4 years to build a new cement plant and that therefore, imports are crucial. Due to speculation and the supply shortage, a bag of c...

Bolivia: Soboce raises bagged cement price

08 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of cement produced by Bolivia’s Soboce increased 4.5 per cent or BOB2.50 to BOB58.50 in La Paz and by BOB3 to BOB58 in Oruro. Soboce has said the rise would bring the price in line with other parts of Bolivia. However, building companies attribute the advance to an increase in salaries at the cement producer this year.

Côte d’Ivoire: retail price takes 20% hike

31 March 2015, Published under Cement News

The dealer price for cement has significantly increased from XOF95,000 (US$156) to XOF110,000/t in Côte d’Ivoire. In terms of the price of 50kg bag, this means a 20 per cent price rise to XOF6000. The price rise is attributed to the current shortage of cement on the market, but wholesale prices have remained stable.

Honduras: Chico calls for lower cement prices

14 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Honduran Chamber of the Construction Industry (Chico) has requested cement producers to revise the price of bagged grey cement. Cement companies have maintained the price of HNL168.50 (US$8.02) per 42.5kg in Tegucigalpa with variations from one location to another on the back of transport costs. The monthly economic activity index (IMAE) released by the Central Bank of Honduras reports that construction shrank by eight per cent in October 2014 when compared with a contraction of 4.8 p...

India Cements: INR370kg/bag isn't viable

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Producing cement in southern India at the current price of around INR370 (US$5.83)/50kg is not viable, according to N Srinivasan, India Cements' vice-chairman and MD. Against a background of falling demand, interest, freight and other manufacturing costs were steadily increasing, pushing cement producers into losses. “Cement is treated as a commodity, but it is actually a manufactured product but doesn’t get the benefits of a manufactured product,” he said. “Over the last eight years, ...