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Chinese cement production drops 12%

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

China’s cement production in the opening quarter of 2022 has fallen by 12.1 per cent YoY, according to Fitch Ratings. This is being attributed to ongoing lockdowns due to the pandemic, which is curbing production of basic materials including steel that has seen a 10.5 per cent drop in production over the same period. The country is also seeing subdued construction activity as the property sector remains weak and high input costs continue to inflate product prices, such as cement, steel an...

South Korean producers aim to boost cement production

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

South Korean cement companies have agreed to increased their production by 35 per cent for the next three months to ease concerns over a supply shortage amid the crisis surrounding Ukraine, the industry ministry said.   During a meeting with government officials, seven major cement companies agreed to produce a combined 3.77Mt of cement in the 2Q22 up 35.7 per cent from the January-March period, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.  The government also plans to provi...

Türkçimento starts to see impact of Russian-Ukrainian war following a challenging year

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Fatih Yücelik, chairman of the Board of Directors of Türkçimento , expressed that the Turkish cement sector has started to observe the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis very heavily and fast.     Mr Yücelik said, “The meeting we held with Mehmet Muş, Minister of Commerce, last week on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis took place in a very productive and constructive atmosphere. Even if this crisis keeps on in the forthcoming period, the solution-oriented approach of the Minister, the in...

Belarusian plant increases production by 10.5 per cent YoY

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The OAO Krichevcementnoshifer Cement plant in Kirchev, Mogilev Oblast, Belarus increased its cement production by 10.5 per cent YoY in 2021 to 2.001Mt, the company administration told PrimePress. Shipments of cement to domestic and foreign markets in January-December 2021 increased by 11.5 per cent to 2.029Mt. The plant has been operating since September 1996. In January 2012 it was reorganised into an open joint-stock company. The state's share in the company's authorised capital is...

Rudnik Uglja to switch to cement production

13 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Montenegro-based coal mining company Rudnik Uglja has said it will phase out its coal mining activities and switch to cement production. To achieve this change, which is in line with its plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company is looking into a strategic partnership.

Pakistan cement production rises 27% in 12MFY21

31 August 2021, Published under Cement News

The overall output of the Large-Scale Manufacturing Industries Index (LSMI) in Pakistan increased by 14.9 per cent for July 2020-June 2021 compared to July 2019-June 2020, including local cement production, FBS estimated. Industry attributes the increase in production on the back of a boost in local demand by housing schemes. During the last fiscal year of July 2020-June  2021, Pakistan's cement production increased by 27.3 per cent, YoY to 49.803Mt compared to 39.121Mt in the preceding ...

Iran cement production capacity tops 88Mta in FY20-21

17 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Iran’s nominal cement production capacity totalled 88Mta in FY20-21, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade (MIMT).  Meanwhile, total cement production over the last year was 69.3Mt, of which 15Mt was exported to Iraq, Afghanistan and some Southeast Asian countries and 64Mt was used locally, stated MIMT.  More than 70 cement factories were operational in Iran, which produced 27 types of cement, of which Type II and V are the most popular.

Pakistan records mixed export and production data

26 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-April 2021 (10 months) and July 2020-March 2021 (nine months) periods. It continues to post mixed trends in export and local production.   Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues remained thin in dollar terms, reflecting a weaker price market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased driven by high local demands and enabled by capacity e...

Nepal's production utilisation rate is running at half the installed capacity

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal is estimated to require 25.88Mta of cement by 2024-25 due to an investment push in mega infrastructure projects, according to a new report by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). However, the current situation is that Nepalese c ement companies output has failed to meet the installed net production capacity. There is a cement demand for 9.05Mt in the domestic market, but the country has imported 1.56Mt to meet cement demand. There are a total of 55 cement industries in the country, which ha...

Canacem pronounces 2020 the best year for Mexican cement in the last 5 years

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Yanina Navarro, director of Mexico's Cement Association (CanaCem), has said that overall 2020 has been the best cement production year for the Mexican cement industry in the last five years.  Navarro told bnAmericas that in January the industry reported a production volume of 4.2Mt, which is 533,000t and 669,000t more than the same month of 2020 and 2019, respectively, according to data from statistics institute Inegi.  However, the total production volume and value for last year ...