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Pakistan cement production falls in 7MFY19

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The overall output of Pakstan's Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI) decreased by 2.3 per cent for July 2018-January 2019, compared to July 2017-January 2018, says data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The LSMI output decreased by 4.6 per cent for January 2019 compared to January 2018 and increased by 20.8 per cent, if compared to December 2018.   The production in July 2018-January 2019 as compared to July 2017-January 2018 has significantly decreased in food, be...

Kenya's cement consumption drops to 5.49Mt in 2018

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya's cement consumption dropped for the second year in a row to 5.49Mt n 2018, according to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The decline in cement consumption comes despite ongoing public infrastructure projects such as roads and phase two of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) as well as continued development of buildings in the country. Last year's reduced consumption forced cement producers to cut production by 8.6 per cent to 5.63Mt from a high of 6.7Mt in 2016. "The firs...

Iran produces 41Mt of cement in last 9M of 2018

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 41Mt of cement during the nine months to 21 December 2018, of which 4.8Mt were exported, reports the Iran Cement Association. According to Iran Cement Association Secretary, Abdolreza Sheikhan, domestically-produced cement is currently priced at US$25-30/t in export markets, which indicates that export earnings amounted to US$120-144m for the reported period. "Cement production during the nine months saw no significant change compared with the similar period of last year whi...

Nepal to be self-sufficient in cement production in 2019

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal claims that, while the import of clinker has increased due to high production demands, it expects the country to be self-reliant on clinker production from next year. According to Dhurba Thapa, president of Cement Manufacturers' Association Nepal, cement factories in Nepal are now producing 8.5Mta of cement. Currently, there are 53 cement factories operating in the country that annually produce 160m sacks of cement. Mr Thapa also said the two n...

Iran’s cement exports up 32%

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement exports expanded by 32 per cent during the first four months of the current fiscal year (20 March-22 July 2018), according to the country’s Customs Administration. The country exported cement to the value of US$107m, representing a 32 per cent YoY rise, and a volume of 2.7Mt, up 24 per cent YoY. In addition, 2.2Mt of clinker was exported with a value of US$60m.  Destinations included Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Cement and clinker exports to Oman and Kuwait saw...

Puerto Rican cement sales up 23% in August

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico increased 23 per cent YoY to 1.26m bags of 42.5kg (approx 53.55t) in August 2018. It is the eight-consecutive month of growth in cement sales after five years of decreasing sales in the country. In 2017 sales fell 11.2 per cent YoY. Output advanced 10.6 per cent to 1.09m in August. In the year prior, cement production fell by 14.2 per cent YoY.

Pakistan's cement dispatches fall in August

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement's industry saw a fall in total dispatches in August 2018, dropping 8.3 per cent YoY to 3.452Mt from 3.76Mt in August 2017. This runs counter to the strong month of July when a growth of 5.1 per cent was recorded. The breakdown of data, as provided by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), indicates that domestic cement dispatches in Pakistan reached 2.895Mt in August, including 2.326Mt  delivered by mills located in the northern part of the country ...

Uzbekistan eagerly awaits new cement capacity

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the inauguration of JSC Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine's new 1.5Mta plant at Sherabad, Uzbekistan. The project was orchestrated by Dal Teknik Makina of Turkey and is one of a number of new capacity projects that have been attracted to the high cement demand forecasts in this former Soviet Union country. The Sherabad factory is JSC Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine's largest plant in Uzbekistan and joins the facility that the group operates i...

Ukrainian cement output up 13% in May

26 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s cement producers increased their production by 12.9 per cent YoY in May, reports the Ukrainian News Agency. Output reached 1,024,000t and when compared to April, this represents a rise of 42.2 per cent. In April cement production reached 720,000t, a decrease of 12.5 per cent YoY. However, in the first five months of 2018, cement production fell 6.2 per cent YoY to 2.985Mt. In 2017 cement production edged up by 2.3 per cent YoY to 9.307Mt.

Indian cement sector receives new investment

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement sector is receiving fresh investment as capacity utilisation rates increase, with at least six companies at various stages of announcing or implementing expansion plans, according to the Business Standard. Dalmia Bharat has recently announced plans for 8Mta of new capacity in Odisha, eastern India, at an investment cost of INR37.2bn (US$554.7m). "Looking at the demand for our premium products, we decided to add capacity and strengthen our leadership in east India. For...