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Russian cement consumption rises by 3.5% in January

16 March 2018, Published under Cement News

In January 2018 the volume of cement consumption in Russia amounted to 2.2Mt, up 3.5 per cent on January 2017, reported the Cement Producers’ Union (CPU). Domestic cement production increased in January 2018 by 7.9 per cent to 2.1Mt when compared with the same period in 2017. The CPU added that the Russian market was on course for three per cent growth in cement demand in 2018, with February's demand expected to also see a three per cent rise, supported by the building renovations in Mosc...

North Africa: mixed fortunes

26 February 2018, Published under Cement News

ICR takes a look at the current economic and political challenges facing cement producers in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, and how they are responding to this rapidly-changing landscape. As Algeria’s cement production touches 30Mt and the domestic market is expected to require 28Mt, the country is envisaged to commence regular exports. Meanwhile, production capacity is growing with Lafarge-Souakri Group joint venture, Cilas commissioning its 2.7Mta Biskra plant in...

Vietnam produces 7.2Mt of cement in January

31 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is likely to have produced 7.2Mt of cement in January, which fell 5.8 per cent from December 2017 but rose 29.7 per cent from a year earlier, according to latest data from the government-run General Statistics Office. In 2017, Vietnam made 85.4Mt of cement, including 7.6Mt in December, according to the revised figure. The country now has 82 cement production lines with a combined capacity of 97.64Mta.The Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) has warned that Vietnam will face a glu...

Colombia cement dispatches stable in November

02 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia edged up 0.3 per cent YoY to 1.021Mt in November 2017, according to the national statistics office, DANE. The rise in dispatches is attributed mainly to the robust performance in the prefabricated and concrete producer segments. A total of 69.1 per cent of dispatches was carried out as bagged cement, witch the retail segment accounting for 76.6 per cent of bagged dispatches. Bulk cement was delivered mainly to concrete producers, which accounted for 68.9 per ...

Cement output in Azerbaijan up 25% in 11M17

19 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Production of cement in Azerbaijan increased by 24.8 per cent to 2.66Mt in the first 11 months of 2017, according to Trend News Agency. In addition, ready-mix concrete production increased by 75.4 per cent to 678,300t while production of prefabricated concrete structures saw a 1.7 times hike to 141,200m 3 .

Petcoke ban lifted for the cement industry

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Court of India has relaxed its ban on the use of petcoke and allowed it to be used in the cement and limestone industries. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) both agreed that the use of petcoke in cement is not harmful due to the absorption of sulphur in the cement production process, according to the Financial Express. This decision has arrived after MoEF submitted that petcoke is mainly used as a feedstoc...

C2S solid solution reactivity in high-belite cement

28 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The key cause of the high energy intensity in the cement production process is the high heat required to form alite, the main constituent of Portland cement. One option is to lower the alite content, which leads to a higher share of belite. However, such high-belite cement often has a lower early strength, impacting on the quality of the final product. To address this issue, achieving a suitable control of belite reactivity is essential. By Dr Eng Daisuke Kurokawa and Shun Niijima, Taiheiyo...

Kazakhstan cement price rises 6%

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

In October Kazakhstan the average price of a 50kg bag of M400 cement reached KZT1252 (US$3.79), a 0.3 per cent MoM rise and an increase of 5.7 per cent when compared with the year-ago period. By comparison, the annual inflation rate in the country was 7.7 per cent. The highest prices for cement in Kazakh key cities were reported in Uralsk (KZT1609/bag, +12.5 per cent YoY) and Atyrau (KZT1525/bag, +14.2 per cent YoY), while the lowest cement prices were paid in Almaty (KZT1020/bag, -13% per...

Dominican Republic cement production tops 2.6Mt in 1H17

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2017 cement production in the Dominican Republic reached 2,612,099t, according to data released by the Dominican Central Bank. From January to June of this year, domestic sales volumes increased by 5.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 while cement exports accounted for nearly 18 per cent of production, exceeding US$654.8m, more than US$58.6m, in the 1H16. Sales of cement exported to Haiti amounted to US$543,108m from January to July 2017. In 2015 th...

Kenyan cement factories cut production back to 4.2Mt

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Kenya have reduced production by seven per cent to 4.2Mt in the year to August, down from 4.5Mt. The cutbacks came amid decreases in cement consumption, data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows. The deepest cut was experienced in August when Kenya held its general election, underlining the effects of election fever on the economy. The reduction came in response to a cooling demand after consumption dropped 6.4 per cent to 2.9Mt in the first half of...