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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...

Cement price increases to HNL216 in Tegucigalpa

12 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The retail price of cement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has increased to HNL216/bag (US$9.21/42.5kg) in the last few weeks, reports El Heraldo. In other parts of the country cement is cheaper with prices ranging between HNL197-205/bag. Domestic cement production has risen in the last two years, according to a report by the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH). Output increased from 35.8m bags in 2014 to 40.2m bags in 2015 and continued this trend the following year when Honduras cement produce...

Polish cement demand to rise 2.5% in 2017

02 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Poland increased by two per cent in 2016, according to the Polish Association of Cement Producers. In 2017 cement demand is expected to grow by 2.5 per cent to 16.1Mt thanks to healthy housing and transport infrastructure construction markets, the association said. However, its future also depends on the EU’s CO2 emissions policies, the association added. With 14 plants, owned by the subsidiaries of eight international cement producers, Poland’s cement sector points ou...

Russia: driving development

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

In spite of significant headway already made in terms of modernising the Russian cement production base, plenty of room for development remains. The modernisation of the industry continues as the country’s cement association, Soyuzcement, outlines plans to accelerate best-practice in the sector and appeals to the government for increased use of cement in infrastructure programmes. By CMPro, Russia. The drive to develop and improve the industry’s sustainability record continues I...

Peru: cement demand and exports fall but output stable

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru saw a six per cent YoY fall but recorded a 1.4 per cent MoM rise, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Demand reached 0.747Mt, down from 0.795Mt in the third month of 2016. Domestic cement output remained stable, edging up 0.4 per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM, to 0.788Mt from 0.785Mt in March 2016. Following a 16 per cent YoY increase in February, Peru’s cement exports contracted by four per cent in March. When compared with March 2016, wh...