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Russia sees 9% fall in 3Q cement demand and output

22 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement consumption and output noted a nine per cent fall in the third quarter of 2016 when compared with the same period a year ago. Volumes decreased to 18.39Mt and 18.35Mt, respectively, according to Construction.ru. The market contraction has been attributed to a four per cent decrease in construction work volume. The country’s cement plants saw an average capacity utilisation of 70.4 per cent in 3Q16, down 7.3 percentage points when compared with 3Q15. Tulacement came at the t...

North Korea: cement production rises in response to flooding

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

North Korean state media have reported that workers at the Sangwon cement plant have increased production by 50 per cent as part of efforts to send aid to the flood-stricken north of the country. The plant has sent over 70,000 tonnes of cement to North Hamgyong Province to help it recover from the floods. The increased output has enabled Sangwon to supply several thousand tonnes of cement a day.

Saudi Arabia cement companies see sales and production fall 10%

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Sales of cement by Saudi Arabian companies declined by 9.93 per cent YoY in August, while production dropped by 10.4 per cent, Mubasher reports. Output for August was 4.3Mt, while deliveries were 4.4Mt. The fall in sales was unevenly distributed, with some companies – notably Riyadh Cement and City Cement – seeing double-digit increases. Of the bigger players, Saudi Cement escaped the worst, with its sales falling by 1.5 per cent, while Yanbu fared particularly poorly, with sales dropping...

Northern India prices rebound as demand strengthens

30 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in northern India have risen by around 25 per cent YoY in the period April-July 2016, driven by rising demand, according to the Economic Times. This performance stands in contrast to other regions, where prices have either remained stable or fallen slightly. In the north, prices stood at INR305-345/bag (US$4.55-5.14), up on the same period last year and also higher than the INR225-240 seen in January 2016. Sabyasachi Majumdar, senior vice president, ICRA Ratings, said, “W...

Malaysia: cement production down 4.2% in six months to June

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Malaysia looks set to grow but slowly in 2016 as production numbers for the first half of the year indicate. According to reports in the Edge Financial Daily, cement production fell by 4.2 per cent in 1H2016, with demand forecast to grow by just three per cent under the most optimistic projections. In an interview with Edge, Thierry Legrand, CEO of Lafarge Malaysia, said: “[Demand] is likely lower than last year, as whether the expected infrastructure projects can ...

Oman Cement output rises by 20% in year to June

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Having already announced a 25 per cent rise in profits in its six-month results to the end of June 2016, Oman Cement has now released details of increased production and sales, Muscat Daily reports. During 1H2016, cement output at the firm rose by 19.86 per cent to 1.21Mt, including 89,851t from its new mill at Ghala-Rusayl in northeastern Oman, which came online at the end of May. A statement release by Oman Cement read: “The company has continued its efforts to overcome the adverse...

Uzbekistan: Akhangarancement output up 5.3% in 1H2016

21 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Akhangarancement has announced that its cement output rose by 5.3 per cent YoY to 918,800t in the first half of 2016, according to reports from the Trend news agency. Sales also rose by a similar amount, reaching 920,825t in 1H2016 – an increase of 5.1 per cent – while clinker output grew more quickly, rising by 11.7 per cent to 662,295t. In addition to producing for the domestic market, Akhangarancement exports to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

Peru cement market contracts 3.5% YoY in June

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

In June, Peruvian cement demand fell by 3.5 per cent YoY to 0.756Mt from 0.781Mt, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. Domestic sales were supplemented with 23,000t of export sales, which slipped from 24,000t in June 2015. However, the country also imported 28,000t of clinker and 44,000t of cement. Cement output from Peru’s cement plants decreased three per cent in June when compared with the previous month and 0.5 per cent YoY. For the rolling year, between July 2...

Panama cement production falls 6.1% 12M ending May 2016

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Panama fell 6.1 per cent in the last 12 months ending May 2016, when the country’s cement plants produced 812,616t, according to the General Controller of the Republic of Panama. In the corresponding period ending May 2015, output reached 864,570t. The decline has been attributed to the malaise in the country’s construction sector.

Vietnam: cement and clinker sales reach 38.7Mt in 1H16

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Building Material Department, under the Ministry of Construction, reports that cement producers in the country sold 38.7Mt of cement and clinker in the first half of this year, rising 12.4 per cent from a year earlier. Therefore, the industry has met 51.01 per cent of its whole-year target. The Ministry of Construction forecasts that Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker will rise 4-7 per cent YoY to 75-77Mt in 2016. A total of 29.92Mt of cement and clinker were sold domestic...