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Zimbabwe's construction contracts in 4Q18

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe's construction industry contracted by 6.3 percentage points last year. A Treasury report cited cement shortages and high prices of construction materials for the slowdown. The construction sector registered 7.7 per cent growth in 4Q18 having been revised down from a Treasury forecast of 14 per cent growth. "The construction industry boom that was being experienced in the economy during the1H18 suffered a huge setback following acute cement shortages and unsustainable prices of c...

Philippine cement shortage expected to delay construction

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The current shortage of cement in the Philippines is likely to delay construction projects, according to Pronove Tai International Consultants. The property consultants estimated that the lack of cement could be expected to result in a 30 per cent delay in building completions in Metro Manila. "Our thinking is that the cement shortage will cause impact for the entire year unless government does something about it. That is why we are already ringing the bell," said Monique Pronove, Pronov...

Cement shortage impacts infrastructure projects

17 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The cement supply shortage in Pangasinan, Philippines, has begun to cause delays in the completion of several infrastructure projects, according to the Manila Bulletin. Gerardo de Guzman, district engineer (Pangasinan 3) at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) noted his concern regarding that only 80 per cent of the road and school building projects were completed by the end of 2018. Northern Cement, the region’s cement manufacturer, produces 200,000 bags per day, which is no...

Paraguay's MIC committed to ensuring cement supply

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Paraguay's Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) held a press conference with representatives of the cement sector to address the reported scarcity of cement on the market. Vice President of Commerce, Pedro Mancuello, noted that action will be taken to ensure that there is an adequate amount of cement on the market at a suitable price for the consumer. "We are making an alliance with the National Cement Industry (INC) with the Secretary of Defense of the Consumer (SEDECO) and the Sub-...

PPC

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe has contacted its customers and stakeholders to confirm that the current cement shortage being faced by the country is temporary. “The cement industry in the country has the capacity to produce over 2Mta, adequate to satisfy the current market demand estimated at 1.3Mta,” said PPC in a statement. PPC Zimbabwe is reportedly operating at peak capacity utilisation following the planned annual kiln maintenance undertaken in July at its Colleen Bawn factory. Kelibone Masiyane, managi...

Zimbabwe's cement demand outpaces supply

07 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe is facing a cement shortage due to demand temporarily outpacing supply. The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has demanded answers from the country's cement producers regarding the shortages. "We met the cement producers yesterday and they all said they are operating at full throttle. Sales are going on. Usual informal traders were taking advantage of the situation and hoarding cement for speculative purposes," said Sifelani Jabangwe, president of the CZI. As a result...

Zimbabwe reportedly faces cement shortage

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe has been hit by a cement shortage with PPC and Lafarge out of stock in most retail outlets and warehouses across the country, according to a report by The Herald. As a result, prices have been noted to increase. However, Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Co has stated that its products are on the market and readily available. "I am not aware that there is shortage of cement in the country," sales and marketing manager, Ibiam Sengwe. "As a company, our distributors are well stocked. If there ...

Dangote doubles output at its Tanzanian factory

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has doubled its cement production in Dar es Salaam in response to Tanzania's cement shortage, which has resulted in higher cement prices. Routine maintenance at some factories has meant lower production and retail cement prices have risen from TZS12,000 (US$5.25) per 50kg bag to TZS22,000 (US$9.63) in recent weeks, reports The Citizen. Dangote Cement's Country Manager, Mr Jagat Rathee said the company has increased its output from 2500tpd to 5000tpd of cement. "We were s...

Tanzania government meets with stakeholders over cement prices

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tanzanian government called an emergency meeting with stakeholders in Dar es Salaam to discuss the rising cement prices and the lack of product availability in the country’s market, according to a report in The Citizen. The closed-door meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister for Industries, Trade and Investment, Stella Manyanya, who wanted producers to explain why there was scarcity of cement in the market. "We conducted a quick survey in the market and established that cement i...

Uganda cement prices rise due to cement shortage

06 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uganda have increased by UGX5000-11,000 (US$1.35-2.98) within a month, sparking a country-wide crisis in the building sector, according to the Daily Monitor. Pader District, some 411km from the capital Kampala, reported the highest price at UGX50,000 for a 50kg bag of cement. The country’s two largest cement producers, Tororo Cement and Hima Cement, which supply 80 per cent of the domestic market, said the fall in output was attributable to a reduced power supply. ...