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Carib Cement implements temporary measures to address Jamaica cement shortage

11 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Carib Cement, Jamaica’s sole cement producer, has said it is implementing a number of measures to overcome a domestic cement shortage after mechanical problems in the packaging area caused operations to be disrupted. The cement producer has confirmed reports that had reached The Sunday Gleaner (Jamaica) of a shortage of cement on the Caribbean island. The daily newspaper had been informed by local hardware merchants and dealers that they have been unable to meet demand because of a lack of...

Philippines: consumers complain over quality and prices

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The National Consumer Affairs Council (NCAC) has called on the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) to take action on complaints about substandard cement entering the market, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. Chair of the NCAC, Jose Pepito, said: “This complaint has been there for a long time, so I’m wondering why nothing has been done about it,” he said in an interview with the Inquirer. “Many consumers may not be aware of the problem because they are not technically knowledgeabl...

India: Delhi real estate developers to boycott Shree Cement

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India’s (CREDAI’s) regional representatives in Delhi have announced that they will boycott Shree Cement, according to reports in the Times of India. CREDAI accuses the cement producer of pushing up prices and creating artificial scarcity. It intends to file a complaint with the Competition Commission of India (CCI). A CREDAI spokesperson said: "Shree Cement is arbitrarily increasing prices and stopping supply in between, dema...

Côte d’Ivoire to import 90,000t of cement

15 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire will import 90,000t of cement as the country tackles its cement shortage, according to the country’s government. The shipment is the first of a total import operation that will see 300,000t enter the west African nation. The increase in real estate construction projects has led to a surge in cement demand, putting upward pressure on prices.