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Iran's annual cement consumption falls by 5.4 per cent in FY2021

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Annual cement consumption in Iran reached 59.87Mt in FY2021, reflecting a YoY contraction of 5.4 per cent, according to the Iran Cement Association.   Consumption in December 2021 was reported at 5.03Mt, marginally ahead on a YoY basis by 0.6 per cent.   Domestic clinker and cement production volumes reached 5.67Mt and 5.38Mt in December, respectively. Meanwhile, the country's clinker and cement export volumes were recorded at 0.99Mt and 0.415Mt, respectively.  

COCMAG calls on Ghana's government to cancel imported clinker Fumigation Levy

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers, Ghana (COCMAG) said the Fumigation Levy charged on imported clinker is having serious financial toll on cement production companies in the country and pushing cement production costs up. The Executive Secretary of COCMAG, Reverend Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, who expressed the concern in an interaction with the media, said the local cement manufacturers were working frantically to avert the high cost of production to help reduce or maintain the price of ...

Changing colour

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Brown or yellow colours in the clinker core are indicative of unfavourable burning conditions such as reducing conditions in the kiln, according to specialists. At Tehran Cement Co, researchers have carried out a laboratory study into the effect of colour changes in the clinker core on the technical characteristics of cement. By Ali Akbar Kafash Bazari, Tehran Cement R&D Center, Iran, and Mohsen Tadayon, Iran Concrete Association, Iran. Figure 1: microscopic image of clinker with redu...

Limestone specifications

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

When asked to review the suitability of limestone deposits for cement manufacture, Dr Michael Clark makes a range of important assessments such as what other materials would need to be added to produce a clinker with the required mineral content. The lime content of a limestone deposit is one assessment that needs to be made during an evaluation This author has been asked twice during the pandemic to review data on limestone deposits and their suitability for cement manufacture....

Tanga port receives large clinker consignment

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s Tanga port has received a consignment of 50,000t of clinker from Saudi Arabia, which is reportedly on transit to Prime Cement in Rwanda. Tanga Regional Commissioner, Adam Malima, said: "The government investment in expanding the port has started bearing fruits because the port can now host large vessels, something which was not possible before the expansion," he said. "I call on the Prime Cement Ltd to hold a meeting with Tanzanians haulers and other transport logistics firm...

INC restarts clinker production

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following three days of stoppage to change one of the raw mill motors, Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has resumed clinker production, said Ernesto Benítez, president of INC. "Regarding the production of clinker and cement we are recovering the levels. Last night we started operating again, after several days we had to suspend. The quality is good as well as the amount. We are achieving the market numbers well," he said. He expects to produce 40,000-50,000 bags/day. "We are a...

Higher freight costs and port congestion send clinker price up in Côte d’Ivoire

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cement industry in Côte d’Ivoire has also faced unprecedented increases in the prices of sea freight, which has sent the price of clinker in the international market up by 80 per cent, according to Rachid Yousry, CEO of LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire. Clinker has also become more expensive as a result of additional clinker storage costs due to congestion in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan. Unloading can take 25-30 days. To date the cement producer has...

1H cement sales fall 10% in Gabon

12 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Gabon’s cement market contracted by 10.1 per cent to 197,246t in the 1H21 from 219,386t in the equivalent period of 2020, according to data by the country’s Ministry of Economy. In the first quarter of 2021 sales reached 102,823t but a drop to 94,423t was reported for the 2Q21. However, domestic cement production saw a 3.6 per cent uptick to 225,748t in the 1H21 from 217,981t in the 1H20. Output in the 1Q21 was 113,210t while in the 2Q21 cement plants produced 112,538t. Clinker imports de...

Clinker shortage result in surge in Mozambique prices

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Due to a shortage in clinker supply, prices of cement in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, have surged. Retail prices of cement are now priced at MZM700-800/50kg, up from MZM500-520/bag. The lack of clinker is caused by challenges in maritime navigation, which has impacted clinker imports in Cabo Delgado and northern Mozambique, according to Club of Mozambique. The clinker shortage has led to the 30-day closure of Fabrica de Cimentos de Cabo Delgado’s 0.25Mta grinding plant in Metuge district, w...

Four Kenyan producers opposed to review on clinker imports

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Four Kenyan cement manufacturers have requested for an urgent meeting with the national treasury over a proposal to review the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported clinker. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has proposed that CET on imported clinker be reviewed from the current 10 to 25 per cent on imported clinker or a complete ban of importation to protect local manufacturers. KAM argues that the move will promote the manufacturing sector and create jobs. However, Bambu...