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Nomura initiates Siam Cement coverage with a 'buy'

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Nomura initiated coverage of  Siam Cement Pcl, Thailand's biggest industrial conglomerate  with a 'buy' rating, citing strong cement business on the back of infrastructure spending and improving petrochemical cycle. The broker set a price target of THB530, according to reports by Reuters. "The company's cement business has had strong performance in 2012 driven by government's massive infrastructure spending ... However, SCC underperformed Siam City Cement despite SCC's superior earnings ...

Further double-digit gains forecast for Indonesian demand

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement consumption is expected to rise between 10-12 per cent in 2013, driven by developments in the property and infrastructure sector, according to estimates by the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). Cement demand last year is expected to have increased by 14.5 per cent to 55Mt. The ASI is optimistic that this high growth trajectory can be sustained this year thanks in part to the economic development master plan (MP3EI).  “The domestic cement consumption is still high, ...

Algerian Jan-Nov12 imports increase 92%

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The first 11 months of 2012 saw Algeria increase its cement imports by 91.95 per cent, according to Algerian customs figures. In terms of value, imports rose from US$117.4m to US$225.4m while in terms of volumes, the advance reached 96.61 per cent from 1.267Mt to 2.492Mt. The high demand for the product, particularly in the dry season from March to August, has been the main cause of this import hike. The country currently has a cement deficit of over 2.5Mta.

French cement consumption rises 5% in October

19 December 2012, Published under Cement News

French cement demand increased by five per cent YoY to 1.904Mt in October, data from association Syndicat Français de l'Industrie Cimentière (SFIC) shows. Domestic producers advanced sales by 4.5 per cent to 1.762Mt when compared with October 2011 while importers increased their deliveries by nearly 11 per cent from 0.128Mt to 0.142Mt. In terms of exports, the French industry made modest gains of 3.7 per cent from 0.108Mt to 0.112Mt, mostly in the form of cement (0.099Mt) although some ...

Sociedad de Cementos y Materiales looks to cut 35 jobs

19 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement and building materials producer Sociedad de Cementos y Materiales de Construccion de Andalucia, is reportedly planning to lay-off 35 members of staff. The company, which is controlled by Portuguese cement major Cimpor, is currently negotiating with its employees and trade unions, according to reports by Expansión. The downsizing measure will affect 25 employees at its Cordoba works and 10 employees at the factory in Niebla. The firm currently employees a total 142 people....

Spain to see fifth consecutive annual double-digit fall in demand

18 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement association Oficemen expects consumption to reduce by 33 per cent in 2012  per cent in 2013 , the fifth double-digit decline in a row. This will take annual demand to a little more than 13Mt, light years away from the 56Mt consumed in 2007, the association highlighted. For the first 11 months of 2012, consumption reached 12.74Mt, down 33.8 per cent YoY, compared to the 19.23Mt achieved in the same period of last year, data from Oficemen shows. Producti...

Peru Jan-November cement deliveries up 16.62%

18 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement shipments in Peru jumped 16.62 per cent to 8.756Mt in the first 11 months of 2012, according to the Peruvian Association of Cement Producers (Asocem). Production followed suit with a 16.72 per cent increase to 8.979Mt. Meanwhile, cement exports in the January-November 2012 period grew by 200.18 per cent YoY to 173,198t. Cement production in Peru reached 8.98Mt in the first 11 months of 2012, rising by 16.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2011. Production in November...

India cement sector to see recovery in FY13-14

18 December 2012, Published under Cement News

India's cement industry is expected to see a sharp recovery in cement prices in FY13-14 with an improving supply and demand scenario, as well as government measures to fast-track infrastructure projects. Reuters reports that Deutsche Bank believes cement companies such as UltraTech Cement and Shree Cement that have potential to increase capacity and have a bigger presence in western and northern India will witness "disproportionate benefits".  Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley maintains an 'attra...

Siam Cement sees strong demand into 2013

18 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Increased demand witnessed over 2012 in Thailand will continue rising well into next year, according to the head of the Siam Cement Group (SCG). "The momentum of demand growth stimulated by infrastructure projects will likely continue well into mid-2013," Kan , president and CEO of SCG, told the Bangkok Post. Recovering from the floods last year, YoY cement demand grew by only six per cent in this year's first quarter before of 2012 picking up with 10 per cent and 16 per cent increases...

Indonesia Jan-November 2012 sales rise 15%

17 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's cement sales have continued their upward trend, with domestic consumption having risen 15 per cent in the first 11 months of 2012, thanks to the country's infrastructure and property sectors. Cement sales rose to 49.9Mt between January-November 2011, state-owned cement producer Semen Gresik reported on its website on Friday citing data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). "Increases in cement consumption were driven by the property and infrastructure sectors, as we...