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Cemex resumes operations in Mexico

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is resuming its building material operations in Mexico in line with the technical guidelines published in the official Mexican gazette to support the development of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cemex will comply with all measures indicated by the Ministry of Health to operate in a safe and responsible environment. The health and safety of employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and communities is a top priority for Cemex and the company will continue to enforce its h...

Steps to avoid project standstill in Mexico

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the announcement of CANACEM, Mexico's cement chamber, that it will slow down operations in the COVID-19 contingency, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Mexico City's head of government, has said she is working with some cement companies to prevent the stoppage of priority work. This includes agreements with cement producers that see the transfer of high-density waste from Mexico City. "We are coordinating with the Government of Mexico on the provisions they have given. There are public work...

Trading of cement scripts still suspended in Bangladesh

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The trading of seven leading cement firms' scripts in two stock exchanges of Bangladesh are suspended due to measures taken by the Dhaka government to stop the spread of coronavirus across the country.   No trading was held from 26 March in shares of Aramit Cement Ltd, Confidence Cement Ltd, HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd, Meghna Cement Mills Ltd, MI Cement Factory Ltd and Premier Cement Mills Ltd.   The Bangladesh's two bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and ...

Pakistan announces the much-anticipated construction package

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, last week announced the much-awaited Construction Package, which is mainly comprised of tax incentives for the construction industry. The sector has now been given the status of an industry. Economists and research houses called the package a boost for the construction and cement industries with little reservation and pointed out that while it looks very good on paper, the timing of its announcement is less than ideal, due to the atmosphere of uncert...

March cement data reflects coronavirus impact in Pakistan

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has officially released cement dispatches data for March 2020 and cumulative dispatches for nine months. The demand for cement in March has  reportedly contracted due to the mitigation efforts of the federal and provincial governments to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Pakistan. The whole country is partially or fully locked down for the last 15 days and this has affected the supply chain/local/export dispatches and demand in the co...

Exports from Vietnam decline due COVID-19 pandemic

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 7.5Mt of cement and clinker, to a value of US$291m, in the first quarter of this year, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The lower volume has been attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. Total exports fell by nearly 40 per cent in volume while the value declined by 20 per cent when compared with the year-ago period, when the country exported 12Mt with a value of US$360m. In 2019, Vietnam exported 33.8Mt of cement and clinker, earning just under US$4bn. Earlier thi...

Tajikistan eyes 20% increase in cement output in 2020

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has significantly increased production of cement this year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic recession in the country, according to the Tajik Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and local media reports. In the first two months of 2020, domestic cement output amounted to 564,300t, an increase of 20.3 per cent YoY.  Local analysts expect cement production to continue to grow as in previous years. In 2018 total production amounted to 3....

Indian Saurashtra Cement resumes cement production in Gujarat

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

As the impact of COVID-19 appears to be subsiding in India, the domestic cement industry is planning to resume cement production with the state government's permission under all possible precaution measures. Saurashtra Cement has informed Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd on 5 April that the company has received permission from the state government of Gujarat in accordance with the guidelines of the central government. India's federal government said that production units with the need for a continu...

Cement sales on Fiji impacted by coronavirus

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Fijian cement producer Pacific Cement Ltd reported cement sales declined by 27 per cent YoY in March. The company has lost an estimated US$750,000 in sales, according to General Manager, Sowani Tiudrola. Reduced market demand has resulted in Fiji Cement selling 3000t less. Standard Concrete Industries also said market demand was 50 per cent down in March. The company has closed its Lautoka plant and its staff have been advised to take their leave until further notice, reported Fijian Broa...

Holcim Philippines closes Davao cement plant

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Philippines' leading cement-maker Holcim Philippines has suspended the operation of its manufacturing plant in Davao as the city was locked down until 19 April to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension of operations in Davao is in compliance with Mayor Sara Duterte's order to impose an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) within Davao City starting 4 April. "While our Lugait plant in Misamis Oriental will continue to operate and serve the requirements of our business partners and...