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Vicem half-year sales dip 0.5%, Vietnam

22 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading state-owned cement producer, said its cement and clinker sales slipped 0.5 per cent to 10.73Mt in the first half of 2015. Of the volume, 9.58Mt were sold in the domestic market (+7.1 per cent YoY) while 1.15Mt were exported (-37.7 per cent). In the first half of this year, Vicem produced 8.36Mt of clinker and 9.2Mt of cement, rising five per cent and 6.1 per cent YoY, respectively. As of June 30, Vicem had 1.75Mt of ce...

Egypt: Suez Cement 2Q net profit drops 57%

22 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement posted a second-quarter net profit of EGP60.9m (US$7.8m) on Tuesday, down 57.2 per cent from the EGP142.5m recorded a year earlier. Revenue over the three month period declined by 15 per cent due to lower prices and exports. Suez Cement said it was diversifying its energy sources to mitigate the impact of shortages which "affected negatively the company's profits".

Carthage Cement sees 2014 rise in sales but 1Q15 slips

15 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement experienced a positive start to 2014 although faced a more challenging market environment in the second half of the year, according to the company’s 2014 annual report. In 2014, Carthage Cement produced 1.346Mt of clinker and 1.022Mt of cement. While in the first five months, Tunisia’s cement market experienced growth, from June onwards, this decelerated and stalled. As a result, Carthage Cement increased its exports, including 216,819t to Algeria, and effectively positione...

Iranian quarterly production update

14 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade announced on Sunday that in the first three months of this year cement and clinker production reached 15.77Mt and 19.26Mt, respectively. Of the total, some 4.34Mt, according to the Ministry's figures. During month of Khordad (22 May - 22 June) more than 5.8Mt and 6.4Mt of cement and clinker were produced, respectively. Meanwhile, more than 12.67Mt was sold locally. The Employers Guild Association for cement industry said that in the past yea...

Iraq: an uncertain future

13 July 2015, Published under Cement News

As Iraq rebuilds its society and economy, considerable opportunities exist for the country’s cement industry. There is considerable market potential as Iraq requires infrastructural and housing development However, its future is not free from challenges and political stability is just one of the key requisites for its continued development. Iraq is rebuilding its infrastructure and housing, creating significant cement demand Elections in September 2014 saw the Shia-dominated gov...

Pakistan closes FY14-15 with 3.5% sales rise

08 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales increased by 3.5 per cent in FY14-15 as strong domestic construction and housing activity boosted dispatches, according to Topline Securities. Total sales during the year amounted to 35.4Mta, the Express Tribune reported yesterday.  The rise is attributed to an "increase in the private sector expenditure on construction and housing," the newspaper quoted Topline Securities analyst Nabeel Khursheed as saying. Higher government infrastructure spending and improved securi...

Vietnam half-year sales rise to 34.16Mt

03 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement sales rose six per cent YoY to 34.16Mt in the first half of this year, meeting 47.4 per cent of the year’s plan, the Vietnam Building Material Association under the Ministry of Construction said. Of the volume, 25.97Mt were sold at the domestic market, up six per cent YoY and 8.19Mt were exported, the Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietnam newspaper reported, citing the association. In June, the country’s domestic cement sales fell 12 per cent from May but were up 13 per cent from the sa...

Senegal: domestic market contracts, exports jump

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Senegalese cement producers increased their output by 4.4 per cent in the first four months of 2015 when compared with the same period of 2014, according to the country’s planning and economic study department. Production went up from 1,752,000t to 1,829,400t. Domestic sales fell 6.4 per cent from 1,123,000t in 4M14 to 1,051,500t in January-April 2014. However, exports jumped 22.1 per cent from 656,500t to 801,500t in the same period.

Semen Indonesia lowers prices amid increased competition, weaker demand

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia, the country's largest cement producer, has reduced cement selling prices by around 10 per cent this year and is looking to increase exports against a backdrop of heightened competition in a weaker demand environment. Following a presidential instruction in January this year calling on state-owned cement producers to lower their prices by IDR3000/bag, Semen Indonesia has so far adjusted its prices by around 10 per cent this year, the Jakarta Post reports. Cement prices had...

CCCL secures highway stabilisation contract, Jamaica

17 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) has secured a deal to supply cement for use in stabilisation of a 46km stretch of the north-south leg of Highway 2000, which is currently under construction. The local cement manufacturer is also to supply projects that will see 640 hotel rooms being built by BahÌa PrÌncipe and 460 rooms for student accommodations being constructed at the University of the West Indies. "We are now on a path to improve profitability on a sustainable basis," recently appoi...