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India: AP producers set to receive state spending boost

19 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement companies based in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) are to receive a boost from the state government's plans to procure more than 2Mt of cement this year for infrastructure and social development projects.   According to official estimates, the AP state government will need over 2.2Mt of cement in 2015-16 to be acquired from local manufactureres. Irrigation projects will consume the lion's share of volumes followed by housing, local administration, and roads. AV Dharmak...

UK construction industry reports further growth

15 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The latest Construction Trade Survey shows that firms across the construction industry reported an eighth consecutive quarter of growth in activity in the first quarter of 2015. Large contractors, SMEs, civil engineers and product manufacturers all enjoyed growth in output in the first quarter of 2015, and further expansion is anticipated throughout 2015. Commenting on the survey, Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association, said: “Activity rose in the firs...

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement on track with housing programme, Sri Lanka

13 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement is on schedule with its ‘Savi Piyasa’ housing programme and has now partnered with nine leading brands in the construction sector and two commercial banks to add value to its technical assistance scheme for individual home builders. Under its ‘Building better cities’ initiative Lafarge is targetting housing programmes that are accessible to everyone and infrastructures that stand the test of time and protect the environment, as well as bridges, roads and airports th...

Benefits of Cemex Patrimonio Hoy initiative

22 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that a total of 1800 families in Dominican Republic have benefitted from its Patrimonio Hoy self-build scheme whereby the company helps improve the quality of life of families by helping them carry out home improvements. As part of this programme, these families receive building materials at affordable prices. Moreover, they also receive technical support and training from Cemex's experts. The initiative has also had a direct positive impact on around 7200 people in th...

Cemex: helping to build a Greater Britain

19 November 2014, Published under Cement News

In the past 18 months, Cemex has been an integral part of some of the most important infrastructure projects in the UK with a direct impact on its residents’ quality of life, from an airport terminal, to upgrading London’s 150-year-old sewage system, to a remote onshore energy plant. “Cemex focuses on markets where we can sustain long-term profitable growth, and fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen,” said Cemex CEO Fernando A Gonzalez. “We are pleased to be able to make a pos...

Housebuilding boosts UK construction growth

04 July 2014, Published under Cement News

UK construction has grown at its fastest annual pace in four months during June 2014 led by an increase in housebuilding, a survey has suggested. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the sector rose to 62.6 in June from 60.0 in May, its highest level since February and well above the forecast for a fall to 59.5. The reading beat analysts' forecasts for a fall to 59.5. A measure above 50 indicates growth in the sector. "(This) represents a remarkable yardstick of prog...

PPC Zimbabwe sales fall 5%

10 June 2014, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe's domestic sales fell by five per cent in the first five months of the year as housebuilding activity slows. Managing director, Njombo Lekula, said domestic market sales have been flat compared to last year when growth in housing projects boosted demand for cement. "For the past few years there has been significant growth in housing, which boosted cement demand, however, the current economic situation is beginning to have an impact on home building activities," he said. ...

Cemex releases 2013 Sustainability Report

29 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex has released its 2013 Sustainable Development Report, which shows significant progress in major priority areas that align with the challenges of increasing urban populations. During 2013, Cemex worked to conceptualize and develop new products and solutions to promote efficient construction practices, preserve natural resources, lower the carbon footprint of its projects throughout their lifecycle, improve job site safety and foster a strong relationship with its communities an...

Colombia’s 2013 grey cement production reaches 11.2Mta

27 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Around 11.2Mta of grey cement was produced in Colombia in 2013, mainly due to a boost in the market from social housing construction, according to DANE, the national statistics office. “It was a very good year in dispatches and production, driven by buildings and infrastructure,” said Sandra Forero Ramirez, president of the Colombian Chamber of Construction (Camacol). In addition, the retail channel also pushed figures up as housing and self-construction improved. Of the principal cem...

Deutsche Bank lowers China demand forecast

27 May 2014, Published under Cement News

According to the latest research report by Deutsche Bank, cement demand forecast was lowered to 4.5 per cent, due to the recent slowdown in the real estate market in China. However, the forecast still exceeds cement supply of 1.9 per cent. The target prices of cement stocks were reduced in accordance with the adjustments on sales volume and average selling prices.