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Emerging Senegal

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Senegal, home to one of west Africa’s largest cement industries, is a nation on the rise. Long-term political stability has resulted in sustained economic growth. Looking ahead, President Macky Sall’s government is pursuing an ambitious development strategy supported by important new oil and gas investments. This will help to ensure domestic cement demand is able to sustain the cement industry and its three integrated producers. Robust growth in Senegal’s cement demand is expected to ...

Kazakhstan: staking a claim

23 April 2019, Published under Cement News

While Kazakstan’s cement demand fell in 2018, the future holds the promise of an expanding domestic market and increasing export sales. Therefore, domestic cement producers are expanding capacity while new entrants stake a claim to future cement market growth. By Joseph F Govreau, Industrial Info Resources, USA. With ambitious infrastructure development programmes and a robust residential construction market, Kazakh cement producers are expected to enjoy rising cement demand in the...

Proposed ban of petcoke import not to apply to cement industry

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

India’s Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) is determined to get a ban on petcoke import, although the ban would not apply to the cement industry, according to Sunita Narain, green activist and member of the EPCA. "We have recommended a ban on petcoke import into India and we have recommended a ban on the use of petcoke in all industries other than cement," Ms Narain said. The Supreme Court-appointed EPCA has pitched using India's own domestic petcoke in the cement indus...

Samson receives order for four Eco Hoppers from the Port of Mombasa

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Samson Materials Handling Ltd has received an order from TradeMark East Africa for four Eco Hoppers to be installed at the Port of Mombasa in Kenya. As they will be employed to import coal as well as clinker and gypsum, the Eco Hoppers will include ATEX-compliant explosion protection, the first such installation of its kind. Samson Eco Hoper Key to the operation is the management of air quality and fugitive dust. The ambient air contains considerable levels of dust and is char...

Iran: IME to resume cement trading

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Iran Mercantile Exchange’s (IME) export trading board, established to curb unhealthy competition among cement producers and other trades, is all set to resume cement trading, the head of the country's Cement Employers Association, Abdolreza Sheikhan, said. Founded in 2006, IME trades in agricultural, industrial and petrochemical products in the spot and futures markets. Iran's cement industry has been dealing with low demand and the consequent liquidity issues for the past few years,...


19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Effective 1 October 2016 Zimbabwe's authorities have introduced a tariff of US$100/t on cement imports. The move comes after a number of cement producers, including PPC, warned that they may have to consider scaling down or closing their operations due to the influx of cheap imported cement. Zimbabwe is reportedly importing cement from Botswana, South Africa and Zambia despite the country’s cement production capacity being more than sufficient to meet domestic demand.  Darryl Castle, chie...

Tokyo Cement Ube Industries deal

10 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Group (Lanka) Plc has signed a deal on 1 August with Japanese company Ube Industries Ltd, for the import of raw materials and technical support to produce cement. In a statement Tokyo Cement said: “Tokyo Cement Group has entered into a collaborative agreement with Ube Industries Ltd of Japan for technical support services and import part of their raw materials requirement from Japan to manufacture high-quality cement.” Ube Industries operates in five business segments - ce...

Cement price in DR Congo falls 33%

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Although recent weeks have seen cement prices in the port of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo spiral up to CDF15,000 (US$15.28)/50kg bag, they have now returned to more sustainable levels of CDF10,000-11,000. The decrease is due to the arrival in Matadi of several cement trucks that were halted at the Angolan following the decision by Congo’s government to stop cement imports. Following protests, the Central Congo governor authorised the entry of the trucks. Before the import stop,...

Israel imposes partial freeze on cement transfers to Gaza

05 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Israel has halted some cement imports to the Gaza Strip after it emerged that parts of the shipments were being retained by Hamas officials. The Times of Israel reports that the freeze on cement imports – which does not affect imports bound for public sector programmes – was imposed on Sunday, 3 April 2016. Israel has previously imposed stoppages on cement imports to Gaza over concerns that material was being diverted to build tunnels across the border. In a statement released on Monda...

Algeria: introduction import licences delays supply

23 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The decision of the Algerian government to require import licences for imported cement is causing delays in the supply of cement. However, the issuing of licences is progressing slowly and at a time when major cement plants are shut down for maintenance, the step causes shortages in the market. In recent days, the price of a 50kg bag of cement has skyrocketed to DZD1900, according to Dennouni Abdelmajir, president of the General Confederation of Employers (BTPH).