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Safeguard measures placed against imports into Philippines

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Philippine’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has begun preliminary safeguard measures against cement imports from Vietnam amongst other countries. As such, the DTI applied duties of PHP8.40 (US$0.16)/40kg bag or PHP210/t (US$4/t). The safeguard measures will be in place for 200 days from 18 January 2019. Vietnam was the biggest importer of cement into the Philippines between 2014-17. In the first four months of 2018, cement imports from Vietnam accounted for 75.2 per cent of th...

Vietnam's new Master Plan

13 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is having to rebalance its cement output with expected market demand. While there have been limitations on the creation of new plants, there is now strong evidence for the government to encourage the construction of larger plants while phasing out the less economical smaller units. By Hai Khieu, StoxPlus, Vietnam. Vietnam is seeking to rebalance its cement and clinker supply to demand. This could take a decade to implement, says StoxPlus The overheated expansion of Vi...

Mexico: better times ahead?

16 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s cement market is at a watershed moment with leading operator Cemex firmly in control of events at the top of the scale, but new production and the growing need for cement is likely to boost sales. So how far away are these better times for Mexican cement producers? GCC operates a cement plant (pictured) in Chihuahua, the largest state in Mexico After being restored to power last year, the centre-left Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has been quick to galvanise Me...

Strengthening a market leader

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The merger of Cementos Lima and Cemento Andino into Unacem in 2012 led to the strengthening of Peru’s cement market leader. By combining forces, the new company benefits from improved competitiveness, operational synergies and significant cost savings. In addition, it moves the company into pole position to offer greater stock market liquidity and secure future investment. By Unacem, Peru. Following the expansion of Kiln 1, Unacem’s Atocongo plant has a cement capacity of 5.5Mta ...

Supplying the Nordic market

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

As cement consumption in the Nordic countries is comparatively low compared to its European peers, most local producers ship significant quantities of their output to overseas markets. However, domestic cement companies supplying the Norwegian, Estonian and Latvian markets saw sales pick up in 2012 and can look forward to further growth ahead. Meanwhile, in other Nordic countries, markets remained subdued last year and a recovery appears a little way off. Norwegian civil engineering a...

North Asia: mixed fortunes

05 August 2013, Published under Cement News

A cooling-off in cement consumption growth is giving China, the largest cement producer in North Asia and the world, the chance to reassess its industry structure to ensure a sustainable future. For other markets in the region, a surge in construction investment means growing demand, and new entrants are queuing up for a piece of the action. Private sector development projects are boosting Tokyo’s cement demand North Asian international relations have endured some difficult time...

Supplying Africa

16 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Nigerian cement industry is developing at breakneck speed, with a drive that reaches beyond the country’s borders. At the forefront of this trend is locally-based Dangote Cement. Speaking at the Cemtech Middle East and Africa Conference held earlier this year, CEO DVG Edwin highlighted the company’s track record and its plans to expand its operations not only in Nigeria, but further afield in other west and central African markets. Dangote invested heavily in truck haulage and mod...

Searching for Mediterranean sun

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Mediterranean delivered a mixed bag of results in 2012. While southern Europe (France, Greece, Italy and Spain) tightened their belts as the eurozone crisis hit home and recorded an average 21 per cent drop in cement consumption, the Egypt and Levant area fared better. The two heavyweights in the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and Turkey, noted five and 3.8 per cent demand increases, respectively. The Maghreb countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia recorded an overall 8.7 per cent...

Indonesia to spur Asian growth

24 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Asia 2013 will welcome international cement delegates to its conference and exhibition this month in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ahead of this leading regional industry event, ICR highlights recent developments and assesses future prospects for this thriving market. PT Semen Indonesia’s Tuban IV plant is one of the first high-profile new kiln line projects in Indonesia to be completed The Republic of Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands (of which about 6000 are inhabited). The c...

Latin American moves

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement markets of Mercosur associates Colombia, Chile and Peru. Cementos Yura SA has once more decided to place an order with Loesche America for a clinker/additives grinding plant which will be installed in Arequipa, Peru, at 2600m above sea level Colombia Bri...