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India: hints of promise

06 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The world’s second-largest cement market made a surprising U-turn in the third quarter of FY11-12. Since April 2010, the Indian cement industry has met with challenging times including consistently poor demand, low cement prices, higher input costs and lack of government measures to support growth. However, since the end of last year, the sector finally appears to have left the past behind and is regaining a high-growth trajectory. ICR takes a close look at what really caused this dramatic c...

Nigeria comes of age

30 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Few countries in sub-Saharan Africa can hope to see their cement industry growth change so dramatically as in Nigeria, where cement capacity has been rising at a staggering rate. With a huge population estimated at 167m and a low cement per capita, the country has been somewhat groomed for such a rampant development phase and the signs are that by the end of this year or next, it will have a cement surplus to export. By Oluwatosin Ojo, Vetiva Capital Management, Nigeria. Ibese Cement ...

Ethiopia: future cement strategy

23 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia has become one of the fastest-growing African economies in recent years. The cement sector has also made significant strides in terms putting an end to its reliance on imports and satisfying local demand. The industry is also set to be a key beneficiary of the government’s Growth and Transfomation Plan which aims to take demand to a higher level. Shimelis Wolde Biru, Ministry of Industry, Ethiopia, reports on the progress in the North African country. One of the most recent a...

Indonesia's new capacity spree

22 May 2012, Published under Cement News

This June, Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions will host its annual Asia event within the glorious setting of the Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, before an audience of dedicated cement professionals eager to learn the latest developments in the Indonesian and wider Asian cement sector. Ahead of the meeting, Andy Lesmana of PT Nomura Indonesia provides an outline of the country’s economy and cement market, which is currently among the busiest in the world. Cemtech looks forward to taking centre-st...

The PCA: supplying direction

09 May 2012, Published under Cement News

To coincide with the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas, in May, International Cement Review took the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the US cement industry with the Portland Cement Association’s chairman, Aris Papadopoulos. Topics covered included the current status of the industry and sentiment among producers during what is turning out to be another challenging year for the industry, to NESHAP and the role of cement ...