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Vietnam cement stocks rise to 4Mt in Jan-Oct

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement inventory rose by 51.3% YoY to 4Mt in the first 10 months of 2012, including 1.4Mt of Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), according to the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade. The economic slowdown and the government’s policies to cut public investment were the main reasons for the huge inventory, said Tran Van Huynh, chairman of the Vietnam Building Material Association, part of the Ministry of Construction. In addition, the stagnant real estate market has ...

Australia: the new landscape

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

High population growth and an increasing need for housing and infrastructure have meant that Australia’s cement market has been more closely aligned with trends more characteristic of emerging markets than a mature one. Competition remains fierce and the decisions that resident cement producers make in this period will be critical to their future success. By Marilyn Gardner,  MGardner Consultancy, Australia. Environmental improvements are high on the agenda for Australia's cement indu...

Moroccan cement market enters quiet period

05 June 2012, Published under Cement News

After returning healthy figures in 2011 and at the start of 2012, Moroccan cement producers have found April more of a challenge. "The beginning of 2012 was very encouraging, but since late March, the cement companies noted a cooldown as April has seen a decline in cement sales of around 3.37% over the same period of 2011. May should see the same downward trend, "says Mohamed Chaibi, president of the Moroccan Cement Association (APC). No improvement is expected in the coming months. Du...

US cement recovery in sight

09 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Ahead of the IEEE-IAS/PCA Technical Cement Conference and Exhibition being held in San Antonio, Texas, 13-17 May, Yuri Serov of Morgan Stanley provides a cogent analysis of the potential for a housing recovery and better cement pricing in the United States with an eventual rigorous rebound in cement consumption starting in 2013, with the country yet again capable of becoming one of the fastest growing cement markets in the world for some time. International Cement Review looks forward...

Malaysian market acceleration

05 April 2012, Published under Cement News

As Malaysia prepares to host to the 23rd AFCM Technical Symposium in April, ICR presents an overview of recent activity and prospects for the Southeast Asian nation. This year, the construction market will be underpinned by higher activity in the residential sector and the acceleration of public engineering projects, translating into increased orders for the cement industry once large-scale projects go into full swing. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the 23rd AFCM Technical ...