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Huaxin heads for excellence

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

With a clinker capacity of 60Mta and a cement capacity of 90Mta, Huaxin Cement is a major player in the global cement industry. ICR spoke with Li Yeqing, CEO of Huaxin Cement, to find out more about the company’s plans going forward. Huaxin Cement’s Yangxin works in Hubei, China, is part of the company’s 59-plant strong domestic network of cement production facilities Huaxin Cement has 146 facilities, including 59 cement plants, in 10 provinces and cities. Its Chinese works ...

Changing world, changing industry

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

How much influence do modern-day global trends such as climate change, shifting economic power and urbanisation exert on the cement sector? This article looks at several key megatrends and their impact on decisions for the cement industry of the future. By Dr Adrian Vaida, independent researcher, Australia. In today’s rapidly-changing world the cement industry must adapt its practices and products to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead Business in gen...

NCB holds 15th seminar

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The 15th NCB International Seminar on Cement, Concrete and Building Materials held between 5-8 December 2017 at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, India, was attended by over 1000 delegates. The technical programme featured 200 papers delivered on a diverse range of topics relevant to the industry, whilst an exhibition consisting of 90 companies highlighted the latest manufacturing technology. Some 90 companies participated in the NCB’s exhibition at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi,...

Pakistan cement sales expected to rise 22%

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales are expected to post a 22 per cent YoY growth for January 2018. This translates to an increase of 3.7Mt from the year-ago period, mainly supported by high local demand, reports The News International. "We attribute this (increase) to higher demand coming from ongoing development projects and housing schemes," said Nabeel Khursheed, an analyst at Topline Securities, in a financial report. "Local dispatches are expected to post growth of 26 percent on yearly basis,...

Cauldon’s six decades

10 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Last year saw Aggregate Industries celebrate six decades of cement production at the Cauldon plant, the first dry-process cement works in the UK. Ignacio Mirasol, plant manager at Cauldon, takes us through the plant’s history and how it has changed during this time to meet today’s market requirements. Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon plant celebrates six decades of history ICR: What was the cement plant’s initial capacity in 1957 when it became the UK’s first dry-process cement pl...

Pakistan receives a mixed outlook for 2018

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry is expected to face a series of challenges in 2018 such as decreasing profitability, high interest rates and an increase in coal prices. These factors make a high profit margin for the sector unlikely in the coming years. Reports show that cement bag prices have been placed under pressure by the opening of Cherat Cement’s second production line in the northern region. Alongside this, international coal prices rose by 23 per cent in the first quarter of FY2018 to...

ACC Ltd expects demand to stay on course in 2018

28 December 2017, Published under Cement News

ACC Limited expects demand for cement in India to stay on course in the coming year. In its outlook for 2018, the company stated how the plans by the Government of India to boost economic growth and develop 100 smart cities will provide increased construction activity. “[The Government of India] plans to increase investment in infrastructure, as well as expand the capacity of railways and the facilities for handling and storage to ease the transportation of cement and reduce transportation ...

Improving markets for 2017

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

While 2016 appears to have seen limited growth in global cement consumption, improved fundamentals and returns are in store for 2017 as emerging markets are expected to nearly double their YoY growth rate. By John Fraser-Andrews, HSBC Global Research. Figure 1: emerging market (ex-China) volume growth to outstrip new capacity in 2017-2018E Source: International Cement Review, company data, HSBC estimates Figure 2: country cumulative (2010-2015) cement price variation less...

Tanzania: cement producers optimistic for future

25 August 2016, Published under Cement News

In the face of overcapacity and cheap imports in the local market, cement producers in Tanzania remain optimistic about future prospects, which seem more positive in light of a continuing construction boom. Tanzania has an installed production capacity of 8.3Mta and a current demand of only 4.3Mta, but major infrastructure projects are expected to drive business and boost growth. Local producer Tanga Cement reported a decline in profit for 2015 compared to the previous year as a result of...

Turkey eyes export markets

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Turkish cement market appears to be on a course of recovery as the latest data indicates robust growth in the first quarter of 2016. However, to reach healthy capacity utilisation levels, particularly in view of any new capacity to come online, the country’s cement producers will continue to rely on solid export sales, which have seen a fall in recent times. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. To achieve robust capacity utilisation rates in times ahead, Tu...