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Pakistan's first-half cement production increases

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement output increased in the first six months of the current fiscal year, according to data released by Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Latest figures for the country's large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMI) for the July-December 2019 period (1HFY19-20) shows that overall output fell by 3.35 per cent YoY. However, more encouragingly, LSMI output in December 2019 increased by 9.66 per cent on a YoY basis, and by 16.4 per cent on a MoM basis. Experts belie...

China's cement output rises by 6% in 1H19

29 August 2019, Published under Cement News

China's total cement output rose by 6.8 per cent in 1H19 to 1.045bnt. This was the fastest growth in the last six years, even though cement supply was still constrained by the policies of 'staggering peak construction' and environmentally restrictive production'. National demand for cement saw a YoY increase of more than five per cent with the northern region showing the fastest growth. The pricing and supply-demand balance in northern China, particularly in Beijing, Tianjin and He...

Spain: LafargeHolcim Valencia plant cuts production

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's cement plant in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain, cut production by almost 10 per cent in 2016 in response to the import restrictions imposed by Algeria, its biggest market. The group is exploring its options to sell the Valencia product cement elsewhere, with Colombia being a potential buyer. In addition, LafargeHolcim holds a permit to extract sand and gravel from the Salt de Llop quarry, but this is due to expire in December 2017. The municipal government in Sagunto is repor...

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...

Uganda's cement output slows

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Uganda’s cement industry has seen a sudden reverse in prospects as the country’s Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) warned of lower cement production during the months of March and April 2016 and a drop off construction sector activity. Domestic cement producers have been reporting higher costs of production following the election, and depreciation of the Ugandan shilling (UGX) as reasons for the decline in output. UBOS stated that cement supply fell by 14.8 per cent in April 2016 compared to Ma...

Indian output down 2.4% in April

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The output of eight core industries in India contracted for the second consecutive month in April, on poor performances by the cement, electricity, natural gas refinery products and fertiliser sectors. In April 2015, output by the eight industries fell by 0.4 per cent. The output of the cement sector declined by 2.4 per cent, with falls in production also sen in natural gas (3.6 per cent), electricity (1.1 per cent), refinery products (2.9 per cent) and fertiliser output (0.04 per cent). C...