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Ramco Cements expects price hike in Indian states

30 August 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Ramco Cements Ltd has stated that a cement price hike in Telugu states is imperative as prices are unviable for manufacturers. "Companies have to increase cement prices as current prices are unviable. There is no other way. Cement prices in Hyderabad range from INR220-270/bag (US$3-3.77/bag). Rates are similar in Andhra Pradesh, though we get INR10-15 more in Visakhapatnam and Rayalaseema regions," said R Ramakrishnan, president of marketing at Ramco Cements, in an interview with ...

Cement prices rise in Vietnam

13 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Vietnam have reportedly begun to hike prices due to rising electricity prices at the peak time for construction, according to Vietnam News. SCG Vietnam has announced to its distributors that its cement prices would increase by VND29,700/t (US$1.27/t) including VAT, starting this Sunday. Vicem Hoàng Mai Cement also increased prices by VND30,000/t from the start of June. Nguyen Van Sua, vice chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association, has stated that the cost of power has...

Cement prices rise 43% in the Dominican Republic

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The president of the Cibao Housing Promoters and Builders Association, Anthony Canaan, has denounced a 43 per cent price hike in cement prices in the Dominican Republic, according to the Dominican Today. Mr Canaan noted that stability in the exchange rate and prices of different raw materials means there is no justification for the increase. "In recent days we have received an unjustified increase in the raw material for construction," said Mr Canaan. "Currently the different cement distr...

Cement prices rise 36-44% in Tamil Nadu

14 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of cement in Tamil Nadu, India, has increased 36-44 per cent in the past week, rising from INR250 (US$3.54) to INR340-360. R Radhakrishnan, trustee and former national president of the Builders’ Association of India, has noted that the increase will affect construction projects. "The price of basic raw materials in manufacturing of cement has not increased. The price of cement bag has increased by INR100. This increase is totally unethical. We request the government to fo...

TCMA responds to concerns over upcoming price hike

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TCMA) has responded to concerns raised by the Construction Contractors Confederation (İMKON) regarding a price hike of 40 per cent on cement products. "Despite the cost increases, our sector will not boost prices as high as 40 percent, just to stay within the scope of the overall anti-inflation program," said Nihat Özdemir, chair of Limak Holding and president of the TCMA. Regarding the alleged 40 per cent price hike, İMKON had stated that c...

Apo Cement announces PHP10 price hike

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Apo Cement has announced a PHP10 (US$0.19) price hike on its cement products in some regions of the country, following the suspension of its main raw material supplier, APO Land & Quarry Corp. "APO Cement continues to adopt measures to cope with the challenges of not having equitable sources of raw materials to produce cement," stated the company. "APO is announcing a PHP10 increase per bag in its cement products in Cebu and other areas in the Visayas region starting ...

Indian cement dealers association requests price control

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Kerala State Cement Dealers’ Welfare Association (KSCDWA) is expected to request that the government forms a regulatory committee with cement companies to moderate prices in the state. Until last month cement was available for INR355-360/50kg bag (US$4.81-4.88/50kg bag). However, this has now increased to INR395-440/50kg bag. In other states, the price remains at around INR310-360/50kg bag, according to the Deccan Chronicle. KSCDWA state secretary, Ellathodi Sirajudheen, commented t...

Vietnamese prices could rise in September

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement producers may increase prices this month as a result of the increased demand seen in the construction season, according to the Department of Price Management under the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance. However, the prices of popular cement products, such as PCB30 and PCB40, remained stable in August. Vicem affiliates are currently supplying the two types of cement at a price range between VND1-1.47m/t (US$42.9-63/t), depending on the product and specific producer.

Zimbabwe reportedly faces cement shortage

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe has been hit by a cement shortage with PPC and Lafarge out of stock in most retail outlets and warehouses across the country, according to a report by The Herald. As a result, prices have been noted to increase. However, Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Co has stated that its products are on the market and readily available. "I am not aware that there is shortage of cement in the country," sales and marketing manager, Ibiam Sengwe. "As a company, our distributors are well stocked. If there ...

Uzbekistan prices rise above UZS700,000/t

09 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uzbekistan exceeded UZS700,000/t (US$89.96/t) in July, according to Uzbekistan Newsline. The highest prices for the material were recorded in Karakalpakstan (UZS764,000), Khorezm (UZS757,000), Syrdarya regions (UZS745,000) and Tashkent (UZS743,000). Both Kizilkumcement JSC and Bekabadcement JSC had previously set a price of between UZS430,000-490,000/t, depending on the place of sale. However, from 1 January, cement went into free exchange trading and some companies are no...