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Cimtogo raises price due to input price pressures

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Cimtogo will increase its cement price by XOF6000/t (US$10.60), according to Republic of Togo. “This adjustment became necessary following a 250 per cent increase in fuels for the Scan Togo plant and an increase of more than US$35 per tonne in sea freight on gypsum and coal. In the current international context, it is no longer possible to maintain the old prices,” explained Eric Goulignac, CEO of Cimtogo on Saturday.

Cement prices rise in Tamil Nadu

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in India’s state of Tamil Nadu have reportedly climbed over the past few months. Builders in the state have claimed a 13 per cent price hike from INR460 (US$6.27)/bag in May to INR520/50kg bag in June, according to The Hindu. Research firm Emkay has also stated there has been a 20-22 per cent rise in prices in the state from FY20 to FY21. Real estate developers are noting that this will have an impact on the total cost of projects. "When it comes to construction there are tw...

Ghana reports cement price increase

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana has reported a small rise in cement prices due to an increase in the cost of imported clinker in recent days. A bag of cement which was earlier sold for GHS38 (US$6.62) is now being sold for GHS41, according to GhanaWeb. "There has been a price hike because of certain challenges which industry players are facing while importing the major raw material called clinker which is used to produce cement. We don’t have it here and it is a very small quantity that we are able to get locally,"...

Nigerian cement price hike causes concern for building standards

16 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has said the significant rise in cement prices in the country and the low purchasing power of Nigerians may result in a danger to building construction standards, according to This Day. The institute has therefore called upon the government's intervention. Cement prices recently increased from around NGN2600/50kg (US$6.86) to NGN3500/50kg. The NIOB has stated that the price increase could exacerbate an already volatile and precarious situation. Th...

Indian cement prices may increase this week

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

An INR20 (US$0.26) price hike on all grades of cement in India could take place on Friday, according to The New Indian Express. Before the increase, the price of a 50kg cement bag rests between INR300-80 depending on the grade. Some producers are reporting that, following the permission to start-up operations again, it will take time to scale up production because of the lack of the required workforce, raw materials and transportation, amongst other reasons. However, since wages and other...

Cement price hike claims investigated in Malaysia

14 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Following claims of price hikes, Malaysia’s Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has investigated cement prices and found no price hikes at the manufacturing level. Its minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, has said the inspections were made after the Johor Master Builders Association (JMBA) alleged a cement price hike of around 20-50 per cent. Mr Saifuddin added that following a YoY price comparison of the four main cement manufacturers from 2017 until now, there has ac...

India sees cement price increase in January

13 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India has reported cement price increases in most parts of the country in January, according to market analysts. "Prices have increased by about INR10/bag (US$0.14) (three per cent up from last month) in most parts of the country (according to our channel checks) after declining by about INR30/bag in the last six months," stated analysts from Motilal Oswal Financial Services. Furthermore, producers are expected to post healthy EBITDA growth in their results for the quarter ending Decem...

Ghacem to raise cement prices

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Ghacem has announced that the price of its bagged products will increase from Wednesday, 11 December, on the back of an increased cost of production. "Management wishes to inform customers that our cost of production has increased significantly due to the depreciation of the Ghana cedi against the major international currencies, increased utility tariffs, and fuel and port duties among others," said Nana Phillip Archer, commercial director for the Ghana-based company. "In view of this, w...

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...