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Bolivian government and cement companies agree to increase output

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s government and local cement producers have agreed to raise cement production by 17 per cent next year, taking the current figure of 3Mta to 3.5Mta. Deputy Minister for Medium- and Large-Scale Industrial Production, Camilo Morales, said yesterday that the agreement was the result of his meeting on Monday with representatives of Soboce, Coboce and Fancesa as well as executives of the Bolivian Chamber of Construction (Caboco).??"This year we are closing with about 3Mt of cement and...

Peru Jan-November cement deliveries up 16.62%

18 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement shipments in Peru jumped 16.62 per cent to 8.756Mt in the first 11 months of 2012, according to the Peruvian Association of Cement Producers (Asocem). Production followed suit with a 16.72 per cent increase to 8.979Mt. Meanwhile, cement exports in the January-November 2012 period grew by 200.18 per cent YoY to 173,198t. Cement production in Peru reached 8.98Mt in the first 11 months of 2012, rising by 16.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2011. Production in November...

Fiji cement supply shortage continues

17 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Major hardware stores and private house builders on Fiji are still awaiting cement supplies despite the island's sole cement producer stating that production has resumed after a fault with its mill. Last week, local press reported that the main motor shaft at Fiji Industries Ltd's (FIL) mill had broken down leading to a shortage of cement on the domestic market. This has led a number of local builders having to lay off workers until more cement is made available. The disruption to produ...

Iranian cement production reaches 49Mt mark

12 December 2012, Published under Cement News

In the first eight months of the Iranian calendar year (beginning 20 March) the country’s cement production rose six per cent YoY to 49.14Mt against 46.34Mt in the same period of last year. However, cement production in the period fell short of the 5.09Mt anticipated as output in the month of Aban (the eighth month) missed expectations. Production during the month reached 5.87Mt – less than the 6.42Mt that had been forecast but ahead of the 5.2Mt produced in the period of the previous yea...

China cement prices see second consecutive weekly decline

05 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The average price of cement price in China continued to decline in the last week in November, showing a drop of 0.72 per cent on the previous week and marking the second consecutive week drop after three months of increases. A China Securities Journal report on Tuesday quoted data from the Digital Cement as saying that the cement price in Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Shandong and Hebei provinces registered clear declines in the week. In Hebei, Jiangsu and Shandong, cement price dropped by CNY...

Iran’s cement capacity reaches 86Mta

05 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement production capacity is currently 86Mta, according to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Speaking at the sidelines of an inauguration ceremony, Mr Ahmadinejad underlined the cement industry’s strong development in recent times considering that six years ago it was still dependent on imports. The country currently produces some 76Mta of cement. In the first seven months of the current Iranian year (beginning 20 March 2012) cement output amounted to some 43.28Mt, a YoY ...

Vietnam Jan-Nov 2012 production declines

30 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 51.3Mt of cement in the first 11 months of this year, down 5.4 per cent from a year earlier, the General Statistics Office said. The country’s cement output in November is estimated to have increased by nine per cent YoY to 5.3Mt, the government-run office said in a monthly report released Monday. The office revised the country’s cement production in the first 10 months to 46Mt from the earlier estimate of 46.5Mt. In the first 10 months, Vietnam had around 2.6Mt of ...

Fulfilling Libya's potential

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Libya has witnessed considerable upheaval in the past few years but now, at the end of 2012, the country is emerging from the debris and is preparing for extensive reconstruction activity. However, the local cement industry will need to carry out massive expansion to its production base or face being flooded by imports. By Mohamed Douas, El-Kafaa Co, Libya. As peace returns to Libya, the country resumes its position, along with Algeria, as one of the Mediterranean's most important ...

Sibirsky Cement sales up 6% in 10M2012

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Sibirsky Cement increased its sales by 6% to 3.561Mt in the first 10 months of 2012, the company said in a press release. The company’s production rose by 5.5% to 3.543Mt in Jan-Oct 2012. Based in the Kemorovo Region, Sibirsky Cement operates three works and commands an annual production capacity of around 5.3Mta.

China cement sees Jan-Sept slowdown

05 November 2012, Published under Cement News

China's cement sector witnessed a sharp slowdown in the first nine months of this year, according to the latest data from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Cement output rose 6.7 per cent YoY to 1.59bnt in the January-September period, compared with 18.1 per cent recorded in the same period of 2011, according to a recent NDRC report. The factory price of cement tumbled 18.7 per cent from August to an average of CNY317.3/t (US$50.36). At the end of September, ceme...