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India: adjusting to new times

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The latest financial updates from some of India’s leading cement producers suggest that the long-awaited revival in higher consumption trends is still some way off. The industry remains weighted under slowing demand growth, concerns over capacity utilisation rates and downward pricing pressures. Sector specialists are now calling for stimulus measures to help draw the market out of its current slowdown and help absorb current capacity and expected new volumes. India’s general election...

Venezuelan cement plants see 4Q13 output fall

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s largest cement company, Venezolana de Cementos, saw production drop 13.1 per cent in 4Q13, according to data by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV). The fall in output has been attributed to a range of factors, including unplanned shutdowns, lack of raw materials and other inputs as well as issues with packing equipment. However, Venezolana de Cementos was not the only Venezuelan cement producer to face difficulties. Fábrica Nacional de Cementos saw its output fall by a th...

Colombian demand grows 12% in February

01 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement demand expanded by 11.7 per cent in February 2014 compared to the previous year with dispatches reaching 924,000t, according to the statistics office, Dane. Major growth was recorded in Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Norte de Santander y Cauca. Cement production rose to 907,800t, up 10.2 per cent when compared with the same month a year ago. In the year ending February 2014, deliveries advanced by five per cent YoY to 10.972Mt. Output from Colombia’s cement plant...

Lipetskcement reports 8.8% rise in output, Russia

31 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Lipetskcement, part of the Eurocement group, produced 81,420t of cement in the first two months of this year, 8.8 per cent more than the same period of 2013. In February 2014 alone, output increased by five per cent YoY to 44,000t.  Half of the overall volume of produced cement in February 2014 consisted of the high-strength plain cement CEM I 42.5N. Clinker production amounted to 80,000t, and increase of 3.3 per cent from February 2013. Over the first two months of 2014, clinker output ...

Angola: expanding an industry

26 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Since 2002, Angola has been recovering from the wounds left after almost 30 years of civil war. The entire country’s infrastructure was destroyed and had to be rebuilt, creating a huge pressure on cement consumption. The cement industry sector has developed fast and the country is now self-sufficient. By Guilherme Paiva, Cimenfort, Angola & Luis Silva, Nova Cimangola, Angola. Angola’s cement producers, such as Cimenfort pictured here and Nova Cimangola, anticipate further market ex...

Iran cement prices set to increase

19 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement prices are set to increase by 14-21 per cent in the next Iranian calendar year (starting 21 March 2014), local press have reported. The Iran Cement Producers Association and the Industry, Mine and Trade Ministry earlier this year signed an agreement allowing the association to decide on prices, Iran’s ISNA News Agency reported. During the current year, prices rose by 14-21.5 per cent. The country produced 58.226Mt of cement in the first 10 months of this year, of whic...

China: consolidating supply

17 March 2014, Published under Cement News

China’s cement industry growth is likely to moderate as pressure on local government finances drives a shift away from investment-led growth. Meanwhile, the cement industry faces stricter environmental controls, inefficient capacity elimination and restrictions on new projects. Against this backdrop, consolidation of supply is likely to accelerate. By Ben Hartwright, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong. The 15th China International Cement Industry Exhibition is being held 28-30 April 2...

Polish sales boosted by favourable weather

14 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Polish cement sales were 40 per cent higher in February 2014 than a year ago, latest data from the Polish Cement Association (SPC) shows. Sales hit 1.29Mt as favourable weather and signs of a construction recovery boosted results. Cement production went up 33.7 per cent in February compared to the respective month of last year to reach 1.14Mt. This year, cement sales are expected to reach 15-15.2Mt. (Source: Polish News Bulletin)

Vietnam Feb cement output rises 35.3% YoY

06 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 3.8Mt of cement in February, down 9.5 per cent from January but an increase of 35.3 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO). In the first two months of 2014, the cement output rose by 6.7 per cent YoY to 8Mt, the office said in a monthly report. The office also revised down the country’s cement output in January to 4.2Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 4.8Mt. In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output hit 56.84Mt, a...

Vicem: January cement and clinker output declines

28 February 2014, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) saw output in January fall to 1.44Mt, a 9.4 per cent decline from December 2013 and 19.5 per cent reduction YoY. Of the total, 986,000t of cement and clinker were sold in the domestic market, down 28.8 per cent MoM and 40.2 per cent YoY, while 456,000t were exported, up 120.3 per cent MoM and 219 per cent YoY, respectively. In January, Vicem produced 1.23Mt of clinker and 1.05Mt of cement, down 11.6 and 16.7 per cent, respectively. Th...