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Cemento Andino breaks production records

08 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Cemento Andino broke major records in production and delivery, according to reports by Cesar Villareal, general manager of the Trujillo group. For the full-year, the company produced 586,000t of cement. The 2012 figure comes after the company broke historical production records in January, November and December, when the monthly output reached 65,756t, 65,521t and 67,000t, respectively – significantly above the previous record of 64,304t noted in August 2011.  "In 2012, prod...

Fiji Industries denies cement shortage

08 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Fiji Industries Ltd (FIL) has denied claims made by the special administrator of Suva City Council (SCC) of a cement shortage. Suva City Council’s (SCC) special administrator, Chandu Umaria, has claimed that the Terry Walk pathway construction project was facing delays because of a shortage of cement supplies. Umaria maintained that SCC’s cement distributor was not supplied with adequate volumes. Last month, cement supplies to the island and surrounding areas were temporarily disrupte...

Federal government steps in to help resolve oversupply dispute, Nigeria

07 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment has stepped in to mediate in a dispute over a supply surplus being created in the local industry. Last week, a statement by Dangote Cement's head of corporate communications Anthony Chiejina said that Dangote and Lafarge WAPCO Cement were worried about Ibeto Cement Company continuing to import cement into Nigeria, despite the capacity of local manufacturers to meet demand. The oversupply has led to the closure of the Gboko plant run by Da...

Gresik achieves record production in 2012

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

State-owned Indonesian cement producer PT  Semen Gresik achieved record production last year and targets further increases this year, according to a senior member of the company. Cement production rose 18 per cent in 2012 to 22.6Mt and revenue is expected to hit IDR19trn (US$2bn). “We hit a record in terms of production,” said the company’s president director Dwi Soetjipto in Gresik early this week. Revenue reached IDR18.43trn in the first nine months of 2012 and net income was IDR4.55...

Iran cement production rises 5.85% in first nine months of the year

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 53.16Mt in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (beginning 20 March 2012), representing a 5.85 per cent increase on the 51.65Mt produced in the same period of last year. The country produced 53.39Mt of clinker over the same period, 5.8 per cent higher than the 50.46Mt manufactured in the first nine months of the previous year.   Exports of cement and clinker over the nine month period amounted to 10.45Mt (comprising 9.28Mt of cement and 1,17Mt of clinker) achi...

Al-Abbas Cement proposes name change, Pakistan

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufacturer Al-Abbas Cement Industries Ltd (AACIL) is to change its name to Power Cement Limited, the company said in a filing to the Karachi Stock Exchange. The company’s board of directors agreed the name change at a board meeting on 18 December 2012 which is subject to approval by regulatory authorities and shareholders of the company. During the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the company earned a profit of PKR109.88m compared to a loss of PKR173.38m in t...

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...