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Vietnam first-half cement output rises 7%

02 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 29.5Mt of cement in the first half of this year, up seven per cent YoY, the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO) has said. The figure includes 5.4Mt sold in June, up 19 per cent, the office added. The GSO has, however, revised down the country’s cement output in May to 5.4Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 5.5Mt. In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output hit 56.84Mt, according to the revised figure.

A bumpy recovery

02 July 2014, Published under Cement News

While Central America offers a healthy potential for infrastructure development and housing construction, limited economic growth and investment are expected to hinder a corresponding rise in cement demand going forward. In addition, the rapid build-up of capacity has resulted in lower utilisation rates across the region. By Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, USA. Panama (pictured) is the fastest-growing cement market in Central America, followed by Guatemala Central America has ...

Azerbaijan cement output increases 40% YoY

30 June 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first five months of the year, Azerbaijan produced 1.1Mt of cement, a 40 per cent increase compared to the same period of 2013. The rise in domestic output has been attributed to the entry of new players in the local market and declining imports. Imports in the first five months of the year amounted to US$50m compared to US$61.5m, a drop of 19 per cent YoY. Going forward, the dependence of imports is expected to fall by 20 per cent in 2014-2015, according to industry sources.

Ethiopia: two new plants due to commence production in 2H14

25 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Two new cement plants currently being implemented in Ethiopia are expected to begin production in the second half of this year, according to the director general of the Chemicals and Construction Materials Development Institute. Samuel Halala told local press that 90 per cent of Ethio Cement’s construction has been completed, while  Dangote's Mugher works is 75 per cent finalised. The two factories are expected to increase domestic capacity to 15.7Mt. He said he expects production at both ...

Europe's reshuffle

25 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The European cement market has been marked by a geographical reshuffle as varying recovery rates in the region’s different countries have impacted the market with Germany taking the crown from Italy in terms of cement consumption. In addition, as a result of the recently-announced Lafarge-Holcim merger, further restructuring appears to be on the cards. The latest reshuffle in the European cement industry has seen Germany emerge as the region’s largest cement market, ahead of Italy ...

Paraguay river flooding reduces INC output capacity

24 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Due to the flooding of the Paraguay River, Industria Nacional del Cemento in Paraguay will operate at only 70 per cent of its production capacity this week, said its president Jorge Méndez. He attributes the fall due to wet raw material to the mill, but expects dry raw inputs to arrive on Friday. "From Friday dry raw material will arrive and we will increase the mill capacity. We will have a 70 percent average production of 35,000 bags for about 10 days, due to the moisture content of the...

Vicem production up 5.1% per cent in first five months

19 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) produced 7.34Mt of cement in the first five months of this year, rising 5.1 per cent from a year ago and fulfilling 39 per cent of the whole-year target. The corporation’s clinker output, however, fell by three per cent YoY to 6.63Mt in the period, meeting 38.4 per cent of the full-year target. In May, Vicem’s cement output rose by 6.3 per cent YoY to 1.73Mt, while the corporation’s clinker output was 1.39Mt, equal to the figure of May 2013. ...

Belgorodskiy Cement monthly output increases 6% YoY

19 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Belgorodskiy Cement, a member of Russia’s Eurocement group, produced 155,439t of cement, six per cent more than the same month of 2013. The company witnessed increased demand for high-quality PC-500-D0-N cement during April 2014. A total of 27,325t of this cement type was produced, 15,077t more than during the comparative period in the year before.

Venezuela: Cemento Andino output reaches 283,308t

19 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Cemento Andino produced 283,308t of cement between January and mid-June. The output was delivered to serve the Trujillo, Mérida, Barinas, Portuguesa, Lara and Zulia markets, according to Oswaldo Zerpa, Andino’s general manager. The company is currently building a second production line which will see its capacity increase to 2.1Mta.

Peru: cement dispatches edge ahead

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Between January and May 2014, Peru’s cement market expanded by 0.51 per cent YoY to 4,129,906t, according to the latest figures from the domestic cement association, Asocem. Production rose by 0.95 per cent YoY to 4,231,221t in the first five months of the year, from 4,191,295Mt in the same period a year ago. Exports jumped from 81,356t to 95,716t, up 17.65 per cent during Jan-May.