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Russia: status and prospects

17 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The Russian cement industry is ranked in the world top 10 in terms of cement capacity. Amongst the BRIC nations, Russia is second only to China in terms of per capita cement consumption. In recent years, the industry has witnessed a real turning point with consumption continuing to climb and new capacity being installed. But what does the long-term future hold? By CMPro, Russia. A view of Moscow’s city centre. The capital has developed into modern and bustling city, as the many new...

Iranian full-year cement production rises 5.7%

15 April 2013, Published under Cement News

During the Iranian year ending 20 March 2013, the country produced 70.26Mt, which represented growth of 5.7 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year (66.44Mt). Clinker production, meanwhile, rose 4.54 per cent YoY to 70.44Mt from 67.38Mt in the same period of last year. During the year just ended, Abyek Cement Company was the biggest Iran’s cement player, with producing 3,192,454t of cement and 2,941,334t of clinker. Iran exported 1.364Mt of cement and clinker last...

Capacity increases boost Semen Indonesia's first-quarter sales

12 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia, the country’s largest cement producer, has reported a double-digit rise in first quarter sales and has increased its market share thanks to new capacity additions. The company achieved record quarterly sales of 5.95Mt of cement in 1Q13, a rise of 20.4 per cent compared to 4.94Mt in the same period of last year, data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) shows. The rise was in line with increased sales across the Southeast Asian country, which increased by 8.6 pe...

Association warns of industry losses through exports, Vietnam

12 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Despite the Vietnamese government calling for the domestic industry to increase exports, the chairman of the Vietnam Building Association has called for local producers to cooperate in a fair pricing environment to prevent further losses. Last year producers were reported to have incurred a loss of US$80m as volumes were sold at below floor prices to undercut each other, said Mr Huynh, chairman of the association. According to him, local firms sold their products at US$40-45/t, incurring ...

Vietnam cancels nine proposed cement projects

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Nine proposed cement projects in Vietnam are to be cancelled by the government following calls by the Vietnam Building Materials Association to help bring cement capacity more in line with market trends. According to reports by Vietnam News Brief Service, the projects cancelled by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, include Ha Tien-Kien Giang, Truong Son- Ro Li, Hop Son, Ngoc Ha, Vinafuji Lao Cai, Thanh Truong, Son Duong, Quang Minh and Cao Bang. Each was reported to have a capacit...

UltraTech Cement production at 4Mt in March

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement said that the company’s total production for March 2013 was 4Mt. Dispatches were 4.01Mt, the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. India’s largest cement company recently announced that it had commissioned two new cement facilities as part of its ongoing expansion drive to raise cement capacity by 9.2Mta to 62Mta. The recently-commissioned plants are a 3.3Mta brownfield clinker works at Rawan, Raipur, Chhattisgarh state and a 1.6Mta grinding unit in Hotgi...

Vietnam first-quarter production rises 2.1%

01 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 12.4Mt in the first quarter of 2013, representing a rise of 2.1 per cent YoY, the latest data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) shows. The government-run office has revised down its figures for January and February 2013 from an earlier estimate of 8.3Mt to 7.4Mt. During March alone, the country's output is likely to have fallen by two per cent YoY to 5Mt, the monthly GSO figures show.  For this year, domestic sales are expected to rise by 5-...

China output climbs 10.8 per cent YoY

28 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in China reached 237.29Mt in the first two months of 2013, an increase by 10.8 per cent from the same period of last year, according to latest data from the National Development and Reform Commission. The rate of growth over the Jan-Feb 2013 period has accelerated from the 4.8 per cent growth seen during the same period of 2012. However, cement prices have continued to fal with the average ex-factory price from major companies declining by CNY7/t from December and CN...

China’s transition underway

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

The speed of China’s cement industry restructuring was always going to be a drawn-out affair. The scale of the market and ambitious modernisation plans of a government intent on reshaping the industry in a relatively short space of time have presented challenges, but there is no turning back and reform is well underway as the country’s legendary cement market matures. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the China International Cement Conference, 24-26 April 2013, Beijing Exhi...

Iran reports strong export gains in first 11 months

21 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementitious exports from Iran have risen by 35 per cent in value terms during the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar (beginning 20 March 2012), to reach a total of US$822m. Exports totaled 10.4Mt, a rise of 27 per cent YoY, according to reports by Trend News Agency. Export destinations include some 24 countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Iran’s cement output is expected to reach 75Mta by the end of the current Iranian year, with plans to lift this volum...