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Myanmar: a new frontier market

15 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Resource-rich Myanmar is undergoing a dramatic transformation, with massive economic and political reforms heralding a new era for this Southeast Asian nation. A plethora of joint ventures with foreign companies seeking to establish new cement companies reflects the improved investment environment and optimism for this frontier market. By Soe Naing, Kanbawza Industries Ltd, Myanmar & ICR Research. Prospects for Myanmar are good if the country can establish a reliable energy network...

Global cement 2014 outlook

06 January 2014, Published under Cement News

New year, new challenges. As the cement industry looks into 2014, what will the New Year bring? By Yuri Serov, Morgan Stanley, UK. Challenges and outlook for the global cement industry in 2014 The year 2013 was not meant to pan out this way. A year ago most market watchers were looking forward to a year when recovery would entrench itself across the board. Western Europe was the region on which everyone focussed. Sure, in 2012 it produced another large fall under the weight of a...

Colombia: market expands 6.9% in November

02 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Grey cement production in Colombia during November 2013 totalled 1.02Mt, a 9.6 per cent increase when compared with the same month of the previous year. In addition, the domestic cement market expanded by 6.9 per cent to 978,000t. This was less than the 14 per cent consumption growth noted in October. Norte de Santander saw a 38.5 per cent rise, the largest in the country, followed by Antioquia (+13.7 per cent), Bolívar (+19.5 per cent) and Cundinamarca (+8.6 per cent). On the other ha...

Akhangarancement hits 1.5Mt of cement output during Jan-Nov period

02 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Akhangarancement, part of Eurocement Group, has reported a rise in clinker in cement production in the first 11 months of 2013. Over January-November, the Russia-based producer produced 1.074Mt of clinker and 1.47Mt of cement, a YoY rise of 11.7 and 2.2 per cent, respectively. During the reporting period, Akhangarancement’s shipments increased by 2.1 per cent YoY to 1.463Mt. The company also reported a 17.4 per cent rise in bagged cement shipments to 46,524t. SPC 400 cement proved to be it...

Vietnam full-year output seen 4.7% higher

30 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 57Mt of cement in 2013, up from 4.7 per cent a year ago, the government's General Statistics Office (GSO) has said. During December, output is estimated to have increased by 7.54 per cent from the previous month, and nine per cent YoY to reach 5.5Mt, according to the latest GSO estimates. The office, however, revised down November output to 5.3Mt from a previously-estimated 5.5Mt. Cement sales are expected to have risen by 4-5 per cent this year t...

Bangladesh awaits more funds

23 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s has a fragmented cement sector with a multitude of independent grinding units, making it one of the most competitive markets in the world. It has no abundant, natural-lying domestic limestone reserves, but there is a wealth of opportunity for cement and clinker importers to establish grinding plants near the main population areas. Bangladesh’s low-lying coastal regions and settlements on river banks are prone to severe flooding as occured in June 2012 Bangladesh ...

Ukraine: cement output in November jumps 16.2%

19 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine in November 2013 increased by 16.2 per cent YoY to 816,000t, while in the previous month the decline was 2.2 per cent compared to October 2012, the State Statistics Service (SSS) reported. According to the SSS, compared to October 2013, cement production in November 2013 fell by 13.7 per cent. In January-November 2013, cement production in the country decreased by 1.4 per cent compared to January-November 2012, to 9.33Mt. As reported, in 2012 cement producti...

Cementos Cienfuegos achieves clinker production record

12 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cienfuegos SA in Cuba established a record clinker production of 1.024Mt – some 0.2Mt more than recorded in the previous four years, according to Alina Atauri Cid, the plant’s director. “Achieving this goal is a contribution to the country and reflects the effort, commitment and dedication of the staff working at the factory,” she said. She added that estimated production at end-2013 is expected to be around 1.075Mt. Founded in 1975 as the Karl Max Cement Plant, the Cienfuegos...

Poland's monthly cement output rises 13.1% YoY

11 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Poland reported a double-digit rise in cement production during November 2013. However, cement sales slipped marginally during the month. November cement output totalled 1.291Mt, up by 13.1 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, SPC. Cement sales, meanwhile, fell by 2.2 per cent to 1.204Mt. For the 11 months to November 2013, cement output declined by 9.5 per cent to 13.606Mt, while sales dropped by 10.5 per cent to 13.867Mt.  

Iran cement output rises in first eight months

09 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 50.2Mt of cement in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, representing a 2.2 per cent YoY rise.   In the eighth calendar month of Aban (ended November 21), output amounted to 5.65Mt.   Some 39.8Mt of cement were supplied to the domestic market in the eight-month period.   The cement output is projected to reach 80Mt by the end of the year, the secretary of Iranian cement industry employers Abdolreza Sheikhan has said.