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Kolomna plant hits production highs, Russia

06 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s Kolomna plant in Russia produced 1Mta of clinker for the first time in 2013 on the new production line on November 24 at 3.00am. The company attributed the achievements to the coordinated efforts of production staff as well as maintenance and support services. In July this year, the company reached another significant high, having produced a record monthly volume of grey cement of 239,885t.

Vietnam’s balancing act

04 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The economic slowdown and the real estate bubble in Vietnam have resulted in a sharp decrease in cement demand in the past few years and an oversupply is envisaged in the years to come. However, the overall surplus situation barely scratches the surface, as balancing regional supply and shortages poses a far more complicated issue that must quickly be addressed. By Huong Thieu and Duy Nguyen, StoxPlus Corp, Vietnam. While the north and central Vietnam faces a surplus cement supply sce...

Vietnam's November output climbs

29 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 5.5Mt of cement in November, up 17 per cent from the month before and a rise of 9.7 per cent YoY, the government's General Statistics Office said. The office also revised down the country’s cement output in October to 4.7Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 5.2Mt. In the first 11 months of this year, companies in Vietnam are estimated to produce 51.5Mt of cement, up 4.7 per cent from a year earlier.

Saudi October sales rise by 2%

26 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement sales rose by two per cent during October 2013 to 4.91Mt compared with 4.13Mt in the same period a year ago. Production for the month reached 4.24Mt compared to 4.22Mt in October 2013, a report, based on data released by Yamamah Cement Co (YCC), said. Clinker production rose by 19 per cent to 4.7Mt against 3.98Mt in the same month the year before. Local deliveries of clinker reached 54,000t in October, which were exclusively made by Northern Region Cement Co. Cement impor...

Iran increases cement output

19 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran's cement output is projected to reach 80Mt by the end of the year, the secretary of Iranian cement industry employers, Abdolreza Sheikhan, has said. The country produced 44.5Mt of cement in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on 21 March, up two per cent YoY.   The output amounted to 6.19Mt in the seventh calendar month of Mehr (23 September – 22 October), IRNA reported. Some 32.7Mt of cement were supplied to the domestic market in the seven-month p...

Waiting for the light

19 November 2013, Published under Cement News

With cement demand growth slipping below six per cent in 2012, India appears to have fallen short of expectations, in spite of remaining a high-growth market by global standards. As the NCB prepares for its 13th International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials on 19-22 November in New Delhi, ICR looks at the prospects of India’s cement sector. The beginning of 2013 proved a challenging time for the Indian cement sector. As production capacity continues to rise, the industry i...

Vicem sees significant rise in exports in first 10 months

12 November 2013, Published under Cement News

In the first 10 months, Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sales rose by 9.2 per cent YoY to 17.65Mt, including a significant rise in exports. Of the total, 15.84Mt was sold in the domestic market, while 1.8Mt was exported, up 4.8 per cent and 74.2 per cent YoY, respectively. Between January and October, Vicem’s cement and clinker output rose by 9.3 per cent and 10.4 per cent on-year to 12.39Mt and 12.46Mt, respectively. In October alone, the state-owned group sold 1.77Mt of...

What price for a kingdom?

11 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Fuelled by strong demographic growth and high oil prices, the Saudi Arabian government is currently on a US$219bn infrastructure spending spree. With cement demand expected to hit 64Mt by 2014, capacity is now being ramped up with expansion plans by existing producers and the arrival of new players. But with a question mark hanging over the country’s fuel supply, the ability to meet this demand long-term remains uncertain. Modern architectural buildings are already beginning to mix wi...

Brazil: market developments

04 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s recent economic woes have impacted on the scale of the cement sector’s profits and factory utilisation rates, but there is plenty of need for capacity expansion according to industry players. Gearing up for future growth is not an opportunity to be missed it would seem. Southeastern Brazil has been the main area for the country’s cement consumption, but the northeast is now beginning to increase demand The cement industry is a vital sector for Brazil, and over the ne...

US July cement shipments and imports rise

30 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in July 2013 reached about 8.1Mt, US Geological Survey statistics show, which translates to an 11 per cent increase in the same period of the year before. Shipments for the year through to July were 45.1Mt, up slightly on the comparative period of the previous year. The leading Portland-cement producing states in July were Missouri, California, Texas, Michigan and Florida (in descending order), which accounted for ab...