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US February shipments edge ahead

06 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for February 2013 were about 4.7Mt, slightly more than shipments in February 2012. Shipments for the year through to February 2013 were 9.6Mt, up by nearly three per cent, the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. The leading Portland cement producing states in February were Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Alabama in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, Califo...

Saudi cement producers urged to maintain reserve supplies

02 May 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Saudi Arabia is urging cement companies to maintain a strategic stockpile of cement to prevent future shortages. A directive to this effect was issued by the Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, according to local press reports. Each company has has been asked to build up a strategic reserve (equaling a company’s two-month output) in addition to regular market supplies. Companies may face punitive action if they failed to adhere to the latest directives, the...

Venezuela faces irregular cement supply

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

While Venezuela’s authorities claim a rise in cement output, supply of the product on the ground continues to struggle, negatively impacting the implementation of projects, particularly in the private sector. Construction industry sources said that Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FNC) and Cementos de Venezuela both face operational issues and only Industria Venezolana de Cemento is working at full capacity. As a result, supply of cement has been irregular and builders have noted a reduce...

Lipetskcement increases first-quarter output, Russia

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Lipetskcement, part of the Eurocement Group, reported a 25 per cent increase in production during the first quarter of 2013, the company announced in a statement. The company produced 164,000t of cement in the three months to the end of March 2013, with the production of CEM 1 32.5 N being six times higher than the first quarter of 2012. The production of bagged cement in 1Q13 rose by 36 per cent YoY to 9307t compared to last year. Total shipments between Jan-March 2013 amounted to 153,0...

Vietnam production rises 4.6%, Jan-Apr 2013

26 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Vietnam is estimated to have reached 17.9Mt of cement in the first four months of this year, up 4.6 per cent from a year earlier, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said. In April, the country’s cement output is likely to rise by 8.5 per cent YoY to 5.4Mt, the GSO said in its monthly report. The government-run office revised up the country’s cement output in the first quarter of this year to 12.5Mt from the earlier estimate of 12.4Mt.

China’s cement sector seeks to accelerate sustainability initiatives

25 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The 2013 China International Cement Conference got underway at the Hotel Nikko New Century in Beijing today, welcoming over 300 senior delegates from the country’s large cement sector. Opening the meeting, Mr Qiao Longde, President of the China Cement Association, highlighted some of the successes of the China cement industry, which in recent year has made dramatic strides in adopting more efficient production processes while eliminating backward production capacity. “High-quality dry ...

Vietnam first-quarter cement sales slip

19 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 9.48Mt of cement in the first quarter of this year, down slightly from 9.57Mt in the same period of last year, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) said. The decline was attributed to a stagnant real estate market, according to the MoC. The three-month figure accounted for 19.5 per cent of the country’s full-year target, the ministry said on its website late Wednesday. In the first quarter, the country exported 1.46Mt of cement and clinker, including 320,000t of clinker. ...

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...