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Iran six month output hits 36Mt

30 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Iran during the first six months of the current Iranian calender (beginning 20 March 2012) has reached 36Mt, Esfandiar Salarvand MD of Fars & Khuzestan Cement Company, told local press. Mr Salarvand said that Iran plans to export 12Mt of cement in the current calender year. Last month, Vajihollah Jafari deputy industry minister of Iran said that Iran plans to produce 75Mt of cement by the end of the current Iranian year (20 March 2013). According to Mehdi Ghazanfa...

Eurocement’s Ukraine operations see further market growth

23 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Plants operating under the Eurocement-Ukraina network produced more than 1.2Mt of cement in the first nine months of 2012. More than 1.22Mt of cement have been sold in the reporting period. According to VV Gorgolyuk, CEO of Eurocement-Ukraina, results during the period indicate that the potential for further market growth and the strengthening of leadership position in the market of the plants included in Eurocement-Ukraina still have not been exhausted.

Mozambique prices expected to fall

22 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Mozambique’s minister of industry and trade Armando Inroga expects cement prices will fall by year-end as production stabilises. Further reductions are expected next year as competition increases with new facilities coming on-stream. In the capital Maputo prices have climbed from MZN215/50kg bag (US$7.5) to MZN240 (US$8.3). Prices are reported to be much higher in the central and northern provinces. For example, in Sofala, Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado, prices are in excess of MZN350/ba...

Iran forecast to produce 75Mt cement by year-end

22 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran is projected to produce 75Mt of cement by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2013), according to local news reports. ISNA quoted Iranian deputy industry minister, Vajihollah Jafari, as saying that production capacity will be 86Mt by the end of the year. Iran exported over 6.8Mt of cement during the first six months of the current (Iranian) year.

Spain's cement consumption fall accelerates

19 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The latest cement sales figures coming out of Spain offer little, if any, hope for the country’s cement producers that business may be picking up. While in August, a 34 per cent drop in sales was noted, September registered a worse contraction. Consumption barely made 1Mt, thus recording a 38 per cent decrease MoM to 1.047Mt. Cement factories noted a 27 per cent fall in output to 1.272Mt in September. For the year to date, national cement consumption fell by 34.6 per cent to 10.61Mt in ...

BofAML says China cement industry trends turned positive

18 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement stocks have rebounded 20 per cent since early September, and Bank of AmericaMerrill Lynch believes the industry outlook tends to turn positive as new production capacity is expected to plunge starting from 2013. The demand for and production capacity of cement are set to be more balanced after excessive production capacity in the third quarter. Moreover, cement demand will recover moderately along with the improvement in property sales. (Source: AA Stocks Financial News).

Sibirsky Cement nine month output rises, Russia

18 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Sibirsky Cement increased cement output 5.3 per cent YoY to 3.148Mt in the nine months to September 2012, the company said in a statement. Sibirsky Cement, which comprises three plants, sold 3.172Mt of cement in this period, a 6.2 per cent increase on the year. Output of the Topkinsky Cement plant in the Kemerovo region was 2.139Mt, a seven per cent increase. Krasnoyarsky Cement, located in the Krasnoyarsk Region, produced 662,800t of cement, a one per cent increase. Meanwhile, the Ti...

Anhui Conch Cement sees strong September sales and output growth, China

17 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The start of peak seasonal demand in China has boosted Anhui Conch's September sales and output as average prices register weekly gains. A China Securities Journal report said on Wednesday, which cited a number of brokers, said that subsidiaries of the cement giant have been running at full capacity, and some of their output in September has hit new high. In addition, some subsidiaries have exceeded the target output and sales tasks for September and the third quarter of this year. Its Hu...

Holcim: September '12

08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements increased production for the first nine months of the year by 6.1 per cent to 16.38Mt, while deliveries were ahead by 6.2 per cent to 16.77Mt. For the month of September, Ambuja Cements increased shipments by 4.9 per cent to 1.55Mt, while the monthly production rose by 6.6 per cent to 1.56Mt compared with a 1.6 per cent decline the previous September. Sister company ACC Ltd increased cement deliveries for the nine months by 2.4 per cent to 18.22Mt, while production was r...

Ambuja Cements September sales and output climb, India

04 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Indian producer Ambuja Cements said sales rose 4.73 per cent to 1.55Mt in September from 1.48Mt in the same month a year ago, the company said in a statement. The company reported growth of 6.85 per cent in cement production at 1.56Mt, compared to 1.46Mt in September 2011. For the first nine months of this year, sales reached 16.37Mt, a 6.23 per cent increase compared to 15.41Mt in the same period of last year. Production, meanwhile, rose six per cent during the period to 16.38Mt from 15.4...