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BaselCement's full-year output rises 37% YoY

21 January 2015, Published under Cement News

BaselCement produced 2Mt of cement and clinker in 2014, an increase of 37 per cent YoY, the Russia-based company said in a statement. Volumes at the Serebryansky Cement plant in Ryazan Oblast increased by 95 per cent YoY to reach 1.02Mt, news agency Interfax reported citing BaselCement's press service. Shipments from the Achinsk Cement plant, based in Achinsk, rose by five per cent, with volumes exceeding 960,000t.

Morocco’s cement demand falls 5.4% in 2014

20 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The fall in Morocco’s cement consumption declined by 5.4 per cent, following a 6.3 per cent reduction in 2013, according to the Moroccan Economics and Finance Ministry (DEPF). The positive trend is attributed to good sales in March, August, October and December 2014, when sales advanced 8.2, 26.5, 1.4 and 0.6 per cent, respectively.

Iran halts clinker production for 30 days

20 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Iran has halted the production of clinker for 30 days, effective 14 January 2015. Abdolreza Sheykhan, an official with Iran's Cement Producers Association, said that the country currently has 17Mt of clinker in store, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported last week. “We have stopped producing clinker in order to turn the current amount to cement,” Mr Sheykhan said.

Algeria’s expansion drive

19 January 2015, Published under Cement News

As cement demand rapidly increases across north Africa, Algeria leads the region’s drive to increase its cement production capacity. Supported by an active housing and infrastructure construction sector, domestic cement demand is expected to remain high, offering plenty of opportunity for existing and new cement plants. Algeria’s housing shortage and a need for infrastructural development is expected to ensure a continued buoyant domestic cement market Algeria’s economy is on...

Peru’s cement market stable in 2014

19 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market absorbed around 881,360t of cement in December 2014, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic producers reached an output of 932,603t in the last month of 2014, of which 37,491t of cement were exported as well as 30,014t of clinker. Comparative figures for December 2013 revealed a 3.3 per cent increase in national dispatches but a 7.5 per cent decrease in cement exports. Production rose 0.5 per cent in December YoY. Full...

Iran output exceeds 50Mt in first nine months

19 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 51.645Mt of cement in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 December 2014), the IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. Moreover, 56.85Mt of clinker were produced over the period.  In the first six months, the country's exports reached 7Mt, according to the report.

Russia: Angarsk Cement full-year output up 8% YoY

16 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Angarsk Cement and Mining Plant increased the output of cement to 770,000t in 2014, up eight per cent YoY. Clinker production edged ahead one per cent to 624,000t.  The plant targets minimum cement production of a minimum of 715,000t this year.

Argentine cement market contracts 3.5 per cent in 2014

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

In December 2014, Argentina’s cement demand fell 10.4 per cent MoM and 2.5 per cent YoY to 892,313t, according to the latest data from AFCP, the Argentine cement association. The country’s cement producers supplied 905,306t of cement, including exports, registering a MoM drop of 10.4 per cent and 2.4 per cent YoY. For the full-year, domestic demand reached 11,271,399t, down 3.5 per cent when compared with 2013. Imports fell from 5431t to 2499t, down 54 per cent. Argentina producers also...

Semen Baturaja on course to meet 2016 production target, Indonesia

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Baturaja is on course to achieve its production target of 3.6Mt in 2016 to help meet increasing demand in South Sumatra and neighbouring regions. The state-owned Indonesian company is seeking to expand its production capacity and build a number of new production facilities to meet the target, company’s chief spokesman Sahadi told local press. He said the company has optimize the capacity of its three factories, which are located in Palembang and Baturaja in South Sumatra and in...


06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Ghacem in Ghana is seeing its cement production fall significantly because of interruptions to the electricity supply, as the country’s monopoly supplier introduces 48h power cuts for industrial users every six days. HeidelbergCement has agreed the sale of most of its building products business in North America and in Great Britain to the US institutional investor Lone Star Funds for US$1400m, subject to regulatory approval. The deal covers 107 manufacturing ...