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Cuba: Nuevitas fulfils 2014 production plan

05 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The 26 July cement works in Nuevitas, Cuba, completed its 2014 production plan with over 129,000t. In 2015 it is expected that the plant will deliver product for key construction projects in the province of Camagüey and further afield places such as Ciego de Ávila, las Tunas, Holguín y Granma.

SibCem unit sees full-year output ahead, Russia

30 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Output at Krasnoyarsk Cement, part of Siberian Cement (SibCem), is expected to have edged ahead by 1.32 per cent YoY to 922,000t in 2014 versus the 910,000t produced a year earlier. Krasnoyarsk Cement has been undertaking a modernisation programme to increase capacity and enhance environmental performance. At the heart of the project is the launch of a new dry-process line to double capacity at the factory. 

Peru: November dispatches up 3.6%

18 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Peru’s November cement dispatches remained stable MoM at 928,981t, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, YoY figures show a 3.6 per cent rise. Production increased 2.8 per cent from 945,992t in October to 972,529t in November. November exports reached 26,625t of cement, up 14.6 per cent YoY, and 27,501t of clinker (from a zero base in 2013. In the January-November 2014 period, domestic deliveries increased 0.57 per cent YoY to 9,460,630t. Production expanded b...

India: a new dawn arises

17 December 2014, Published under Cement News

After five long years of limited demand growth, India’s cement producers are poised to make the most of the domestic market recovery underway. There have also been cement pricing improvements which are expected to lead to better profitability. While regional variations exist in terms of supply and demand as well as on the pricing front, a generally more positive mood now prevails. An improved demand outlook is on the horizon for the Indian cement industry with growth of almost nine...

Argentina’s cement consumption falls 4.7 per cent MoM

04 December 2014, Published under Cement News

In November, Argentina’s cement market contracted by 9.4 per cent MoM and 4.7 per cent YoY as 997,440t of cement were sold, according to the country's cement association, AFCP. The country’s cement producers delivered 1,011,082t, including exports and as such saw their sales volumes drop 9.3 per cent MoM. When compared with November 2013, dispatches fell by 4.8 per cent.

Vietnam monthly cement production up 6.7% YoY

04 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 5.6Mt of cement in November, up 5.7 per cent from October and 6.7 per cent from a year ago, the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO) said. In the first 11 months of this year, the country’s cement output rose 5.3 per cent YoY to 54Mt, the office noted in its monthly report. The GSO has also revised down the country’s cement output in October to 5.3Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 5.2Mt.

Mongolia on the move

03 December 2014, Published under Cement News

To ensure an increasing domestic supply of the rapidly-expanding Mongolian cement market, existing producers are expanding and modernising their production base and new players are entering the market. In a transformation process not seen in the past three decades, Mongolia’s cement industry is clearly going places. Mongolian ALT (MAK) is building a 1Mta cement works at Khukh Tsav, Dalanjargalan district, Dornogovi While Mongolia remains among the world’s fastest-growing economi...

Colombia’s October cement dispatches up 5.5%

02 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Colombia saw a 5.5 per cent YoY expansion to 1.09Mt in October 2014, according to the latest data published by Dane, the country’s statistics office. While construction companies and contractors consumed some 7.3 per cent less, this was offset by a 13.4 per cent sales advance in the retail segment. The department of Nariño saw an 86.1 per cent rise in sales, followed by Magdalena which registered a 24.5 per cent increase. Positive developments were also reported i...

Vietnam sales seen rising 4-7% in 2015

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker are predicted to rise by 4-7 per cent next year to between 71-73Mt, according to estimates by the country’s Ministry of Construction (MoC). Of the total, domestic sales are expected to reach 52-53Mt while exports are anticipated to amount to 19-20Mt during the year, state media cited the ministry as saying last week. Vietnam currently has 74 cement production lines with a combined output of 77Mta. This year, four cement plants with a total capacity ...

Africa's grey gold

24 November 2014, Published under Cement News

As investors’ appetite for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is whetted and confidence grows, the region offers a positive scenario in terms of future cement demand. While some international majors appear on the back foot, new entrants are keen to gain a foothold in the market and expand their operations in this increasingly-competitive market. By T Hadley, Baobab Advisory sarl, France. Figure 1: per capita cement consumption vs per capita GDP, 1995-2014 Africa’s cement consumption has d...