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Polish cement production grows 40.3% YoY in April

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Polish cement production jumped by 40.3 per cent YoY to 1.45Mt in April, while sales increased 23.5 per cent YoY for the month of April to 1.46Mt, said Poland's Cement Producer Association in a statement. Year-to-date production increased 48.4 per cent YoY to 3.98Mta, while sales from January to April rose by 46.9 per cent YoY to 4.14Mta.

Pakistan cement industry trebles FDI

07 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement sector has received foreign direct investment (FDI) to the tune of US$21.5m from July 2013-March 2014, more than trebling the US$6.3m received during the comparative period the previous year, according to the State Bank of Pakistan. In March alone, FDI into the cement industry reached US$2.2m. While investment fell from US$102.5m in FY08 to US$32.6m one year later, in FY11 it recovered, rising to US$65.2m. However, in FY12, the industry did not receive any FDI. The ...

Colombia’s cement producers raise output by 16% in March 2014

02 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s cement production rose in March 2014 by 16 per cent, particularly in Cundinamarca (+35 per cent), Antioquia (+33.3 per cent), Bogotá (+22 per cent) and Valle del Cauca (+26 per cent). These latest advances in output see first-quarter 2014 cement production increase by 9.8 per cent, underlining previous expectations that the construction sector is contributing significantly to the country’s economic growth.

Full-year Iranian exports reach 18Mt

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported around 18Mt of cement in the Iranian calendar year that ended on 20 March 2014, IRNA cited a report published by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade on Sunday.   The Tehran Times noted that the country’s annual cement output is currently about 80Mt, of which 50Mt is used domestically. In August 2012, former Iranian Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that the country's cement production capacity would reach 110Mt by 2015.

Vietnam April output estimated to have increased 12.65% YoY

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produce 6Mt of cement in April, up seven per cent from March and 12.65 per cent from a year ago, the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO) said. In the four months to the end of April 2014, domestic cement output rose 7.6 per cent YoY to 19.4Mt, the office said in a monthly report. The office revised down the country’s cement output in the quarter to 13.4Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 12.7Mt. In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output hit 56.84Mt, a...

Russia: open to investment

28 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Attracting private and foreign investment is becoming key for Russia as prices in oil and natural gas come under pressure for funding state projects. Russia’s transition to a modern country will also require large volumes of cement and the ramping up of production capacity is already in full swing. In recent years, Russia has been building new, modern production capacity to replace old wet-process plants Russia’s economy continues to decelerate as consumer spending, key to the c...

French cement market advances 6.6% in 1Q14

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in France increased 6.6 per cent to 4.386Mt in 1Q14 compared to 4.115Mt in the same period of last year, according provisional data released by French cement association SFIC. Domestic producers delivered 4.04Mt with the balance supplied by imports. During the quarter, exports rose by 21.8 per cent YoY to 313,000t comprising 269,000t of cement and 44,000t of clinker – a YoY rise of 24.5 and 7.3 per cent, respectively. Last year, French cement consumption fell by 3.8 per ...

India: adjusting to new times

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The latest financial updates from some of India’s leading cement producers suggest that the long-awaited revival in higher consumption trends is still some way off. The industry remains weighted under slowing demand growth, concerns over capacity utilisation rates and downward pricing pressures. Sector specialists are now calling for stimulus measures to help draw the market out of its current slowdown and help absorb current capacity and expected new volumes. India’s general election...

Venezuelan cement plants see 4Q13 output fall

02 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s largest cement company, Venezolana de Cementos, saw production drop 13.1 per cent in 4Q13, according to data by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV). The fall in output has been attributed to a range of factors, including unplanned shutdowns, lack of raw materials and other inputs as well as issues with packing equipment. However, Venezolana de Cementos was not the only Venezuelan cement producer to face difficulties. Fábrica Nacional de Cementos saw its output fall by a th...

Colombian demand grows 12% in February

01 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Colombian cement demand expanded by 11.7 per cent in February 2014 compared to the previous year with dispatches reaching 924,000t, according to the statistics office, Dane. Major growth was recorded in Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Norte de Santander y Cauca. Cement production rose to 907,800t, up 10.2 per cent when compared with the same month a year ago. In the year ending February 2014, deliveries advanced by five per cent YoY to 10.972Mt. Output from Colombia’s cement plant...