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China: consolidating supply

17 March 2014, Published under Cement News

China’s cement industry growth is likely to moderate as pressure on local government finances drives a shift away from investment-led growth. Meanwhile, the cement industry faces stricter environmental controls, inefficient capacity elimination and restrictions on new projects. Against this backdrop, consolidation of supply is likely to accelerate. By Ben Hartwright, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong. The 15th China International Cement Industry Exhibition is being held 28-30 April 2...

Polish sales boosted by favourable weather

14 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Polish cement sales were 40 per cent higher in February 2014 than a year ago, latest data from the Polish Cement Association (SPC) shows. Sales hit 1.29Mt as favourable weather and signs of a construction recovery boosted results. Cement production went up 33.7 per cent in February compared to the respective month of last year to reach 1.14Mt. This year, cement sales are expected to reach 15-15.2Mt. (Source: Polish News Bulletin)

Vietnam Feb cement output rises 35.3% YoY

06 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 3.8Mt of cement in February, down 9.5 per cent from January but an increase of 35.3 per cent YoY, according to the latest data from the government’s General Statistics Office (GSO). In the first two months of 2014, the cement output rose by 6.7 per cent YoY to 8Mt, the office said in a monthly report. The office also revised down the country’s cement output in January to 4.2Mt from the earlier estimated figure of 4.8Mt. In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output hit 56.84Mt, a...

Vicem: January cement and clinker output declines

28 February 2014, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) saw output in January fall to 1.44Mt, a 9.4 per cent decline from December 2013 and 19.5 per cent reduction YoY. Of the total, 986,000t of cement and clinker were sold in the domestic market, down 28.8 per cent MoM and 40.2 per cent YoY, while 456,000t were exported, up 120.3 per cent MoM and 219 per cent YoY, respectively. In January, Vicem produced 1.23Mt of clinker and 1.05Mt of cement, down 11.6 and 16.7 per cent, respectively. Th...

Venezuela plans to reduce imports of Peruvian and Brazilian cement

24 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s President Evo Morales announced the intention to reduce the import of cement from Peru and Brazil by installing new plants and increasing domestic output. “I want us to expand the industry and reduce imports, but sometimes emergencies have necessitated imports. These need to be curtailed and I hope to achieve this,” he said during a visit to Cooperativa Boliviana de Cemento (Coboce). The president said to achieve this objective it did not matter whether cement plants were ...

Russia: Lipetskcement output continues upward trend

24 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Lipetskcement, part of Eurocement group, has continued its steady growth trend with clinker and cement output up by 46 and 13.7 per cent YoY, respectively in January 2014. In the first month of the year the company produced 105,500t of clinker and 37,500t of cement. Production of CEM II A/S and 32.5N and CEM I 32.5N increased by 28.5 per cent and 16 per cent, respectively. Bagged cement production rose by 40.3 per cent.

Eurocement deliveries advance 5% in 2013

18 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Eurocement, the largest building materials group in Russia and the CIS states, reported a five per cent YoY increase in cement deliveries last year, exceeding 2012’s level by 1Mt. The combined production of the group’s 15 cement plants in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, amounted to more than 24.5Mt in 2013. Among the company’s highlights last year was the launch of its 3Mta state-of-the-art 3Mta plant in the Voronezh region. The company also began the realisation of new manufacturing l...

Iran cement output reaches 58.26Mt in first 10 months

13 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 58.26Mt of cement in the first 10 months of the Iranian calendar while clinker output totaled 60.64Mt, according to Abdolreza Sheikhan, Secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers association.  In the Iranian month of Dey (22 December 2013 – 19 January 2014), the country produced 3.97Mt of cement. Clinker production rose to 5.8Mt during the month, an 11.6 per cent YoY increase compared to the same period of the previous year.

Vietnam export sales hit new high

13 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Ministry of Construction (MoC), said cement output in 2013 hit 70Mt while sales rose 14 per cent YoY to 61Mt. Cement exports reached a record high of more than 14Mt during the year as producers turn to overseas sales amid fierce competition in an overcrowded domestic market. Vietnam is predicted to witness an oversupply of 8-12Mta of cement due to many cement plants being put into operation, said MoC. At present, Vietnam has 106 cement factories. The oversupply in Vietnam's cement sec...

Polish January output and sales jump

07 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Poland's cement production totalled 521,100t in January 2014, up by 34.4 per cent YoY, according to data from the country's cement producers association, SPC. Cement sales jumped to 553,300t, marking an increase of 35.7 per cent YoY. For the 12 months to December 2013, cement output declined by 7.5 per cent to 14.45Mt, while sales dropped by 7.6 per cent to 14.62Mt.