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Vietnam Jan-July 2013 output rises

30 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 32.5Mt of cement in the first seven months of this year, up 5.9 per cent from a year earlier, data from the country's General Statistics Office (GSO) has showed. During July alone, output rose by 14.3 per cent from the same month of last year to 5.1Mt, the government-run office's monthly report revealed. The GSO has revised down the country’s cement output in the first six months of this year to 27.4Mt from a previous estimate of 28.1Mt.

Cemex Tilbury reaches cement production milestone, UK

30 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Cemex grinding and blending cement plant at Tilbury, UK, has produced its millionth tonne of cement and has also achieved an increase of 26 per cent in production, while decreasing its consumption of energy by 28 per cent since it was opened in 2009. The 1Mt of cement will make approximately 300,000m3 of concrete for use in construction projects. When it opened in 2009, Tilbury was the first plant in the country to install vertical cement mill technology which has led to energy savin...

Nine Nepal brands fail to comply with NBSM standards

26 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Nine cement brands on sale in Nepal have been breaching quality standards set by the Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology (NBSM). Random samples tested by an NSBM team (comprising representatives of the Department of Commerce and Supply Management as well as different consumer rights associations) showed some manufacturers were not adhering to required standards despite these brands complying with the standard when applying for Nepal Standard (NS) certification. According to reports by...

Bolivia: Fancesa increases output 18%

22 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) increased its production by 18 per cent, delivering an extra 11,000 bags of cement to the market. "We were with 51,000 bags of cement and 62,000 dispatched now, our projection is to reach 72,000 bags of cement per day" said Fancesa director, Luis Ayllon. In Santa Cruz, Fancesa’s main market, daily deliveries increased from 26,000 to 34,000 bags.

Ahangarancement increases 1H13 output and shipments, Uzbekistan

22 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Ahangarancement, part of the Eurocement Group of Russia, produced 565,200t of clinker and 739,500t of cement in the first half of 2013, representing a YoY rise of 12.8 per cent and 1.4 per cent. Shipments increased by 3.8 per cent YoY to 754,664t. The company said that Portland slag cement and OPC cement sales are the highest among its consumers, representing 66.4 per cent of shipments. Ahangarancement also recorded a growth packed cement. In the first quarter of 2013, it shipped 159,600...

Spain registers further market contraction

17 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement market registered a 24 per cent YoY drop in the first half of 2013 and the decline is expected to continue through the remainder of the year. In the first six months of 2013 domestic cement sales were 5,472,933t, latest data from local cement association Oficemen shows. On the supply side, Spain produced 6,459,917t of cement, representing a fall of 22.2 per cent. In June 2013 alone, Spanish consumption fell a further 23 per cent YoY to 972,421t in the same month of...

Vietnam first-half sales update

11 July 2013, Published under Cement News

For the first six months of the year, Vietnam sales were 22.68Mt, according to latest data from the Ministry of Construction (MoC). The amount represents 46.8 per cent of the full-year target, the MoC added. Output stood at 24.7Mt, making up 44.1 per cent of its whole year target. In June, Vietnam’s cement output stood at 4.3Mt, down 14.51 per cent from May. The country’s domestic cement sales also plunged in the period due to the rainy season in the southern region. With overcapacit...

Vicem sales rise 17.3% in first half 2013

09 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) sold 11.69Mt of cement and clinker in the first six months of 2013, representing a YoY increase of 17.3 per cent and fulfilling 51.9 per cent of its whole-year target. The corporation, which is the largest cement producer in the Southeast Asian country, produced 8.3Mt of cement and 8.2Mt of clinker in the six month period, a rise of 11.8 and 14.6 per cent, respectively, the Ministry of Construction said in a statement. Revenue reached VND14.89trn...

Poland's 1H sales see double-digit decline

08 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement sales and ouput in Poland continue to feel the pinch following the completion of construction activity related to the 2012 European Football Championships, as double-digit declines are registered in the first half of this year. For the six months to the end of June 2013, cement sales in Poland dropped by 22.1 per cent to 5.842Mt, while output was similarly down by 22 per cent to 5.782Mt, latest data by the country's cement association shows. For the month of June alone, cement ...

Vietnam cement production rises 7.2% in 1H13

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam has reported a 7.2 per cent rise in production for the first half of the year to 28.1Mt, the country’s General Statistics Office (GSO) has said. Last month, cement output increased by 21 per cent to 5.3Mt compared to the same month of the previous year, the GSO said in its monthly report on the sector. However, the office has revised down cement production figures for the January-May 2013 period to 22.9Mt from a previous estimate of 23.5Mt. This year, cement sales are envisa...