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Venezuela: supply issues raise cement prices 50%

05 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s cement companies started the year with operational issues, which have resulted in an irregular supply to customers and a poor performance of the construction industry. This has impacted on prices, which have seen an upward trend for some cement types. In 2013, cement output fell and in the third quarter, production fell 10.5 per cent. Construction sector sources said that Industria Venezolana de Cementos (Invecem), Fábrica Nacional de Cementos (FNC) and Cementos Venezuela are ...

Oman's vision for growth

05 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Oman is currently experiencing a growth spurt, which has been reflected in rising cement demand as public spending on infrastructure and real estate climbs steadily. Domestic producers are beginning to satisfy the market through increases in capacity and the prospects for the industry going forward are very encouraging. By Vijay Sridharan, Gulf Baader Capital Markets, Oman. The Sultanate of Oman is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, providing evidence of growth i...

GCC: long-term focus

03 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Global Investment House (GIH) anticipates that cement demand growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will advance from 4-5 per cent growth in 2013 to 6-7 per cent this year. Investment in new capacity is strong and confidence is returning to markets. So who will be the winners among the cement producers? By Hettish Karmani, Global Investment House,  Kuwait. Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions looks forward to returning to Dubai for its ninth Middle East & Africa event in ...

Namibia: Ohorongo sees output rise in 2013

31 January 2014, Published under Cement News

The Ohorongo cement works in Namibia saw its output rise by 23 per cent in 2013 after a muted 2012 production. While the company experienced a difficult business environment in 2012 with imports from Asia capturing a large share of the market, last year saw an improved scenario. The cement producer supplied product to multibillion dollar construction projects such as the Husab uranium mine and the Grove shopping centre. The outlook for 2014 continues to be positive. "In the future, la...

Azerbaijan output surpasses 2Mta mark

31 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Azerbaijan reached a high of 2.04Mt in 2013, up 3.8 per cent YoY. The central Asian country has recently seen the entry of two new players. Akkord Corp opened a greenfield plant located near Dash Salakhly village in the district of Gazakh. Built by CBMI Construction and with engineering advice from SC Industry AS of Turkey, the new facility has a cement capacity of 1Mta and was commissioned in August 2013. NORM LLC's 2Mta Qizildas Cement plant in the Garadagh distri...

Vietnam's Jan cement output increases

27 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to produce 4.8Mt of cement in January, up three per cent YoY but down 13.24 per cent from December 2013, the government General Statistics Office said in a monthly report. The office revised down the country’s cement output in December 2013 to 5.5Mt the earlier estimated figure of 5.7Mt. In 2013, Vietnam’s cement output hit 56.84Mt, according to the revised figure.

Ahangarancement output rises in 2013, Uzbekistan

23 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Ahangarancement, part of the Eurocement Group, produced over 1.116Mt of clinker and 1.62Mt of cement in 2013. The Uzbekistan-based producer said clinker volumes rose by 13 per cent YoY (or 137,600t) while cement output was up by six per cent (86,400t). The company’s shipments increased by 88,100t to 1.613Mt last year, an increase six per cent. Shipments of bagged cement also rose by 23 per cent YoY. Its PPC 400 cement type was the biggest seller in 2013, accounting for 40.8 per cent of sh...

Myanmar: a new frontier market

15 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Resource-rich Myanmar is undergoing a dramatic transformation, with massive economic and political reforms heralding a new era for this Southeast Asian nation. A plethora of joint ventures with foreign companies seeking to establish new cement companies reflects the improved investment environment and optimism for this frontier market. By Soe Naing, Kanbawza Industries Ltd, Myanmar & ICR Research. Prospects for Myanmar are good if the country can establish a reliable energy network...

Global cement 2014 outlook

06 January 2014, Published under Cement News

New year, new challenges. As the cement industry looks into 2014, what will the New Year bring? By Yuri Serov, Morgan Stanley, UK. Challenges and outlook for the global cement industry in 2014 The year 2013 was not meant to pan out this way. A year ago most market watchers were looking forward to a year when recovery would entrench itself across the board. Western Europe was the region on which everyone focussed. Sure, in 2012 it produced another large fall under the weight of a...

Colombia: market expands 6.9% in November

02 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Grey cement production in Colombia during November 2013 totalled 1.02Mt, a 9.6 per cent increase when compared with the same month of the previous year. In addition, the domestic cement market expanded by 6.9 per cent to 978,000t. This was less than the 14 per cent consumption growth noted in October. Norte de Santander saw a 38.5 per cent rise, the largest in the country, followed by Antioquia (+13.7 per cent), Bolívar (+19.5 per cent) and Cundinamarca (+8.6 per cent). On the other ha...