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Searching for Mediterranean sun

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Mediterranean delivered a mixed bag of results in 2012. While southern Europe (France, Greece, Italy and Spain) tightened their belts as the eurozone crisis hit home and recorded an average 21 per cent drop in cement consumption, the Egypt and Levant area fared better. The two heavyweights in the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and Turkey, noted five and 3.8 per cent demand increases, respectively. The Maghreb countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia recorded an overall 8.7 per cent...

Austria delivers stable cement sales in 2012

25 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The Austrian cement industry saw stable sales in 2012 despite difficult operating conditions and a sluggish economy, according to the country’s cement association, VÖZ. However, the construction industry noted an expansion of six per cent on the back of a long building season, a mildly positive development in high-rise construction and renovation projects. As a result, cement plants were able to achieve a EUR375m turnover and can expect a modest increase for this year. While in 1Q13, ceme...

Indonesia to spur Asian growth

24 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Asia 2013 will welcome international cement delegates to its conference and exhibition this month in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ahead of this leading regional industry event, ICR highlights recent developments and assesses future prospects for this thriving market. PT Semen Indonesia’s Tuban IV plant is one of the first high-profile new kiln line projects in Indonesia to be completed The Republic of Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands (of which about 6000 are inhabited). The c...

Vietnam cement sales slip during Jan-May 2013

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement sales declined by 2.1 per cent in the first five months of this year to 19.5Mt compared to the same period of last year, data from the Ministry of Construction showed. The 2013 five-month figure represents 39.5 per cent of the whole year target, the ministry said. In May alone, domestic cement sales dropped 3.07 per cent compared to April and 0.84 per cent compared to May last year.  Cement output rose by 0.8 per cent MoM and 3.71 per cent YoY to 5.03Mt. The country ...

Latin American moves

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement markets of Mercosur associates Colombia, Chile and Peru. Cementos Yura SA has once more decided to place an order with Loesche America for a clinker/additives grinding plant which will be installed in Arequipa, Peru, at 2600m above sea level Colombia Bri...

Latin American shake-up

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is providing cement manufacturers a reason to smile. Demand is increasing, gaps in supply are emerging and several new plants are being constructed across the region. Looking ahead, established players look set to expand capacity and engage in M&A deals as they seek to boost their market share and internationalise their operations. In the first of a two-part series CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement market of the Mercosur member states – Argentina, Bolivia, B...

Venezuela goverment says cement production stable

03 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Venezuela reached 2.45Mt in the first four months of 2013 – a sign of the sector’s stability, according to official sources. The Ministry of Industries stated 8.4Mt of cement were produced between April 2012-April 2013 in the country’s 10 cement plants, which have a combined capacity of 8.8Mta. The white cement plant in Lara is currently undergoing major repairs and a change of refractory material.

Vietnam production rises 7.4% in first five months

29 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 23.5Mt of cement in the first five months of 2013, up 7.4 per cent from the same period of last year, the General Statistics Office has said. The government-run office has marginally revised down the country’s output in the first four months of this year to 17.8Mt from a previous estimate of 17.9Mt. Output in May is expected to have risen by 18.7 per cent YoY to 5.7Mt, the GSO said in recent report. This year, cement sales are expected to rise b...

Industry body calls for cement sector to be prioritised, Nepal

28 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Cement Manufacturers Association has urged the government to give the cement sector priority due to its huge potential given the country’s infrastructure and housing requirements. The government must promote the cement industry because it has huge potential as the country has been witnessing infrastructure development which needs a huge amount of cement, newly-elected president of the association, Dhurba Raj Thapa, said during the ninth annual general meeting of the association, s...

Iraq can grow with security

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

With considerable growth potential in the Iraqi cement market, the government is not only keen to rehabilitate the old plants but also aims to encourage new investors to enter the country. However, the task is a difficult one because of the continued political instability, the prospects for further unrest and inadequate energy supplies. Iraq’s cement industry has potential to grow, but it is restricted by political uncertainty and a lack of energy provision Iraq is a nation that...