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INC suspends clinker production but assures supply continues, Paraguay

15 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) announced it will suspend clinker production for 45 days but assured the market it will not reduce supply during the programmed stop. The shutdown of the clinker line is necessary to change refractories and carry out maintenance on the precalciner as well as repair the roofs in the third and fourth stage of the cyclones. Meanwhile, proper planning will ensure the provision of cement during the maintenance period. It is reported that INC...

US shipments rise 10% from Jan-October 2012

14 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico for October 2012 were about 8.1Mt, almost 10 per cent greater than shipments in October 2011. Shipments for the year through October were 67.6Mt, up by about 10 per cent, latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows The leading producing States in October were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan, and Alabama, in descending order. The leading consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illino...

Morroco to add 5.9Mta of new capacity by 2017

14 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Competition is intensifying in the cement sector in Morocco, as existing players gear up for another phase of capacity development. While cement demand cooled in 2012 following double-digit growth the year before, the mid-term outlook is positive, and domestic players are now planning new facilities in a bid to maintain market share.   Ciments de L'Atlas (CIMAT) has confirmed plans to build a third cement plant close to Nador in the north of Morocco as part of its strategy to maintain a 14 p...

Tunisia domestic sales rise during Jan-November 2012

09 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia has reported a double-digit rise in cement sales for the first 11 months of 2012 while exports saw a significant drop over the same period. Domestic sales rose by 11.6 per cent during January-November 2012 to 6.559Mt from 5.875Mt recorded in the first 11 months of 2011. Production, meanwhile, rose 10.7 per cent to 6.787Mt from 6.13Mt in the corresponding period of 2011. Exports, however, fell 22.4 per cent to 201,000t against the 259,000t registered in the first 11 months of ...

Cemento Andino breaks production records

08 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s Cemento Andino broke major records in production and delivery, according to reports by Cesar Villareal, general manager of the Trujillo group. For the full-year, the company produced 586,000t of cement. The 2012 figure comes after the company broke historical production records in January, November and December, when the monthly output reached 65,756t, 65,521t and 67,000t, respectively – significantly above the previous record of 64,304t noted in August 2011.  "In 2012, prod...

Fiji Industries denies cement shortage

08 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Fiji Industries Ltd (FIL) has denied claims made by the special administrator of Suva City Council (SCC) of a cement shortage. Suva City Council’s (SCC) special administrator, Chandu Umaria, has claimed that the Terry Walk pathway construction project was facing delays because of a shortage of cement supplies. Umaria maintained that SCC’s cement distributor was not supplied with adequate volumes. Last month, cement supplies to the island and surrounding areas were temporarily disrupte...

Federal government steps in to help resolve oversupply dispute, Nigeria

07 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment has stepped in to mediate in a dispute over a supply surplus being created in the local industry. Last week, a statement by Dangote Cement's head of corporate communications Anthony Chiejina said that Dangote and Lafarge WAPCO Cement were worried about Ibeto Cement Company continuing to import cement into Nigeria, despite the capacity of local manufacturers to meet demand. The oversupply has led to the closure of the Gboko plant run by Da...

Gresik achieves record production in 2012

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

State-owned Indonesian cement producer PT  Semen Gresik achieved record production last year and targets further increases this year, according to a senior member of the company. Cement production rose 18 per cent in 2012 to 22.6Mt and revenue is expected to hit IDR19trn (US$2bn). “We hit a record in terms of production,” said the company’s president director Dwi Soetjipto in Gresik early this week. Revenue reached IDR18.43trn in the first nine months of 2012 and net income was IDR4.55...

Iran cement production rises 5.85% in first nine months of the year

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 53.16Mt in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (beginning 20 March 2012), representing a 5.85 per cent increase on the 51.65Mt produced in the same period of last year. The country produced 53.39Mt of clinker over the same period, 5.8 per cent higher than the 50.46Mt manufactured in the first nine months of the previous year.   Exports of cement and clinker over the nine month period amounted to 10.45Mt (comprising 9.28Mt of cement and 1,17Mt of clinker) achi...

Al-Abbas Cement proposes name change, Pakistan

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufacturer Al-Abbas Cement Industries Ltd (AACIL) is to change its name to Power Cement Limited, the company said in a filing to the Karachi Stock Exchange. The company’s board of directors agreed the name change at a board meeting on 18 December 2012 which is subject to approval by regulatory authorities and shareholders of the company. During the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the company earned a profit of PKR109.88m compared to a loss of PKR173.38m in t...