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Infrastructure pick up boosts Indonesia sales

16 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's cement sales climbed 10.7 per cent YoY to 6.4Mt in October 2015 as government-related infrastructure development has picked up in the second half of the year, according to the latest data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). Widodo Santoso, Chairman of the ASI, said various infrastructure projects – such as regional government projects as well as smelter and power plant construction – have started and are therefore boosting cement sales.  Cement sales only contracted on...

Indonesia September sales ahead

15 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Indonesia cement sales rose by 2.8 per cent in September, latest data from the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI) shows. Sales rose to 5.79Mt last month, from 5.63Mt a year earlier. Cement sales had picked up pace in August, following contraction over several months of the year, due to delays in government infrastructure construction.   "Cement sales for infrastructure have picked up, now it accounts for 23 per cent of our sales up from 20 per cent last year," the Jakarta Globe quote...

ASI confident on Sept-Dec sales growth, Indonesia

30 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), is confident that sales will rise by 4-5 per cent beginning in September until December 2015. This optimism, according to association Widodo Santoso , is based on information that the million-house project as well as infrastructure projects outside Java have commenced. "An increase of four per cent is relatively easy to achieve. Last year, we didn't have infrastructure development outside Java," local press quoted him as saying on Monday. The ASI es...

Ecuador August sales slip MoM

17 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Ecuador cement sales over the first eight months of 2015 climbed to 3.88Mt, the latest update from local cement association INECYC shows. During August 2015, sales slipped by 1.1 per cent to 498,845t compared to the month before when they reached 504,435t.

Looking forward to growth

09 September 2015, Published under Cement News

15 July 2015 saw the official launch day of LafargeHolcim, the merger between building materials giants, Lafarge and Holcim, which brings into being a world leader with 386.5Mta of cement production capacity installed across the globe. Since Holcim and Lafarge revealed their merger plans on 7 April 2014, both companies have put in considerable effort to lay the foundations of a balanced partnership and avoid the proverbial clash of titans. They divested some of their assets to meet regul...

Vietnam monthly sales up by a quarter

17 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement and clinker sales reached 6.5Mt in July, up 25 per cent YoY, the country's Association for Building Materials under the Ministry of Construction (MoC) announced. Of the total volume, 5.15Mt were sold at the domestic market, up 22 per cent YoY, while 1.35Mt (+37 per cent YoY). In the first seven months, Vietnam’s cement and clinker sales rose 10 per cent YoY to 40.98Mt, fulfilling 57 per cent of the year’s target, including 9.77Mt (+13 per cent YoY). The growth of cemen...

Vietnam Jan-Feb sales reach 9Mt

24 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 9.01Mt of cement and clinker in the first two months of this year, meeting 12.5 per cent of the whole-year target, according to figures from the country's Ministry of Construction (MoC). Of the volume, 6.76Mt of cement was sold in the domestic market and about 2.25Mt of cement and clinker was exported. In February, the country’s domestic cement sales stood low at 2.38Mt, mainly due to the long public holidays, the MoC noted. The ministry predicted Vietnam's sales of ceme...

Pacasmayo expects 5% sales rise in 2015

25 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Peru’s Cementos Pacasmayo is positive about the year ahead as it expects sales to rise by five per cent. The company’s general manager, Humberto Nadal del Carpio, attributes the increase to the development of several construction projects in the Latin American country. In the north of the country, the Talara refinery, the northern highway and regional projects are predicted to require around 0.5Mt of cement over the next 2-3 years. In addition, around US$90bn of infrastructure projects wil...


03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

PPC’s earnings in the six months to the end of March 2015 could tumble by between 25 and 45 per cent YoY, according to a recent company trading statement. Despite positive cement sales, consolidation of Safika Cement (South Africa) and growth in both Zimbabwe and Botswana, the operating environment in South Africa is expected to remain challenging in both 2015 and 2016. Much of the decline is blamed on weak economic growth and power shortages although increased competition is also taking its...

PT Indocement

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Buoyed by strong demand from Indonesia’s infrastructure sector, PT Indocement expects its cement sales to rise by 5-6 per cent in 2015. With work already underway on its new 4.4Mta brownfield plant, which is due to be operational by the end of this year, the company predicts a rise in production capacity from 20.5Mta in 2014 to 24.9Mta by the close of 2015. Following government instructions issued earlier this month to reduce cement prices, Indocement has slashed its average price from ID...