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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...

Puerto Rico: Cemex cement sales hit 55-year low

07 January 2015, Published under Cement News

In 2014, Cemex cement sales in Puerto Rico fell 10.6 per cent YoY to 24,000t, according to Enrique García, president of Cemex Puerto Rico. The 55-year low has prompted the country’s largest cement producer to take action, including laying off 18 staff at its Ponce plant. "We are being proactive after a thorough analysis of the subject. The aim is to ensure the future of our company. In a crisis we can not control, we are focussing our decisions on factors that themselves are within ou...

Elementia: Fortaleza brand to register 20% growth in 2014-15

24 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Despite a slow market, Mexico’s Cementos Fortaleza expects to close 2014 and 2015 with growth. Antonio Taracena, director general at Elementia, owner of the Fortaleza brand, attributes the growth due to the new brand. Although sales are forecast to rise by barely one per cent in Mexico this year, Elementia – owned by Carlos Slim and Antonio del Valle – expects to show 20 per cent growth by end-2014, and predicts the same level for 2015. "We will grow another 20 per cent, as in this ye...

Venezuela: state companies to restrict cement sales

21 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Venezuela's state cement companies have started to regulate the sales of cement. Building companies can only buy cement from plants near their building sites. Due to the declining output, builders were buying the product wherever available, regardless of location. According to information supplied to the construction sector, Invecem will sell product to companies carrying out work in Aragua, Apure, Carabobo, Miranda, Flacón, Cojedes and part of Guárico state. La Fábrica Nacional de Ceme...

Polish cement production grows 40.3% YoY in April

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Polish cement production jumped by 40.3 per cent YoY to 1.45Mt in April, while sales increased 23.5 per cent YoY for the month of April to 1.46Mt, said Poland's Cement Producer Association in a statement. Year-to-date production increased 48.4 per cent YoY to 3.98Mta, while sales from January to April rose by 46.9 per cent YoY to 4.14Mta.