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Cementa to ration deliveries from December

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementa has announced it is preparing to ration deliveries from December 2021 due to the uncertainty on the future of its Slite facility. The site in Gotland represents three quarters of cement used in the domestic construction industry. The HeidelbergCement subsidiary saw its continued exploitation of its limestone mining operation blocked by the Swedish environmental court. The cement producer sought a three-year temporary extension to its current permit while it prepares to apply for a ...

Swedish cement shortage could impact climate transition

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Malin Löfsjögård, CEO of Swedish trade association Svensk Betong, says that the potential cement shortage starting in autumn 2021 could be detrimental to the planned climate transition. A considerable volume of cement will be required for infrastructure and new housing construction and supply could be significantly reduced following the discontinuation of Cementa’s limestone mining on Gotland . While the limestone in cement could be replaced partly with other materials, it is not sufficien...

Azerbaijan sees cement production down 8% in 2020

25 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The value of construction materials produced in Azerbaijan has been estimated at AZN718.9m (US$422m) for 2020, largely consistent with the previous year, according to the State Statistics Committee (SSC). The preliminary report shows a 7.5 per cent YoY decline in cement production to 3.226Mt. However, ready-mix production was up 6.5 per cent to 2.024Mt.

JSW Group to merge its distribution and supply chain segments

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Group has announced plans to merge the distribution and supply chain operations of its steel, cement and paint businesses in India for better synergies and to save costs, according to the Times of India. The group has already combined the distribution operations of the three segments in east India and will roll out the initiative across the rest of the country in the coming months. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, JSW Group has already been reducing costs by cutting ca...

Namibia cement demand remains weak

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Competition between cement producers has brought down prices as domestic demand remains fairly low when compared with increasing supply, according to First Capital. In March 2019 domestic production capacity has more than doubled to 2.2Mta, when compared with 1Mta in March 2018 as Whale Rock entered the market. However, local demand remains at 0.6Mta. This has led to a fall in prices with First Capital highlighting a drop of 10.4 and 10.1 per cent for semi- and high-strength cement, respe...

Paraguay's MIC committed to ensuring cement supply

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Paraguay's Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) held a press conference with representatives of the cement sector to address the reported scarcity of cement on the market. Vice President of Commerce, Pedro Mancuello, noted that action will be taken to ensure that there is an adequate amount of cement on the market at a suitable price for the consumer. "We are making an alliance with the National Cement Industry (INC) with the Secretary of Defense of the Consumer (SEDECO) and the Sub-...

Ukrainian embargo on Russian clinker imports will not affect supply

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian government’s embargo on Russian clinker imports will not create a shortage of products on the country’s market, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "There is enough capacity for burning clinker on the Ukrainian market, so we don't need to import it, especially from Russia. According to Pro-Consulting, the capacity of clinker burning facilities in Ukraine is more than 15Mt. In 2017, we made 6.3Mt of clinker and imported 877,000...

Bhutan reportedly experiencing delivery delays

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

With demand for cement rising in Bhutan, two of the countries leading cement manufacturers have been unable to deliver product to their customers on time, according to local press reports. In Phuentsholing, cement agents have been complaining about delivery delays from Penden Cement Authority Ltd (PCAL). Cement agents told national newspaper Kuensel that: “It has been difficult to get enough supply in recent times.” The cement agent, who is also an agent for Dungsam Cement Corporation Limi...

PT Indocement

19 October 2016, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement, along with Indonesia’s other cement producers, is waiting on new regulations from the country’s government designed to curb expansion of the cement sector. The number of cement producers in Indonesia has risen from nine in 2012 to 19 this year, causing total annual cement production to jump from 59.3Mt in 2012 to 92.7Mt in 2016, while demand remains around the 65Mt mark. According to Fitch Ratings, capacity utilisation, which was approximately 85 per cent over the last three t...

Africa's grey gold

24 November 2014, Published under Cement News

As investors’ appetite for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is whetted and confidence grows, the region offers a positive scenario in terms of future cement demand. While some international majors appear on the back foot, new entrants are keen to gain a foothold in the market and expand their operations in this increasingly-competitive market. By T Hadley, Baobab Advisory sarl, France. Figure 1: per capita cement consumption vs per capita GDP, 1995-2014 Africa’s cement consumption has d...