• Spanish:Spanish cement consumption falls again

    Cement consumption in Spain has fallen by 3.3% in April, standing at 946 329 t. This figure is 32 478 t less than a year ago. This data supports the negative trend in consumption during the first four months of 2016, down 1.2%, bringing the cumulative total to 3 512 140 t. CEO of

  • UK:UK construction industry in strong position

    According to the latest report from Barbour ABI, the construction industry remained in a strong position during April. Despite growing fears of a lacklustre second quarter for the UK economy, £6.1 billion worth of contracts were awarded, led by a 26% monthly spike in contra

  • Ghana:Dangote Cement advocates against Chinese cement imports in Ghana

    Ghana: Dangote Cement has appealed to the Ghanaian government to ban imports of cement from China. Dangote officials made the comments on a press tour of its own cement import terminal at Tema, according to Kaspa local radio. Chinese cement importers were accused of not paying co

  • Kazakhstan:Steppe Cement revenue falls by 20% to US$117m in 2015

    Kazakhstan: Steppe Cement revenue has fallen by 20% year-on-year to US$93.6m in 2015 from US$117m in 2014. However, its cement sales volumes rose by 2% to 1.64Mt from 1.61Mt. The company reported that its 2015 results were adversely affected by a devaluation of the Kazakhstan Ten

  • Adelaide Brighton expects cement sales to remain flat in 2016

    Australia: Martin Brydon, the chief executive officer of Adelaide Brighton, has said that the company’s cement and clinker sales volumes in 2016 will be similar or slightly lower than in 2015. He made the comments at the building materials company’s annual general meeting. Ceme

  • Philippines:Seasia and Nectar open dry bulk terminal in Mariveles

    Philippines: Seasia Nectar Port Services has started commercial operations at Mariveles Dry Bulk Terminal in Bataan. Seasia chairman Ramon Atayde said the new facility would optimise the operations of dry bulk handling, according to the Manila Standard. The terminal is intended t

  • Philippines: Continued growth in the Philippines

    A new report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) foresees a continued growth in the Philippine construction industry, which is forecast to reach US$47.0 billion in 2020. According to the report, the rate of construction growth in the Philippines will remain rela

  • Brazil:LafargeHolcim opens new Barroso line in Brazil

    Brazil: LafargeHolcim will strengthen its cement production network in Latin America today, with the opening of a new cement line at its cement plant in Barroso, Brazil. The group says that the construction of the new line at the existing Barroso site is part of the group’s stra