• US construction growth to average 6.0% annually to 2020

    US construction expenditures are forecast to total US$1.5 trillion in 2020, representing annual growth of 6.0% from US$1.1 trillion in 2015. As analysed in Construction: United States, residential building construction is forecast to remain the largest major segment, outpacing no

  • USA—Clearance for proposed acquisition of Italcementi

    HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. reached an agreement with the United States Federal Trade Commission to allow the companies’ merger to proceed on schedule. The proposed divestment of operations in the US, primarily consisting of Italcementi’s Martinsburg, West Virgin

  • FLSmidth wins plant order in Tamil Nadu

    India: FLSmidth has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro Limited for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a complete cement production line with a capacity of 3000t/day. The plant will be located in Ariyalur, approximately 300km south of Chennai in the India

  • Spanish cement consumption falls by 7.5% in May

    Cement consumption in Spain has fallen by 7.5% in May, reaching 965465 t. This figure is 78535 t less than a year ago. As an example of the deep crisis in the sector, this is the lowest figure since May 1965.Cement consumption during the first five months of the year declined 2.7

  • Ukraine: cement production in May rises 6.7%

    Ukraine's State Statistics Service reports that in May 2016, production increased by 6.7 per cent compared to April. For the period January-May 2016 cement production increased by 11.4 per cent against January-May 2015 to 3.24Mt.

  • Brazil: Votorantim opens BRL860m plant

    Votorantim Cimentos opened its 1.2Mta cement plant in Primavera, Pará yesterday. Votorantim expects the plant to reach 50-60 per cent capacity this year. The new works cost BRL860m (US$257.9m) and was planned almost five years ago. The new operation is part of Votorantim's expans

  • Estanda improves cement grinding line in Africa

    Estanda has overseen the assembly of different components supplied to a cement grinding line in Africa. The industrial cement plant belongs to a multinational cement group. Estanda has once again been entrusted with the implementation of various improvements to cement grinding li

  • Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan’s cement production down 30% in first five months of 2016

    Azerbaijan: In the five months of 2016, cement production in Azerbaijan decreased by 30.3%. This is primarily due to the fall in business activity and a reduction in public investment in the economy. In January - May 2016 cement production was 829,000t, according to the State Sta