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World cement capacity is projected to touch 5.8 billion tons by 2024, according to CW Research’s 2H2019 update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report.

While cement prices have been decreasing, profits are not expected to be affected

Imports have been increasing while local production has been dwindling

New process reduces its dangerous characteristics and allows for a more controlled usage

Top stories from the global cement market in the previous week


22 October 2019

Tabuk Cement to export 150,000 tons of cement until the end of 2019

The company also expects to ship 500,000 tons of clinker

22 October 2019

Chinese-Kazakh cement plant starts operations

The new plant produces nine types of cement, among which oil well cement

22 October 2019

Pakistan's cement sales tank 50% on CNIC's restrictions

Experts claim over 60 percent of domestic cement sales are made by unregistered dealers

22 October 2019

Pakistan: Cement deliveries rise in first quarter of fiscal year

Total dispatches rose year-on-year

22 October 2019

Cement prices in Egypt, October 21

Prices for varying brands of cement in Egypt during this day

22 October 2019

Peru: Cement consumption expands in September

The construction sector grew roughly 5%

22 October 2019

Cement demand in Spain grows in September

Exports continue to drop

Thailand (July 2019)

Cement production continued to grow YoY in July in Thailand. Cement production strengthened both month-on-month and year-on-year, posting a 1.9% MoM i...

Clinker production (tons)
Med Basin cement and clinker trade prices edge up in January

Heavy production costs are reflecting on higher prices

15 Jan
Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea cement and clinker FOB prices slip in December

Exporters remain hopeful that 2019 will bring about a better shipping year in the region

14 Dec
Med Basin cement and clinker trade prices inch down in December

The end of the year comes with the usual price discounts in cementitious commodities

14 Dec
Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea cement and clinker FOB prices slide in November

Major players are targeting new markets to keep up with their production quotas

20 Nov
Cement and clinker FOB prices in Med. Basin decline in November

Some key markets are suffering from oversupply due to high competition

20 Nov
New cement plant commissioned in Uzbekistan
The plant will be exporting half of its production
21 Oct
China’s benchmark power coal price edges down
Coal inventories at northern facilities have increased
18 Oct
Spain’s cement demand rises in September
Exports have plummeted while imports have doubled
21 Oct
Tajikistan increases exports of cement
Cement accounted for the lion’s share of building materials exports in January-September
21 Oct
China’s cement output rises in January-September
Monthly output for September increased year-on-year as well
21 Oct
Ambuja Cement’s net profit increases in September quarter
Sales volume dipped from the equivalent quarter of the previous year
21 Oct
Cement demand declines in Honduras in January-April
The construction sector has taken a hit from the overall slowdown in the economy
21 Oct
Vietnam (September 2019)

Cement production continued to increase YoY in September in Vietnam. During the month, cement produc...

Turkey (July 2019)

Total cement sales continued to decrease YoY in July in Turkey. For the year-to-date period, cement...

Morocco (August 2019)

Cement demand in Morocco decreased to 724,551 tons in August, down 48.8% from 1,415,075 tons in July...

Kenya (June 2019)

Cement production continued to grow YoY in June in Kenya. Cement production in Kenya posted a 3.5...

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