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Below are the latest cement articles and cement news from the international cement industry.

The Colombian cement market continues to grow

According to DANE, grey cement production and domestic sales volumes in Colombia increased y/y in June 2014, 1H14, as well as the 12 months to June.

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Cement sales increase in Lanzarote in 1H14

In January – June 2014, cement sales volumes declined by 9.8% y/y in the Canary Islands but improved by 15% y/y in Lanzarote. Meanwhile, domestic consumption fell in Spain’s regional markets but exports were up.

US cement shipments totalled 8.1 million t in May

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in May 2014 were 8.1 million t, up by about 6% from the level recorded in May 2013.

Cement news highlights: 21 – 25 July

Some of the week’s key news items from the international cement industry, from the latest financial results to an intriguing concrete block design.

Lego-style concrete bricks: a new approach to construction?

Kite Bricks is developing the Smart Brick, made-to-order concrete blocks that fit together in a similar manner to Lego® pieces.

 

Cost model study update: construction of office buildings

MPA The Concrete Centre has published an update to its ‘Office Cost Study’ to include a summary of the revised data, comparing the costs of constructing office buildings with different structural solutions.

Cement industry updates: India and Pakistan

The demand outlook for FY15 appears more favourable in India, while Pakistani exports to Afghanistan fell by around 9% in July – December of FY14.

Qatar witnesses a 40% fall in cement demand during Ramadan

In Qatar, a decline in cement demand during Ramadan has driven domestic manufacturers to begin conducting plant maintenance work.

Cement producers have 60 days to comply with new Nigerian standards

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria has given cement producers 60 days to make the necessary changes to bags, indicating full product information – including, for the first time, batch numbers.

 

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