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

Algeria: cement import volumes grew 28% y/y in January – August 2014

The value of cement imports into Algeria increased by 31% y/y to US$373.5 million in the first eight months of the year.

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Court demands SON stays action on Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc

The Federal High Court has prevented the Standards Organisation of Nigeria from closing the facilities of Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc over failure to meet new directives pending a hearing.

GHACEM says stabilisation of the cedi would help bring cement prices down

Ghana Cement Company says that the appreciation of the local currency would help bring down cement prices, though power shortages are still an issue.

Zuari Cement to construct a new plant in Gulbarga

Zuari Cement, through its subsidiary Gulbarga Cement, is setting up a 3.23 million tpa cement plant and a 50 MW captive power plant in Gulbarga, Karnataka.

US: infrastructure investment key to manufacturers’ competitiveness

A report from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) calls for investment in infrastructure to maintain competitiveness with other nations.

 

Colombian grey cement production up 12.1% over the last 12 months

DANE has released the latest cement statistics for Colombia, which indicate a rise in grey cement production and domestic dispatches in August 2014, the January – August period, and over the last 12 months.

Orient Cement receives Greentech Safety Silver Award 2014

The purpose of the Greentech Safety Awards is to encourage workplace safety management and promote the recognition of workplace safety as an ethical responsibility to both employer and employees.

CSI publishes updated co-processing guidelines

The Cement Sustainability Initiative has released an updated version of its ‘Guidelines for Co-Processing Fuels and Raw Materials in Cement Manufacturing’.

Lafarge has reportedly temporarily suspended operations at Syrian plant

According to reports, Lafarge has temporarily halted operations at its cement plant in Syria in light of security concerns for its staff.

 

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