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Vicat Group to boost Indian capacity

Vicat Group is to expand its capacity in India, investing in the expansion of its Kalaburagi plant, as well as a new grinding plant in Vizianagaram.


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Buzzi Unicem reports positive 2017

Cement and clinker sales at Buzzi Unicem were up 4.4% in 2017 on positive market trends in its European businesses, offsetting a weather-affected year in the US.



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Indian cement production up year-to-date

India’s Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) has reported monthly cement production of 27.15 million t in January and 243.50 million t over the financial year to date. The figures represent an increase on the previous two financial years.

In January 2017, the CMA reported cement production of 22.49 million t, while in January 2016, the total was 25.93 million t.

January’s production is the first time since March 2016 that the Indian cement industry has produced more than 27 million t in a month and following strong year-on-year growth in the monthly volumes in November and December 2016.

Year-to-date cement production is up 4.37%, putting the country on track to produce around 292 million t in the 2017/18 Financial Year.

The rise in cement production is mirrored in the coal and steel industries. Indian coal production was 536.69 million t over the financial year to date, 1.53% up on the previous year. Steel production was 88.33 million t, 6.41% up on the previous year.

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