The local planning commission has denied Orcem America’s application to build a ground granulated bladtfurnace slag grinding plant in Vallejo, California.
US construction spending fall 1% in January as public construction saw its largest fall since March 2002.
The world’s largest cement maker, LafargeHolcim, has announced a 12.9% rise in earnings in 2016, despite weaker volumes.
Vicat’s reported strong growth in cement sales on the back of a return to growth in its French and Egyptian businesses, and improvements in the US.
CRH has reported a jump in pre-tax profits in 2016 on positive market trends and the integration of past acquisitions into its results.
Argos reported a fall in cement volumes in both 4Q16 and 2016 as a whole, as weakness in Colombia offset strength elsewhere. Full-year earnings rose, however, by 8.7% to COP1.65 trillion.
Summit Material’s cement business revenues jumped by 49.3% in 2016, following the purchase of the Davenport cement plant in 2015 and rising US demand for the building material.
US shipments of slag cement were up 12% year on year in 2016 on growing appreciation of its benefits within the concrete sector.