INDIA - India's cement demand may fall by 20-25% this fiscal if pandemic isn't contained by May

INDIA - India's cement demand may fall by 20-25% this fiscal if pandemic isn't contained by May

Cement demand in India is expected to fall sharply by 20-25% in the current fiscal year if the COVID-19 pandemic is not contained by May, and construction activities begin only in the second quarter, Crisil said on Monday.

VIETNAM - Cement, clinker exports drop due to COVID-19 pandemic

VIETNAM - Cement, clinker exports drop due to COVID-19 pandemic

Exports witnessed strong decreases of nearly 40 percent in quantity and 20 percent in value compared to the same period last year due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a global price decline.

TAJIKISTAN - Production boosted by 20% year-on-year in 2020

TAJIKISTAN - Production boosted by 20% year-on-year in 2020

Tajik cement producers achieved volumes of 564,000t in January-February 2020, up by 20% from 469,000t in the first two months of 2019. This corresponds to capacity utilisation by the country’s 13 producers (total capacity 4.7Mt/yr) of 72% so far in 2020.

PHILIPPINES - Holcim suspends cement plant in Davao

PHILIPPINES - Holcim suspends cement plant in Davao

The country’s leading cement-maker Holcim Philippines has suspended the operation of its manufacturing plant in Davao as the city was locked down until April 19 to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

GERMANY - RWE enters Taiwanese offshore wind market

GERMANY - RWE enters Taiwanese offshore wind market

RWE, Europe’s third-largest renewables group, is partnering with Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp to enter one of the strongest-growing offshore wind markets outside Europe, its renewable arm said on Thursday.

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