Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel
Senior executives / traders from international / regional cement companies, ready-mix concrete companies, pre-cast & building materials companies, cement raw materials suppliers (slag, fly ash, steel, coal),construction / infrastructure / building / equity / research analysts, project financiers/banks, engineering, environmental & CDM consultants, technology & equipment providers, logistics & shipping companies (dry bulk and cement carriers).
"Changing dynamics in Asia cement industry."
The uncertainty of the U.S.-China trade tension is causing great concern worldwide. Who is the bigger loser? Can Asia ride out the storm? What is the impact on the cement industry, especially in emerging markets of Asia?
Meanwhile, the Chinese government has once again reiterated that it will continue to strictly prohibit cement companies from adding new capacity, despite improving profits. Years of efforts to cut excess capacity in the sector have helped to improve the industry's profits, but signs are emerging that some factories are increasing new capacity, according to Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which released a joint statement with the state economic planning agency. It said that expansion projects to produce more cement, won't be approved. In addition, factories' plans to replace out-dated capacity with new capacity must comply with government rules.
With the merger of China’s CNBM and Sinoma, the country’s largest and fourth-largest cement producers to form the world’s largest cement maker and cement plant builder, aims for the combined entity to manage 100 plants in countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative in three to five years. How will the cement markets be affected from this merger?
Big Boss Cement to invest P4-B to expand capacity.
Thai industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group will look for investment possibilities in South China and India in the years ahead, as China shapes its vision of the Belt and Road Initiative, said President and CEO Roongrote Rangsiyopash.
19/3/18, Nikkei Asian Review
Huaxin Cement to build US$140m plant in Nepal
“India's UltraTech Cement acquired 6 integrated cement plants and 5 grinding plants from Jaiprakash Associates, last year”
With cement assets changing hands and China dealing with excess capacities, what are the projections for 2019?
In SE Asia, Philippines' cement industry is now a hotbed of investments and expansions - driven mainly by the government’s ambitious P9-trillion Build Build Build infrastructure program that is expected to increase current cement demand of 25Mta to 40Mta by 2022.
A lot of cement producers are eyeing expansion in this market. Cemex is already running its Antipolo and Cebu plants at maximum capacity to meet the market demand. It is also building an additional 1.5 million-ton cement production line that will bring the total capacity of its Antipolo plant to 3.4 million tons.
What is the market prospect in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India or Indonesia?
The global green cement market is likely to reach USD37.2 billion by 2024 according to Energias Market Research. Durability of green cement along with new design possibilities offered by green cement are expected to drive the growth with Asia Pacific expected to experience the fastest growth.
The cement industry is investing in the digitalization of processes. Cement being an energy-intensive industry, huge potential savings can be achieved with optimized production process and reduced fuel consumption. Find out how IoT and digitization can reinforce the cement industry from Siam City Cement.
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The Philippines' government's PHP8trn (US$150.3bn) infrastructure programme - Build Build Build is creating a huge demand for cement in the country.
New and existing cement producers are adding capacities to fill demand generated from the construction boom in the next few years. To meet the rise in cement demand, Cemex's cement plants in Antipolo and Cebu are running 24/7 at maximum capacity and also investing PHP3bn (US$56.3m) this year to build an additional 1.5Mta cement production line that will bring the total capacity of its Antipolo plant to 3.4Mta.
Meanwhile, Holcim Philippines' current cement projects are expected to raise its cement capacity nationwide to 12 million metric tons by 2019 from the current 10 million metric tons. The company is also looking to invest in additional clinker lines as the Philippines' construction sector is expected to sustain strong growth.
Eagle Cement, Northern Cement Corp., Pacific Cement Corp., San Miguel Corp. and Taiheiyo Cement Philippines have also indicated plans to expand.
Find out more about "Build, Build, Build Infrastructure Program and the Effect on Cement Demand in the Philippines" from Dr. Ishmael Ordonez, VP - Operations and Admin, Big Boss Cement at CMT's 20th Asia CemenTrade Summit on 13-14 November, 2018 in Bangkok.
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