20th Asia CemenTrade,

13-14 Nov, 2018 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

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"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.                                        

19/1/18, www.pna.gov.ph 

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.

Attend CMT’s 20th Asia Cementrade Summit on 13-14 Nov 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand to gain first hand insights on the latest development in cement value chain and meeting the who’s who in the industry. Register with your team today at www.cmtevents.com  to enjoy group discount. Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


  • Global cement/clinker market trends & trade flow
  • Focus : SE Asia, Australia, China, India & Central Asia
  • Supplementary Cementitious Materials and coal market forecast
  • Rising freight rates & its impact on cement industry
  • Ready mix concrete market prospects
  • Improve energy efficiency and profitability
  • Growth potential of Low carbon cement & technology innovations
  • Digital disruption and the cement industry

Testimonials from 19th Asia CemenTrade Summit, Oct 2017 in Hanoi

"Interesting, informative & insightful"

CRH Asia

"The summit gives me a lot of information, it is very helpful"

Asean Cement

"I learnt a lot, met very influential people in the industry and had a great time!"

DG Khan Cement

"Excellent meet for extensive knowledge and information"

Cosmos Cement Ind

"It was a worthwhile exercise for me to attend"

Vermeer Asia

"CMT organizer are very helpful in facilitating networking opportunities"

Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation - PASAR

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News Feed

Cement companies Increasing capacities to Meet Philippines’ Rising Demand

Posted on : 30 Oct, 2018


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.


Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more information.


Read more:

Holcim pledges steady cement supply, innovations for Build, Build, Build


Cemex is working 24/7 to meet Philippine cement demand


Lucky Cement to expand cement production in Pakistan and Iraq by end of 2019

Posted on : 25 Sep, 2018

Pakistan’s largest cement producer – Lucky Cement is expanding capacities in Pakistan and Iraq.
Its brownfield Pezu cement plant in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province of Pakistan will be expanding production. Lucky Cement has signed a contract with M/s Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute, China for the supply of the new state of the art plant to increase the clinker production at Pezu Plant. The newly ordered facility will be installed and functional in the last quarter of 2019 with a production capacity of 2.6 million tons per annum.
To be built at PKR 17.5 billion, Lucky Cement has already secured the approvals and NOC from the KPK Government.
The cement major is also commissioning a 1.2 million ton per year greenfield clinker production plant in Samawah, Iraq. Lucky Cement aims to become self-reliant in clinker availability with this new pant that is planned as a joint venture project with the existing local partner. The cement plant in Iraq will cost US$ 109 million and is expected to commence commercial production from the fourth quarter of 2019.
More about cement production and expansion in Asia will be discussed at CMT’s 20th Asia CemenTrade Summit on 13-14 November, 2018 in Bangkok.
Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more information.

China’s CNBM and Sinoma Merger: Now World’s Largest Cement Producer

Posted on : 01 Jun, 2018

In a major development in Asia's cement industry, China National Building Material (CNBM) merged with China National Materials (Sinoma) to form the world’s largest cement maker and cement plant builder. Together they aim to manage 100 plants in countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative in 3-5 years.
In recent years, CNBM and Sinoma have developed cement and clinker plants globally with 520 million tonnes of annual capacity. They are already operating 35 plants in countries along the ancient Silk Road.
China is eyeing more trade and investment along this trade route.
China has a huge cement production capacity of about four billion tonnes. However, China’s cement production growth rates have fallen and become stagnant in the last few years. The country’s cement output fell 0.2 percent year on year to 2.32 billion tonnes in 2017, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
There is a huge problem of overcapacity in the market, following which the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has prohibited the expansion of cement production capacity in 2018. The China Cement Association said in December that 392.7 million tonnes of capacity, or one-tenth of the total, would be eliminated by 2020.
The new M&A with Sinoma is expected to help CNBM to lower its debt leverage, reap operational cost savings and reduce earnings volatility.
More about cement markets in China will be discussed at CMT’s 20th Asia CemenTrade Summit on 13-14 November, 2018 in Bangkok.
Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more information.