Cement sector to witness recovery in demand, prices: ICRA

The wholesale cement prices in North and West came under pressure in Q2 FY15 due to monsoons. Post monsoons, the recovery in prices has been slow.

Realtors extend boycott of cement purchase in AP, Telangana

Stepping up their demand for withdrawing a "steep and unjustified hike" in cement prices, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of builders in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday decided to extend the boycott on buying cement by another week till July 26.

Cement may be costlier by Rs 2-4 per bag: India Ratings

Cement prices may go up by Rs 2-4 per bag of 50 kg as a fall out of the proposed hike in freight charges by the Railways, a ratings agency said Wednesday.

Budget 2012: Cement prices may surge on hike in excise and rail freight

The synergy of increase in Excise duty on delivered cement and a hike in the rail freight rates may result in the commodity getting expensive and also impact the domestic housing and construction sector.

Cement prices to rule firm in FY'13: CMIE

Cement prices are expected to rule firm in the coming months due to rise in input costs and manufacturing expenses, according to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

Bring cement under Essential Commodities Act's purview: Dhumal

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare cement as controlled item and bring it under the purview of Essential Commodities Act to make the commodity cheaper in the state.

`Cement prices expected to weaken in Oct-March period`

The woes of the cement industry are likely to continue as prices are likely to weaken during the remaining period of the current fiscal on the back of highest ever capacity addition by the industry in a single year.