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...Global demand for glass containers continued to grow in the first half of 2019. As demand currently exceeds their output, manufacturers in Western Europe are modernizing their production lines and expanding capacity...
WE glass 0819 Friday, August 23, 2019 Market Brief
...According to the state customs service, Ukraine's imports of coal, including anthracite, decreased 9.5% year on year to 11.66 million metric tons in the first seven months of 2019. Ukraine, a major producer of coal, lost all of its anthracite coal mines to separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2014. One of the largest producers of power from fossil fuels, DTEK, will import between 500,000 and 1 metric million tons of coal before the end of the year to successfully operate and generate power facilities during the winter of 2019.

Industrial Info is tracking 70 projects worth $720 million for coal mining in Ukraine. Click here for a list....
  Friday, August 23, 2019 Market Brief
...Cleveland-Cliffs Incorporated (has ramped up its capital expenditures outlook for this year by $95-$100 million....
  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Mining
...European cement makers are coming under pressure to reduce their greenhouse emissions by two major investor groups with $33 trillion in assets under management....
  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Mining
...St. Barbara Limited is continuing to expand its underground operation at its Gwalia gold mine to increase its capacity...
WA mine 0819 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Market Brief
...Projects in the iron ore, coal, and gold mining sectors continue to spur Australia's mining industry in 2019...
Aust mine spend 0819 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Market Brief
...China's coal output totaled 320 million metric tons in July, a 12.2% increase from the same period last year, according to China's National Bureau of Statistics...
China coal mines 0819 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Market Brief
...In the first seven months of 2019, China's accumulative investment in mining was up 27.4% year over year, which was 23.7 percentage points higher than the same period of the previous year, according to the Instant Statistic Report of the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

China's overall investment in fixed assets (excluding rural households) reached $5.13 trillion, an increase of 5.7% year over year, which was 0.1 percentage point lower than the growth in the first half 2019, of which the investment from the private sector reached $3.09 trillion, an increase of 5.4% year over year.

In view of different industries, the investment in the primary industries (agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, and oil & gas production) reached $143.88 billion, a drop of 1.2% year over year; that of the secondary industries (manufacturing) reached $1.73 trillion, an increase of 3.4% year over year, which was 0.8 percentage point lower than the growth in 2017; that of the tertiary industries (services) reached $3.26 trillion, an increase of 7% year over year.

In the secondary industries, the investment achieved an increase of 3.8% year over year. Of which, the investment in manufacturing achieved an increase of 3.3%; that of production and supply of electric power, heat power, gas and water maintained at the same level of last year.

In the tertiary industries, the investment in infrastructure (excluding production and supply of electric power, heat power, gas and water) achieved an increase of 3.8% year over year. Of which, the investment in water resources administration dropped 0.3%; that of public facilities was up 0.1%; that of highway and railway transportation was up 6.9% and 12.7% year over year, respectively....
  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Market Brief
...Since 2015, South Korea has applied emissions-trading schemes to companies that emit large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). The cement-manufacturing sector, which consumes large amounts of coal, is finding it particularly difficult...
SK cement 0819 Monday, August 19, 2019 Market Brief
...Since the beginning of the country's cement production in 1957, Nigeria has faced high demand for cement from a rapidly growing population and infrastructure development. The country started with only three cement plants, but today players like Dangote, CCNN and Lafarge are spreading through various states with ultra-modern cement plants and unmatched technology.

Industrial Info is tracking cement projects for Nigeria amounting to $1.87 billion. Click here for a list and see graph below for investment by state.
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sun Monday, August 19, 2019 Market Brief
...China is home to $5.44 billion worth of active glass-making projects, according to Industrial Info's project database. Fengyang County plans to build the largest glass production base in eastern China. Anhui Flat Photovoltaic Glass Company agreed to construct two 1,200-ton-per-day flat glass production lines to expand plant capacity in Fengyang County, Chuzhou City. Construction is slated to begin in 2020 and to be completed within two years. See graph below for investment by county....
glass Monday, August 19, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking more than $50 billion in projects in which design and consulting firm Stantec Incorporated (NYSE:STN) (Edmonton, Alberta) has a hand....
Active Projects Involving Stantec Thursday, August 15, 2019 Production
...On July 31, U.S. District Judge James Soto ruled against Hudbay Minerals' $1.9 billion Rosemont copper mining project in Arizona....
map Thursday, August 15, 2019 Market Brief
...Indonesia's state-owned PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium, known as locally as PT Inalum, is pushing to expand its operations and become the Indonesian government's benchmark for its plan to limit ore exports and reduce imports of finished metals....
PT Inalum Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 113 Metals & Minerals capital projects in the U.S and Canada worth $12.13 billion that are set to begin construction in the fourth quarter. Regional market leaders are the Great Lakes ($4.4 billion) and Rocky Mountains ($2.8 billion). A few of the larger projects of note expected to finally break ground by the end of this year are Hudbay Minerals Incorporated's (NYSE:HBM) $1.9 billion Rosemont Mine in Sahuarita, Arizona. Upon final financing, the open-pit mine will produce copper, molybdenum and silver for 19 years. Industrial Info has been tracking the project since 1996.

Nucor Corporation's (NYSE:NUE) $1.35 billion steel plate mill in Brandenburg, Kentucky, is expected to kick off by the end of the year, pending receipt of all permits and financing.

Lehigh Hanson Incorporated's $600 million cement plant modernization project in Mitchell, Indiana, is expected to start site preparation earthworks by November....
4th QTR KO Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 188 active capital and maintenance cement projects in Russia with potential investment of more than $4 billion. There are 116 projects which are set to kick off in 2020 and 2021. Grassroot projects account for 15 projects, with a total investment of more than $2 billion. See graph below for investment by project type....
123 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Market Brief
...Peabody Energy Corporation will close its Somerville Central coal mine in Gibson County, Indiana, before the end of the year....
  Monday, August 12, 2019 Market Brief
...Uranium production is an important part of Africa's economy, with Niger, Namibia and South Africa accounting for as much as 18% of the world's annual production...
Africa uranium 0819 Monday, August 12, 2019 Market Brief
...Despite growing environmental concerns and pressure to reduce the use of coal as fuel for power generation, coal mining remains strong in Eastern Europe and Russia....
Coal Mining Monday, August 12, 2019 Market Brief
...Alliance Resource Partners L.P. announced plans today to close its Dotiki coal mine in Clay, Kentucky, by the end of next week due to weak market conditions....
  Friday, August 9, 2019 Market Brief
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