China cement exports decline in 4M14

China cement exports decline in 4M14
Published: 30 May 2014

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China's cement exports declined by 9.4 per cent YoY to 2.96Mt in the first four months of 2014, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs. However, the growth rate was 1.5 per cent higher than the level realised in the first quarter of this year.

Clinker exports surged 63.09 per cent YoY to 1.31Mt over the Jan-April 2014 period.

Imports amounted to 94,600t of cement in the first four months, reflecting a YoY decrease of 9.32 per cent. Clinker imports increased by 430 per cent YoY to 87,400t in the four-month period.

In the first quarter of this year, the country's cement output rose by four per cent YoY to 447.28Mt, China Knowledge reported earlier.