Kazakhstan: devalued tenge affects Steppe Cement

Kazakhstan: devalued tenge affects Steppe Cement
Published: 25 May 2016


The sharp devaluation of the Kazakh tenge saw the 2015 results of Steppe Cement affected as import pressures waned. Until August 2015 local producers had to lower their selling prices to fend of imports into Kazakhstan due to the relative strength of the tenge against the rouble. As a result, sales volumes in tonnes rose by only two per cent YoY to 1,643,136t in 2015 from 1,612,709 in 2014 while prices fell by eight per cent. After September imports slowed significantly, along with the economy and cement demand.



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