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15 June 2015

Côte d’Ivoire to import 90,000t of cement

Côte d’Ivoire will import 90,000t of cement as the country tackles its cement shortage, according to the country’s government. The shipment is the first of a total import operation that will see 300,000t enter the west African nation. The increase in real estate construction projects...

08 June 2015

Pakistan’s consumption up 8%, but exports fall

While Pakistan’s cement industry recorded strong domestic growth of 8.07 per cent in cement consumption during May, there was also a steep decline in exports and the sector is not performing to full capacity. The d...

11 May 2015

Côte d’Ivoire to import 300,000t of cement

Due to a shortage in the supply of cement, Côte d’Ivoire will import 300,000t of cement. “The government has decided to conduct an emergency operation for the import of 300,000t of cement to be made by the cement man...

28 April 2015

Bolivia: Itacamba Cemento to keep receiving Brazilian imports

Bolivian cement firm Itacamba Cemento will continue to import cement from Brazil until the 2H16 when it expects to start up its new plant in Yacuses. The Bolivian producer it is currently importing large amounts of c...

16 March 2015

Iranian cement and clinker exports reach 17.5Mt in 11 months

In the first 11 months of the Iranian calendar year (21 March 2014 – 19 February 2015), Iranian cement factories exported over 17.5Mt of cement and clinker to international markets, according to the country's trade m...

12 March 2015

Algeria: cement imports up 21% in 2M15

Cement imports into Algeria have jumped 21 per cent in 2M15 when compared to the first two months of 2014, according data by the Algerian customs. Despite the fact that there were no forced stoppages in cement pla...

04 March 2015

Paraguay: INC lowers cement price

INC has reduced the price for three types of cement. Vallemí cement will see a fall from PYG38,990 (US$8.34) to PYG35,000 while cement sold from the Villeta works will see its price reduced from PYG41,500 to PYG41,00...

05 January 2015

Insumos Bolivia's cement import expectations

State-owned Insumos Bolivia expects to import 600,000 bags of cement in 2015. Its director Oscar Sandy said the company would import, as in 2014, IP30 and IP40 cement from Peru’s Yura. "The projection for 2015, as...

28 November 2014

Pakistan: Port Qasim PIBTL starts civil works

Civil works have started on the bulk cement handling project at Port Qasim of Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL). Earlier this year, PIBTL awarded the PKR12.5bn EPC contract to China Harbour Engineer...

27 November 2014

Egypt: cement prices hold firm as energy sources change

Companies have fixed their cement prices and are subject to regular ministry investigations and inspections, said Minister of Supply, Khaled Hanafy, in a Wednesday statement. Cement companies announce their prices by...

26 November 2014

Israel allows 1120t of cement to enter Gaza

Palestinian officials say the amount of the cement Israel has allowed into the Gaza Strip is not enough for rebuilding the strip following Israel’s 50-day war against the enclave. They maintain that 100 trucks of bui...

28 November 2014

Pakistan records 4% drop in cement exports

In the first four months of FY14/15, Pakistan’s cement producers and exporters exported 3.116Mt of cement, down 3.8 per cent YoY. The total value of the shipments fell by three per cent from US$189.77m to US$184m. ...

23 October 2014

Russian cement trade January-September 2014

According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Russia exported over 2Mt of cement worth US$155m in the first three quarters of 2014. Ukraine was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 35 per cent. Kazakhs...

08 October 2014

Cemex reaches agreement regarding Alcanar, Spain

Cemex has reached an agreement with the Santi Vila authorities to keep running its Alcanar works in Tarragona, Spain. In return the Generalitat commits to dredge the port of Barcelona so large vessels can moor and a...

03 October 2014

Taiwan Cement further hikes price in China

Taiwan Cement announced a further rise in cement prices in China’s Guandong province due to the increasing demand in the domestic market. The price hike follows an earlier increase in August . The company hiked p...

19 September 2014

Wärtsilä wins first bulk carrier order for its new engine

A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a six-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä’s multi-fuel capability...