Cement News: Trading

30 September 2016

Vietnam exports to Bangladesh rise

Cement and clinker exports from Vietnam to Bangladesh market in the first eight months of 2016 reached US$94.20m worth, accounting for 26 per cent of total export value. Cement and clinker exports to Bangladesh market fell 39.18 per cent while over the same period last year but is fo...

27 September 2016

DR Congo: cement price continues to fall in Matadi

The price of imported cement in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, has fallen in the past week from CDF13,500 (US$13.81) to CDF9500/50kg bag. The price fall has been attributed to Angolan imports that have arriv...

26 September 2016

Iran: Fars cement plant exports increase by 134%

Cement plants in Fars province exported 285,700t of the construction material worth US$11.7m in the five months of the current Iranian year (started 20 March), registering a 134 per cent and 86 per cent growth in exp...

29 September 2016

Mozambique: cement prices soar

The price of cement has risen sharply in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, with retailers across the province charging MZN480 (US$6.30) for a 50kg sack, compared with MZN350 (US$4.50) just three months ago...

Pakistan: exports at US$52.70m in 2M FY16-17 23 September 2016

Pakistan: exports at US$52.70m in 2M FY16-17

In July and August 2016, the first two months of FY16-17, Pakistan cement producers exported 1.01Mt of cement and earned export revenue of US$52.77m compared to 1.032Mt at US$59.60m in July-Aug 2015. The latest figur...

15 September 2016

Chinese imports into Kenya show 10-fold rise

New figures from the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics reveal that the country imported KES2.2bn (US$21.7m) of cement from China in the first six months of 2016, up more than ten-fold on last year. A report by ...

Dangote exports Ethiopian cement to Kenya 31 August 2016

Dangote exports Ethiopian cement to Kenya

Kenya's cement market is now being supplied with cement from a new source as Dangote has started exports from its 2.5Mta Ethiopian plant to the east African country. Industry sources said the majority of the expor...

19 August 2016

Preliminary US cement shipments to June 2016

The US Geological Survey has released preliminary results for the US cement shipments up to June 2016. US deliveries totalled 8,146,984t of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blended cements in June, while foreign im...

18 August 2016

Vietnam sees export value rise 19% in Jan-Jul 2016

Vietnam earned US$335.12m as it exported 8.97Mt of cement and clinker in the Jan-Jul 2016 period, up 18.8 per cent YoY in value, but down 6.2 per cent in terms of volume. The Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Moz...

12 August 2016

Pakistan: northern plants register strong July sales

Domestic cement sales in Pakistan rose 12.38 per cent YoY to 2.018Mt in July 2016 from 1.8Mt in July 2015 as large government-funded infrastructure projects pushed up demand, according to data from the All Pakistan C...

10 August 2016

Central Congo cuts import tax by 50%

The provincial government of Central Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, has lowered import taxes for grey cement by 50 per cent from CDF3000 (US$3.15) to CDF1500 per 50kg bag. The step has been welcomed by import...

09 August 2016

Kenya: clinker tops Mombasa port imports

According to a recent report from Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Mombasa port has recorded an increase in the number of imported construction materials. KPA’s report suggests a strengthening of the local construction s...

05 August 2016

Rep of Congo: mechanism sought to halt illegal imports

Representatives from the domestic cement industry met with Minister of State, Minister of Economy, Gilbert Ondongo, this week to seek assistance from the Congolese government against illegal cement imports that are t...

29 July 2016

Pakistan cement exports down 27.6% in FY15-16

Pakistan's cement industry exported 5.97Mt of cement in FY15-16, which represents a fall of 22.3 per cent YoY, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The bureau attributes the decline to contracting demand a...

07 July 2016

Turkmenistan: new building material import facility planned

The Turkmen Industry Ministry is planning an enterprise for the import of high-demand building materials. The project is expected to be implemented jointly with the country's Milli Onum Company, according to Azernew...

23 June 2016

Saman Cement's MD angered by Iraq's high import duties

The managing director of Saman Cement Co, in Kermanshah, West Iran, has said that Iraq's high import duties on cement has put the Iranian cement industry in crisis, reports the Tasnim News Agency. Shahryar Geravand...