Trading

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 the third week of every month. The investigations are conducted at su...

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...

25 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...

11 August 2014

Vissai Ninh Binh Group exports 1.5Mt of clinker to France

Ciment de Bourbon has drawn up a contract with cement producer Vissai Ninh Binh Group, a private Vietnamese group, to receive 1.5Mt of clinker to facilitate the construction of  to an expressway project on Réunion. ...

10 July 2014

India: CMA seeks fairer taxes for cement

The Indian Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) has requested in its pre-budget memorandum 2014-15 that cement be stipulated as 'Declared Goods', so that it is put on an equal footing with other core sector goods l...

13 June 2014

Vessel with clinker imports sinks in Bangladesh

A light local vessel, MV Brishti, laden with 9500t of clinker imports capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Patenga beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh following a collision with the sunken ship MV Rita on 12 June. The clin...

07 May 2014

Eurocement-Ukraine shipments up 10.7%

Despite the difficult circumstances in the Ukraine, Eurocement-Ukraine shipped 73,767t of cement to its customers in January and February 2014, a 10.7 per cent increase on the results for the equivalent period last y...

08 May 2014

Russian imports from Belarus increase by 85% in 1H14

In 1H14 Belarusian cement producers increased their supplies to Russia by 85.6 per cent YoY, reports BelTA. Quoting CMPRO data BelTA  states that in January-March 2014 Belarus shipped 278,000t of cement to the Russ...

06 March 2014

Al Jouf signs clinker supply agreement with Jordanian producer

Saudi cement producer and trader Al Jouf Cement said in a bourse statement that it has signed a SAR28m (US$7.5m) agreement with Jordan-based Al Rajhi Cement, under which the latter will supply clinker to Al Jouf Ceme...

06 February 2014

Pakistan: cement exports drop

Pakistani cement exports to Afghanistan dropped to 202,000t in January 2014, the lowest monthly level since July 2013 when they reached 441,412t. Previous data by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association...

05 February 2014

Israel release 1000t of cement into Gaza

The Gaza Strip will receive 1000t of cement from Israel to help it recover from the last storm, the Palestinian Authority civil affairs minister said. Hussein al-Sheikh told Ma’an that 25 truck loads totalling abo...

07 February 2014

Bangladesh: 1HFY13-14 cement exports fall

The Bangladesh cement industry saw its exports dip 6.64 per cent from July to December 2013. According to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau, the sector exported US$2.53m of cement, down from US$2.71m during the ...