Cement News: Trading

24 March 2017

Fancesa: no exports to Paraguay and Argentina

Bolivia’s Fancesa no longer views Paraguay and Argentina as viable export markets for its products. While the neighbouring countries would have provided an alternative sales route for Bolivia’s oversupply of cement a few years ago, domestic product of these countries is now cheaper and...

24 March 2017

Gaza receives Saudi Arabian housing aid and Israeli cement

Saudi Arabia has contributed US$80m towards reconstructing Gaza homes destroyed during the 2014 Israeli military bombing, Minister of Housing, Mufeed Hasayneh, said on Thursday. He told a press conference in Gaza t...

24 March 2017

Pakistan: exports continue to decline in 8MFY16-17

Pakistan cement exporters have earned revenues of US$12.24m on exports of 229,819t cement in February 2017, compared to US$22.268m on 411,257t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM decline ...

15 March 2017

Zimbabwe: PPC calls for import ban

In 2016 the Zimbabwean government introduced a 25 per cent duty on every 100t of imported cement to discourage cheap imports. However, according to PPC Zimbabwe, imports continue to enter the country. “In addition...

Vietnam exports 3Mt of cement and clinker in 2M17 10 March 2017

Vietnam exports 3Mt of cement and clinker in 2M17

Vietnam exported 2.95Mt of cement and clinker in the first two months of 2017, representing an increase of 18.7 per cent YoY. The total value of the shipments reached US$103.69m, up 13.2 per cent YoY, according to th...

06 March 2017

Pakistan: export revenue rise MoM but fall YoY

Pakistan cement exporters earned revenues of US$22.26m on exports of 411,257t cement in January 2017, compared to US$16.36m on 309,868t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM surge in dollar...

Brunei streamlines cement imports 06 March 2017

Brunei streamlines cement imports

The process of registering to import cement into Brunei Darussalam will take three working days, according to the country’s Energy and Industry Department. The office recently announced the abolition of the existi...

23 February 2017

Lafarge Algeria to export clinker from 2018

Lafarge Algeria is preparing to export grey clinker from its local plants from 2018. The group already exports white cement from its Oggaz plants in the Mascara wilaya. "It is part of government policy to promote ...

23 February 2017

Indonesia: Semen Padang starts exports to Australia

Semen Padang, a subsidiary of PT Semen Indonesia, has started exporting cement to Australia as the company looks to broaden its customer base beyond the highly-competitive Indonesian market. In a first shipment th...

24 February 2017

Kenya: East African Portland Cement reports 1H16-17 pretax loss

In the first half of the FY16-17 ended December 2016 East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has reported a pretax loss of KES533.7m (US$5.2m), an improvement when compared with the loss of KES745m reported a year ag...

23 February 2017

DR Congo: producers demand six-month import suspension

Cement producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have urged the country’s Prime Minister, Samy Badibanga, to be tough on cement imports, demanding a suspension of cement imports for a six-month period, strengthen...

20 February 2017

Nepal: six-fold increase in clinker imports

Nepal has been heading towards self-sufficiency in cement, but at the same time, imports of clinker have soared, according to the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC). The country imported clinker worth NPR8.97...

13 February 2017

Algeria sees sharp drop in cement imports in 2016

Algerian cement imports fell 35.5 per cent in 2016 from a value of US$474.3m to US$306.1m. In volume terms, a 27.4 per cent decrease was reported to 4.8Mt. In 2015 Algeria imported 6.6Mt of cement. Imports of ...

13 February 2017

New Zealand: cruise ship collides with cement carrier

A cruise ship broke free from its moorings in high winds at Timaru, New Zealand, yesterday, hitting the cement carrier Milburn Carrier II. According to local media, the cement carrier’s hull and Seabourn Encore’s ...

08 February 2017

Cameroon: smuggled Dangote cement creates price drop

Dangote cement currently sells between XAF-2800-3500 (US$4.55-5.68) per 50kg bag in northern Cameroon, significantly lower than the XAF4500-4600 applicable in the south of the country, local sources revealed. The pri...

07 February 2017

Pakistan: exports to Afghanistan decline

APCMA data revealed that domestic dispatches in January 2017 were 2.722Mt, while exports amounted to 0.376Mt, reflecting YoY growth of 0.78 and -2.71 per cent, respectively. Total cement dispatches in January 2017...