Trading

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 like coal and steel in terms of taxation. At present, while the cement ...

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 ...

03 February 2014

South Indian cement makers start exports to Myanmar

It has been locally reported that Chettinad Cements, The India Cements, Dalmia Cements and Ramco Cements have started shipping cement to Myanmar in the past few months. Depressed market conditions for the second y...

27 December 2013

Pakistani cement exports to India down 11%

Pakistan’s cement exports to India posted a fall of 11 per cent during Jul-Nov of this fiscal year compared to the same period last fiscal year, according to the Pakistani Business Recorder. Industry sources said non...

19 December 2013

Cement exports rise for Vietnam producers

Vietnam exported 12.45Mt of cement and clinker in the last 11 months or 2013, representing a YoY increase of almost 63 per cent. Tran Van Huynh, president of the Vietnam Construction Materials Association (VCMA), sa...

19 December 2013

Pakistan: US$5 cement bag on the way

The price of a bag of cement in Sindh and Balochistan has jumped beyond PKR500 (US$4.70), a private news channel reports. Cement industry sources were quoted as saying that the cement price has been increased in th...

13 December 2013

Vietnam cement industry exports 14Mt

Vietnam's cement exports are expected to reach nearly 14Mt in 2013, the highest level ever exported. According to the Industry and Trade newspaper, in the first 11 months of this year the country exported 12.5Mt of c...

07 November 2013

Bolivia announces Peruvian cement import

Insumos Bolivia plans the import of Peruvian cement to meet the shortage of cement in Bolivia’s domestic market. It has approached Yura de Perú for the delivery of Portland cement.  The government body has denied ...

07 November 2013

Fiji is raising cement prices

A detailed analysis by Fiji's Commerce Commission following a cement price submission from Fiji Industries Ltd (FIL) has resulted in a price increase for the building product. The commission approved a 2.7 per cent i...

04 October 2013

Pakistan: cement prices rise

Electricity tariffs and other inflationary pressures have put pressure on cement manufacturers in Pakistan to increase cement prices. Cement producers have increased their prices by PKR15-20/50kg bag (US$0.14-0.19),...