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11 February 2016

Dem Rep Congo: cement price fall 35% in Matadi

The price of a bag of cement in Matadi, Dem Rep Congo has fallen by 35 per cent from CDF12,500 (US$13.44) to CDF8000. The price decrease follows the arrival of imports from Angola in the Congolese port town. In addition, Chinese imports have also increased the supply of cement to the...

29 January 2016

Ghana: Ministry on cement-trade-war alert

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Ghana's Minister of Trade and Industries, says his Ministry is undertaking a thorough evaluation of various interests in the current trade-war between local cement manufacturers and importers. ...

05 January 2016

First Tajikistan cement heads to Afghanistan

Huaxin Gayur Cement Co Ltd, located in Yovon district of Khatlon province, Tajikistan, reportedly signed an agreement with Afghanistan’s Shamal Sharq in early December to supply 500t of cement to Afghanistan. A conv...

22 December 2015

Vietnam cement exporters fail to hit target

Vietnamese cement producers are struggling to maintain high volumes of cement exports due to falling overseas demand. According to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA), Vietnamese cement makers have been f...

21 December 2015

Pakistan exports fall 25% in 5MFY15-16

Cement exports from Pakistan have fallen by more than 25 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal year. Between July and November 2015 cement exports reached 2.56Mt, compared with 3.45Mt in the corresp...

18 December 2015

APCMA asks to impose 20% regulatory duty on Iranian cement

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has requested the Ministry of Finance to impose regulatory duty on cement imports from Iran to save the local industry. In a letter to the Finance Secretary, Waqa...

23 November 2015

Pakistan: Iranian imports continue to hurt domestic producers (APCMA)

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) said markets in areas near the Pakistan-Iran border and the coastal areas of Baluchistan continue to be flooded with Iranian cement which is sold well below t...

13 October 2015

Pakistan’s September cement sales and exports fall

September’s figures were disappointing for the cement industry as dispatches registered 2.95Mt, a decline of 6.4 per cent annually (-3.7 per cent monthly). As anticipated, exports continued their downward fall by 36...

07 October 2015

Dominican Republic: Haiti export ban expected to cost Cemento Andino DOP2m

The ban on exports to Haiti will cost Cementos Andino DOP2m, according to Cementos Andino President, Nelson Bello. The road transport sector is expected to be significantly affected as 300-400 trips/month are made to...

05 October 2015

Lafarge Zimbabwe reports half-year loss

The local Zimbabwe unit of LafargeHolcim reported an after tax loss of ZMD1.39m for the half year to June from a loss of ZWD1.32m in the prior comparable period, on weak demand as the country’s construction industry ...

01 October 2015

Algerian cement import value falls 13% in Jan-Jul 2015

The value of cement imports into Algeria during the first seven months of 2015 fell from US$352.92m to US$306.94m, down 13 per cent YoY, according to Customs data. In terms of volumes, a 4.4 per cent decrease was not...

30 September 2015

Chinese imports lower Costa Rica’s cement price by 20%

Construction costs in Costa Rica are lower due to the import of Chinese cement, according to local news service La Republica. Chinese imports retail at around 20 per cent below cement produced locally by Cemex and Ho...

22 September 2015

Zambezi Portland lowers cement price

Competition has forced Zambezi Portland Cement (ZPC) to introduce a new and cheaper cement brand onto the domestic market. The arrival of Dangote Cement in Zambia with its greenfield Masaiti plant has seen cement pr...

04 September 2015

Reliance Cement joins e-commerce world

Reliance Cement Co Pvt, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, has announced its entry into e-commerce via a new "e-tailing" facility, which will be initially available in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharash...

03 September 2015

Pakistan’s cement exports continue to fall

Pakistan cement manufacturers and exporters during the month of July 2015 exported 469,406t of cement and earned export revenue of US$ 27.52m compared to 508,541t at US$30.25m in June 2015. This was a  fall of 7.7 ...

04 September 2015

Ghana's cement producers seek protection

Ghana's cement producers are under pressure from cheap Chinese imports of bagged cement. The domestic producers have been supported in their struggle by a customs review of the cost and freight value of imported ceme...