Cement News: Trading

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 imports totalled just over 1Mt. The state of Missouri produced the mo...

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...

Kenya: clinker tops Mombasa port imports 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...

Pakistan cement exports down 27.6% in FY15-16 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...

23 June 2016

Rwanda: Cimerwa calls for protection from illegal exports

Cimerwa, Rwanda's sole cement producer, has asked the government for protection, saying local dealers are exporting its cement illegally, affecting its key markets in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. Al...

22 June 2016

Nigeria: agreement reached on Bol managed import levy funds

The Bank of Industry (BoI) in Nigeria said allegations over the misapplication of the cement funds which had prompted investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had now been resolved.
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21 June 2016

Pakistan: exports down by 17.41% in 11 months

Pakistani cement exports have fallen by 17.41 per cent to 5.48Mt during the first 11 months of the fiscal year, compared to exports of 6.65Mt during the same period in the previous year. A spokesperson from All Pa...

23 June 2016

Vietnam: export volumes fall for first five months

Vietnam earned US$260.64m from exporting 7.12Mt of cement and clinker in the first five months of this year, down 0.7 per cent on-year in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. Bangladesh, Philippines and Taiwan ...

20 June 2016

Iran Mercatile exchange resumes cement export trade

Cement offerings for export have resumed at Iran Mercantile Exchange, the IME chief said. 
Isfahan Cement Company initiated the offering with 2000t of cement on Saturday, 1000t of which were traded on cash payment.
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09 June 2016

Paraguay: INC faces increased Brazilian imports

Brazil’s current imports of around 400,000 bags of cement is damaging the Paraguayan cement industry, according to Jorge Méndez, CEO of Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC). This represents over a third of monthly cem...

02 June 2016

Pakistan cement exports 5Mt in FY15-16

During first 10 months of the current FY15-16, the Pakistan cement industry exported 5.05Mt of cement and earned export revenue of US$274.34m compared to 6.64Mt at US$382.39m in July 2014-April 2015. This translates...