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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 Cement.

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),...

01 October 2013

Pakistan: July-August cement exports up by 5.7%

Pakistan's cement exports increased 5.72 per cent during the first two months of current FY13-14, totalling US$96.796m, against the same period of last year when exports were US$91.557m. On a MoM basis,  cement expo...

27 August 2013

Azerbaijan increases imports from Georgia

In the 1H13 249,770t of cement valued at US$18.45m was exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan, according to Georgia's national statistics service, GruzStat. The share of this category in the total volume of Georgian ex...

23 August 2013

Peru: cement shipments rise

Peru's ASOCEM cement association reports that in July its members delivered 88,277t of cement in the domestic market. The January to July shipments are up YoY for the same period by 11 per cent rise, while a total of...

23 August 2013

Cement prices in China keep rising

Although China's cement sales are outside their peak season, the average cement price in the country has continued to rise over the past week, according to the latest data from industry information provider Digital C...