Cement News: Trading

02 December 2016

Ghana: Chinese vessel accused of smuggling allowed to offload cargo of cement

Authorities at the Ghanaian port of Tema have allowed a Chinese-registered vessel – the Guo Tou 106 – to offload 5000t of bagged cement, having previously accused the crew of attempting to smuggling the cargo into the country, Ghanaweb reports. The vessel was originally allowed to b...

02 December 2016

Vietnam: Song Lam first Malaysia exports

Vissai Group subsidiary, Song Lam 2 JSC, has sent its first batch of exports to Malaysia from its new production line at Song Lam cement plant. The second clinker production line at the plant began operation in May 2...

28 November 2016

Pakistan: exports to Afghanistan decline

Cement exports to Afghanistan declined 23.4 per cent YoY in October 2016, falling from 0.252Mt to 0.193Mt. Meanwhile, exports to India registered a 27 per cent YoY growth from 0.086Mt in October 2015 to 0.110Mt in Oc...

25 November 2016

Uruguay: Ancap to explore export potential

Uruguay’s Ancap Board of Directors has approved a memorandum of understanding with Cimsa to explore over the next 90 days the potential of an alliance that will help Ancap export cement. Ancap’s cement division su...

Pakistan: cement industry export revenue falls in 4MFY16-17 25 November 2016

Pakistan: cement industry export revenue falls in 4MFY16-17

Pakistan cement manufacturers earned revenues of US$28.3m on 543,674t of cement exports in October 2016, compared to US$24.52m on 476,170t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM rise in dolla...

25 November 2016

HeidelbergCement merges HC Trading and Interbulk Trading

Following the acquisition of Italcementi by HeidelbergCement Group, HC Trading and Interbulk Trading have merged their operations into a new company with a total turnover of round US$1.4bn (based on 2015 trade volume...

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port 23 November 2016

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port

Pacific Cement Ltd of Fiji is receiving a 22,000t shipment of imported Chinese clinker, according to Tomu Raturaga, boarding officer at Carpenters Shipping. The cargo is reportedly offloading from the vessel Mount...

17 November 2016

USA: Portland and blended cement shipments in August rise by 3.1%

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2016 were 9.4Mt, up by 3.1 per cent from sales in August 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended ce...

16 November 2016

Algeria: building material imports fall in 9M16

Building material imports (cement, iron and steel, wood and ceramic products) stood at US$1.61bn over the first nine months of 2016, against US$1.95bn in the same period in 2015, down -17.65  per cent, the Customs to...

16 November 2016

USA: preliminary August cement shipments total 9.41Mt

Preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) for US shipments of cement in August 2016 estimate that Portland and blended cement totalled 9.41Mt in the month. This is up on July’s cement shipments of Portlan...

15 November 2016

Angola: Cimangola to cease clinker imports

Nova Cimangola announced that it will stop importing clinker and instead use domestic resources. The company has identified a raw material deposit near Luanda, where its plant is located. According to Manuel Pa...

15 November 2016

Ghana: Union calls on Government to protect local cement industry

Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Ghana's Trade and Industry Minister, is being encouraged by the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) Ghana to take immediate action to defend the local cement industry. Solomon Kote...

10 November 2016

Uruguay: ANCAP official speaks out about Turkish imports

Artigas González of the Federación ANCAP (FANCAP) and member of the Portland commission of the ANCAP workers guild, said Cementos Charrúa (Cimsa) is currently importing bagged cement from Turkey and repackaging it un...

04 November 2016

Myanmar: traders seek to import cement in northern state

A large number of traders are seeking to import cement through border trade in Myitgyina, the capital of Myanmar’s Kachin state. Over 3500t of cement have been permitted for import from China in the current fiscal...

03 November 2016

Azerbaijan: custom duty on cement increases

Imported cement into Azerbaijan is subject to a higher customs duty as of 3 November. The Cabinet of Ministers announced that the new duties will be valid for two years. According to the amendment, customs duty ha...

01 November 2016

Algeria’s plan to cease imports from 2017 to affect Tunisian cement industry

Ibrahim Chbili, Director General of Manufacturing Industry of Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, has said that the decision made by Algeria to cease importing cement by 2017 and become self-sufficient in its supply is e...