Trading

29 April 2016

Moldova applies quota on cement imports from Ukraine

The government of Moldova has introduced protective quotas and duties on several commodities including cement produced in Ukraine. The resolution of the Moldovan government said products will be limited with quotas, while goods imported in excess of the restrictions will have protect...

20 April 2016

Malawi government open to legal cement imports

Malawi's government is issuing licences for the importation of cement. The legally imported cement is said to be bringing competition and stabilising the prices of cement in the country that has been welcomed by pro...

21 April 2016

Ghana to limit cement imports

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ghana has moved to ban imports of cement into the country. The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has backed the initiative, arguing that the ban will protect the local indus...

14 April 2016

Cement price dispute rages in Pakistan

The Pakistan cement industry and the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) are loggerheads with each other on the price of cement price. Both players are advocating their point of views and are a...

05 April 2016

Indian cement prices rise 1% in March

Indian cement prices rose MoM in March to INR290-295 (US$4.37-4.44)/bag as demand led by construction activity in north and central India improved slightly, acording to Cogencis Information Services. Prices in north ...

04 April 2016

Pakistan: cement exports fall YoY but are up MoM

Pakistan’s cement industry recorded a noticeable fall in exports during the first eight months of the FY15-16 on the back of falling demand, competition and other issues.   The data released by the Pakistan Bureau of...

31 March 2016

Iran offers export of cement to Pakistan under barter

Iran has reportedly offered to export cement on barter basis following a trade mission to Pakistan, led by the country's president, Hassan Rouhani. Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce on its part is exploring various av...

23 March 2016

Malawi to ease ban on cement imports

Malawi's government has relaxed its ban on the importation of cement to protect consumers from exploitation of high prices by the local industry. Following the issuing of import licences by the government to some imp...

21 March 2016

Pakistan: new trade policy carries incentive for cement export

Pakistan’s government plans to increase country cement exports and other commodities, in particular though the Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2015-18.   The government will provide PKR20bn (US$190m) for the...

18 March 2016

Tokyo Cement recommences clinker imports from Japan

Sri-Lanka based Tokyo Cement Group has recommenced clinker imports from Japan for the exclusive use in its ‘NIPPON-PRO’ cement. Dashantha Udawatte, Group Marketing Manager at Tokyo Cement told Lanka Business Online:...

17 March 2016

Pakistan: APCMA calls for federal exise duty reduction

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), in its budget proposal, has recommended a reduction in federal excise duty (FED) to be stepped to zero to alleviate the cost pressure on locally-manufactured...

23 February 2016

Algeria: introduction import licences delays supply

The decision of the Algerian government to require import licences for imported cement is causing delays in the supply of cement. However, the issuing of licences is progressing slowly and at a time when major cemen...

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 add...

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...