Cement News: Trading

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 remains subdued. Lafarge Zimbabwe said volumes of cement sales were ...

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...

Reliance Cement joins e-commerce world 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 ...

Ghana's cement producers seek protection 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...

27 August 2015

CEM Asia Trading, Dubai ships Oman gypsum to Bahrain

CEM Asia Trading, Dubai has undertaken the first shipment of natural gypsum from Oman to Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, for Falcon Cement. Gypsum being discharged at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain ...

31 July 2015

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement is boosted by exports

Ohorongo Cement, Namibia’s sole cement manufacturer, has produced about 2.4Mt of cement for both local and foreign consumption over the past five years, according to managing director Hans-Wilhelm Schütte. Situated...

15 June 2015

Côte d’Ivoire to import 90,000t of cement

Côte d’Ivoire will import 90,000t of cement as the country tackles its cement shortage, according to the country’s government. The shipment is the first of a total import operation that will see 300,000t enter the we...

08 June 2015

Pakistan’s consumption up 8%, but exports fall

While Pakistan’s cement industry recorded strong domestic growth of 8.07 per cent in cement consumption during May, there was also a steep decline in exports and the sector is not performing to full capacity. The d...

11 May 2015

Côte d’Ivoire to import 300,000t of cement

Due to a shortage in the supply of cement, Côte d’Ivoire will import 300,000t of cement. “The government has decided to conduct an emergency operation for the import of 300,000t of cement to be made by the cement man...

28 April 2015

Bolivia: Itacamba Cemento to keep receiving Brazilian imports

Bolivian cement firm Itacamba Cemento will continue to import cement from Brazil until the 2H16 when it expects to start up its new plant in Yacuses. The Bolivian producer it is currently importing large amounts of c...

16 March 2015

Iranian cement and clinker exports reach 17.5Mt in 11 months

In the first 11 months of the Iranian calendar year (21 March 2014 – 19 February 2015), Iranian cement factories exported over 17.5Mt of cement and clinker to international markets, according to the country's trade m...

12 March 2015

Algeria: cement imports up 21% in 2M15

Cement imports into Algeria have jumped 21 per cent in 2M15 when compared to the first two months of 2014, according data by the Algerian customs. Despite the fact that there were no forced stoppages in cement pla...

04 March 2015

Paraguay: INC lowers cement price

INC has reduced the price for three types of cement. Vallemí cement will see a fall from PYG38,990 (US$8.34) to PYG35,000 while cement sold from the Villeta works will see its price reduced from PYG41,500 to PYG41,00...