Cement News: Trading

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 year, according to an official at the Myitgyina Import and Export Off...

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...

26 October 2016

Pakistan: export revenues fall in 1QFY16-17

Despite growth in export to neighbouring countries, the export revenue of Pakistan's cement industry did not increase, due to overall weak demand from overseas markets.   Pakistan cement manufacturers earned expo...

Algeria sees 15% drop in cement imports 26 October 2016

Algeria sees 15% drop in cement imports

Cement imports into Algeria have seen their value decrease by 25.3 per cent from US$328.95m to US$245.62m in the first eight months of 2016, according to the Algerian Customs Department. In terms of volumes, impor...

20 October 2016

Vietnam cement exports fall 17.2% YoY in 9M16

In September Vietnam’s clinker and cement exports fell 0.3 per cent to 1.15Mt when compared with August but climbed 3.5 per cent to US$48.16m, according the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Vietnam export...

Tajikistan starts cement exports to Uzbekistan 18 October 2016

Tajikistan starts cement exports to Uzbekistan

Tajikistan has commenced the export of cement to Uzbekistan, according to the Tajik Ministry of Industry. Since the start of this year, the country has witnessed a steep growth in cement output, boosted by the com...

14 October 2016

Rep Congo: cement imports to continue

Following the domestic cement industry’s plea to end imports in to the Republic of Congo, the country’s Minister of Trade and Conumption, Landry Euloge Kolélas, said that halting imports would be subject to producers...

12 October 2016

Ghana: CMAG condemn minister's permit for Chinese imports

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG) has expressed its disatisfaction at Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Ghana's Minister of Trade & Industry, for offering a permit to a Chinese company to import 500,000t of ceme...

06 October 2016

India: Ruling BJP party leader calls for Pakistan cement ban

Subramanian Swamy, leader of the BJP, has called on his colleague, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to ban the import of cement from Pakistan, the Economic Times reports. "I request you to ban import of cement into t...

06 October 2016

Azerbaijan: domestic cement production to be protected against imports

Azerbaijan's government has decided to change the import procedures of cement and clinker among other goods to protect domestic production from imports.    This decision is an essential part of integrated measu...

30 September 2016

Vietnam exports to Bangladesh rise

Cement and clinker exports from Vietnam to Bangladesh market in the first eight months of 2016 reached US$94.20m worth, accounting for 26 per cent of total export value. Cement and clinker exports to Bangladesh mar...

27 September 2016

DR Congo: cement price continues to fall in Matadi

The price of imported cement in Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, has fallen in the past week from CDF13,500 (US$13.81) to CDF9500/50kg bag. The price fall has been attributed to Angolan imports that have arriv...

26 September 2016

Iran: Fars cement plant exports increase by 134%

Cement plants in Fars province exported 285,700t of the construction material worth US$11.7m in the five months of the current Iranian year (started 20 March), registering a 134 per cent and 86 per cent growth in exp...

29 September 2016

Mozambique: cement prices soar

The price of cement has risen sharply in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, with retailers across the province charging MZN480 (US$6.30) for a 50kg sack, compared with MZN350 (US$4.50) just three months ago...

23 September 2016

Pakistan: exports at US$52.70m in 2M FY16-17

In July and August 2016, the first two months of FY16-17, Pakistan cement producers exported 1.01Mt of cement and earned export revenue of US$52.77m compared to 1.032Mt at US$59.60m in July-Aug 2015. The latest figur...