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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 reports of supply problems and maintains it holds a stock of 80,000 ba...

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...

20 August 2013

Zambezi Portland reduces cement exports

Zambezi Portland Cement Limited (ZPC) has reduced its export sales by 50 per cent, effective from 1 August  2013, to cater for the increased demand of the product on the local market. ZPC sales and marketing manager...

05 July 2013

Indian cement prices mount June recovery

All-India cement prices saw an uptrend led by price hikes across all regions in the country. The southern region saw an average price rise of INR30/bag (US$0.50), the highest among all regions, which took the all-In...

05 July 2013

Inner Mongolia's Erlian Port cement export up 102% in May

Erlian Port in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region exported 186,300t of cement, worth US$9.14m, in May 2013, a YoY increase of 101.84 per cent and 87.74 per cent, respectively, sources reported.

27 June 2013

Saudi Arabia: 35,000t of imported cement shipments

Saudi Port Authority (SPA) says cement shipments have been coming since the start of implementing the decrees of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to import 10Mt of cement to cover local demand. About ...

26 June 2013

Ghana: cement prices rising

Cement prices in Ghana have been rising by the day with retail prices currently around GHS274 (US$136). Ex-factory prices are cheaper than retail prices so the tariff posted at the Ghacem (HeidelbergCement) plant...

25 June 2013

Iraq to stop importing Iranian cement?

Iran currently exports cement to 24 countries with around 97 per cent of total cement export destined for seven countries. Iraq heads the rankings with a 63 per cent share of Iranian cement exports, followed by Turkm...

13 June 2013

US cement shipments slip

Data just released by the US Geological Survey shows that total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico fell by three per cent in March 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. Around 5.8...

11 June 2013

Nepal: cement makers not getting NS mark ‘will face sales ban’

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has warned that it will prohibit cement factories from selling their products if they fail to obtain the Nepal Standard (NS) certification by mid-June. “More than 90% o...

10 June 2013

Iran plans 18.5Mta of cement exports

Iran plans to export 18.5Mt of cement in the current Iranian calendar year, which began on 21 March, Mehdi Ghazanfari, the Iranian deputy industry, mines and trade minister, said. The exports are projected to increas...