Trading

10 May 2013

Armenian cement exports to Georgia double

Exports of cement from Armenia to Georgia have doubled in the first three months of the year compared to the same period of 2012. Armenpress reported that exports reached 36,568t, citing data from the government's State Revenue Committee. According to the government department, Geor...

06 May 2013

DTI requests further information on Philippine pricing

Philippine cement producers have until next week to provide the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with further information explaining reasons behind their higher selling prices. Last month the DTI asked Holci...

09 April 2013

Thatta Cement to construct grinding plant in Sri Lanka

Pakistan-based Thatta Cement Company Limited (TCCL) has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) for the construction of a grinding plant as well as a storage and bagging facility. The SLPA had si...

27 February 2013

India: cement industry worried over move on freight tariff

The Indian cement sector has expressed concern about the Railway Ministry’s proposal to pass on the rising costs of fuel on to the freight tariff. Apart from the potential to drive up freight costs, industry represen...

27 February 2013

Tanzanian government accepts cement imports

Tanzania's government has said that it could not put trade barriers on imported cement as requested by domestic cement companies, because local production is still insufficient. Tanzania's Minister for Industry, Tr...

11 February 2013

November 2012 sees eight per cent rise in US cement shipments

Total shipments for Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico reached 6.6Mt in November 2012, representing an increase of nearly eight per cent, according to the latest figures from the US Geological Surv...

16 January 2013

Caribbean: cement price increase 'difficult to accept'

The 9.5 per cent cement price hike announced at the start of this year by Trinidad Cement Ltd, will be 'difficult to accept,' according to the former president of the Contractors Association of Trinidad and Tobago. ...

10 January 2013

Liberia: implications of rice, cement tariff reduction

On 4th January  2013, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president, issued executive orders Nos 45 and 46 with immediate effect suspending tariffs on rice and cement. The intention is to ensure a simultaneous reduction in the ma...

07 December 2012

Tanzania: request to protect local cement firms declined

The Tanzanian government has again rejected local cement producers' pleas for an increase in the common external tariff on cement imports. Instead, the cement companies have been asked to calculate their genuine prod...

07 December 2012

INC call for tougher cement import controls in Paraguay

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has called upon the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) to require precertification of the quality of imported cement. The company said the large inflows of imported...

07 December 2012

India: cement firms hit by high coal prices

Input cost pressures for cement manufacturers have lately been rising due to international coal prices gaining 4% MoM in December, 2012 to average US$90.8/t in the first week of December coupled with 0.6% rupee depre...

06 December 2012

Pakistan cement shows a growth of 3.43% in 5MFY 2013

Pakistan cement manufacturers and exporters during 5MFY 2013 showed a growth of 3.43% to raise total cement dispatches to 13.127Mt from 12.691Mt during the corresponding period of last year. The breakdown showed that...

26 November 2012

India imposes export barrier for Pakistani cement

India has made cement exports subject to a performance bank guarantee of US$10,000 to be supplied by exporters. In a letter issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to all foreign cement manufacturers, said ...

20 November 2012

Paraguay’ INC plans to increase cement prices

Industria Nacional del Cemento intends to raise the price of cement to offset its high production costs. While no official figure has been released yet, data indicate that the company is currently suffering a PYG6000...

15 November 2012

Holcim increases cement price 6.6% in Mauritius

Holcim has announced a rise in its cement prices in Mauritius. Customers will pay MUR211.60, up from the current MUR198, representing an increase of 6.6 per cent. The increase will cover both OPC and Ecocem. Bulk cem...

15 November 2012

India: cement dealers in the state will go on an indefinite strike

The agitation, spearheaded by Kerala Cement Dealers Association, is likely to severely affect infrastructural development activities in the state. A ccording to the association State president Sojan Scaria, the Stat...