Cement Industry News tagged under: Trading

25 November 2016

Uruguay: Ancap to explore export potential

Uruguay’s Ancap Board of Directors has approved a memorandum of understanding with Cimsa to explore over the next 90 days the potential of an alliance that will help Ancap export cement. Ancap’s cement division suffered losses of US$30m in 2015 with a similar amount expected this ye...

25 November 2016

Pakistan: cement industry export revenue falls in 4MFY16-17

Pakistan cement manufacturers earned revenues of US$28.3m on 543,674t of cement exports in October 2016, compared to US$24.52m on 476,170t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM rise in dolla...

25 November 2016

HeidelbergCement merges HC Trading and Interbulk Trading

Following the acquisition of Italcementi by HeidelbergCement Group, HC Trading and Interbulk Trading have merged their operations into a new company with a total turnover of round US$1.4bn (based on 2015 trade volume...

23 November 2016

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port

Pacific Cement Ltd of Fiji is receiving a 22,000t shipment of imported Chinese clinker, according to Tomu Raturaga, boarding officer at Carpenters Shipping. The cargo is reportedly offloading from the vessel Mount...

USA: Portland and blended cement shipments in August rise by 3.1% 17 November 2016

USA: Portland and blended cement shipments in August rise by 3.1%

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in August 2016 were 9.4Mt, up by 3.1 per cent from sales in August 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended ce...

16 November 2016

Algeria: building material imports fall in 9M16

Building material imports (cement, iron and steel, wood and ceramic products) stood at US$1.61bn over the first nine months of 2016, against US$1.95bn in the same period in 2015, down -17.65  per cent, the Customs to...

USA: preliminary August cement shipments total 9.41Mt 16 November 2016

USA: preliminary August cement shipments total 9.41Mt

Preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) for US shipments of cement in August 2016 estimate that Portland and blended cement totalled 9.41Mt in the month. This is up on July’s cement shipments of Portlan...

15 November 2016

Angola: Cimangola to cease clinker imports

Nova Cimangola announced that it will stop importing clinker and instead use domestic resources. The company has identified a raw material deposit near Luanda, where its plant is located. According to Manuel Pa...

15 November 2016

Ghana: Union calls on Government to protect local cement industry

Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Ghana's Trade and Industry Minister, is being encouraged by the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) Ghana to take immediate action to defend the local cement industry. Solomon Kote...

10 November 2016

Uruguay: ANCAP official speaks out about Turkish imports

Artigas González of the Federación ANCAP (FANCAP) and member of the Portland commission of the ANCAP workers guild, said Cementos Charrúa (Cimsa) is currently importing bagged cement from Turkey and repackaging it un...

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...

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...

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...