Cement News: Trading

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 being able to cover the entire national territory. “While the numb...

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...

Vietnam exports to Bangladesh rise 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...

Iran: Fars cement plant exports increase by 134% 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...

15 September 2016

Chinese imports into Kenya show 10-fold rise

New figures from the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics reveal that the country imported KES2.2bn (US$21.7m) of cement from China in the first six months of 2016, up more than ten-fold on last year. A report by ...

31 August 2016

Dangote exports Ethiopian cement to Kenya

Kenya's cement market is now being supplied with cement from a new source as Dangote has started exports from its 2.5Mta Ethiopian plant to the east African country. Industry sources said the majority of the expor...

19 August 2016

Preliminary US cement shipments to June 2016

The US Geological Survey has released preliminary results for the US cement shipments up to June 2016. US deliveries totalled 8,146,984t of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blended cements in June, while foreign im...

18 August 2016

Vietnam sees export value rise 19% in Jan-Jul 2016

Vietnam earned US$335.12m as it exported 8.97Mt of cement and clinker in the Jan-Jul 2016 period, up 18.8 per cent YoY in value, but down 6.2 per cent in terms of volume. The Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Moz...

12 August 2016

Pakistan: northern plants register strong July sales

Domestic cement sales in Pakistan rose 12.38 per cent YoY to 2.018Mt in July 2016 from 1.8Mt in July 2015 as large government-funded infrastructure projects pushed up demand, according to data from the All Pakistan C...

10 August 2016

Central Congo cuts import tax by 50%

The provincial government of Central Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, has lowered import taxes for grey cement by 50 per cent from CDF3000 (US$3.15) to CDF1500 per 50kg bag. The step has been welcomed by import...

09 August 2016

Kenya: clinker tops Mombasa port imports

According to a recent report from Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Mombasa port has recorded an increase in the number of imported construction materials. KPA’s report suggests a strengthening of the local construction s...