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Peruvian cement market expands 5% in March
International - 17 April 2019

Peruvian cement market expands 5% in March

Peru’s cement consumption advanced 4.8 per cent to 0.931Mt in March 2019 when compared with March 2018, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. The figure includes 105,500t of cement imports, up 116 per cent from 48,900t in March 2018. Peru also imported 32,500t of clinker, representing a 63 per cent fall YoY when compared 87,400t in the equivalent period of the previous year....

International - 19 April 2019

Indonesian cement sales edge up 3% in 2M19

Total cement deliveries by Indonesian cement producers advanced 2.6 per cent in the first two months of 2019 to 11.216Mt when compared with 10.93Mt in the 2M18, according to the latest data from the Indonesian Cement Association, ASI. While domestic sales were only 0.3 per cent higher YoY at 10.547Mt in January-February 2019, export sales during the period. surged by 62 per cent YoY to 668,8...

Trading - 18 April 2019

Pakistan's exports to South Africa fall after anti-dumping duty

Pakistan’s cement exports to South Africa have significantly fallen over the last two years as a result of the anti-dumping duty imposed by the South African government, according to Mohammad Rafiq Memon, chairman of the Pakistan-South Africa Business Forum (PSABF). The value of cement exports to the country has reportedly decreased to around US$100-150m from US$700m recorded prior to the impo...

Freight Markets - 28 January 2019

South Central Railway looks to boost cement freight in FY18-19

India’s South Central Railway (SCR) has set a new target to boost its cement freight to 27.5Mt in the FY18-19, up from 25.82Mt of the previous year. The company has already transported 20.49Mt in the first three quarters of the financial year. As a whole, Indian railways transported 114.18Mt of cement during the FY17-18, with South Central performing highest amongst all zonal railways at 22....

Corporate - 19 April 2019

MI Cement to raise debt for Bangladeshi grinding unit

MI Cement Factory Ltd is expected to raise foreign currency loans from HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank to finance its sixth line at its West Mukterpur, Munshiganj district of Bangladesh, according to the company’s Senior General Manager, Mozharul Islam. The US$70m project will add 8400tpd of grinding capacity to the site’s current capacity of 19,400tpd. Commercial production at the new unit...

Environmental - 18 April 2019

Republic Cement launch Kapit-Balay masonry cement

Republic Cement has developed a new cement called Kapit-Balay masonry cement at its Danao City plant, Philippines. The product is designed to meet demand from Cebu's construction industry for a more economical and environmentally-friendly masonry cement. Kapit-Balay masonry cement has a Type S high-strength optimised for ease of application and adhesion, where mortar masonry is required. This...

Recent Orders - 15 April 2019

HeidelbergCement extends Renewi AF contract

HeidelbergCement Miljo has extended the contract for Icopower pellets from waste-to-product company Renewi plc. The new contract will run for three years with the option to extend for a similar period. Renewi will supply the Germany-based cement producer with up to 54,000tpa of pellets. HeidelbergCement uses the pellets as an alternative fuel in the Gotland plant. Pellets are manufactured in...