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Vietnamese cement sales rise 2% in September
International - 04 November 2019

Vietnamese cement sales rise 2% in September

Total Vietnamese cement sales reached 8.196Mt in September 2019, up two per cent YoY and one per cent MoM, according to the latest data by the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 5.537Mt was sold on the domestic market, a YoY improvement of four per cent (+7 per cent MoM), while 2.659Mt was exported. Exports saw a four per cent YoY and nine per cent MoM decline. VICEM sales in ...

International - 12 November 2019

Brazilian sales up 9% in October

Cement sales in Brazil totalled 5.2Mt in October 2019, representing a 9.2 per cent increase when compared with October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The rise follows four consecutive years of decline. Domestic sales per working day edged up 0.6 per cent MoM and 6.9 per cent YoY. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, reached 5.2Mt, up 8.8 per cent YoY. “Sa...

Trading - 04 November 2019

Pakistan cement industry makes record dispatches in October FY19-20

The Pakistani cement industry has recorded a modest growth of 9.2 and 4.5 per cent in domestic and overseas cement dispatches in October 2019 alone and in the July-October 2019 period, respectively, according to data of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA).   October 2019 Industry dispatches for October 2019 reached at all-time high to 4.984Mt as compared to 4.564Mt in ...

Freight Markets - 17 September 2019

Indian Railways introduces surcharge exemption for major commodities

Major commodities transported by Indian Railways such as cement, clinker, coal, food grains and fertilisers will be exempt from a 15 per cent surcharge between 1 October 2019-30 June 2020. Usually, between October and June, a surcharge of 15 per cent is levied on base freight and is known as a busy season surcharge (BSC). Furthermore, a five per cent supplementary charge on mini and two-poi...

Corporate - 13 November 2019

Varied results for PSX listed cement producers in 1QFY19-20

The financial results of eight cement companies of Pakistan for the July-September 2019-20 period reveals that their profits shrank owing to weak sales, high financial charges and other unavoidable factors, with a few of them also sustaining losses.   Industry overview In the 1QFY19-20 Pakistan's cement industry posted a marginal growth of 2.6 per cent, amounting to 11.13Mt compared with 10...

Environmental - 13 November 2019

Adelaide Brighton uses 1Mt of RDF at Birkenhead plant

Adelaide Brighton has now used 1Mt of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at its Birkenhead facility, South Australia, diverting 2Mt of waste from landfill sites. The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and Environmental Minister, David Speirs, visited the company last week to recognise the milestone. "Through the use of this alternative fuel, Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead plant has achiev...

Recent Orders - 11 November 2019

HeidelbergCement orders latest version of INFORM's Transport Optimisation Software

HeidelbergCement has successfully rolled out the latest version of INFORM's transport optimisation software for the building materials industry. The new version (V10) features an overhauled user interface (UI) and decision-making engine. Inspired by feedback from customers and partners, INFORM designed the new UI to accelerate user adoption, while the updated algorithms further increase truck...