Cement export from Bangladesh begins in July

Cement export from Bangladesh begins in July
10 August 2020

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$0.53m in July 2020, the first month of FY20-21, compared to US$0.66m bagged in July 2019. The weak start at the beginning of the new fiscal year reflects the fall in exports by 20 per cent over the year-ago period. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).

The export value for cement decreased by 37 per cent, underperforming when compared with the government target of US$0.84m set for July 2020.

Meanwhile, the EPB has set an advanced export target for the cement industry at US$10m for FY20-21 (July 2020-June 2021) compared to US$9.14m for the previous fiscal year, following a decrease of cement export earnings in past years.

The country's total export earnings from other merchandise shipments witnessed a 0.59 per cent growth in FY20-21, despite the impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The aggregate export earnings on July 2020 stood at US$3.91bn, against US$3.887bn earnings of the corresponding month of last fiscal, according to the EPB data. The government has set an export-earning target of US$41bn from goods in the current fiscal year (FY20-21). The export earnings in the last fiscal year (FY19-20) totalled US$33.67bn.

Bangladesh cement producers export cement to overseas markets including India, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

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