Cement News tagged: Trading

Pakistan exports hit Punjab and Himachal plants

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, have called for 11 per cent duty on imports from Pakistan as they see capacity utilisation levels fall to 75 per cent. They have also suggested capping of entry points and ports for cement imports into India as additional safeguards against cement dumping from Pakistan. Of a total cement demand of 8Mta in Punjab, imports are now as high as ...

Clinker shipment capsizes in Bay of Bengal

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

A light vessel carrying 1500t of clinker capsized near Bhasanchar if Noakhali in the Bay of Bengal on 9 September. All 13 members of the MV Sheikh Parvin were rescued, said Mohammed Selim, deputy director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, based in Chittagong. The vessel had been bound for Narayanganh and strong currents led to the clinker shipment colliding with another vessel, ...

Sri Lanka sees 56% rise in May imports

31 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Leading analysts point to a recovery in Sri Lanka's construction sector following a 56 per cent rise in cement imports during May 2018, while domestic production has also increased. Following the 1Q18 contraction in construction of 4.9 per cent, cement imports surged to 633,000t in May 2018, taking the total imports in the first five months to 2.3Mt, which is up 1.5 per cent from a year earli...

Tanzania's Government says super-dealers must be kept in check

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania's Government has put out a strong message to the country's cement producers that their licenses will be revoked if they do not keep their super-dealer's price rises in check. Unwarranted price hikes are a feature of the market that the government is now seeking to stamp out. Mr Charles Mwiijage, trade and investment minister said, recent price hikes were the work of distributors who ...

Bangladesh forsees 11.2% growth in exports FY18/19

Bangladesh forsees 11.2% growth in exports FY18/19

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh government has set an export target of US$14m for cement industry for the financial year 2018-19 (June-July) against US$12.59m from last fiscal year. The target is based on an expected growth of 11.20 per cent. According to Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh's cement industry earned export revenues of US$1.09 during July 2018 compared to US$1.04m earned in the yea...

Pakistan cement sector's FY19 starts strongly

23 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry's FY19 started positively in terms of exports with rises in the first month July 2018. According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$20.96m by exporting 475,134t of cement last month compared to US$16.31m on 369,506t of cement. This reporesented growth of 28.56 per cent and 28.59 per cent in terms of val...

Rock Hard Distribution Ltd fights back against jurisdiction

Rock Hard Distribution Ltd fights back against jurisdiction

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Customs Committee of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has come under fire from Rock Hard Distribution Ltd that says the body has "no jurisdiction" to consider the classification of Rock Hard Cement or any goods under the Common External Tariff. The CARICOM Secretariat had invited Rock Hard Distribution Ltd to a meeting on 15 August in Guyana to discuss the classific...

Belarus and Russia trade US$400m of cement in 2014-18

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry (BACM) has announced that US$400m of cement was traded between Belarus and Russia between 2014-2018. Anatoly Cherny, BACM minister, and Mikhail Skorokhod, president of Eurocement Group, met on Wednesday to discuss 1H18 results and future tasks, according to Belarus Daily News. A bilateral document was signed in 2014 allowing Eurocement to...

HeidelbergCement reduces activity in Georgia

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Due to recent developments, HeidelbergCement's management has been forced to lay off close to 200 workers in Georgia and run the company at about 50 per cent capacity, because it can no longer compete with underpriced cement being sold on the Georgian market. HeidelbergCement currently employs more than 1300 people in Georgia and the lay-offs will impact on local families, says the company. ...

Pakistan cement industry earns US$222.84m in 12MFY18

26 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry observed a positive growth of 0.9 per cent and a contraction of -6.3 per cent in terms of quantity and value in dollars respectively between July and June 2018, according to  official government data. According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's cement industry exported 4.559Mt of cement and earned foreign exchange revenue of US$222.84m during FY18 comp...

Northern players increase price by PKR10

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry players in the northern region are cautiously optimistic. The cement industry has seen bullish activity at the Pakistan Stock Exchange for the last two days on the back of news, which has been attributed to leading brokerage houses, that north-based cement producers have raised prices of cement by PKR10/bag (US$0.082), effective 18 July 2018. No further details wer...

Strike held in Mizoram against rising cement prices

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

All Mizoram cement and iron rod dealers on Wednesday observed a daylong strike across the northeast Indian state to protest a hike in cement prices by three companies – Dalmia, Star and Topcem. The strike was called by the All Mizoram Cement and Iron Rod Dealers' Association (AMCIRDA) and was strictly observed in all parts of the state, said the association's Secretary, Henry Lalbiakzinga. T...

Bangladesh cement revenue continues to surge

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

A growth of 17 per cent was recorded by Bangladesh's cement industry in export revenues during FY17-18 (July 2017-June 2018), says data released by Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). The country exported cement and other materials worth of US$12.59m during FY17-18, compared to US$10.79m earned in the year-ago corresponding months. This represent a growth of over 16.68 per cent in exports YoY. ...

Cahya Mata Sarawak defends its cement pricing

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In response to a motion moved by Pujut Assembly man Ting Tiong Choon, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) says that it is incorrect to say the company has a monopoly over the production and sale of cement in Sarawak, Malaysia. CMS stated that contrary to the assertion made by Ting that since June 2016, one bag of 50kg cement is sold at MYR21.50 (US$5.32) in Sarawak, but at MYR17.30 (US$4.28) in Sa...

Ukraine's ICIT to initiate anti-dumping investigations

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

On 4 July 2018, Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) announced the initiation of two anti-dumping investigations into imports of steel and cement. The products being looked at by the investigations include cement originating from Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Both investigations are the latest in a series of Ukraine's probes into and measures against Russian an...

Pakistan cement consumption grows 13.8% in fiscal 2017-18

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry ended fiscal 2017-18 on a jubilant note, by posting yearly growth of 13.84 per cent with domestic consumption increasing by 15.42 per cent and exports inching up by 1.77 per cent. This is the first time in nine years that cement exports have registered a growth. According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), during the fiscal yea...