Cement News tagged: Trading

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

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...

Botswana to restrict cement imports

Botswana to restrict cement imports

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Botswana Government will restrict cement imports from September 2018. According to the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo Kenewendo, the step is part of the process aimed at stimulating economic activity and job creation.  "The proposed restrictions would be done through the issuance of import permit after the importer has submitted evidence that indeed they have satisfi...

Hima Cement forecasts prices to fall in Uganda

14 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nicholas George, Hima Cement Country CEO, has stated that cement prices in Uganda will fall some more as new capacities, such as Hima's 1.7Mta expansion in Tororo, come on-stream. Mr George said the period of rising cement prices was over. Speaking to the Daily Monitor, he said: "The country was faced with rising cement prices for about one month. But it is over. It was an accumulation of d...

Pakistan's cement exports to benefit from PKR depreciation

12 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan are likely to benefit from the Pakistani rupee depreciation against the US dollar as reported in foreign exchange markets. According to Elixir Securities Pakistan, the rupee has depreciated by 3.9 per cent during the day to PKR121 against the greenback, from last week's close of PKR116.5. Historically the local currency has depreciated in spurts, with today's mov...

Coal prices on Pakistan may affect profitability

08 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The increase in coal prices is likely to affect the margin of cement companies in Pakistan, particularly those who have captive power plants based on imported coal. According to Research House report, the demands for coal may vary subject to international factors in coming months. International coal prices posted a surge of 34 per cent during FY18 to date mainly due to production constrain...

Bangladesh cement exports rise by 24% in 11MFY17-18

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry export revenues saw a growth of 24.01 per cent during the first 11 months of FY17-18 (July 2017-May 2018), says data released by Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).   The country exported cement and other materials worth of US$11.88m during the 11MFY17-18, compared to US$9.58m earned in the year-ago corresponding months. This represent a growth of over 24 per cent in e...

Fancesa gears up for exports to Paraguay, Argentina and Chile

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fancesa will carry out market research in Paraguay, Argentina and Chile this year with a view to entering these markets as soon as the company’s new line is up and running in 2019. While the decision to export was taken in January last year, it was not until last February that the company’s President, Eduardo Rivero, confirmed that the negotiations with Paraguay wer...

Cement prices rise in Pakistan

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Prices of cement in Pakistan are expected to rise following an increase to the Federal Excise Duty (FED) to PKR1.50/kg (U$0.012) from PKR1.25/kg , in the Federal Budget 2018-19 (July 2018-June 2019). Experts expect local cement producers to pass on the extra government levy to end users.   Last week Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) and Lucky Cement announced increases in their cement prices...

LafargeHolcim Msila ships 17,000t for export to west Africa

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plant in Msila, Algeria, has recently carried out a 17,000t shipment for west Africa. The consignment of bulk cement was delivered to the port of Djendjen. It is the seventh such delivery since December 2017 and its part of the group’s plans to export 2Mt of cement in 2020. LafargeHolcim owns two plans in Algeria – one at M’Sila and one at Oggaz (Mascara). In addition, i...

Pakistan's exports tipped to increase

01 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Experts are hoping an increase in exports of cement from Pakistan during the outgoing FY18. The country recorded its highest growth of cement exports during 2008-10, when, it hovered around 10.75Mt. Of late, exports have started to drift and reached at 4.66Mt in 2016-17 and 3.9Mt in 10 months of FY18.   According to a research house report, cement exports are expected to post stellar growth o...

A review of Pakistan cement exports to Afghanistan

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 2.43Mt of cement during FY15-16 to Afghanistan, which fell to 1.76Mt in FY2016-17. While Afghanistan remains the biggest export market for Pakistan producers, this translates into a fall of 28 per cent. However, the negative trend would turn into a positive one as the country already exported 1.65Mt of cement to Afghanistan during the first 10 months of the FY17-18. The pea...