Cement News tagged: Trading

AGMK contracted to supply cement to Afghanistan

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (AGMK) plans to ship several batches of cement to Afghanistan by the end of the year, after signing a number of supply contracts in July. The cement will reportedly be used for the construction of infrastructure and social facilities in the country, according to the company. The deliveries will be made from its Jizzakh and Sherabad plants. ...

Saudi Arabia to reimpose cement export fees

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

After two-years of freezing cement and steel export fees, Saudi Arabia will begin levying fees on cement leaving the country in a bid to prop up falling oil revenues. The ban on cement exports from Saudi Arabia was lifted in mid-2017 when domestic demand slumped and cement stocks rose. Fees on cement exports were cut by 50 per cent over the last two years. However, Trade and Industry Minis...

Foreign cement vessel yet to be salvaged in Sri Lanka

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The general cargo vessel Sri Lanka Glory, which brought cement clinker to Sri Lanka and later ran aground at Rumassala, Galle, southern Sri Lanka, due to inclement weather last week, is yet to be salvaged. The vessel met adverse weather after offloading clinker for a local cement plant and anchoring at the outer harbour. The Indian owner of the vessel is likely to send a group of marine expe...

Pakistan's cement exports rise but fall MoM in FY19

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry recorded a growth of 21.9 per cent in earning of foreign exchange revenue, 40.4 per cent in terms of quantity and 49.7 per cent in terms of Pakistani rupee earnings from cement exports in the FY18-19, according to Pakistan's Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The government official data says that export revenue for the first 12 months of the current July 2018-June 2019 s...

Bangladesh earns US$10.41m on export of cement in FY19

Bangladesh earns US$10.41m on export of cement in FY19

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has recorded a fall of 17.3 per cent in export revenue to US$10.41m between July 2018 and June 2019, compared to US$12.59m of the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The export value fell 25.6 per cent below the US$14m ...

Algeria exports US$30m of cement in 5M19

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria has exported cement to the value of US$29.96m in the first five months of 2019, an increase of 849.6 per cent YOY, according to the Directorate of Studies and Customs Prospectives, reflect the drive by the sector as well as the ambition of the country’s government to increase its cement exports to US$500m over the next five years. The country aims to export 2Mt of cement and clinker ...

Ukraine extends ban on Russian imports

Ukraine extends ban on Russian imports

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has amended the decree on the ban of imports of Russian goods into the country, extending its operation until 31 December 2020, according to UkrInform The import of Portland, aluminous, slag and other similar hydraulic cements and clinkers is prohibited. On 15 May, Ukraine imposed an embargo on Russian cement and plywood in response to the decision of the...

Pakistan's State Bank releases 3QFY19 cement report

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan's third quarterly report on the state of the country's economy shows the pace of economic growth slowed down considerably during FY19. This was mainly in response to the policy measures taken to curb the twin deficits. These measures affected the performance of the industrial sector and dampened manufacturing activities in the country. According to the report, ceme...

Southern Cross Cement plans new terminal in Brisbane

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Southern Cross Cement, a joint venture between Brickworks, Neilsen Group and Neumann Group, has announced an AUD60m (US$42.19m) investment for a new cement terminal at the Port of Brisbane. The 200,000tpa terminal will receive imports from southeast Asia and have enough capacity to serve 10 per cent of the market in southeast Queensland.  Jonathan Riemann, general manager of Sou...

Vietnam producers target higher cement exports

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's cement industry is targeting exports of 25Mt in 2019, while domestic production is likely to top 70Mt, according to Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) Chairman, Nguyen Quang Cung. Vietnam's cement sector has been expanding with much of the new capacity in the central part of the country as Tháhn Thang Group Cement JSC, Vissai Group, ThaiGroup Corp (formerly Xuân Thanh Group) and Lo...

Turkish cement producers see exports surge 46% in 1H19

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Turkey in the first half of 2019 have increased by 46 per cent YoY to US$444m, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). TÇMB Chairman, Nihat Özdemir, said that the sector continues to contribute to Turkey's economy by producing approximately 71Mt of clinker and 75Mt of cement annually in 2018. "In the first six months of the year, cement exports i...

Cement dealers not picking cement from factories

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The protest of All Pakistan Cement Distributors Association (APCDA) has entered in its fourth day  and quantity of dispatches from factories are fast receding and may cause shortage in country, according to an electronic media report.  The dispatches of cement from cement factories to local dealers across Pakistan have been partially disturbed from 1 July 2019 owing to protest of All Pakist...

Kenya reports decline in cement exports

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya has reportedly seen 9017t of cement exports in the first quarter of 2019, which represents a value of KES11m (US$106,940). This is a significant decline when compared to the 1Q17, which saw export volumes of 98,824t at a value of KES877m, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Pakistan's export revenue rises during 11MFY19

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement export revenue for the first 11 months of the current July 2018-May 2019 fiscal recorded a YoY growth of 26 per cent and 46.2 per cent in terms of dollar value and quantity, respectively, according to Pakistan's Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The country's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenues of US$260.16m by exporting 6.12Mt of cement and clinker during the 11MFY1...

Aliénor Ciments awarded first NF Hydraulic Binder certification

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Less than a year after commissioning its cement plant at Tonneins, Aliénor Ciments has been awarded its first NF Hydraulic Binder certification. The certification relates to its CEM I 52.5 R CE CP2 NF product. The certification attests that the cement complies with the standards and additional requirements by Afnor Certification and allows the Cem’In’Eu subsidiary to display the NF mark on t...

Vessel released to off-load clinker in Bangladesh

24 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Egyptian flag cargo vessel "Wadi Feran" laden with 50,141t of imported clinker, which was arrested at the outer anchorage of Chittagong in Bangladesh on 26 May, as per orders of the local High Court in a litigation, was finally released on Friday. The vessel had arrived on 8 May and later successfully offloaded cargo imported by local cement manufacturers.