Cement News tagged: Trading

Egypt cement exports rise 49% in 2017

17 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt's cement exports increased 49 per cent during 2017 to reach US$94m, compared to US$63m in 2016, according to a report from the General Organization for Exports and Imports Control. Egypt's exports of construction materials' sector also rose three per cent in 2017 to US$5.08bn, compared to US$4.92bn a year earlier, according to the Export Council for Building Materials (ECBM). Meanwhi...

Pakistan cement exports down 11%

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan in December 2017 fell 11.3 per cent to 328,000t from 369,000t in the year-ago period, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA). Between July-December 2017, cement exports declined by 17.3 per cent rom 2.911Mt to 2.406Mt. Exports from southern-based mills were particularly affected as they were reduced by 36.2 per c...

Hoang Phat Vissai exports 0.22Mt in January

15 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoang Phat Vissai Group (The Vissai) has exported 220,000t of cement and clinker from Nghi Thiet port in Vietnam’s Nghe An province since the start of January. The exported cement is destined for the Philippines, Canada and China, according to Nguyen Quoc Tai, director of Nghi Thiet port and the grinding unit of Song Lam Cement JSC, a The Vissai affiliate. The Nghi Thiet grinding facili...

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.

First bulk cement export from Arzew port performed

First bulk cement export from Arzew port performed

22 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algeria celebrated its first export of grey cement from the port of Arzew to a west African country in a ceremony held on 12 December. The ceremony was held in the presence of Mr Jean-Jacques Gauthier, CEO of LafargeHolcim Algeria, Representatives of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Mines, local authorities and a large delegation. This first cement export con...

Raxaul residents challenge clinker exports to Nepal

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian clinker exports to Nepal are facing a challenge from the residents of the border town of Raxaul. They have threatened to prevent Nepal-bound cargo trucks from passing through the customs point from 25 December unless the authorities find a solution to reduce the pollution caused by the transport of clinker. Most of the Nepali cement factories located in the Bara-Parsa industrial corr...

Carthage Cement wins 350,000t clinker contract

Carthage Cement wins 350,000t clinker contract

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Carthage Cement has been awarded the contract for the export of 350,000t of clinker to sub-Saharan Africa with delivery in 2018. The order will allow the cement company to enter the sub-Saharan market and further develop its exports.

LafargeHolcim Algeria celebrates first export from Arzew

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algeria will celebrate the first export of grey cement from the port of Arzew by a west African country. The ceremony will take place in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and LafargeHolcim Algeria's Director General, Jean-Jacques Gauthier. The shipment is the first since lifting the ban and will see the export of 16,000t of cement from LafargeHolci...

India’s petcoke ban to benefit Pakistani cement industry

01 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The recent ban on the use of petcoke in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) is expected to have beneficial impact on Pakistan’s cement industry. While it is predicted that fuel and power costs could rise as world coal prices rise due increased demand from India, the Pakistani cement industry expects to increase its exports to India due to a better competitive position. “The Pakistani ...

Petcoke ban drives India's North American coal imports to new heights

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Fears that the Indian government may extend the current ban on petcoke use in the New Delhi Capital Region to the entire country has led to a surge in coal imports from North America, reports Reuters. In October India’s coal imports from North America quadrupled to 2.1Mt when compared with the year-ago period, hitting new heights since January 2015. Moreover, ship tracking data on Thomson R...

Vietnam 10M17 exports rise 23% YoY

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Total cement exports from Vietnam rose to 15.12Mt in the first 10 months of 2017, representing a 22.9 per cent YoY increase. The country’s export earnings were up 13.9 per cent when compared with the year-ago period, reaching US$532.4m, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Bangladesh, the Philippines, Taiwan and Peru were among major importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement, t...

Iran exports 7.1Mt of cement in 7FY17-18

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Iran has exported cement to the value US$233m in the first seven months of the current financial year (started 20 March 2017). In terms of volumes, 7.1Mt of cement were exported to some 34 countries during this period. Exports included US$5000 of white Portland cement to the US but Iran’s main customer was Iraq, with an offtake of cement to the value of US$64m. Smaller shipments were delive...

Fancesa plans to export to Paraguay and Argentina

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Following expansion of its Santa Cruz plant, Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has signalled the intent to export cement to Paraguay and Argentina, contradicting earlier plans by the company. "We can not just think about the markets of Santa Cruz or the country, we must expand and reach Paraguay, the north of Argentina, it will be beneficial for the company,...

Cementos Itacamba to export additional 4000t to Argentina

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Cementos Itacamba is preparing a second cement and clinker shipment for export at the end of this month following the success of the first export delivery to Argentina and Paraguay. The second shipment will carry 4000t of cement, an identical amount when compared with the first one, and is set for Argentina via the Paraguay-Paraná waterway. In terms of clinker, the company exp...

State Bank forecasts strong cement demand for Pakistan producers

13 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's 11 cement manufacturers are aggressively investing in production capacity, increasing output potential by 30.3Mta (60 per cent) through expansion projectsat a cost of over US$2.225bn in FY17-19 in anticipation of strong domestic demand and improved export potential. Manufacturers are exploring new markets, such as the Philippines, Qatar, Yemen and Sri Lanka to boost their exp...

RAK Cement profits have fallen in 9M17

06 November 2017, Published under Cement News

RAK Cement has seen a 21.2 per cent fall in profits in 9M17. The UAE-based company's net profit totalled AED212,470 (US$57,830), compared to AED7.8m (US$2.12m) in 9M16. RAK Cement's sales amounted to AED137.28m in 9M17, a drop of 5.15 per cent YoY.