Cement News tagged: Trading

Central America sees dramatic rise in Vietnamese cement imports

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Central American cement imports have grown the most in recent years from Vietnam, given that in 2016 no significant purchases were reported, Vietnam raised its share to 30 per cent of the total cement imported between January and September 2020. During the first nine months of 2020, Turkey accounted for 18 per cent of cement imports to the region, Mexico eight per cent, Barbados four per cen...

Zimbabwean import ban raises supply concerns

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwean retailers are concerned over the capacity of local cement companies to satisfy demand   after a cement import ban has been implemented. However, the government is keen to protect jobs and its import ban (SI 89 of 2021) has sparked fears that the move might trigger collusion among local cement producers, causing prices increases and cement shortages. "The local content policy s...

Four Kenyan producers opposed to review on clinker imports

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Four Kenyan cement manufacturers have requested for an urgent meeting with the national treasury over a proposal to review the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported clinker. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has proposed that CET on imported clinker be reviewed from the current 10 to 25 per cent on imported clinker or a complete ban of importation to protect local manufacturer...

Vietnam’s cement and clinker exports up 22%

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports increased by 22.5 per cent YoY to over 8Mt in the year up to 15 March 2021, according to the latest data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In terms of value, there was a 14 per cent YoY rise to US$295m. However, average prices dropped 6.7 per cent YoY to US$36.40/t. A drop in average cement and clinker prices in China led to a decline in Vietnamese pr...

Cuban cement exports fall 40% in 2020

Cuban cement exports fall 40% in 2020

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Despite domestic shortages, Cuba exported 21,235t of cement at a value of US$1.04m in 2020, representing a 39.7 per cent drop YoY, according to Periodico Cubano. In 2019 the country exported 35,224t of cement with a value of US$1.885m – most of the product was shipped to Colombia.  In terms of export prices to Colombia, prices have been declining from US$53.50/t in 2019 to US$49/t. The Cuban...

Ukrcement protests against FTA with Turkey

31 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Ukrcement wants to exclude the Urainian cement sector from the agreement on a free trade zone (FTA) with Turkey as cement is a commodity item that can be fully provided by domestic manufacturers. "The signing of an agreement on a free trade zone with Turkey for the cement industry poses a serious threat," said  Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement association. "We have transferred our pos...

Cement export from Pakistan remains fragile in 8MFY21

Cement export from Pakistan remains fragile in 8MFY21

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-February 2021 and July 2020-January 2021 periods, respectively. It shows mixed trends. Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues declined in dollar terms, reflecting a dwindling global market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased. Expor...

PT Semen Padang announces export volumes

08 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s PT Semen Padang has announced its export volumes of cement and clinker in January and February 2021. The deliveries were made to the Maldives, Australia and Bangladesh. "From early January to mid-February 2021, the Semen Indonesia Group, through PT Semen Padang, has exported 333,532,391t of cement and clinker," said Rahman Kurniawan, sales manager. Cement and clinker exports ...

Cement imports into Mexico from Turkey and China surge in 11M20

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Imports of cement into Mexico from Turkey and China increased by 88 and 150 per cent, respectively, in the January-November 2020 period, reports Market Data México. Turkey imported cement to the value of US$2m while China’s imports reached US$1m, the same value as Croatia and The Netherlands. However, the USA remains the largest cement importer with US$12m in the 11M20 although its imports i...

Mexico's cement exports up 11% in 11M20

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico's exports of cement advanced 11 per cent YoY in the 11M20, according to Market Data México. Exports rose from US$168m in the 11M19 to US$186m in the 11M20. The main destination for Mexican cement exports was the USA, which reported sales of US$141m, followed by Guatemala, which bought cement to a value of US$10m. Exports to Belize accounted for a further US$8m while Mexican cement pro...

Lebanon to allow cement imports by individuals

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lebanon’s outgoing Minister of Industry, Imad Hoballah, indicated that the country would allow individuals to import cement to lower the price of cement. Cement prices have risen from LBP240,000/t (US$159.20/t) to LBP1.3m/t following the total closure of the country, including its cement plants, between 14 January-7 February. Imported cement must meet specific technical criteria and be cheape...

Southern Cement ships 3Mt of cement through Ipswich

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Southern Cement has reached the 3Mt milestone as general cargo vessel MV Arklow Raider arrived from Bilbao into the port of Ipswich, UK, with 4600t of cement. The cement company started using the port in 2002. Dean Wessels, operations manager at Southern Cement, said: “We are delighted to reach the milestone of 3Mt of cement through our operation at Ipswich. We could not have achieved this w...

CEMBUREAU reacts to Carbon Border Mechanism vote

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the European Cement Association, has reacted to the adoption of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee report on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAM). “A CBAM is a useful tool to address the imports of products not subject to similar carbon constraints in the European Union and therewith mitigates the carbon leakage risk allowing the European cement industry to d...

Ugandan exports to DR Congo up 30% in 2019-20

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement from Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have increased by 27,000t in the last two years, according to Israel Tinkasimire, Hima Cement’s commercial director. The increase represents a 30 per cent expansion and has created an alternative market for Ugandan cement companies since Rwanda considerably reduced its intake of Ugandan cement in February 2019, when Kiga...

Pakistani cement exports fall 9% in December

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan saw an 8.6 per cent YoY decline to US$19.253m in December when compared with US$21 in December 2019, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics attributed this drop to the closure of ports, lower trade activity on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and lower demand from international buyers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. MoM cement exports were up 6.2 ...

Pakistani cement producers increase output

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The output of Pakistan's large-scale manufacturing industries (LSMIs), including cement production, witnessed an increase of 14.5 per cent YoY in November 2020, and of 7.4 per cent YoY in 5MFY20-21, according to Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics.  Pakistani cement production increased by 21.3 per cent YoY to 20.442Mt in July-November 2020 from 16.852Mt in the same period last year....