Cement News tagged: Trading

Cement export from Bangladesh falls in 5MFY19-20

06 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned an export revenue of US$4.08m during July-November 2019, compared to US$4.92m earned in same period last year. This translates a fall of 17.1 per cent YoY. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of  Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).   The export value for cement fell 2.2 per cent below the ta...

Pakistan's dispatches to grow in 5MFY19-20 

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) is yet to release dispatches data for  November and five months of July-November 2019, yet local experts are optimistic that cement sales are expected to grow eight per cent to 4.3Mt in November 2019 YoY, and five per cent YoY to 20.3Mt during the first five months of the current fiscal year of 2019/20. According to research report of Topl...

Belarus redirects exports from Ukraine to EU

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Belarusian cement exporters plan to switch their export volumes from Ukraine to the EU market, according to the country’s Architecture and Construction Minister, Dmitry Mikulenok. "We stopped shipping cement to Ukraine in July because of anti-dumping duties. We have switched to other markets, mostly the European Union. We will keep working to replace traditional export markets and increase e...

Al Jouf Cement extends export contract to Jordan

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Al Jouf Cement has extended its contract with Saudi Industrial Export (SIECO) to export 72,000t of cement to Jordan over the next year. The new extension begins on 27 November 2019 and the financial earnings from the deal will be revealed in financial statemend before the end of 2020.

Pakistan and Iran explore cooperation on cement trade

Pakistan and Iran explore cooperation on cement trade

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

A trade delegation from the government of Iran, headed by Ali Mohtasham Amiri, managing director of Milad-e-Noor, has visited Pakistan to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation and enhancing trade relations between Tehran and Islamabad. The cement industry is also included in their agenda, says a statement of Pakistan largest trade representative body, the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and...

Pakistan earns mixed revenue in 4MFY20

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$94.41m by exporting 2.368Mt of cement and clinker between July and October 2019, compared to US$104.34m from exporting 2.411Mt of cement/clinker in same months last year, says the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics. This reflected a YoY fall of 9.5 per cent and 1.8 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively. Howe...

Paraguay lifts cement import restrictions

Paraguay lifts cement import restrictions

20 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) said it is lifting restrictions on cement imports following the shortage of the product due to production issues. The Paraguayan market requires a supply of 100,000 bags of cement per day. At present Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) is able to dispatch only around 54,000 and in the last few days has only been delivering barely 4000 bags,...

Cement export from Bangladesh continues to slide in 4MFY19-20

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

According to Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh's cement industry has earned an export revenue of US$3.18m between July and October 2019-20 compared to US$3.94m earned in same period last year. This translates a fall of 19.3 per cent YoY basis. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products.   The export value for cement fell 3.9 per cent b...

Algeria targets 6Mt of cement exports in 2020

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria's Minister of Industry and Mines has set a 6Mt target for the cement industry to export in 2020. The country only began cement exports in 2017. Mr Djamila Tamazirt, Minister of Industry and Mines, said Algeria had reached a production capacity of around 32Mta during 2017 and is expected to exceed 40Mt in 2020, once several plants come online. In this respect the industry minister has ...

Pakistan cement industry makes record dispatches in October FY19-20

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Pakistani cement industry has recorded a modest growth of 9.2 and 4.5 per cent in domestic and overseas cement dispatches in October 2019 alone and in the July-October 2019 period, respectively, according to data of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA).   October 2019 Industry dispatches for October 2019 reached at all-time high to 4.984Mt as compared to 4.564Mt in ...

Iran faces higher transportation costs for exports to Iraq

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran is facing difficulties in its cement exports to Iraq, including issues with costs, weight of exports and transportation, according to Ali Mohammad Bod of the Tehran Cement Co and cited by Trend News Agency. “The volume of cement exports has been reduced while the volume of clinker has increased," he said, because the price of clinker is based on the supply and demand. In addition trans...

Cement imports by canoe in western DRC

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the import ban on grey cement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), importers have taken more creative ways to import cement into the central African country. According to reports by Agence d’Information d’Afrique Centrale, grey cement is now imported via canoe on the Congo River to the main consumption centres in the country. Local producers have protested, citing unfair compe...

Al Jouf Cement renews export licence

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A company statement for Al Jouf Cement of Saudi Arabia stated that the company has received its renewed cement export licence as well as a new clinker export licence on 15 october 2019. Both licences are active immediately. Al Jouf Cement received its first cement export licence in February 2017.

Iran’s Qeshm works exports 2500t of cement to Somalia

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

A consignment of 2500t of cement was exported by Qesh cement plant, Hormozgan, Iran, to Somalia, according to Hormuz Amiri, head of development and trade at Qeshm Free Trade Zone. This is the fifth cargo exported since 21 March 2019, the start of the Iranian year. To date, 104,000t of clinker have been exported from Qeshm to the UAE. Established in 2000, the Qesh cement plant produces 1400...

Cement export from Bangladesh shrinks

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

According to Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh's cement industry has earned US$2.37m during July-September 2019 (1QFY19-20) compared to US$3.17m earned in same period last year. This translates a fall of 25.2 per cent YoY basis. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The export value for cement fell 5.2 per cent below the target ...

Algerian cement exports surge to US$42m

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Algeria reached US$42.41m between January-July 2019, more than septupling YoY, according to the Algerian customs service. Exports of hydraulic cement and clinker rose from US$5.03m in the 7M18. Forecasts by the Ministry of Industry and Mines show that the country is aiming to lift its cement exports to US$500m over the next five years. The surplus in cement output is expe...