Cement News tagged: Trading

Cementos Progreso to increase its regional presence

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Guatemala-based Cementos Progreso (CEMPRO) is seeking to increase its participation in the regional market. Following the investment made at its San Gabriel plant in San Juan Sacatepéquez, the Guatemalan company is exploring various investment areas in Central America, according to a company spokesperson. It recently entered the Belize and Panama markets and strengthened its participation in H...

Pakistani cement exporters face several challenges

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The exports of cement and clinker from Pakistan have been affected by several factors, including a change in political set-up in Afghanistan, the persistent deadlock in trade between Islamabad and Delhi, anti-dumping duties, and the financial crunch in Sri Lanka, according to Inayat Ullah Niazi, CFO of DG Khan Cement. DG Khan exports its products to Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mo...

Petcoke prices fall while coal sees upward movement

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Following on from ICR’s most recent energy report , the price of Brent oil fell to US$78.50. The API2 1Q22 contract edged up to US$129.00 while the API4 1Q22 price increased to US125.00. Petcoke prices are finally moving down but this is slow based on indexation. The price of 6.5 per cent sulphur petcoke USGC FOB declined from US$154.00 to US$148.00 while the CFR ARA price fell from US$188....

Tanga port receives large clinker consignment

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s Tanga port has received a consignment of 50,000t of clinker from Saudi Arabia, which is reportedly on transit to Prime Cement in Rwanda. Tanga Regional Commissioner, Adam Malima, said: "The government investment in expanding the port has started bearing fruits because the port can now host large vessels, something which was not possible before the expansion," he said. "I call ...

Pakistan registers fall in exports during 4MFY21-22

Pakistan registers fall in exports during 4MFY21-22

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) reported a 38 per cent fall in exports in terms of dollar value and a 44.2 per cent decrease in export volumes in the 4MFY21-22 when compared with the year-ago period. The cement industry earned US$65.45m of export revenue by dispatching 1.804Mt of cement and clinker overseas, compared with US$105.54m from 3.233Mt of exports in the 4MFY21-22. In lo...

Fancesa signs agreement to export to Paraguay

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) and a Paraguayan construction company reached an agreement to export cement to the South American country. The cement producer will initially ship 20,000 bags per month but as demand in Paraguay advances, will increase its export volumes. All shipments are subject to the requirements of the Paraguayan Institute in terms of resistance, ...

Venezuela to export to Caribbean

Venezuela to export to Caribbean

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro Moros, has approved the Cement Export Plan 2022 as part of the country’s aim to diversify its economy. The plan also foresees the export of cement to the Caribbean for the first time. "For the first time, Venezuela will export cement to the Caribbean," President Maduro reported when instructing the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, to investigat...

Lafarge Algeria hits 2Mt export record

03 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria, part of the Holcim group, has exported 2Mta of cement and clinker for the first time, according to a company press release. The company achieved the volume less than five years after the start of cement exports from Algeria. The 2Mta volume represents a considerable increase from the 1.2Mt of exports achieved in 2020 and puts the company firmly on the way to its 2.5Mt target...

Bangladesh's cement industry export revenue dips in 03MF22

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$1.59m in the first quarter of FY22 (July – Sept ), compared to US$1.81m in the year-ago period, a fall of 12.2 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data. Bangladesh exports 90 per cent of its cement to India. Experts ...

Vietnamese exports slip to 5.2Mt in September

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports from Vietnam decreased 1.6 per cent to 5,232,812t in September 2021 from 5,320,173t in September 2020. Clinker exports were down 11 per cent to 3,838,040t when compared with September 2020 while cement exports noted a 54 per cent drop to 1,384,772t, said the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). When compared with August 2021, clinker and cement exports advance...

Carbon at new steady high, but European prices turmoil drive new debate of intervention in power markets

25 October 2021, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark As usual, the carbon market set a new all-time high at EUR66 before falling 10 per cent to the current EUR60, five per cent lower than reported in ICR’s previous issue. EUA front-year contract, January 2020-September 2021 A fundamental demand for EUA was seen as several coal-powered plants were put online, driven by higher gas price...

Pakistan: 3MFY2021-21 exports mixed

19 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) has released cement and clinker export data for the first quarter (July-September) of FY2021-22. Both value and quantity of exports slid during this period on a cumulative basis compared with the equivalent months in FY20-21, but growth was recorded MoM. Between July-September 2021, Pakistan's cement industry earned US$55.2m of export revenue...

HC Trading Americas opens Miami office and appoints General Director of Trading

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HC Trading Americas, LLC has a new office in Miami HC Trading Americas, LLC has recently started its operations in Miami, USA. From this location, North, Central and South America are served for all cement, solid fuels and associated raw materials. Andrew Preston joined the company as of 27 September 2021 as General Director of Trading for Americas and he leads the t...

CEMBUREAU discusses Europe's future for cement

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU held its 'Cementing Europe's future: Action through policy' webinar on 12 October 2021 . Two panel discussions looked at whether the cement industry was Fit for 55 per cent carbon reduction by 2030 and the carbon-neutral built environment and the role of concrete with in it.  Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Holcim Spain and C EMBUREAU president, opened the meeting stating that the "ce...

WT to import 50,000t of cement into Jamaica

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce has granted an import licence to WT Ltd, which trades under the name of Growth Tech Special Projects. The licence enables WT to import 50,000t of OPC  in several shipments from Turkey. WT Ltd is a company founded by Garth Walker, Ryan Reid and Neil Lawrence in 2017. It aims to be the island’s third cement importer. Cement is currently im...

Pakistan’s manufacturing costs rise

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Coal FOB prices have increased from US$68/t in September 2020 to over US$210/t during September 2021, says the All Pakistan Manufacturing Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Ocean freight from South Africa to Karachi has also increased from US$11/t in September 2020 to US$30/t in September 2021. Pakistani rupee parity to the US dollar has increased from PAK165 to over PAK171/US$ durin...