Cement News tagged: Trading

Jan-May exports from Turkey up 37%

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2020 cement and clinker exports from Turkey surged 37 per cent to 9.8Mt, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). Export revenues advanced by 16.7 per cent YoY to US$447m. Cement exports were up  to 4.8Mt while clinker exports rose to 5Mt. While volume increases were across the board, exports to Ukraine showed particularly robust growth, followed by...

Indonesian export shipments surge 41% in May

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports from Indonesia advanced 41 per cent YoY in May to reach 625,650t, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). In May 2019 cement and clinker exports stood at 443,773t. Clinker exports were up 43.1 per cent YoY to 565,542t while cement exports increased 23.5 per cent YoY to 60,109t. In the first five months of 2020, clinker and cement exports expanded by t...

BCMA calls for 60% cut in duties on clinker imports

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers' Association (BCMA) has issued a call for the government to cut import duties of clinker by 60 per cent. "We had zero sales during the countrywide closure in the last two and a half months," said Md Alamgir Kabir, president of BCMA. "So for our survival we need the import duty on clinker, the sector's major raw material, to be brought down to BDT200/t from ...

Turkish cement exports to Georgia fall by 53% in April

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Turkey to Georgia fell by 8.2 per cent between January-April 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, amounting to US$12.8m. In April 2020, cement exports to Georgia fell 52.9 per cent YoY to US$1.5m. Turkey's export of cement to international markets was stable at US$1.1bn in the first four months of 2020, equal to the same period of 2019. The country's cement exports a...

Cement exports from Pakistan drops due to COVID-19 in 10MFY20

Cement exports from Pakistan drops due to COVID-19 in 10MFY20

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export data for the 10 months of July 2019 to April 2020. It visibly carries the impact of coronavirus on the cement industry in the country.   Pakistan's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$223.20m by exporting 5.949Mt of cement and clinker in 10MFY19-20, compared to US$243.12m from 5.738Mt of exports in the y...

IRClass cement carrier launches in China

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement carrier under construction at Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Ship Industry Co Ltd, China, was successfully launched on 30 March 2020. The vessel, called ‘Advaita’, has been built under the classification of Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass). IRClass surveyors braved the constantly-changing scenario of both global and local restrictions due to COVID-19 and immense challenges including m...

Uzbekistan resumes cement imports

Uzbekistan resumes cement imports

26 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan has resumed the import of cement after the goverment’s 22 May resolution, reports Central Asia News. On 23 April the country had temporarily suspended the import of cement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The measure was put in place to support domestic producers following a decline in demand as construction activity was halted.

Georgian producers seek support to stop cement dumping

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Georgian cement producers have called for government support regarding the influx of cement imports into the country. The country’s producers stated that Turkey is a significant contributor of imports, since it produces a large amount of building materials that are not domestically needed in such quantities. The state therefore gives its producers the opportunity to sell exports below marke...

Indonesian clinker exports up but cement exports contract

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producers have seen a 4.7 per cent uptick in clinker exports to 568,819t in April 2020 when compared with clinker export sales of 543,441t reported in April 2019, according to the country’s cement association, ASI. However, cement exports plummeted to 19,300t in April 2020, representing an 83.2 per cent drop when compared with April 2019, when 115,052t of cement was export...

Pandemic to seriously affect global cement trade

08 May 2020, Published under Cement News

At Cemtech's live webinar on the 'seaborne trade of cement and clinker' this week, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, gave a sobering outlook on global trade in response to COVID-19 and the many government lockdowns that have been implemented worldwide.  "Seaborne trade of cement and clinker will be seriously affected," said Mr Ligthart, adding: "There will be a global reduction...

Uzbekistan set to temporarily suspend cement imports

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Foreign trade restrictions are expected to be introduced in Uzbekistan from 1 May 2020, as a reaction to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Uzbekistan Daily. As a result, from 1 May to 31 December 2020 the export of raw materials for the production of medical products and the import of cement products are going to be temporarily suspended. The country has re...

Indonesian March exports: cement falls, clinker up

23 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement from Indonesia have fallen by 49.8 per cent YoY to 55,769t in March 2020 when compared with March 2019 when cement exports reached 111,065t, according to data released by ASI, the country’s cement association. However, clinker exports were reported to have seen a 12.6 per cent YoY increase to 512,192t in March 2020 from 454,877t in March 2019. Total exports remained stabl...

Coronavirus impacts Pakistani cement trade

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The exports of clinker and cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and rest of the world have been impacted by the lockdown, curfew and other measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in these countries. This was disclosed by Irfan Amanullah, senior general manager, Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL), during a presentation of Cement Sector Outlook, organised by BMA Capit...

Kazakhstan bans cement imports

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development has signed an order on the regulation of cement imports. The order introduces a ban on the import on certain types of cement from countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union for a period of six months with effect from 16 April, according to Kazakhstan Newsline.

No coronavirus impact on cement revenue in 9MFY20 but March data dispersed in Pakistan

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics of Pakistan has released cement export data for the nine-month period of July 2019-March 2020 (9MFY19-20). It carries more or less same trend of eight months and does not show any significant impact on overseas dispatches amid the spread of coronavirus in country. However, exports in March 2020 show a contraction due to the lockdown during the latter half of th...

Cement exports from Bangladesh dip in 9MFY19-20

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's government saw a modest fall of more than six per cent in total export during the first nine months of the FY19-20 as the initial impacts of coronavirus began to impact business, but fortunately overseas cement dispatches were only slightly down, according to data released by Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).   However, Bangladeshi economist Mohammad Shahjahan Siddiqui ha...