Cement News tagged: Trading

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

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

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

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....

Ukrainian court dismisses claim to cancel anti-dumping duties

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s District Administrative Court of Kyiv has reportedly dismissed the claim of the managing company of Belarusian Cement Co and its local importers regarding the cancellation of anti-dumping duties on cement imports into Ukraine, established by the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade in May 2019. The news was reported by the Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, which represent...

PT Semen Padang exports 1.5Mt in 2020

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s PT Semen Padang has announced it exported more than 1.5Mt of cement and clinker to various destinations during 2020, including Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Australia, Maldives and Sri Lanka. The most clinker exports were sent to Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Malaysia and the Philippines. The majority of cement exports were dispatched to Australia, Maldive...

A promising start to the new year in Pakistan

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in Pakistan kicked off the FY20-21 on an exciting note. During the first six months of the current fiscal year, total cement dispatches grew by 15.7 per cent, from 24.751Mt in July-December 2019, to 28.628Mt in July-December 2020. Local dispatches have increased by 15.9 per cent in July-December 2020 to 23.61Mt from 20.373Mt in July-December 2019. Exports also increased fro...

Philippine Tariff Commission questions DTI's October import duty rise

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Tariff Commission, in the Philippines, has questioned the decision of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to increase the definitive safeguard duty on imported cement by PHP0.80 to PHP9.80/40kg bag (US$0.016-0.23/40kg bag) starting in October 2020. Ernesto Albano said the three-year schedule of safeguard tariff implementation should be followed according to the law. The safeguard...

Annaba port exports 300,000t clinker in 2020

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The port of Annaba in Algeria has exported 300,000t of clinker to several African countries since the start of 2020. Furthermore, by improving port services and supporting exporters through a modern logistics service, the port plans to increase the volume of clinker exports in 2021. The port company plans to build covered spaces for the storage of export clinker and acquire modern loading a...