Cement News tagged: Trading

Bolivia to prohibit poor-quality cement imports

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian government will verify the quality of imported cement as of the start of this year and if found to be insufficient, the consignment will not be allowed to enter the country, according to Eugenio Rojas, the country’s minister of Productive Development. “We now work to prohibit the import of poor-quality cement. The quality is shown by the drying of the product in less than 30 day...

Cement exports sliding for the last five years to Afghanistan

02 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Export of cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan through land routes has started dwindling from the fiscal year 2010-11. During that period it was hovering at 4.715Mt and made Afghanistan a leading importer of Pakistan cement. According to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association(APCMA), since then, exports have started sliding and reached to 2.439Mt in 2015-16, 1.716Mt in 2016-17 and ...

Jidong renews coal contract with Mechel

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Jidong Cement has renewed its coal contract with Mechel, according to the Russian metals and mining company. Mechel will supply Jidong Cement with up to 2Mt of thermal coal mined at the company’s South Yakutia facilities, Elgaugol and Yakutugol Holding Co. Monthly supplies will range between 100,000-150,000t of coal products and prices will be adjusted on a monthly basis following negotiatio...

Rock Hard Cement loses import tariff judgement

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled in favour of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and Arawak Cement Ltd over their dispute with importer Rock Hard Cement to have the tariff remain at 60 per cent for imported hydraulic cement to Barbados, rather than being lowered to five per cent. The court is still to determine the classification guidelines for hydraulic cement that Rock Cement imports f...

CILAS ships first clinker exports to west Africa

CILAS ships first clinker exports to west Africa

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ciment Lafarge Souakri (CILAS) carried out it first export operation of 35,000t of clinker from Algeria’s Annaba port to west Africa. The shipment is part of LafargeHolcim Algeria’s drive to export more than 2Mt of product in 2020. "This new transaction underscores the LafargeHolcim Group's unwavering commitment to diversify the country's non-hydrocarbon revenue," said LafargeHolcim Algeria....

CeMAP supports DTI safeguards against rising imports

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has received industry backing to establish safeguards to protect local producers against the rising levels of cement imports in the Philippines. The Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) supports the safeguards, reporting that cement imports reached 3.4Mt in the first 3Q18. State-owned and subsidised Vietnamese cement producers...

Southern Province Cement to sell 20,000t of cement to Yemen

Southern Province Cement to sell 20,000t of cement to Yemen

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Southern Province Cement has signed an agreement to export 20,000t of Portland cement to Yemen. The contract expects to deliver the volume over a three-month period, starting from the date of the first shipment, according to Reuters.

Iran exports 7.65Mt of cement and clinker

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran exported more than 7.65Mt of cement and clinker during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (21 March –22 October 2018). Exports amounted to a 10.2 per cent increase compared with the same period of last year. Abdolreza Sheikhan, the secretary of Iran's Cement Association said cement accounted for 3.8Mt of the exports. More than 50 per cent of the clinker and cement exports...

PPC indicates price rises ahead for South Africa's cement market

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

PPC has seen group revenues grow by eight per cent to US$40m on the back of higher volumes and PPC's CEO, Johan Claassen, is not ruling out future price rises in South Africa. Mr Claassen said price hikes were necessary despite PPC's estimates that capacity would outstrip demand in South Africa by as much as 36 per cent in 2018. "Our synopsis is that the industry really needs it, and somebod...

Four months export revenue growth

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$26.74m by exporting 616,648t of cement during October 2018, compared to US$29.05m on 671,913t of cement in previous month. This represents a fall of 7.9 per cent and 8.23 per cent in value and quantity, respectively on MoM, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics. If compared to October 2017, earnings of US$23.3m on 472...

Itacamba exports 200,000t of clinker

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Faced with a oversupply in its domestic market, Bolivia’s Itacamba, is focussing on export markets. To date the company has exported 200,000t of clinker to Paraguay. “We are taking advantage of our border location and in addition, taking advantage of the ports of the Tamengo Canal, the export of clinker-cement has been made feasible. So far we have exported around 200,000t. In 2019 we estimat...

Lao government revokes cement import licence

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Loa Ministry of Industry and Commerce has directed the departments of industry and commerce throughout the country to stop issuing import licences for cement. In future cement imports will be regulated by customs officials at border crossings in line with the regulations, as part of efforts to speed up and streamline business operations in the southeast Asian country.

CMA meets with government Commerce and Industry advisor

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

During a meeting on 27 October, Pakistan's Cement Industries Association (CMA) has informed the the country's Advisor to the Prime Minister on Textile, Commerce, Industry, Production and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, that Pakistani companies are exporting clinker by sea to Bangladesh, where clinker demand and prices have risen. "It's a good breathing space for Pakistani cement manufacturers...

Increased export revenue MoM and YoY for Pakistan producers in 3MFY19

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$29.05m by exporting 671,913t of cement during September compared to US$27.57m on 617,745t of cement in previous month. This represents a MoM growth of 5.4 per cent and 8.8 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively. Compared to September 2017, earnings of US$17.76m on 3...

Algeria steps up exports

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA, LafargeHolcim and Biskria are expected to export 0.5Mta of cement and clinker from Algeria by the end of 2018 – mainly via the port of Djendjen, according to Abdesselem Bouab, general manager of the port. Since May, GICA has completed three export deliveries for a total of 110,000t of cement. The company’s total contract totals 200,000t and represents a value of over US$4m. In the near...

Central Bank of Pakistan reviews progress of cement industry in FY18

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan has released its annual report on Pakistan's economy for the fiscal year 2017-18. According to the report, the growth momentum gained further strength as the economy achieved its 13-year highest real GDP growth of 5.8 per cent in FY18. The GDP growth was also broad-based, as all the three sectors – agriculture, industry (including cement) and services – contributed p...