Cement News tagged: Trading

APCMA appeals for expeditious handling of imported coal

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement manufacturers have appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, the Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, and the Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi, to ensure the smooth expeditious handling of imported raw materials for cement and other industries at the country’s ports at competitive rates.   The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Assoc...

Dangote allowed to resume overland exports

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s government has allowed Dangote Cement to resume exports across the country’s land borders, reports Bloomberg. The step has raised expectations that the country may be opening up trade with its neighbours again. Land borders have been closed for over one year as authorities curbed smuggling and wanted to boost local production. While it encouraged the consumption of locally-grown pr...

Cem'In'EU speaks out on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'EU, a French industrial start-up committed to produce a low-carbon cement, calls upon the European Commission to design a well-fitted Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will not be distorted into a protectionist tool for highly-polluting industries.   "During the ETS III, the cement industry has received a windfall profit EUR3.5bn, of which none have been invested to mod...

Pakistan records 33% growth in October cement dispatches

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's domestic and overseas cement dispatches figures for October 2020 are officially yet to be released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA), but Lucky Cement Ltd's CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba, has estimated a record growth to 5.7Mt, increasing from 4.4Mt in September 2020. The MoM rise of 29.5 per cent in dispatches in October was possible due to the increase in dome...

US claims 18% of Turkey's cement exports in the 9M20

US claims 18% of Turkey's cement exports in the 9M20

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The USA represented an 18 per cent share of Turkish cement exports during the first nine months of the year, the largest share amongst the export destinations, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, Turkey exported US$118.3bn worth of goods during the period in question. Around TRY7.7bn (US$923m) of this was made by the cement industry. In the January-Septem...

Algeria exports to Dominican Republic

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based Société des Ciments de Aïn El Kebira (SCAEK), part of the GICA Group, has exported 40,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic, reports L’Expression. GICA has exported some 550,000t of clinker since the start of the year to African and South American countries, including Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Peru and Brazil, according to GICA.

National Cement starts supplying Rwandan market

National Cement starts supplying Rwandan market

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement of Kenya has introduced its Simba brand into the Rwandan cement market having seen strong demand for infrastructure in the country, including a new airport in Bugesera.  The Kenyan producer is supplying cement importers from its recently-opened Nakuru plant, which is approximately 500km from the Rwandan border. "The Rwandan market is one of the fastest growing economies...

Vietnam's export volumes fall 5% in October

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have exported 3.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$126m in October, down 4.8 per cent in volume and five per cent in value YoY, according to the General Statistics Office data released on 29 October. In the first 10 months of 2020, the country is estimated to have exported 31.45Mt of cement and clinker at a value of US$1.17bn, up 18.2 per in volume and 5.6 per cent i...

Tajikistan exports 31% of production in 9M20

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 990,000t of cement in the January-September period of 2020, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Around 31 per cent of the cement produced in the country was exported in the 9M20, mainly to Uzbekistan (562,000t), Afghanistan (391,000t) and Kyrgyzstan (43,000t). Three Tajik-Chinese joint ventures accounted for 82 per cent of cement prod...

CeMAP appeals the reduction of import safeguard duty

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has submitted an appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), asking it to postpone the reduction of the PHP10/bag (US$0.21) safeguard duty and instead raise it to PHP12/bag. Under a DTI order made on 27 August 2019, the PHP10/bag definitive safeguard measure on imported cement from specific countries will decrease by ...

Ciments de Bizerte resumes bulk exports by sea

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Ciments de Bizerte announced it is resuming bulk cement exports by sea from the Port of Bizerte. The first ship was loaded with bulk cement destined for the Libyan market. The company has invested in new loading and unloading facilities.

Cemex exported 9% of Mexican output in 2019

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex exported nine per cent of its Mexican cement sales in 2019. according to CE NAFTA 2.0. The company’s data show that 67 per cent of exports were delivered to US customers while the remaining 33 per cent were shipped to other Latin American countries. Exports were mainly in the form of cement although the company also shipped some clinker.

Clinker handling resumes in Bangladesh

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Handling of imported clinker and other raw materials for cement industry resumed at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla, Bangladesh, following the withdrawal of indefinite strike by workers of goods-carrying river vessels on Thursday.  This was announced after the vessel owners assured them of giving food allowance, as they demanded during a meeting with State Minister for Labour and Empl...

Bangladesh suspends unloading of imported clinker

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The unloading of imported clinker and other commodities in Chittagong and Mongla ports in Bangladesh remains suspended due to an indefinite strike called by Water Transport Workers for the last two days. As a result, offloading from 20 foreign vessels laden with 0.91Mt of clinker, one vessel with 55,000t of gypsum and four ships with 224,598t of limestone at Chittagong Port is being dela...

Pakistan cement exports record positive trend in 3MFY21

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) released cement export data for July-September 2020 and September alone, which showed a positive trend on a cumulative YoY and MoM basis. Pakistan's cement industry earned US$72.29m of export revenue by exporting 2.197Mt of cement and clinker in the 3MFY20-21, compared to US$66.77m from 1.689Mt of exports in July-September 2019. Shipping rep...

Cilas de Biskra exports 50,000t of clinker to Gabon

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based cement producer Cilas de Biskra has exported a shipment of 50,000t of clinker from Annaba to Gabon, according to Hafid Ouchiche, export director of LafargeHolcim Algérie. It is the fourth export shipment to Africa by Cilas and since January, the company has exported 0.5Mt of clinker. However, there is a need to invest in the logistical development of the port of Annaba to inc...