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Ghori Cement is back in government control

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Afghanistan's government has taken back control of the Ghori Cement Factory. The Afghan Investment Co that was running the plant was held in violation of the law and decisions of the high economic council and the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MOMP) has ordered the company to hand over the plant. MOMP said the plant has the capacity to produce only 420t of cement and that the private company also violated its commitment to invest on a third plant.   Afghan Investment Co officials have sai...

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 1.820Mt in 2017-18, whereas, exports in the five months of 2018-19 stood at 808,045t for Afghanistan...

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 went to Iraq and Afghanistan over the period, said Sheikhan. Also, around 247,000t of cement were ...

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 359,766t of cement, it translates to a growth of 63.5 per cent in earning of foreign currency and 86....

Tajikstan sees cement exports rise 37% in 8M18

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Tajik cement exports increased to 0.92Mt in January-August 2018, a rise of 37 per cent in average monthly exports when compared with 2017, according to the country’s statistics agency. In 2017 Tajikistan exported 1Mt of cement. The latest figures mark the country’s switch to being a net exporter. More than half (0.52Mt) of cement exports in 8M18 was delivered to Uzbekistan. Other key destinations for Tajik exports are Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. In recent years Tajikistan has brought se...

Pakistan Cement industry export revenue rises 9% in May

27 June 2018, Published under Cement News

According to Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics, the Pakistan cement industry earned a foreign exchange revenue of US$20.78m by exporting 446,741t of cement in May 2018 compared to US$19.147m on 404,898t of cement in previous month. This represents a MoM growth of 8.6 per cent and 10.3 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively. When compared with the figure of May 2017 – earning US$14.863m on 283,193t of cement –  cement exports advanced YoY at 39.9 per cent and 57.8 per cen...

A review of Pakistan cement exports to Afghanistan

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 2.43Mt of cement during FY15-16 to Afghanistan, which fell to 1.76Mt in FY2016-17. While Afghanistan remains the biggest export market for Pakistan producers, this translates into a fall of 28 per cent. However, the negative trend would turn into a positive one as the country already exported 1.65Mt of cement to Afghanistan during the first 10 months of the FY17-18. The peak export was 4.72Mt in 2010-11, since then exports have dwindled. Future challenges The industr...

Tender for Jabal Saraj Cement to be re-issued

30 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) in Afghanistan said they will re-issue a tender for the construction of the Jabal Saraj cement factory. MoMP officials said the cement plant project had been put out to tender in the past and that an Afghan company had looked set to win the contract. However, the High Economic Council decided to reissue the tender to find a more qualified company. According to MoMP officials, once built, the factory should be able to produce up to 1Mta of cement an...

Tajikistan increases cement exports to Uzbekistan

20 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan increased by 162,000t in the last year, Exports to Kyrgyzstan were up by 16,800t, but exports to Afghanistan fell by 10,600t (8.8 per cent) in 2017. The main producers of cement in the first quarter of 2018 were the Tajik-Chinese Chung Tsai Mohir Cement and Huaxin Guyar cement companies in Khatlon region. The cement plants of Tajikistan over the first three months (January-March 2018) produced 774,000t of cement, the Ministry of Industry and ...

India becomes second-largest market for Pakistani cement exporters

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports to India grew by 26.3 per cent in FY17. Since beginning in 2010, India has become the second-largest market for cement exporters, with a 27 per cent share of the total exports from Pakistan in FY17.  Elsewhere, exports to Pakistan’s largest market, Afghanistan, fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2017. This has been attributed to a large portion of Afghanistan’s demand now being met by cheaper cement imported from Iran. The decline is part of an overall decrea...