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Tajikistan starts cement exports to Uzbekistan

18 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has commenced the export of cement to Uzbekistan, according to the Tajik Ministry of Industry. Since the start of this year, the country has witnessed a steep growth in cement output, boosted by the commissioning of Huaxin Gayur Cement Co, which commissioned its Yovon plant in late September 2015 and first shipped cement to Afghanistan in January 2016. In the first nine months of 2016, Tajikistan produced 1.508Mt of cement, 408,200t more than the previous year’s correspondi...

Pakistan: cement sales climb to 4.9Mt

07 September 2016, Published under Cement News

For the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August 2016) Pakistan's total cement dispatches increased 14 per cent to 4.9Mt when compared to the 4.3Mt recorded in the same period last year. The increase is a result of growing domestic sales, which in August rose by 21 per cent YoY to 3.03Mt, up from 2.5Mt. In particular, cement sales in the north of the country performed extremely well as they rose 22.6 per cent to 2.49Mt. Sales of 0.53Mt (a 13.2 per cent rise YoY) were recor...

Tajikistan: new plant due for commissioning

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

According to the Tajikistan Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, a new 1.2Mta cement plant will be brought into operation in the Yovon district, Khatlon province, this month. Jung-Tsai Mohir Cement Ltd and the government of Tajikistan signed an investment agreement for the construction of the plant, with works beginning two years ago. According to an official source, the total cost of the project is US$120m. Tajikistan’s production capacity now meets local demand and is even able...

Pakistan cement exports down 27.6% in FY15-16

29 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry exported 5.97Mt of cement in FY15-16, which represents a fall of 22.3 per cent YoY, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The bureau attributes the decline to contracting demand and competition among other issues. In terms of value, exports during July 2015-June 2016 saw a 27.6 per cent YoY decrease from US$443.63m to US$321.29m. The average price of cement also fell to US$53.75/t from US$57.64/tt during this period. In June 2016, 394,905t of ce...

Pakistan: cement demand to grow 8% in run-up 2018

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Pakistani demand for cement during the ongoing FY16-17 and next financial year FY17-18 is expected to grow at a rate of eight per cent annually. This follows the government showing a strong commitment towards the China Pakistan Economic Corridor-led infrastructure development and its higher allocation of funds, up to 20 per cent of the PKR1.675trn (US$15.98bn) to the Public Sector Development Programme for the year. FY15-16 saw double-digit growth in industry dispatches. The strong do...

Pakistan: exports down by 17.41% in 11 months

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement exports have fallen by 17.41 per cent to 5.48Mt during the first 11 months of the fiscal year, compared to exports of 6.65Mt during the same period in the previous year. A spokesperson from All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has said that an increase in federal excise duty (FED) on cement has negatively effected the market. The proposed change in FED will increase illegal trade in the form of smuggling cement into the country. FED has been increased fro...

Afghanistan: workers at Ghori cement plant kidnapped

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Two armed men have kidnapped 15 workers at Ghori cement plant and Afghan Coal in Baghlan, northeast Afghanistan, according to Tolo News. The incident took place on Sunday morning. The men also took military equipment from the companies and planted green flags on the buildings. Ghori cement works is the country's one of two operating cement plants and is estimated to produce around 0.04Mt of cement annually, less than one per cent of total domestic demand. In late March, the Jabal Sar...

Pakistan: Exports fall 24% in first nine months of 2015/16

26 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports fell during 9MFY2016 on a YoY basis dropping by 24.4 per cent in volume terms and 28.9 per cent in US dollar values. Figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) show that the country exported 4.6Mt of cement, earning revenue of US$248m during July-Mar 2016. This was down from the 6.0Mt exported in the corresponding period a year earlier. Average prices also fell, dropping 6.1 per cent to US$54.48/t. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Associ...

Afghanistan: Jabal Saraj reopens after 20 years

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Jabal Saraj cement plant in Afghanistan's Parwan province has resumed production two decades after its operations were halted due to the devastating civil war, which damaged almost all key infrastructure in the country. Wahid Sediqi, provincial governor’s spokesman, said the government has invested more than US$1m to help resume the operations of the factory, which was established in 1958 to produce 100tpd of cement to meet domestic demand. He said the works' capital is around US$2m ...

Pakistan seven-month cement exports volumes and revenues decline

14 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement export volumes reached 393,391t on revenues of US$21.1m in January 2016, down 9.52 and 7.8 per cent, respectively compared to the previous month. On an annual comparative basis, the there was a 15.28 per cent decline in volume terms and a 19.14 per cent fall in revenue. During the first seven months of the current fiscal, cumulative exports reached 3.496Mt (US$191.55m) versus 5.045Mt at US$294.71m. This also translates to a YoY fall of 30.69 and 35 per cent in terms of qua...