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China's imports from Vietnam rise 36%

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

China, the Philippines and Bangladesh were the biggest importers of Vietnamese cement in the first two months of 2021, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. China imported 2.43Mt of cement worth US$79.91m, up 36.1 per cent YoY and 22.8 per cent in volume and value, respectively. The volumes accounted for 40.6 per cent of Vietnam’s total export volume and 36.8 per cent of the country’s cement export value during the 2M20. The Philippines imported 1.1Mt at a value of US...

Bangladesh cement makers add two bulk carries to fleet

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Meghna Group of Industries have launched two of the largest dry bulk carriers, viz MV Meghna Princess & MV Meghna Adventure, on 10 March 2021, at the Chittagong port, Bangladesh. Meghna Group is one of the top three cement producers and marketers of Bangladesh, operating with its two strong brands, namely Fresh and Meghnacem Deluxe.  State Minister for Shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, attended the event as main guest. Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority, Rear Admiral M Shahjah...

Vietnam sees exports rise 14% in 2020

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported over 3.6Mt of cement and clinker worth US$135m in December 2020, up 15.3 per cent MoM in volume and 10.8 per cent YoY in value, according to the General Department of Customs. During the full year, the country earned US$1.43bn from exporting 38.4Mt of such products, up 3.2 per cent and 13.7 per cent YoY, respectively. China was the biggest importer of Vietnamese cement and clinker in 2020, importing 22.2Mt worth US$759.4m, accounting for 57 per cent of the total export...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh enters aggregates market

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Stocks of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose 9.8 per cent after the company announced it will be entering the aggregate business. LafargeHolcim Bangladesh commenced commercial production of clear-size-graded aggregate last Saturday, the company said in a filing on the DSE. The aggregates are graded limestone chips with uniform size and shape conforming to international standards, it said. The company has set up the crushing unit with ancillary equipmen...

Bangladesh cement producers seek extension to loan moratorium

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement makers in Bangladesh have pleaded for a loan moratorium until the end of June 2021. If extended, the industry, as well as the economy, could strongly recover from the pandemic's fallout, said the letter dated December 22 from the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) to the Bangladesh Bank (BB). The request to extend the ongoing moratorium period on the payment of loan instalments by another six months would cushion the cement producers as they fight the economic fallo...

BCMA expects market pick-up in 1Q21

24 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) expects cement demand to resume growth by the 1Q21. Between January-August 2020 the cement sector contracted by 7.7 per cent as the impact of the coronavirus was felt throughout the economy. “Our business suffered terribly in the first six months of 2020 and many fell into trouble,” said Md Alamgir Kabir, president of the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA). In the first five months of 2020, cement sales fell by 13 per...

Mega construction projects boost Bangladesh's cement demand

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The long-awaited Padma Bridge is nearing its completion after the final span of the 'dream bridge' was installed almost six years after the construction work began in Bangladesh. The bridge’s construction and five other megaprojects have stimulated growth in the country’s construction and cement industry.    The Director of Brand Marketing of Abdul Khair Group, Naushad Chowdhury, and the Director of Operations of Shah Cement Industries Ltd, Hafiz Sikander, have announced that the Shah C...

Cement export revenue falls during 5MFY20-21 in Bangladesh

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$2.82m in the five-month period of July-November 2020 (5MFY20-21), compared to US$4.08m in the year-ago period, a fall of 30.9 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data.   The export value for cement decreased by 28.4 per cent, underperforming when compared with the government target set for the period. ...

LafargeHolcim launch water-resistant cement in Bangladesh

30 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has launched its Holcim Water project, a customised solution of water-resistant cement for the local cement market. The specially-designed cement reduces capillary action by resisting the permeation of water to make the product damp and seepage resistant. "This product has been developed through continuous consumer engagement, research and understanding of the damaging impact of water on houses," said Rajesh Surana, CEO of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh.

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 Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian, at the secretariat on the evening of 22 October.   Around 200,000...