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Cyclone Fani halts clinker handling in Bangladesh ports

03 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The handling of imported clinker and other ports in Bangladesh has been suspended due to bad weather caused by cyclonic storm Fani, which is likely to strike the country's coast from today. A large number of vessels laden with imported clinker are at outer anchorage of ports to offload cargo. The necessary precaution advice has been sent to all types of cargo vessels at port. In addition, all seaport officials have been requested to cancel the leave of the employees. Bangladesh Inland Wa...

BCMA requests reduction in clinker import duty

23 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has requested a reduction in the specific rate duty on clinker imports to either BDT200/t (US$2.37/t) or a fixed duty of five per cent. Cement manufacturers currently pay BDT500/t, according to the Dhaka Tribune. "Usually, the government imposes five per cent import duties on any basic raw material for industries, but the cement industry pays specific taxes higher than the five per cent," the BCMA stated in a letter to the National Boa...

MI Cement to raise debt for Bangladeshi grinding unit

19 April 2019, Published under Cement News

MI Cement Factory Ltd is expected to raise foreign currency loans from HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank to finance its sixth line at its West Mukterpur, Munshiganj district of Bangladesh, according to the company’s Senior General Manager, Mozharul Islam. The US$70m project will add 8400tpd of grinding capacity to the site’s current capacity of 19,400tpd. Commercial production at the new unit is scheduled to start in January 2021.

Bangladesh cement exports continue to slide in 9MFY19

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry recorded a reduction of 16.4 per cent in export revenue to US$8.16m during the first nine months of FY18-19 (July 2018-March 2019) compared to US$9.76, earned in the equivalent period of the previous financial year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The nine months' export value is also short by 21.2 per cent of the target set by the government for the 9MFY18-...

Bangladesh cement industry growing with good pace

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Bangladesh has increased at a healthy rate in the last few years, according to a report by a local cement company. In FY2017-18 domestic output grew 9.4 per cent YoY to 28.43Mt while the year prior it expanded by 10.2 per cent YoY to 26.03Mt. The report adds that the cement industry in Bangladesh is playing a very important role in the development of physical infrastructure in the country's growing economy. In 2017 total active plant capacity reached about 50.2Mta. By ...

The new Asian paradigm

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet news reported on the latest developments in LafargeHolcim's (LH) sale of Holcim Philippines Inc. Shares in the company have risen 50 per cent since January 2019, giving the cement maker a US$1.3bn market value, according to Bloomberg data. A decade ago, every cement major wanted to grab a piece of the Emerging Market pie. What happened? Holcim Philippines operates five plants with 9.6Mta capacity, following the recent grinding mill expansion at its La Union plant in North L...

Crown Cement becomes export leader

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

MI Cement Factory Ltd has stated that it has become Bangladesh's cement export leader. The company achieved national export trophy three times for its outstanding performance in cement export. Demand for its Crown Cement brand is gradually increasing at home and abroad. In addition, Crown Cement is contributing to the country's development through foreign currency earning. Bangladesh imported cement before 1995, but gradually the country's cement production base increased its output to re...

Meghna Cement on track for mid-2019 VRM start-up

27 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Meghna Cement Mills Ltd says that its expansion project is likely to complete in the mid-2019. The company signed a contract with FLSmidth in 2017 to import equipment for installing a second vertical roller mill (VRM) to increase its capacity to 2Mta at the cement producer's Mongla plant in Bangladesh. The contract for the VRM has been valued at US$15.7m, according to the 2018 company annual report. In separate news earlier this month, the company informed Dhaka Stock Exchange that its ...

Clinker appetites increasing in Bangladesh

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's clinker imports have been growing in the last five years, apart from in FY15-16, According to the Economic Survey of Bangladesh 2018. The country's cement producers imported US$615m of clinker in FY13-14, which rose to US$766m in last fiscal year of 2017-18. It translates to a growth of about 25 per cent in half-a-decade.   Some 80 per cent of the clinker used for cement production in Bangladesh is imported, according to a local cement producer's report. Due to a lack of minera...

Procurement process begins for new Deshbandhu Group plant

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh-based Deshbandhu Group and Guangdong Power Engineering Co Ltd are now seeking project finance for their proposed 1500tpd cement plant near Dhaka. The new facility requires a total investment of US$90m. Guangdong Power Engineering has secured half of this sum from one of China’s domestic development banks, according to Inside International Industrials. Guangdong Power Engineering will be responsible for design, procurement, construction, installation and testing, according to th...