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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...

Vietnamese exports rise 15% in February

12 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese exports have risen 15.2 per cent in volume and 36.3 per cent in value for February 2019, rising to around 2.5Mt and US$105m, respectively. The average export price has increased 18.3 per cent YoY to US$42/t, according to the country’s Foreign Trade Agency. The three main export markets for Vietnamese cement were the Philippines, China and Bangladesh at 2.1Mt in February, accounting for more than 75 per cent of total exports. In the first two months of the year, exports were up 7....

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh's profits up 38%

04 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has informed Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) that its consolidated profit stood at BDT1.11bn (US$13.1m) for the year ended on 31 December 2018, up 38 per cent from BDT805m in the previous year.   Producing around 4.2Mta of cement, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has sofar invested about US$500m in Bangladesh, and is having plans for further investments. The plant at Chhatak, Sunamganj, is the only dry-process integrated cement plant of the country. Furthermore, the company's pl...