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Philippines sees 64% increase in cement imports for 1Q19

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The domestic cement industry of the Philippines has reported a 64 per cent increase in imports during the first quarter of 2019. Data presented during the first public hearing conducted by the Tariff Commission on the cement import safeguard measure showed total cement imports of 1.74Mt from 1.06Mt in the 1Q18, according to The Manilla Bulletin. Imports reportedly continued to rise despite the imposition of the provisional PHP8.40/bag (US$0.16/bag) safeguard duty imposed in February this ...

CeMAP supports DTI safeguards against rising imports

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has received industry backing to establish safeguards to protect local producers against the rising levels of cement imports in the Philippines. The Cement Manufacturers' Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) supports the safeguards, reporting that cement imports reached 3.4Mt in the first 3Q18. State-owned and subsidised Vietnamese cement producers are stunting opportunities for growth for local Philippine cement manufacturers, according to CeMAP...

Philippines: cement sector faces full proceedings on anti-competitive practices

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is set to up its investigation of alleged violations of competitive practices in the local cement industry. The country's anti-trust authority said it found reasonable grounds to proceed to a full administrative investigation into the cement industry. The investigation is in response to the affidavit-complaint filed before the commission by Victorio Dimagiba, a former trade undersecretary who now serves as president of consumer advocacy group Lab...

Philippines: competition commission probes cement industry

28 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has warned cement companies of the repercussions should it violate antitrust laws. PCC Commissioner, El Cid Butuyan, said, "We intend to exercise our enforcement powers in a way that is envisioned under the law, which is a muscular agency, not a paper-pushing, rubber-stamping agency." The agency has decided to investigate the country’s cement industry after a private citizen filed a case. Mr Butuyan said the person in question was a former publi...

Philippines: 1H16 sales rise 10.7%

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement manufacturers reported a 10.7 per cent increase in sales to 13.2Mt for the first six months of the year. This increase has been supported by government rises in infrastructure spending and the private sector engaging more heavily in construction activities. President of the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CEMAP), Ernesto Ordoñez, revealed that the growth rate seen in 1H16 is better than the “moving average increase of 10 per cent in the last five yea...

Philippines: consumers complain over quality and prices

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The National Consumer Affairs Council (NCAC) has called on the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) to take action on complaints about substandard cement entering the market, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. Chair of the NCAC, Jose Pepito, said: “This complaint has been there for a long time, so I’m wondering why nothing has been done about it,” he said in an interview with the Inquirer. “Many consumers may not be aware of the problem because they are not technically knowledgeabl...

Philippines: CeMAP claims cement smuggling on rise

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has estimated that 75 per cent of the 161,000t of cement imported into the country in the first quarter of this year was technically smuggled, the Standard reports. CeMAP’s president, Ernesto Ordoñez, claims that importers have been consistently understating the value of their cargoes to avoid taxes. Mr Ordoñez told a press conference: “If freight undervaluation goes unidentified and unpunished, this may lead not only to more...

Philippines: CeMap President calls for greater use of blended cement

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has requested that the government to change its policies relating to the use of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in public infrastructure projects so that the country can achieve its goal of cutting carbon emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. With the support of scientific data signed by respected experts,CeMAP president, Ernesto Ordoñez, said CeMAP is calling for the backing of the Climate Change Commission to further boost its pu...

Philippines: cement sales rise 11% in 1H15

29 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement sales rose steeply in the first six months of the year behind robust construction activities in the country, the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) said. CeMAP president, Ernesto Ordoñez, stated total cement sales rose 11.1 per cent to 11.91Mt in the first half of the year from 10.72Mt in the same period in 2014. Ordoñez said construction activity remained strong in the first semester, fuelled primarily by the growing business confidence in the country....

Philippine full-year cement sales up 9.6%

27 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement sales increased by 9.6 per cent YoY in 2014, Ernesto M Ordonez, president of the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP), confirms. Sales by producers in the local market by end-2104 reached 21.3Mt compared to 19.44Mt in the previous year. The Southeast Asian country also saw a jump in 4Q14 sales which increased by 15.7 per cent to 5.21Mt. The increase in sales is being supported by continuous growth in construction projects. Data from the Philipp...