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Pakistan July-October sales boosted by strong domestic demand growth

05 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches in the first four months of FY16 increased by 3.79 per cent YoY to 11.398Mt, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer’s Association (APCMA). Domestic sales during the period climbed to 9.37Mt, representing a YoY increase of 14.38 per cent – the fastest growth in the last eight years, the industry body noted. However, exports fell by just over a quarter to 2.028Mt versus 2.79Mt in the comparative period of last year. Regional breakdown Closer anal...

Vietnam 10-month sales edge ahead

03 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 58.66Mt of cement and clinker in the first 10 months of this year, rising one per cent from a year earlier and fulfilling 80 per cent of the whole-year target, the Building Material Department under the Ministry of Construction said. The total comprised 45.51Mt of domestic sales (+9 per cent YoY), the Xay Dung online newspaper cited the department as saying. In October, the country’s cement sales rose 15 per cent MoM to 6.37Mt, including 5.07Mt of domestic sales, up 14 per ...

Brazil sees double-digit drop in September sales

26 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s September cement sales fell by 14.7 per cent YoY to 5.5Mt, according to a summary of preliminary industry data and market estimates published by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento. Imports fell by 52 per cent YoY during the month to 32,000t, data collected by SECEX/MDIC showed. Accumulated cement sales over the January-September 2015 period reached 49.2Mt, down 7.7 per cent YoY. In the 12 month period covering October 2014 - September 2015, total sales were 66.8Mt, a dec...

Attock Cement 1Q net profit up 2%

26 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement announced a net profit of PKR470m (US$4.5m) in the first quarter (Jul-Sep) of fiscal year 2015-16, up just two per cent compared to the profit it earned in the same period of the previous fiscal year. Earnings per share (EPS) were up to PKR4.20 from PKR4.11 in the period under review. The company registered a 10 per cent YoY decline in sales mainly on the back of a 10 per cent reduction in dispatches, a report by Arif Habib Limited published in the The Express Tribune (Pakist...

Vicem nine-month sales reach 16.32Mt

21 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, sold 16.32Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of this year, up 1.5 per cent from a year earlier. Of the volume, 14.87Mt of cement and clinker were sold in domestic market, up 8.6 per cent YoY while 1.44Mt were exported, down 39.4 per cent, the corporation said on its website. In the third quarter, Vicem sold 5.61Mt of clinker and cement, up 6.2 per cent YoY, of which 5.27Mt of cement and clink...

South Africa 2Q volumes edge ahead

09 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement demand in South Africa increased by 1.5 per cent YoY to 3.08Mt in the second quarter of 2015, according to a volume update posted on PPC’s website yesterday. The 2Q growth follows a strong advance in the first quarter of this year, when volumes increased by 15.6 per cent compared to the same period of 2014.

Preliminary Pakistan data indicates September sales decline

08 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Total cement industry dispatches in the month of September 2015 have decreased by eight per cent YoY, dragged down by a steep fall in exports, according to provisional cement sales figures. The data from an InvestCap Research report, published in The Express Tribune (Pakistan), indicated that sales were down to 2.9Mt versus 3.2Mt in September 2014. Compared to August 2015, September sales were down five per cent MoM. Demand in the domestic market continued to increase thanks to advances ...

Brazil Jan-August sales down 6.8% YoY

01 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Brazilian sales over the first eight months of this year fell 6.8 per cent YoY to 43.7Mt compared to the 46.9Mt sold in 2014, according to preliminary data and market estimates gathered by Brazilian cement association Sindicato Nacional da Indústria de Cimento (SNIC). In August 2015 alone, sales totalled 5.6Mt, down 10.4 per cent YoY. Imports  totaled 46,000t in August, a decrease of 52 per cent compared to the same month in 2014, according to data collected by the SECEX / MDIC. For the ...

Pakistan cement industry records revenue growth of 3.4% in FY15

28 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's domestic dispatches grew by 7.9 per cent YoY in FY15 to 28.2Mt, while exports fell 11.6 per cent YoY to 7.2Mt. The drop in exports limited revenue growth in the Pakistan cement sector to 3.4 per cent YoY. Overall profitability increased by 20 per cent YoY in the last fiscal to PKR35.6bn compared with PKR29.7bn in FY14.   The outlook on local dispatches remain strong due to the initiation of China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and the construction of major dams...

Pakistan's August sales buoyed by domestic dispatches

09 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches rose by 10.24 per cent in August 2015 to 3.061Mt despite a 31 per cent drop in exports. According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), domestic sales during August 2015 increased by 28 per cent to 2.494Mt from 1.94Mt a year earlier. Dispatches from the North Zone were up by 22.8 per cent YoY to 2.024Mt (August 2014: 1.648Mt), while in the South Zone sales increased to 0.47Mt from 0.3Mt in the same month of the previous y...