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Iran’s cement exports up 32%

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement exports expanded by 32 per cent during the first four months of the current fiscal year (20 March-22 July 2018), according to the country’s Customs Administration. The country exported cement to the value of US$107m, representing a 32 per cent YoY rise, and a volume of 2.7Mt, up 24 per cent YoY. In addition, 2.2Mt of clinker was exported with a value of US$60m.  Destinations included Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Cement and clinker exports to Oman and Kuwait saw...

Cement prices fall in Bolivia

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have started to decline in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as competition intensifies on the back of a slowdown in the local construction sector. Prices have fallen to BOB44-48/50kg bag (US$6.37-6.95) from BOB52-56 per bag in March 2017. The number of construction works in the area is below levels recorded in 2015-16, with large projects delayed, according to Esmerk Latin American News. Cement that cannot be sold domestically is exported to Paraguay. Last year exports to the country re...

Argentina’s cement market sees 4% YoY growth in 8M17

06 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement demand remained largely stable in August 2018 as it reached 1.115Mt when compared with 1.122Mt in August 2017, according to the latest data from AFCP, the country’s cement association. Domestic shipments stood firm at around 1.113Mt in August 2018 while imports dropped from 9194t in August 2017 to 2228t in August 2018. In addition to domestic deliveries, Argentina’s cement producers also exported 4610t of cement, up from 4031t in the year-ago period. January-August 2018...

Building west African wealth

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

West Africa is a vast region that is attracting foreign investment and infrastructure development at a pace not seen before. The cement industry is part of this fast-growing drive and with new grinding plants being established, clinker and cement exports could become a valuable source of future revenue. Following decades of imports, west Africa is expanding its cement capacity to meet its growing cement demand as the region puts much-needed infrastructure in place to propel its eco...

Dominican domestic deliveries up 5%

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local cement sales in the Dominican Republic increased 5.1 per cent in the first six months of 2018 to 2,196,282t from 2,089,935t in 6M17, according to the country’s cement association, Adocem. In terms of sales revenues, a 12.9 per cent rise was reported to DOP9.612bn (US$192.176m) from DOP1.096bn. Output from the country’s cement plants rose by 4.8 per cent to 2,738,284t in 6M18 from 2,612,099t in the equivalent period of the previous year. The production volume reflects a capacity util...

Peru cement demand at 0.871Mt in July

03 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement plants supplied 790,000t of cement to the domestic market in July 2018, up 1.8 per cent YoY and four per cent MoM, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Domestic deliveries were supplemented by 80,600t of imports, down from 106,000t reported in the previous month. In addition, 50,000t of clinker was imported. The latest data result in a total cement consumption in Peru at 870,600t in July. Peruvian cement producers decreased their output by 1.2 per cent YoY ...

Trading up prospects

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The South American region (excluding Brazil) has many cement producers not only investing in new production lines in their domestic markets but also looking to build capacity to advance exports. ICR provides a round-up of recent activity in the region and looks at the reasons for increases in cement demand and production capacity. In Argentina cement producers such as Cementos Avellaneda (pictured) continue to expand their capacity South America is one of the smaller cement-prod...

Vietnam exports continue to soar to record levels

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese exports of cement and clinker soared to 2.251Mt in July 2018, up 61 per cent YoY. Clinker exports reached 1.669Mt in the period, increasing 72 per cent YoY, with higher volumes largely driven by Chinese demand.   Total domestic cement consumption maintained its upward trend and reached 5.135Mt in July, advancing seven per cent compared to the year-ago period, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA).   Sales by VICEM group companies amounted to 1.671Mt in July, ...

Bangladesh forsees 11.2% growth in exports FY18/19

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh government has set an export target of US$14m for cement industry for the financial year 2018-19 (June-July) against US$12.59m from last fiscal year. The target is based on an expected growth of 11.20 per cent. According to Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh's cement industry earned export revenues of US$1.09 during July 2018 compared to US$1.04m earned in the year-ago corresponding month. This equates to a 4.81 per cent increase in exports YoY. The export figur...

Vietnam sees 63% advance in exports in 7M18

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement and clinker exports surged 63.2 per cent to 17.65Mt and 73 per cent to US$656.3m in the first seven months of 2018, according to the country’s General Department of Customs. Around 26.9 per cent of exports were shipped to Bangladesh, Vietnam’s largest cement and clinker export market. In terms of volume, deliveries rose by 4.9 per cent to 4.75Mt while the export value increased by 15.8 per cent to US$152.8m YoY. The average price of exports was US$32.2/t. Volumes to C...