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Pakistan's cement export value rises 31%

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement export revenue for the first 10 months of the current fiscal observed a YoY growth of 30.9 per cent and 52.3 per cent in terms of dollar value and quantity, respectively, according to Pakistan's Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The country’s cement industry earned foreign exchange revenues of US$243.11m by exporting 5.71Mt of cement and clinker during the 10MFY18-19, compared to US$185.74m at 3.74Mt in the same period last year. In terms of export value in Pakistani rupee, ex...

Spain’s cement demand up 9% in March, exports continue to fall

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 8.7 per cent YoY in March 2019, according to Oficemen, the domestic cement association. In the rolling 12-month period (April 2018-March 2019) the associations Cement Barometer estimates domestic demand at 13.58Mt, up from 12.48Mt in the April 2017-March 2018 period. The association has attributed the rise mainly to the construction of 100,000 housing units in 2018. “We welcome this data with optimism, since [the construction of] more than 100,000 hom...

Belarusian president calls to improve cement exports

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The president of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has called to raise the cement exports of the country during a meeting to appoint Alyaksandr Dawhala as the new CEO of Belarusian Cement Co, according to BelaPAN. "There is enough cement in our country," said Mr Lukashenko. "Cement industrialists once told me that they would like to double output and modernise production facilities. We invested money and modernised [production facilities], but it is necessary to effectively work in external m...

Who’s who in North American cement imports?

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

To understand the dynamics of the current cement import situation in North America it is important to look behind the statistics. Why is there a wave of new terminals with so many of the existing terminals still mothballed? Where will the further growth of imports materialise? Who will be the key players? To get the answers we need to know who’s who in North American imports. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution Consultants, The Netherlands. Figure 1: OPC, white and...

Peru's cement market expands 3% in April

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru advanced 3.4 per cent to 905,000t in April 2019, up 3.4 per cent when compared with April 2018, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Of this total, 898,000t was supplied by domestic cement companies, down from 922,000t in March 2019. Peruvian cement production increased 4.6 per cent YoY but fell 5.3 per cent MoM to 811,000t in April 2019 while clinker production advanced 6.3 per cent YoY and 12.9 per cent MoM to 796,000t. In addition, 69,000t ...

Argentine demand drops 6% in April

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted six per cent YoY to 900,938t in April 2019 when compared with 953,024t in April 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, unlike in the year-ago period there were no imports. In addition to domestic sales, the country’s cement producers exported 7799t of cement in April, surging by 59 per cent from 4900t in April 2019. January-April 2019 In the first four months of 2019 Argentina’s cement consumption declined by 9.5 per cen...

Nepali cement producers give mixed reactions to export plans

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Nepal have given mixed reactions to the government’s announcement to make cement on of the country’s main export products. While the cement manufacturers welcome the news, it remains to be seen whether exporting cement will be possible, depending on the implementation of the policy. The main challenge for the producers is the cost of production, according to New Business Age. Dhruva Thapa, president of the country’s cement producers’ association, says that exporting...

Yanbu Cement targets exports

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement is targeting a rise in exports, having exported 997,000t of cement and clinker in 1Q19, approximately 40 per cent of Saudi Arabia's cement and clinker exports. Speaking on domestic demand, Ahmed Zugail, Yanbu Cement's CEO, said: "Demand has not improved in 1Q19. The sector sales dropped nine per cent YoY in the first quarter." Mr Zugail added that the government's mega projects like NEOM, the Red Sea, and Qiddiya are still in the planning and design phase. "On the other hand...

Iran’s cement exports to Iraq suspended

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement exports to Iraq have been suspended, said Hamid Hosseini, secretary general of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, Trend reports. He said Iran’s exports to Iraq have been suspended for more than a year due to dumping claims. Iranian export companies were not in possession of facts to prove the opposite, he said. “Thus, Iraq has first increased its fees for imported cement from Iran,” he noted. “Then imports of cement from Iran were periodically banned.”

QNCC looks to export 3Mta of clinker to Africa, Asia and Kuwait

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) is now looking to export as much as 3Mta of clinker, particularly focussing on markets in Africa, Asia (including India) and Kuwait. "We are looking at Africa, Asia and some of the Gulf countries. We have 3Mt of clinker (for exports)" said Salem Butti Al-Naimi, QNCC chairman and managing director. The announcement comes after the company commissioned its 5000tpd fifth plant in February this year. According to Mr Al-Naimi, the potential export markets such ...