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Algeria targets 6Mt of cement exports in 2020

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria's Minister of Industry and Mines has set a 6Mt target for the cement industry to export in 2020. The country only began cement exports in 2017. Mr Djamila Tamazirt, Minister of Industry and Mines, said Algeria had reached a production capacity of around 32Mta during 2017 and is expected to exceed 40Mt in 2020, once several plants come online. In this respect the industry minister has established a "special action plant to facilitate the export of production surplus and engage a refl...

Lebap Cement Factory exports 0.24Mta

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan-based Lebap Cement Factory, owned by Polimeks Insaat, exported around 0.24Mta of cement, or 32.5 per cent of its production, in the first 10 months of 2019, according to Business Turkmenistan. The 1.4Mta cement plant also achieved an output of 0.739Mt, valued at over TMT109m, between January-October 2019. It produces sulphate-resistant M-400 and M-500 cement. Last year, it produced more than 0.935Mt of cement.

Brazilian sales up 9% in October

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil totalled 5.2Mt in October 2019, representing a 9.2 per cent increase when compared with October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The rise follows four consecutive years of decline. Domestic sales per working day edged up 0.6 per cent MoM and 6.9 per cent YoY. Apparent consumption, which includes imports, reached 5.2Mt, up 8.8 per cent YoY. “Sales performance in 2019 is the beginning of recovery from the huge fall the industry has suffered in...

Argentina's cement market contracts 9% in October

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement consumption fell 8.8 per cent YoY to 948,930t in October 2019, from 1,040,317t in October 2018, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. When compared with September 2019, demand edged up by 1.1 per cent from 938,994t. All cement was supplied by domestic producers as imports remained at zero. In October 2018 the country imported 120t. Total output in October 2019 declined 8.5 per cent YoY to 958,949t from 1,048,477t in the year-ago period although MoM there was...

Azerbaijan sees 6% YoY fall in clinker export value

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan’s Gazakh cement plant exported about 253,000t of clinker to Georgia in January-August 2019, according to Turan. The average export value of Azerbaijani clinker to Georgia has amounted to US$37.48/t so far this year. However, at the same time the export value of clinker decreased 5.8 per cent compared to the average for 2018. According to the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan, a total of US$9.48m was generated from the export of clinker to Georgia during the first eight months...

Vietnamese cement sales rise 2% in September

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Total Vietnamese cement sales reached 8.196Mt in September 2019, up two per cent YoY and one per cent MoM, according to the latest data by the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 5.537Mt was sold on the domestic market, a YoY improvement of four per cent (+7 per cent MoM), while 2.659Mt was exported. Exports saw a four per cent YoY and nine per cent MoM decline. VICEM sales in September 2019 increased by two per cent YoY and 13 per cent MoM to 1.836Mt. However, its joint vent...

Pakistan cement industry makes record dispatches in October FY19-20

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Pakistani cement industry has recorded a modest growth of 9.2 and 4.5 per cent in domestic and overseas cement dispatches in October 2019 alone and in the July-October 2019 period, respectively, according to data of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA).   October 2019 Industry dispatches for October 2019 reached at all-time high to 4.984Mt as compared to 4.564Mt in October 2018, reflecting a 9.2 per cent YoY growth. APCMA attributed it to a healthy surge in dispat...

Iran faces higher transportation costs for exports to Iraq

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran is facing difficulties in its cement exports to Iraq, including issues with costs, weight of exports and transportation, according to Ali Mohammad Bod of the Tehran Cement Co and cited by Trend News Agency. “The volume of cement exports has been reduced while the volume of clinker has increased," he said, because the price of clinker is based on the supply and demand. In addition transportation by land and sea have also increased and caused certain issues, Mr Bod told the news agency...

Central Bank reviews Pakistan's cement industry performance in FY19

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan State Bank has released its annual report for the FY2018-19, in which the bank reviewed the performance of all sectors, including the country's cement industry. Real GDP growth decelerated to 3.3 per cent in FY19, compared to 5.5 per cent last year. While all the economic sectors contributed towards this lacklustre performance, the major drag came from the commodity-producing sector. The slowdown was broadly attributed to contractionary economic policies and inflationary pressures i...

Indonesian market stable, export sales see hike in September

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia remained largely stable at 6,728,921t in September 2019 when compared with September 2018, according to the latest data by the country’s cement association, ASI. Demand in the key market of Java remained level at 3,841,656t with higher sales on West Java (1,141,159t, up 9.6 per cent) and Yogyjakarta (119,297t, up nine per cent) offset falling deliveries in Jakarta, Banta and Central Java. On Sulawesi sales were up 2.3 per cent YoY to 575,209t and in east Ind...