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Vietnam clinker and cement exports up 30%

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 2.9Mt of cement and clinker, valued at US$101.12m in January, representing YoY increases of 32.2 and 30.3 per cent, respectively, according to the country’s General Department of Vietnam Customs. Bangladesh, the Philippines, Peru, Mozambique, Malaysia and Taiwan remained the biggest importers of Vietnamese cement and clinker.

PPC Zimbabwe reports loss of export competitiveness

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe says the loss of export competitiveness is adversely affecting its operations and remains a risk to sustainable growth, reports the Chronicle. The fall in exports has been attributed to high production costs and cash shortages in the country. To counter the issue, the company has appealed to the Zimbabwe government to increase export incentives and protect firms against losses incurred when exporting to regional markets. “The cash shortage has adversely affected the compa...

Argentina’s cement dispatches up 17% in January

07 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producers dispatches 1,030,280t of cement, including exports, in January, up 3.2 per cent MoM and 17.3 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the country’s cement association. The domestic market (including imports) expanded by 3.9 per cent MoM and 19.4 per cent YoY as manufacturers delivered 1,043,651t.  Private consultants expect the market to continue its growth path in the next few years at an annual rate of seven per cent.

Itacamba expects to export 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Cemento Itacamba projects cement exports of 119,000t to Paraguay and Argentina this year. The company expects to deliver over 60,000t to Argentina as well as starting exports to Paraguay as part of its strategy to penetrate neighbouring markets. In addiiton, it will continue clinker exports to Paraguay, which has already confirmed the sale of 60,000t. The commissioning of the Yacuses plant enables the country to start exporting cement as it now has a produ...

US market continues to improve in 2017

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in the US increased modestly in 2017 with a value of around US$12.4bn and an apparent consumption of 96.8Mt, up from 94.2Mt in 2016, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Production of Portland cement in the US edged up to 85.9Mt in 2017 from 84.5Mt the previous year, but output of masonry cement remained level. Cement was produced at 98 cement works in 34 states plus two plants in Puerto Rico. To meet domestic market requirements, the US imported around 12Mt of c...

Uruguay cement sales rise 3% in 3Q17

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Uruguayan cement producers sold 203.100t of cement in 3Q17, representing a 3.4 per cent YoY. While 159,900t was sold in the domestic market, cement manufacturers shipped 43,600t for export. "Cement sales in Uruguay have a high orientation to the domestic market and there is a high correlation between cement sales in tonnes and construction activity," says a report from the Chamber of Industries (CIU). While detailing that the volume of sales of cement in the domestic market (measured...

Pakistan exports fall 16% in 1HFY18

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The volume of cement exports from Pakistan fell by 16.04 per cent YoY in the first half of the current financial year (July-Dec 2017). Data released by the Federal Bureau of Statistics shows that Pakistan exported 2.35Mt of cement in the period, compared to 2.80Mt of the 1HFY17. The value of the cement exports decreased by 18.57 per cent, to US$118.5m from US$145.6m of the year-ago period. In December 2017 the country exported 293,522t of cement, a MoM decrease of 19.24 per cent from 363,4...

India becomes second-largest market for Pakistani cement exporters

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports to India grew by 26.3 per cent in FY17. Since beginning in 2010, India has become the second-largest market for cement exporters, with a 27 per cent share of the total exports from Pakistan in FY17.  Elsewhere, exports to Pakistan’s largest market, Afghanistan, fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2017. This has been attributed to a large portion of Afghanistan’s demand now being met by cheaper cement imported from Iran. The decline is part of an overall decrea...

Peru's cement market ends year on positive note

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

December 2017 was a positive month for Peru's cement production and dispatches, although volumes remained insufficient to reverse the accumulated fall in 2017, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In December 2017 the Peruvian cement market expanded 6.3 per cent YoY and 3.8 per cent MoM to 936,000t when compared with 881,000t in December 2016 and 902,000t in November 2017. Deliveries from Peru’s producers slipped 0.7 per cent MoM to 845,000t from 851,000t in November 20...

Pakistan cement exports down 11%

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan in December 2017 fell 11.3 per cent to 328,000t from 369,000t in the year-ago period, according to data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA). Between July-December 2017, cement exports declined by 17.3 per cent rom 2.911Mt to 2.406Mt. Exports from southern-based mills were particularly affected as they were reduced by 36.2 per cent from 0.953Mt in July 2016 to 0.608Mt in July-December 2017. Northern mills saw their exports dec...