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Vietnam sees exports rise 14% in 2020

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported over 3.6Mt of cement and clinker worth US$135m in December 2020, up 15.3 per cent MoM in volume and 10.8 per cent YoY in value, according to the General Department of Customs. During the full year, the country earned US$1.43bn from exporting 38.4Mt of such products, up 3.2 per cent and 13.7 per cent YoY, respectively. China was the biggest importer of Vietnamese cement and clinker in 2020, importing 22.2Mt worth US$759.4m, accounting for 57 per cent of the total export...

Holcim Philippines to invest PHP121.5m in AF resources

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has allocated PHP121.5m (US$2.5m) of funds to improve its alternative fuels processing facility at its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan, by 2022. The investment will be used to improve the efficiency of its shredding operations, establish new equipment, and upgrade storage and feeding facilities at the plant. "This investment ensures we can continue being a reliable partner in the country's sustainable development, while also meeting our objectives of making our operatio...

Philippine government's first testing facility set to open in 3Q21

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines could see its first government facility to evaluate cement quality begin operations by the 3Q21. Once operational, the unit would allow producers to have their products tested by the government. "Our procurement of equipment is now ongoing, so we can conduct testing by third quarter," said Neil P Catajay, director of the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS). Currently, producers have to dispatch their product to private firms, who in turn send the results to the BPS for...

Philippine Tariff Commission questions DTI's October import duty rise

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Tariff Commission, in the Philippines, has questioned the decision of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to increase the definitive safeguard duty on imported cement by PHP0.80 to PHP9.80/40kg bag (US$0.016-0.23/40kg bag) starting in October 2020. Ernesto Albano said the three-year schedule of safeguard tariff implementation should be followed according to the law. The safeguard tariff was supposed to drop from PHP10/40kg bag in the first year of implementation to PHP9/bag in ...

DTI reviews cement import duty

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered that, for the second year of the three-year implementation period of the safeguard measure against imported cement, a PHP9.80 (US$0.2) duty will be imposed on every 40kg bag of imported cement or PHP245/t. The second-year duty covers cement imports from various countries from 22 October 2020 to 21 October 2021, according to the Manila Bulletin. For the first year, the DTI imposed a safeguard duty of PHP10/40kg bag and ...

Hazemag supplies NCC Northern Cement with two new crushers

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Hazemag Systems Gmbh has supplied two crushers to NCC Northern Cement Corp in Philippines in partnership with our local partner PrinceACE Corp. In September 2020 Hazemag Systems received an order from San Miguel Northern Cement Inc for the delivery of two Hazemag Roller Crushers HRC 1230. The two roller crushers are designed for 800tph of shale, silica and pozzolan for Line A. With a dimension of approximately 8857mm length, 6477mm width and 2222mm height the roller crushers are one ...

Republic Cement aims to double plastic co-processing by 2021

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement’s resource recovery arm, ecoloop, plans to co-process a minimum of 10m plastic sachets or bags per day at its plant in the Philippines by the beginning of next year. "It's going to be double what we are currently doing, and it's just the beginning," said Angela Edralin-Valencia, ecoloop director.

Philippines: poised to rebound?

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Having being one of southeast Asia’s strongest performers in recent years, the Philippines construction and cement industries have been hit by the impact of COVID-19 during the 1H20. However, the easing of restrictions, some positive economic indicators and pent-up demand could lead to cement consumption bouncing back in 2021. By Jagdeep Verma, Holtec Consulting, India. Holtec India endeavours to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Philippines cement industry and share its views ...

Holcim Philippines to streamline corporate structure

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The board of Holcim Philippines Inc (HPI) has approved the merger of three majority-owned subsidiaries (Bulkcem Philippines Inc, Mabini Grinding Mill Corp and Holcim Philippines Manufacturing Corp) into the company to streamline corporate structure. The company is now expected to hold a special stockholders’ meeting on 15 January 2021 for the approval of the transaction. Bulkcem Philippines currently leases its Iloilo bulk terminal to HPI, while Mabini Grinding Mill Corp leases its gri...

Taiheiyo Cement plans PHP15bn expansion project

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement is planning to invest PHP15bn (US$309.3m) to expand production at its plant in Cebu, Philippines. The company’s local subsidiary will construct a new line and expand shipping bases to Luzon, Iloilo, and Davao, according to a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) press release. The company is also expected to install a 2km-long marine belt conveyor and expand its port in Cebu. The project, already underway, is anticipated to expand cement production capacity by 50 per cent...