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WCA launches CBAM communication campaign

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) is working to support the roll-out of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) by joining its stakeholder communication campaign. The goal of the CBAM communications campaign is to inform, explain and facilitate information about CBAM, namely its reporting requirements, methodologies for calculating emissions and how the CBAM transitional registry works. The WCA recognises the importance of providing its members with the necessary tools and res...

Cement dispatches exhibit mixed trend during January 2024

07 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's total cement dispatches declined by 14.8 per cent in January 2024 to 3.414Mt against 4.006Mt in January 2023. Out of this total, local cement deliveries decreased by 17.3 per cent to 2.967Mt compared to 3.588Mt in January 2023. However, exports increased by 6.8 per cent as the volumes increased from 418,067t in January 2023 to 446,595t in January 2024. A spokesman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) informed the government about the serious implications...

Bangladesh cement export turns in double-digit 7MFY23-24

07 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh has recorded a 59 per cent YoY expansion in cement export revenue to US$10.51m in the first seven months (July-January 2024) of FY23-24 from US$6.61m in the same seven months of the previous year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). This figure includes minor amounts of salt, stone and related products. The 21.1 per cent YoY rise in cement exports also surpassed the target of US$8.68m for 7MFY23-24. Bangladesh had set a higher target export revenue of US$...

Cement dispatches show mixed trend in January

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Associations (APCMA) is yet to issue January 2024 cement dispatches data about local consumption and export. However, Topline Pakistan Research has forecast that Pakistan total cement sales in January 2024 will decline by 14-18 per cent YoY and MoM to reach 3.4Mt.  According to a report, local cement dispatches are likely to fall by 15-19 per cent YoY and MoM to total 2.9Mt, primarily due to a slowdown in construction activities due to higher cost of co...

Pakistan's cement exports consistently increase

23 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has registered significant growth in US-dollar revenue and volume growth for cement and clinker exports during the first six months of FY23-24 (July-December 2023), due to the continued good exchange rate of the Pakistani rupee against foreign currency and other factors.   Pakistan's cement and clinker exports increased by around 58.8 per cent in the 6MFY23-24 to US$135.92m (3.503Mt), compared to US$85.61m (1.71Mt) in the 6MFY22-23, the Pakistan Bureau of Statis...

Red Sea crisis on Pakistan’s cement industry

18 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Pakistan closely monitors the Red Sea crisis as it could disturb the movement of cement export cargoes to the USA and Europe as well as affect coal imports at Pakistani ports. It is also feared that any trade re-route would spark new inflation and supply chain disruption worldwide and in Pakistan. IMS Research, in a situation review report, warned that escalating tensions in the Middle East have begun to exert a notable influence on global trade, with Yemeni Houthi actions targeting commerc...

Turkish exports to Azerbaijan down 3% in 2023

16 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s cement exports to Azerbaijan declined by almost three per cent to US$50.9m in 2023, compared to the previous year, reports Azernews. According to Turkey’s Ministry of Trade, cement exports from Turkey to Azerbaijan advanced by 0.9 per cent to US$5.7m in December 2023, versus the same month in the previous year. Looking at 2023 as a whole, Turkey’s total cement exports were down 15.5 per cent YoY at US$4.6m, while December 2023 alone saw a 19.7 per cent decline YoY to US$353,00...

Al Jouf Cement secures six-month export deal

11 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Jordan-based Rabou’ Al Taybeh Co has agreed to receive clinker exports from Al Jouf Cement Co of Saudi Arabia for a period of six months. The contract’s value stands at SAR30m (US$8m), representing more than 10 per cent of the company’s total revenues, states Mubasher. The Tadawul-listed company highlighted that the agreement will reflect positively on its income statements, starting from the 1Q24 until 2Q24. The clinker export agreement is subject to renewal. Al Jouf operates a 3.5M...

Power Cement exports to the UK

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Power Cement of Pakistan has marked a significant milestone. It has successfully entered the European market by exporting its high-quality cement to the United Kingdom. This initiative demonstrates Power Cement’s commitment to global expansion and positions the company as a formidable force in the international construction materials arena and, notably, as the first Pakistani cement exporter to enter the UK market.     Saifuddin A Khan, director of export marketing at Power Cement, expr...

US Great Lakes reports increase in cement shipments

27 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The US Great Lakes has reported shipments of more than 1.8Mt of cement in the first nine months of 2023, according to the Ontario-based Chamber of Marine Commerce. This marks an increase of approximately 192,000t on the same period a year earlier. The movement of steel slabs has also risen, up by 93,000t YoY to over 354,000t. Total shipping activity for the US Great Lakes in the 9M23 came in at 32.6Mt, up by 422,000t on the same period a year earlier.  The port of Duluth-Superior saw a 35...