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Bangladesh remains Vietnam's strongest export market

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

From January to April, Vietnam exported 5.99Mt of cement and clinker to Bangladesh, which remains Vietnam's largest export market with US$64.46m. The Philippines (US$58.47m), Taiwan (US$10.67m), Mozambique (US$9.9m), and Chile (US$9.72m) are also major importers of Vietnamese cement. Vietnam's cement consumption in these four months was also very positive reaching 18.85Mt, representing an increase of 117.4 per cent YoY.

Moldova applies quota on cement imports from Ukraine

29 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The government of Moldova has introduced protective quotas and duties on several commodities including cement produced in Ukraine. The resolution of the Moldovan government said products will be limited with quotas, while goods imported in excess of the restrictions will have protective duties applied. The quota for cement is 500t and if volumes imported from Ukraine exceed this level custom duties will be applied at 10 per cent. The quotas will be granted on a "first come - first serv...

Ghana: Ministry on cement-trade-war alert

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Ghana's Minister of Trade and Industries, says his Ministry is undertaking a thorough evaluation of various interests in the current trade-war between local cement manufacturers and importers. Local cement makers are claiming cement imports from Nigeria and China are flooding the market, thus making their businesses uncompetitive. Dr Spio-Garbrah said the exercise, with references to price build-ups in other countries, should enable the ministry pronounce appropriatel...

Pakistan’s September cement sales and exports fall

13 October 2015, Published under Cement News

September’s figures were disappointing for the cement industry as dispatches registered 2.95Mt, a decline of 6.4 per cent annually (-3.7 per cent monthly). As anticipated, exports continued their downward fall by 36 per cent YoY where growth in local dispatches (+2.5 per cent YoY) failed to compensate for the decline in exports. The main reason for the export decline is the proliferation of cheaper Iranian cement in Afghanistan and the imposition of an antidumping duty by South Africa. A...

Reliance Cement joins e-commerce world

04 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Reliance Cement Co Pvt, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, has announced its entry into e-commerce via a new "e-tailing" facility, which will be initially available in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, India. The e-tailing facility is available for a minimum order of 25 bags and delivery to customer will take place within 48h. "With this, Reliance Cement has become one of the first e-commerce cement companies in India," said Atul Desai, chief marketing officer of the co...

Ghana's cement producers seek protection

03 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Ghana's cement producers are under pressure from cheap Chinese imports of bagged cement. The domestic producers have been supported in their struggle by a customs review of the cost and freight value of imported cement which have been adjusted from US$25/t to US$60/t. Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, chairman of the Ghana Cement Manufacturing Association (GCMA) and strategy and corporate affairs director of Ghacem, said the country does not need the influx of bagged cement, expressing optimism tha...

Pakistan’s consumption up 8%, but exports fall

08 June 2015, Published under Cement News

While Pakistan’s cement industry recorded strong domestic growth of 8.07 per cent in cement consumption during May, there was also a steep decline in exports and the sector is not performing to full capacity. The decline in exports during May was 26.13 per cent which led to an overall decline of 0.39 per cent in the cement despatches compared with May 2014. A spokesman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) said the cement industry was still operating below capacity ...

Iranian cement and clinker exports reach 17.5Mt in 11 months

16 March 2015, Published under Cement News

In the first 11 months of the Iranian calendar year (21 March 2014 – 19 February 2015), Iranian cement factories exported over 17.5Mt of cement and clinker to international markets, according to the country's trade ministry. More than 67 per cent of these bulk exports were cement and the rest clinker. Iranian cement plants have the capacity to produce 80Mta cement. The country’s share of world cement production in 2013 was 1.87 per cent. Iran exports cement to 24 countries including Ira...

East Africa rises

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

East Africa’s cement demand continues to rise as infrastructure and housing needs provide the basis for future consumption. While cement capacity investments continue, a shift in the make-up of ownership is being seen as local companies take up a more prominent position. By Francis Mwangi, Standard Investment Bank Ltd, Kenya. The emerging East African market is characterised by new capacities, growing exports and growing consumption trends Over the past decade, the east African ...

Russian cement trade January-September 2014

22 October 2014, Published under Cement News

According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Russia exported over 2Mt of cement worth US$155m in the first three quarters of 2014. Ukraine was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 35 per cent. Kazakhstan's share reached 32 per cent and Belarus imported 21 per cent. Meanwhile, over 3.793Mt of cement were imported into Russia between January-September 2014. Belarus was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 27 per cent. The shipments received from Belarus increased...