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Who controls cement trade?

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Global seaborne cement and clinker trade is controlled by the owners of the exporting and distributing cement plants, and (even more so) by the owners of the receiving bulk cement terminals and grinding facilities. Following the recent publication of The ICR Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution , the authors provide key statistics and an insight into ownership and market control with a more detailed focus on the upcoming LafargeHolcim merger. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, ...

Bangladesh awaits more funds

23 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s has a fragmented cement sector with a multitude of independent grinding units, making it one of the most competitive markets in the world. It has no abundant, natural-lying domestic limestone reserves, but there is a wealth of opportunity for cement and clinker importers to establish grinding plants near the main population areas. Bangladesh’s low-lying coastal regions and settlements on river banks are prone to severe flooding as occured in June 2012 Bangladesh ...

Pakistan: US$5 cement bag on the way

19 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of cement in Sindh and Balochistan has jumped beyond PKR500 (US$4.70), a private news channel reports. Cement industry sources were quoted as saying that the cement price has been increased in the range of PKR10-20/bag (US$0.09-0.19), due to the power tariff hike and rise in the international prices of coal, which has pushed up the per bag price of cement towards US$5. Analysts said that the price of cement was seen generally declining in winter due to the slowdown in...

Bolivia announces Peruvian cement import

07 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Insumos Bolivia plans the import of Peruvian cement to meet the shortage of cement in Bolivia’s domestic market. It has approached Yura de Perú for the delivery of Portland cement.  The government body has denied reports of supply problems and maintains it holds a stock of 80,000 bags. The imports would be purchased “to supply the construction sector with a quality product and without sales restrictions. The sale of cement primarily occurs in La Paz, Santa Cruz y Cochabamba, which have...

Cement traders threaten to halt cement imports of storage rate hike

30 September 2013, Published under Cement News

India’s cement traders threatened to halt imports of cement from Pakistan via the Attar-Wagah land route unless a considerable hike in storage charges is rescinded. The Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) announced a rise in storage charges from the current INR20/t to INR100/t from 1 October 2013, according to the traders. Traders under the banner of the Confederation of International Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CICCI), in a letter to LPAI, sought withdrawal of the price rise to...

Peru: cement shipments rise

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Peru's ASOCEM cement association reports that in July its members delivered 88,277t of cement in the domestic market. The January to July shipments are up YoY for the same period by 11 per cent rise, while a total of 16,349t of cement were also exported during July 2013.

Saudi Arabia: 35,000t of imported cement shipments

27 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi Port Authority (SPA) says cement shipments have been coming since the start of implementing the decrees of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to import 10Mt of cement to cover local demand. About 350,000t of cement have reached from the UAE and Egypt through various Saudi ports. "Shipments have come through Dammam, Jeddah and Jazan ports, some through Yanbu, and some others are scheduled to arrive through Jubail and Dammam ports," said Musaid Al-Darees, press spokesman...

China’s transition underway

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

The speed of China’s cement industry restructuring was always going to be a drawn-out affair. The scale of the market and ambitious modernisation plans of a government intent on reshaping the industry in a relatively short space of time have presented challenges, but there is no turning back and reform is well underway as the country’s legendary cement market matures. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the China International Cement Conference, 24-26 April 2013, Beijing Exhi...

Iran reports strong export gains in first 11 months

21 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementitious exports from Iran have risen by 35 per cent in value terms during the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar (beginning 20 March 2012), to reach a total of US$822m. Exports totaled 10.4Mt, a rise of 27 per cent YoY, according to reports by Trend News Agency. Export destinations include some 24 countries including Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Iran’s cement output is expected to reach 75Mta by the end of the current Iranian year, with plans to lift this volum...

Egypt considers levy on cement exports

07 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade Eng Hatem Saleh has said that the ministry is considering imposing a levy on cement exports as a result of increases in cement prices on the local market. In a statement released last Thursday by Egypt’s State Information Service, the Minister said that cement prices in the local market have increased from EGP420/t to EGP700/t, while there is a significant deficit in cement supply in the market which is also leading to increased prices. T...