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Northern players increase price by PKR10

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry players in the northern region are cautiously optimistic. The cement industry has seen bullish activity at the Pakistan Stock Exchange for the last two days on the back of news, which has been attributed to leading brokerage houses, that north-based cement producers have raised prices of cement by PKR10/bag (US$0.082), effective 18 July 2018. No further details were given to justify the increase. The northern zone represents around 80 per cent of the total produc...

Strike held in Mizoram against rising cement prices

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

All Mizoram cement and iron rod dealers on Wednesday observed a daylong strike across the northeast Indian state to protest a hike in cement prices by three companies – Dalmia, Star and Topcem. The strike was called by the All Mizoram Cement and Iron Rod Dealers' Association (AMCIRDA) and was strictly observed in all parts of the state, said the association's Secretary, Henry Lalbiakzinga. The leader said the three cement companies have recently hiked the prices of cement in Mizoram from ...

Bangladesh cement revenue continues to surge

10 July 2018, Published under Cement News

A growth of 17 per cent was recorded by Bangladesh's cement industry in export revenues during FY17-18 (July 2017-June 2018), says data released by Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). The country exported cement and other materials worth of US$12.59m during FY17-18, compared to US$10.79m earned in the year-ago corresponding months. This represent a growth of over 16.68 per cent in exports YoY. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, but the country...

Cahya Mata Sarawak defends its cement pricing

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In response to a motion moved by Pujut Assembly man Ting Tiong Choon, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) says that it is incorrect to say the company has a monopoly over the production and sale of cement in Sarawak, Malaysia. CMS stated that contrary to the assertion made by Ting that since June 2016, one bag of 50kg cement is sold at MYR21.50 (US$5.32) in Sarawak, but at MYR17.30 (US$4.28) in Sabah, the true figure quoted by the Malaysian Department of Statistics is MYR20.37 for a 50kg bag of...

Ukraine's ICIT to initiate anti-dumping investigations

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

On 4 July 2018, Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) announced the initiation of two anti-dumping investigations into imports of steel and cement. The products being looked at by the investigations include cement originating from Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Both investigations are the latest in a series of Ukraine's probes into and measures against Russian and Belarus exports, but this is the first time when Ukraine called products from Moldova into questio...

Pakistan cement consumption grows 13.8% in fiscal 2017-18

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry ended fiscal 2017-18 on a jubilant note, by posting yearly growth of 13.84 per cent with domestic consumption increasing by 15.42 per cent and exports inching up by 1.77 per cent. This is the first time in nine years that cement exports have registered a growth. According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA), during the fiscal year 2017-18, domestic consumption stood at 41.147Mt, an increase of 15.42 per cent from 35.651Mt in 20...

Botswana to restrict cement imports

04 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Botswana Government will restrict cement imports from September 2018. According to the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo Kenewendo, the step is part of the process aimed at stimulating economic activity and job creation.  "The proposed restrictions would be done through the issuance of import permit after the importer has submitted evidence that indeed they have satisfied the 70 per cent requirement," Mr Kenewendo said.

Hima Cement forecasts prices to fall in Uganda

14 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nicholas George, Hima Cement Country CEO, has stated that cement prices in Uganda will fall some more as new capacities, such as Hima's 1.7Mta expansion in Tororo, come on-stream. Mr George said the period of rising cement prices was over. Speaking to the Daily Monitor, he said: "The country was faced with rising cement prices for about one month. But it is over. It was an accumulation of different parameters, all arriving at the wrong time. But with the new capacities in the market, the ...

Pakistan's cement exports to benefit from PKR depreciation

12 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Pakistan are likely to benefit from the Pakistani rupee depreciation against the US dollar as reported in foreign exchange markets. According to Elixir Securities Pakistan, the rupee has depreciated by 3.9 per cent during the day to PKR121 against the greenback, from last week's close of PKR116.5. Historically the local currency has depreciated in spurts, with today's move being the third one to date in FY18, following depreciations in December 2017 and March 2018, taki...

Coal prices on Pakistan may affect profitability

08 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The increase in coal prices is likely to affect the margin of cement companies in Pakistan, particularly those who have captive power plants based on imported coal. According to Research House report, the demands for coal may vary subject to international factors in coming months. International coal prices posted a surge of 34 per cent during FY18 to date mainly due to production constraints, low inventory levels and strong demand (spurred by cold weather) in China. Currently coal (Richa...