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Central Bank of Pakistan reviews progress of cement industry in FY18

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The State Bank of Pakistan has released its annual report on Pakistan's economy for the fiscal year 2017-18. According to the report, the growth momentum gained further strength as the economy achieved its 13-year highest real GDP growth of 5.8 per cent in FY18. The GDP growth was also broad-based, as all the three sectors – agriculture, industry (including cement) and services – contributed positively to this acceleration, the report highlights. The cement industry, with more than one-fi...

Bangladesh cement exports rise July-Sept

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry recorded export revenue of US$3.17m during July-Sept 2018 compared to US$2.72m of the corresponding year-ago period, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. This is an increase of 16.54 per cent YoY. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products.   Bangladesh’s government has set an export target of US$14m for cement industry for the financial year 2018-19 (June-July), against US$12.59m from last fiscal year. T...

Indonesia exports reach 3.62Mt between Jan-Aug 2018

25 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's cement and clinker exports have reached 3.62Mt in the January-August 2018 period an increase of 95.8 per cent YoY, reports Indonesian Investments. According to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), cement and clinker exports are now forecast to reach 5Mt by the end of 2018, which is massively up on the original target of 3Mt. In the month of August cement and clinker exports rose by 31.1 per cent YoY to 541,143t, said ASI. Agung Wiharto, corporate secretary of PT Semen Indon...

Pakistan cement exports rise during July and August

25 September 2018, Published under Cement News

According to Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan's cement industry earned foreign exchange revenue of US$27.57m by exporting 617,745t of cement during the month of August 2018, compared to US$20.96m from exporting 475,134t of cement in previous month. This equated to a growth of 31.5 per cent and 30 per cent in terms of value and quantity, respectively MoM. When compared with the figure of August 2017, earning of US$22.41m from 442,945t of cement – it translates to a YoY growth of 23...

Tajikstan sees cement exports rise 37% in 8M18

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Tajik cement exports increased to 0.92Mt in January-August 2018, a rise of 37 per cent in average monthly exports when compared with 2017, according to the country’s statistics agency. In 2017 Tajikistan exported 1Mt of cement. The latest figures mark the country’s switch to being a net exporter. More than half (0.52Mt) of cement exports in 8M18 was delivered to Uzbekistan. Other key destinations for Tajik exports are Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. In recent years Tajikistan has brought se...

Ethiopia-Eritrea border re-opening fuels cement trade

19 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Following the normalisation of Ethiopia-Eritrea relations and the reopening of the border between the two countries, cement trade is flourishing after two decades of stand-off. As of Wednesday 12 October, 4000-5000 quintals (400-500t) a day have been transported from Adigrat, some 900km north of Addis Abeba, to the border towns of Senafe, Adi Keyih and Dekemhare in Eritrea, according to business owners in Adigrat. Business activities in these areas has revived,” Angesom told Fortune. A ...

Pakistan exports hit Punjab and Himachal plants

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, have called for 11 per cent duty on imports from Pakistan as they see capacity utilisation levels fall to 75 per cent. They have also suggested capping of entry points and ports for cement imports into India as additional safeguards against cement dumping from Pakistan. Of a total cement demand of 8Mta in Punjab, imports are now as high as 1.5Mta, rising by 24 per cent YoY in the quarter ended March 2018. The majority of imports are from ...

Clinker shipment capsizes in Bay of Bengal

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

A light vessel carrying 1500t of clinker capsized near Bhasanchar if Noakhali in the Bay of Bengal on 9 September. All 13 members of the MV Sheikh Parvin were rescued, said Mohammed Selim, deputy director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, based in Chittagong. The vessel had been bound for Narayanganh and strong currents led to the clinker shipment colliding with another vessel, called the Basundhara-27, that had already run aground. There are several grinding units located i...

Sri Lanka sees 56% rise in May imports

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Leading analysts point to a recovery in Sri Lanka's construction sector following a 56 per cent rise in cement imports during May 2018, while domestic production has also increased. Following the 1Q18 contraction in construction of 4.9 per cent, cement imports surged to 633,000t in May 2018, taking the total imports in the first five months to 2.3Mt, which is up 1.5 per cent from a year earlier. Domestic production grew 0.5 per cent to 220,000t in May. However, over the first five months o...

Tanzania's Government says super-dealers must be kept in check

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania's Government has put out a strong message to the country's cement producers that their licenses will be revoked if they do not keep their super-dealer's price rises in check. Unwarranted price hikes are a feature of the market that the government is now seeking to stamp out. Mr Charles Mwiijage, trade and investment minister said, recent price hikes were the work of distributors who buy in bulk from super-dealers. The super-dealers are the middlemen who buy directly from the factor...