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Uzbekistan to simplify cement imports

10 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Antimonopoly Committee of Uzbekistan intends to simplify the imports of cement. Domestic cement shortages , due to a pick-up in construction works and a fall in imports, have seen the cement price increase by 59 per cent, according to Esmerk CIS News. The Uzbek government has instructed the Antimonopoly Committee, the Uzstandart agency, the State Customs Committee, and the Uzpromstroymaterialy Association to develop a draft document to increase the supply of cement to the domestic mark...

DG Khan Cement wins export orders from the Philippines

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Company Ltd has procured cement export orders from the Philippines. The order was confirmed by a Pakistan government adviser. "Congratulations to DG Khan Cement for making a breakthrough in winning orders for export of cement to the Philippines. This follows on their success in China," said Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood, in a tweet on Wednesday. "Once market reach extends, then market share will increase. Increasing geographical diversification i...

Cement exports from Bangladesh record a +12% fall in FY19-20

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$9.14m in the FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020), compared to US$10.41m bagged in 12MFY18-19, a significant contraction of 12.2 per cent YoY. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). The export value for cement decreased by -13 per cent, underperforming when compared with the FY19-20 government target.The EPB had set a lower export target f...

Pakistan cement records a 2% uptick in dispatches in FY20

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry during the FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020) recorded a rise of two per cent to 47.81Mt in total cement dispatches from 46.88Mt in FY18-19. All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributed this growth to the strengthening of higher export growth, which reached 19.8 per cent with exports surpassing the 7Mt mark after a long time. However, the domestic consumption contracted by almost one per cent during this fiscal year, the first such decline in the las...

Egyptian cement exports decline by 32% Jan-May 2020

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement exports declined by roughly 32 per cent during the first five months of 2020 to US$47m, compared to US$68m during the same period in 2019. Egypt exported cement in the 5M20 to about 51 countries, including 18 countries who had not imported Egyptian cement in the same quarter in 2019, reports Egypt Today.

Israel's Economy Minister seeks higher import tariff

22 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel’s Minister of Economy, Amir Peretz, announced on Friday that he intended to raise the tariff on imported cement from 0.25 per cent to 17.25 per cent, according to The Times of Israel. However, the motion was blocked by the Finance Minister, who must approve the move. Mr Peretz explained his intentions by noting that cement was being sold to Israel at dumping prices, which are harming the local industry. The low prices had also not brought down housing costs. Nesher, Israel’s mai...

PPC: Zimbabwe cement sector needs support

19 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe’s largest cement producer, PPC Zimbabwe, has called for urgent measures to protect the domestic cement industry from cement imports. Despite having adequate capacity to supply the local market, Zimbabwe remains a destination for cheap and substandard cement products, which are finding their way through the country’s borders as well as via smuggling, according to PPC Zimbabwe Managing Director, Mr Kelibone Masiyane, in The Herald. Mr Masiyane went on to say that the local cement ...

Tajikistan exports 0.5Mt of cement in Jan-May

19 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In the 5M20 Tajikistan produced over 1.5Mt of cement and exported 0.5Mt of this output, according to Avesta. The largest share of exports, 238,300t, was supplied to Uzbekistan, with an additional 227,200t to Afghanistan and 34,100t to Kyrgyzstan. Total cement exports were valued at US$20.5m.

Jan-May exports from Turkey up 33%

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2020 cement and clinker exports from Turkey surged 33 per cent to 13Mt, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB). Export revenues advanced by 16.7 per cent YoY to US$447m. Cement exports were up 34 per cent to 6.1Mt while clinker exports rose by 32 per cent to 6.9Mt. While volume increases were across the board, exports to Ukraine showed particularly robust growth, followed by Togo and Romania. The rise in exports surpasses expectations and TÇMB ...

Dangote Cement starts Senegal exports and sets new target

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement exported its first shipment of clinker to Senegal during the weekend. The 27,800t shipment set off from the company’s terminal in Apapa Port, Lagos. "This vessel, being the maiden ship is exporting 27,800t to Senegal and this is just a tip of the iceberg as to what we have in plan. What we have in plan is to send clinker from Nigeria to Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Ghana," said Alhaji Sada Ladan-Baki, group executive director. Mr Ladan-Baki also noted that the com...