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Indonesian cement exports see 119% YoY rise in 5M21

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

While cement exports from Indonesia decreased from 1.2Mt in March and April to 1Mt in May, the January-May 2021 volume saw a 119 per cent YoY rise to 5.69Mt, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI).     Around half of exports were shipped to Bangladesh while China accounted for an offtake of 740,531t, or 13 per cent, in the first five months of 2021. Taiwan, the Philippines and Australia each had a share of eight per cent of the total export volume. Sri Lanka has a three per ...

Mozambique's cement price drop down to economics

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The fall in the price of cement on the Mozambican market after the Chinese investment in a new factory, Dugongo Cimentos, in Matutuine district, was expected by the government, the Minister of Industry and Trade has told reporters.   "We, as a government, know what we're doing," he said. "We have our regulations and we have a responsibility to the business sector and to the Mozambican people. We have been saying, with regard to cement and to other industries, that we have to assess th...

Pakistan registers higher 11MFY21 export and 10MFY21 production

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-May 2021 (11 months) and July 2020-April 2021 (10 months) periods, respectively. Both segments of cement post rising trends in export and local production.  Export values and volumes increased during the 11MFY20-21 period, but the average export price remained weaker, reflecting a poor price market for cement and clinker. AHL Research reports that exports were climbing durin...

Argos cement exports to the USA grow by 419%

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

For Argos, the Grupo Argos cement company, exports have been a key element in the process towards recuperation after the effects generated by COVID-19 and, in the first five months of the year, the cement company's exports to the USA grew by 419 per cent, from 26,000t to 135,000t. In the particular case of the USA, there has been a rebound in the demand for cement and it is estimated that this industry will grow by 2.2 per cent in 2021. It should be noted that the company has a competi...

Semen Padang sees 31% jump in exports to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia Group subsidiary PT Semen Padang increased its cement and clinker exports to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by 30.5 per cent YoY to 208,806t in April 2021, up from 160,000t in April 2020. The company exported 38,471t of OPC to Sri Lanka and 170,389t of clinker to Bangladesh, according to Rahman Kurniawan, group head of sales for Semen Indonesia Group in Padang, Indonesia. “In the January-April 2021 period, PT Semen Padang has exported 825,400t of cement and clinker to Banglades...

Pakistan records mixed export and production data

26 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-April 2021 (10 months) and July 2020-March 2021 (nine months) periods. It continues to post mixed trends in export and local production.   Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues remained thin in dollar terms, reflecting a weaker price market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased driven by high local demands and enabled by capacity e...

Cement imports to the Philippines are increasing by 6-7% YoY

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMAP data showed imports were growing by an average of 6-7 per cent annually. In 2020 approximately 500t of cement arrived from Vietnam, which emerged as the biggest cement exporter in southeast Asia. Vietnam cement accounted for nearly 90 per cent of total imports, CEMAP said. Meanwhile, many cement manufacturers in the Philippines are pushing for an end to cement imports, citing increased capacities to serve local demand and the industry’s depressed profits more than a year into the pa...

Belarusian Cement BUCE’s No 2 exporter in 1Q21

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co was named the second-largest exporter on the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange in the first quarter of 2021, according to BUCE spokesperson Roman Yaniv. While timber products accounted for two-thirds of exports, cement exports nearly increased five-fold to US$10.2m in the 1Q21. “Such a surge was possible thanks to Belarusian Cement Company’s interest in concluding long-term contracts to supply products in the course of a year. If the company continues to apply th...

Pakistan records diversified export and production results

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-March 2021 and July 2020-February 2021 periods. It shows diversified trends in export and local production. Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues remained flat in dollar terms, reflecting a weaker price market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased on intense local demands and expansion in capacity. Export Pakistan's cement industry e...

Central America sees dramatic rise in Vietnamese cement imports

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Central American cement imports have grown the most in recent years from Vietnam, given that in 2016 no significant purchases were reported, Vietnam raised its share to 30 per cent of the total cement imported between January and September 2020. During the first nine months of 2020, Turkey accounted for 18 per cent of cement imports to the region, Mexico eight per cent, Barbados four per cent, South Korea two per cent,  Peru one per cent, Colombia one per cent and the United States one per...