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WT to import 50,000t of cement into Jamaica

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce has granted an import licence to WT Ltd, which trades under the name of Growth Tech Special Projects. The licence enables WT to import 50,000t of OPC  in several shipments from Turkey. WT Ltd is a company founded by Garth Walker, Ryan Reid and Neil Lawrence in 2017. It aims to be the island’s third cement importer. Cement is currently imported by Cemex-owned Caribbean Cement Co and The Buying House Cement Ltd.

Pakistan’s manufacturing costs rise

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Coal FOB prices have increased from US$68/t in September 2020 to over US$210/t during September 2021, says the All Pakistan Manufacturing Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Ocean freight from South Africa to Karachi has also increased from US$11/t in September 2020 to US$30/t in September 2021. Pakistani rupee parity to the US dollar has increased from PAK165 to over PAK171/US$ during the same period. A representative of APCMA added that power and energy rates continue to increase,...

Pakistan's local and overseas cement dispatches drop during September

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's local and export dispatches during September 2021 remained depressed, reports All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Domestic dispatches stood at 4.018Mt and exports reached 0.572Mt compared to 4.095Mt and 1.131Mt in September 2020, respectively. This defines a YoY eduction of 1.9 per cent and 49.5 per cent on local and overseas markets, respectively. At the same time, total cement dispatches declined by 12.2 per cent to 4.589Mt from 5.225Mt during this period. ...

Algeria’s SSCB exported 25,000t of cement in 9M21

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment de Béchar (SSCB), part of Algeria-based GICA, exported 25,000t of cement to African countries such as Mali, Niger and Mauritania since the start of the year. Mauritania has accounted for 60 per cent of SSCB’s exports. The shipments are example of the shift in cement trading following the government’s extensive investment in production capacity, turning Algeria from a net importer to a net exporter since 2018. In 2020 cement exports reached 3.6Mt with expectations for...

Lafarge Mauritius and Kolos reduce cement price

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

After Mauritius-based cement importer Kolos Cement Ltd dropped its retail price for Eco Plus cement from MUR143.84/bag (US$3.37/bag) to MUR135.84, Lafarge Mauritius has announced a decrease in the retail price of two of its products from 1 October 2021. Baobab 6, a 22.5-grade cement, will see its retail price reduced from MUR142.40 to MUR134.60 while Baobab Mazik, a 32.5-grade cement, will be sold at MUR139.80, down from MUR147.90. “This decision was taken after the company and the Commer...

Coal rally continues amid high European gas prices

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Since ICR’s most recent energy report , the coal rally continues, driven by high prices for gas and CO2 allowances in Europe. Coal prices for the 4Q22 are currently at US$163/t for API2 and US$159/t for API4 coal.CO2 allowances for December 2021 were valued at EUR60.00. Meanwhile, the price of Brent oil stood at US$75.25/barrel. With the supply of petcoke down after hurricanes, the petcoke illiquid market pushed higher. Petcoke prices for USGC 6.5 per cent reached US$122/t while the price...

Iran’s Mercantile Exchange sets up separate cement trade hall

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) will set up a separate hall for cement trades from 25 September 2021, according to IME’s director for market operation. Following the announcement of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade on banning the purchase and supply of cement outside the commodity exchange and determining the time for the presence of buyers and sellers of cement in the commodity exchange, the process of admission of cement companies and buyers to the exchange has accelerated. ...

Fancesa increases clinker sales to Chile

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa will be delivering an 8000t clinker shipment to Chile, following the 1000t cargo to CBB in the neighbouring state last month, according to Correo del Sur. The company is currently carrying out a study into the sale of clinker and has requested collaboration from the local transport sector, according to Amael España, the company’s legal receiver. “I'm sure the carriers will help us. We have to be competitive by lowering prices and keeping up with international competit...

Coal rallies to 2009 highs – increased demand for petcoke as discounts widening – oil stable

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark The euro tested the lower range but remains bound between US$1.17-1.20. Focus on signs of change in the Fed or ECB’s interest policies. Table 1: Prices at a glance Crude oil (US$/bbl) 72.50 Coal API2 – 4Q21 (US$) 163.00 API2 – Cal 2022 (US$) 124.00 API4 – 4Q21 (US$) 156.00 API4 – Cal 2022 (US$) ...

The increasing trend in coal prices may hit Pakistan’s cement industry

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s top cement manufacturers termed the growing trend in coal prices detrimental to the county's cement industry. Its negative impact may dent the cement companies' profitability in the second quarter of this year if remedial measures such as an increase in prices of cement bags and relief in other inputs costs are not allowed or eased immediately.    The coal prices are hovering around US$170/t this month compared to US$75/t in July last year, reflecting a surge of 127 per cent ...