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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...

Zimbabwean import ban raises supply concerns

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwean retailers are concerned over the capacity of local cement companies to satisfy demand   after a cement import ban has been implemented. However, the government is keen to protect jobs and its import ban (SI 89 of 2021) has sparked fears that the move might trigger collusion among local cement producers, causing prices increases and cement shortages. "The local content policy strives to increase the consumption of local produce and it harnesses the creation of jobs so we than...

Four Kenyan producers opposed to review on clinker imports

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Four Kenyan cement manufacturers have requested for an urgent meeting with the national treasury over a proposal to review the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported clinker. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has proposed that CET on imported clinker be reviewed from the current 10 to 25 per cent on imported clinker or a complete ban of importation to protect local manufacturers. KAM argues that the move will promote the manufacturing sector and create jobs. However, Bambu...

Vietnam’s cement and clinker exports up 22%

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports increased by 22.5 per cent YoY to over 8Mt in the year up to 15 March 2021, according to the latest data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In terms of value, there was a 14 per cent YoY rise to US$295m. However, average prices dropped 6.7 per cent YoY to US$36.40/t. A drop in average cement and clinker prices in China led to a decline in Vietnamese prices from US$40/t to U$32-33/t since late 2020.

Cuban cement exports fall 40% in 2020

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Despite domestic shortages, Cuba exported 21,235t of cement at a value of US$1.04m in 2020, representing a 39.7 per cent drop YoY, according to Periodico Cubano. In 2019 the country exported 35,224t of cement with a value of US$1.885m – most of the product was shipped to Colombia.  In terms of export prices to Colombia, prices have been declining from US$53.50/t in 2019 to US$49/t. The Cuban national statistics office (ONEI) reported that the unit value of cement exports was US$38.70/t in ...