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National Cement starts supplying Rwandan market

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement of Kenya has introduced its Simba brand into the Rwandan cement market having seen strong demand for infrastructure in the country, including a new airport in Bugesera.  The Kenyan producer is supplying cement importers from its recently-opened Nakuru plant, which is approximately 500km from the Rwandan border. "The Rwandan market is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Since the government of Rwanda is implementing and supporting several projects, the shor...

Vietnam's export volumes fall 5% in October

02 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have exported 3.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$126m in October, down 4.8 per cent in volume and five per cent in value YoY, according to the General Statistics Office data released on 29 October. In the first 10 months of 2020, the country is estimated to have exported 31.45Mt of cement and clinker at a value of US$1.17bn, up 18.2 per in volume and 5.6 per cent in value.

Tajikistan exports 31% of production in 9M20

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 990,000t of cement in the January-September period of 2020, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Around 31 per cent of the cement produced in the country was exported in the 9M20, mainly to Uzbekistan (562,000t), Afghanistan (391,000t) and Kyrgyzstan (43,000t). Three Tajik-Chinese joint ventures accounted for 82 per cent of cement production in the nine-month period. This included Huaxin Gayur Cement (27.1 per cent), Chzungtsai Mohir...

CeMAP appeals the reduction of import safeguard duty

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has submitted an appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), asking it to postpone the reduction of the PHP10/bag (US$0.21) safeguard duty and instead raise it to PHP12/bag. Under a DTI order made on 27 August 2019, the PHP10/bag definitive safeguard measure on imported cement from specific countries will decrease by PHP1/bag each year until the third year. Therefore, the duty was due to go down to PHP9/bag by 22 No...

Ciments de Bizerte resumes bulk exports by sea

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Ciments de Bizerte announced it is resuming bulk cement exports by sea from the Port of Bizerte. The first ship was loaded with bulk cement destined for the Libyan market. The company has invested in new loading and unloading facilities.

Cemex exported 9% of Mexican output in 2019

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex exported nine per cent of its Mexican cement sales in 2019. according to CE NAFTA 2.0. The company’s data show that 67 per cent of exports were delivered to US customers while the remaining 33 per cent were shipped to other Latin American countries. Exports were mainly in the form of cement although the company also shipped some clinker.

Clinker handling resumes in Bangladesh

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Handling of imported clinker and other raw materials for cement industry resumed at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla, Bangladesh, following the withdrawal of indefinite strike by workers of goods-carrying river vessels on Thursday.  This was announced after the vessel owners assured them of giving food allowance, as they demanded during a meeting with State Minister for Labour and Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian, at the secretariat on the evening of 22 October.   Around 200,000...

Clinker handling resumes in Bangladesh

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Handling of imported clinker and other raw materials for cement industry resumed at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla, Bangladesh, following the withdrawal of indefinite strike by workers of goods-carrying river vessels on Thursday.  This was announced after the vessel owners assured them of giving food allowance, as they demanded during a meeting with State Minister for Labour and Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian, at the secretariat on the evening of 22 October.   Around 200,000...

Bangladesh suspends unloading of imported clinker

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The unloading of imported clinker and other commodities in Chittagong and Mongla ports in Bangladesh remains suspended due to an indefinite strike called by Water Transport Workers for the last two days. As a result, offloading from 20 foreign vessels laden with 0.91Mt of clinker, one vessel with 55,000t of gypsum and four ships with 224,598t of limestone at Chittagong Port is being delayed. At Mongla Port two ships were laden with clinker, one each with slag and coal cargoes are waiti...

Only certified cement bags are authorised for sale in Abu Dhabi

21 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) on Tuesday issued a circular which prohibits building material shops from selling any cement that does not have federal or local certifications. Unless bagged cement in Abu Dhabi has the quality marks issued by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council they can no longer be sold in the emirate. The circular, which will be implemented in coordination with ADDED's stra...