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Morocco and Turkey sign free trade deal

09 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Morocco and Turkey have agreed to abolish trade barriers part of an EU-drive aiming to set up a Mediterranean free trade area, Communication Minister Nabil Benabdellah said on Thursday.  Benabdellah told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the deal was signed during a visit to Ankara by Prime Minister Driss Jettou on Wednesday.  "This deal with a Muslim country...which has a developed industry will open a window of opportunities in investment and job creation in Morocco," the government s...

Cement Producers to give up exports in five years

09 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Thailand:  Eight local cement manufacturers have agreed to gradually cut their exports to zero within five years, the Bangkok Post reports, quoting Nopadol Ramayarupa, chairman of the cement branch of the Federation of Thai Industries.  Local producers need five years to clear their backlogs of orders while cement exports this year would be cut to 10Mt from 12Mt in 2003, Nopadol said according to the report.   The eight producers reviewed cement exports Thursday with Commerce Ministry offici...

Iran could import 1.0Mt of cement

09 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Iran could import 1.0Mt of cement in the next three months, Deputy Minister of Industries and Mines, Djafar Sarkini said on April 7, 2004.  The Iranian Government set a 1.5Mt cement import quota for the Iranian calendar year, ended March 19, 2004. However, the country imported only 100,000t of cement over the period. The domestic demand for cement is expected to peak in the period from April to June 2004, Sarkini added.

Tax In Kerala Jolts Cement Trade In South

08 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement trade in the south of India has taken a jolt, as Kerala government apparently struck a gentlemen¹s agreement with the business community over plans to bury its double-point tax issue.  Dealers in north Kerala have refused to take stocks from cement firms, practically bringing the stock flow to construction sector to a grinding halt from this week.  Nine cement majors, including ACC, Dalmia, Chettinad Cements, India Cements and Madras Cements are suppliers to Kerala¹s buoyant construct...

Iloilo price rises

07 April 2004, Published under Cement News

The price of cement has been going up these past few months due to the high demand for it, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry Iloilo provincial director Diosdado Cadena said. Cadena said as of their latest monitoring, the price of cement per bag has reached P138.00 which is P26.00 higher than that of January last year.  "Outside the city of Iloilo, the price of cement is even much higher," Cadena said.  He said in order to bring down the cost of cement, importation should be don...

Adana Cimento exports to Iraq

07 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Adana Cimento now exports to Iraq, and plans to enter Syrian market in April this year. Oya Tokatli, deputy General Manager of the cement manufacturer Adana Cimento, said that the company exported it products to Iraq for the first time in March, and they would enter the Syrian market as well in April. According to Tokatli, the exports of Adana Cimento to Iraq amounted to US$6m. The company official also added that they targeted to increase total domestic and export cement sales to 1.7Mt in 20...

Iran desires to import cement

07 April 2004, Published under Cement News

The Government of Iran has reportedly expressed desire to import cement from Pakistan. According to news sources, Iranian civil companies forwarded an application to Pakistan in which they wished to import 100,000t cement from Pakistan. Iranian companies also gave suggestion to Pakistan that it can export cement to Iran via Balochistan. On the other hand, sources said, cement factories in Pakistan are facing acute difficulties to fulfil export orders as the demand for cement has already incre...

Mr Schmidt’s sea stories

06 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Ghana Cement (Ghacem) part of the HeidelbergCement group has attributed the recent increase in the price of cement to high freight charges especially of clinker, limestone and gypsum. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency Business Desk in Accra, Mr E Schmidt, Managing Director of Ghacem said clinker, which formed about 90 per cent of cement was shipped into Ghana from different international suppliers. Mr Schmidt was making follow up comments on the recent increase in the price...

Thai export curb mooted

06 April 2004, Published under Cement News

All eight local cement manufacturers have been asked to review and even consider cutting back exports after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra raised concerns about the industry’s impact on the environment.  The prime minister said on his radio programme on Saturday that he was concerned about pollution in Tambon Na Pralarn, Sara Buri, caused by dust from rock blasting at nearby cement production facilities.  Mr Thaksin said the Commerce Ministry should control cement exports as priority shou...

Egypt Ranks Fifth Largest Cement Exporter in 2003

06 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Egypt reportedly ranked fifth among the world’s cement exporters in 2003 with exports totalling 7.4Mt, preceded only by Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia and Japan, it was reported on March 5, 2004.  The number of Egyptian companies exporting cement increased to 13 in the second half of 2003 from nine in the first half of 2003 and six in 2002.  Egyptian cement maker Tora Portland Cement exported 796,600 tonnes of cement in the first nine months of 2003, up 87.3 pct year-on-year. The exports of Helw...