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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...

New rules for cement imports in Iran

05 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Imports of cement by the private sector and in packages which clearly show where the cement has been produced will be free and without any fixed price by the government in the current Iranian calendar year.  The Director General of the Iranian Commerce Ministry in goods supply and distribution affairs, Hussein Modarres Khiabani confirming the news said: ³The cement factories (only) are authorised to sell their production within the framework of the floating prices.² He noted that the annual r...

Garadagh Cement price-cut

02 April 2004, Published under Cement News

Recently, the price per one ton of Portland cement SEM II 40 Mpa produced by Garadagh Cement J.S.C. was reduced by AzM 10,000 (US$2) following a resolution of the management of the company, Azer-press learned from Garadagh Cement.   The management stated that the distributors must now build their relations with the concerned outlets.  Otherwise, Garadagh Cement will put an end to co-operation with the distributors who fail to comply with its requirements. The new prices of the products o...

Indian prices continue to rise

02 April 2004, Published under Cement News

On average, Indian cement prices continue to escalate and are likely to touch Rs 175 a bag, causing concern in the construction industry. Industry sources said this was a sharp increase from Rs 95 per bag prices of last December. Prices have already touched Rs165 per bag in end-February. All the major cement companies including ACC, Gujarat Ambuja and L&T cement are likely to hike prices in the next few days, according to industry sources. Traders are also not releasing stock in the hope tha...

Indonesian consumption

31 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement consumption in 2004 is estimated to remain at the same level as last year or may increase by, at most, just one per cent, Director of PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa (ITP), Thomas Kern, said here Tuesday.  He also explained that in some Asian cement producing countries such as Thailand, Taiwan and the Philipines, cement industries still had excessive production capacities.  Therefore, he said, the export market this year would not be much different from last year so that Indoce...

Pakistan company to export cement clinker

29 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Ltd and the Commodity Company of UAE have signed an agreement for the export of 40,000t of cement clinker from Pakistan for UAE and Qatar markets, a press release said.  This would be the first export from Pakistan to the Middle East.  Attock Cement was the first Pakistani company to export to Bangladesh in 1995.  At present Pakistan is exporting cement primarilt to Afghanistan.

Spring melt opens Detroit to cement traffic

26 March 2004, Published under Cement News

The bulk carrier Capt. Henry Jackman complete with about 28,000t of clinker arrived at Detroit, Michigan. Its arrival marks the unofficial start of the Great Lakes shipping season in the port. The Jackman was the first ship of 2004 to pass through the locks that link Detroit and the Upper Midwest with the world.  On Tuesday, as the Jackman passed through the Welland Lock No. 3 between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, Capt. Brett Walker donned a traditional top hat for a brief ceremony marking the...

Three arrested for cement scam

26 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Indonesia: The Bogor Police have arrested three men on suspicions of selling bulk, low-quality cement packed in original sacks marked with the logos of major cement makers Tiga Roda and Kujang.  Yulianto Soleh, alias Yanto, 34, Lim Lian Kuang, 30, and Herri Gouw, 36, were arrested in an operation from March 19 to March 22 across Bogor regency and Bogor municipality. Yulianto was arrested in Sukahati village, Cibinong district, Bogor regency; Lim in Yasmin Semplak, West Bogor district, Bogor ...

Indonesian exports

22 March 2004, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s nine cement producers sold 7.343Mt of cement and clinker for export in 2003.  Clinker exports reached 4.27Mt while cement exports amounted to 3.073Mt.  Bangladesh customers bought 1.90Mt of clinker while Malaysian customers 0.64Mt and Singapore grinders took 0.32Mt. Vietnam buyers taking just 0.22Mt. In terms of cement exports, Nigeria bought 1.14Mt and then Singapore came second with 0.40Mt of deliveries followed by some 0.33Mt to other unspecified African countries. Madagasc...