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Georgian producers seek support to stop cement dumping

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Georgian cement producers have called for government support regarding the influx of cement imports into the country. The country’s producers stated that Turkey is a significant contributor of imports, since it produces a large amount of building materials that are not domestically needed in such quantities. The state therefore gives its producers the opportunity to sell exports below market value, with Turkish cement in the Georgian market reportedly 30-40 per cent cheaper than market va...

Indonesian clinker exports up but cement exports contract

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producers have seen a 4.7 per cent uptick in clinker exports to 568,819t in April 2020 when compared with clinker export sales of 543,441t reported in April 2019, according to the country’s cement association, ASI. However, cement exports plummeted to 19,300t in April 2020, representing an 83.2 per cent drop when compared with April 2019, when 115,052t of cement was exported from Indonesia. As a result, total cement and clinker exports in April 2020 were down by 10.7 ...

Pandemic to seriously affect global cement trade

08 May 2020, Published under Cement News

At Cemtech's live webinar on the 'seaborne trade of cement and clinker' this week, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, gave a sobering outlook on global trade in response to COVID-19 and the many government lockdowns that have been implemented worldwide.  "Seaborne trade of cement and clinker will be seriously affected," said Mr Ligthart, adding: "There will be a global reduction in cement consumption and the result of that for seaborne trade and distribution is that the drop w...

Uzbekistan set to temporarily suspend cement imports

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Foreign trade restrictions are expected to be introduced in Uzbekistan from 1 May 2020, as a reaction to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Uzbekistan Daily. As a result, from 1 May to 31 December 2020 the export of raw materials for the production of medical products and the import of cement products are going to be temporarily suspended. The country has recently seen a sharp drop in cement demand due to work at many construction sites having stopped. How...

Indonesian March exports: cement falls, clinker up

23 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement from Indonesia have fallen by 49.8 per cent YoY to 55,769t in March 2020 when compared with March 2019 when cement exports reached 111,065t, according to data released by ASI, the country’s cement association. However, clinker exports were reported to have seen a 12.6 per cent YoY increase to 512,192t in March 2020 from 454,877t in March 2019. Total exports remained stable at 569,961t in March 2020 when compared with 565,942t in March 2019. First quarter of 2020 In ...

Coronavirus impacts Pakistani cement trade

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The exports of clinker and cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and rest of the world have been impacted by the lockdown, curfew and other measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in these countries. This was disclosed by Irfan Amanullah, senior general manager, Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL), during a presentation of Cement Sector Outlook, organised by BMA Capital in Karachi.   He attributed the disruption due to a number of reasons and said no exports were be...

Kazakhstan bans cement imports

21 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development has signed an order on the regulation of cement imports. The order introduces a ban on the import on certain types of cement from countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union for a period of six months with effect from 16 April, according to Kazakhstan Newsline.

No coronavirus impact on cement revenue in 9MFY20 but March data dispersed in Pakistan

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics of Pakistan has released cement export data for the nine-month period of July 2019-March 2020 (9MFY19-20). It carries more or less same trend of eight months and does not show any significant impact on overseas dispatches amid the spread of coronavirus in country. However, exports in March 2020 show a contraction due to the lockdown during the latter half of the month, which continues.   Pakistan’s cement industry has earned an export revenues of US$210.07m ...

Cement exports from Bangladesh dip in 9MFY19-20

16 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's government saw a modest fall of more than six per cent in total export during the first nine months of the FY19-20 as the initial impacts of coronavirus began to impact business, but fortunately overseas cement dispatches were only slightly down, according to data released by Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).   However, Bangladeshi economist Mohammad Shahjahan Siddiqui has cautioned through local media that there will be a serious impact of coronavirus in the country's ...

Turkish exports boom in first quarter, but slowdown expected

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s cement sector exports increased by 54 per cent in the first three months of 2020, according to a statement by the Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB). The association has released data on the sector’s March-end export figures and the production figures from January. Accordingly, the Turkish cement sector’s production increased by 31 per cent in January, reaching 3.6Mt. In the first month of the year, the domestic sales of the cement sector increased by 16.8 per...