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Sino Zimbabwe Cement challenged by export competition

17 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Sino Zimbabwe Cement has been forced to restrict its business after being outcompeted in export markets by Dangote Cement. Sino Cement has faced stiff competition in the export markets of Zambia and Tanzania. Andrew Gona, Sino Zimbabwe Cement's export manager, said: "We used to export, but the growth of Dangote in the region has pushed us out on competitive grounds. They have built modern plants that are low cost right in the heart of what used to be our export market. "We can supply and s...

Coronavirus likely to affect Pakistani cement exports to Afghanistan

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's export of cement to Afghanistan through land routes will be affected from today following Islamabad's decision to close the borders with Kabul as preventive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to an official statement, Prime Minister Imran Khan while chairing the National Security Committee meeting on 13 March, had especially requested to review the current status of and Pakistan's response to the coronavirus pandemic. He also called upon the entire nation t...

Cement vessel sinks off Oaxaca coast

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A general cargo ship by the name of Duban, loaded with some 1500t of cement, sank 13nm off of the coast of Oaxaca, southern Mexican state on Pacific coast, in the afternoon of 12 March, while en route to Manzanillo. A crew of 12 crew had to be rescued. The engine room was flooded and the ship was sinking on even keel. Witnesses report that the ship was already proceeding at reduced speed several hours prior to sinking. The Duban carries the flag of Togo and is owned by Rimac Sea River Shi...

Cement exports from Bangladesh continue to slide in 8MFY19-20

11 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned an export revenue of US$7.19m in the 8MFY19-20 (July 2019-February 2020), compared to US$7.27m earned in 8MFY18-19, a minor contraction of 1.1 per cent YoY. The export figure also includes a small amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). However, the export value for cement increased by 3.6 per cent above the 8MFY19-20 government target of US$6.94m during this export period. The EP...

Masaveu doubles US exports in 2019

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Masaveu has doubled its export shipments to the USA from its Tudela Veguín plant in Spain in 2019. The US is now the third-largest market for the cement producer, representing an export volume of 118,673t in 2019, compared to 50,061t in the previous year. The exports to the US account for 18.3 per cent of the company’s total exports. To improve its export operations the company inaugurated a new terminal in Muelle Norte, to expand its El Musel facility, at the end of 2019. It is the third ...

Turkmenistan exports 0.256Mt in 2019

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement plant in Koytendag district exported 256,000t, or nearly 30 per cent of its production, in 2019. The majority of exports were M400 and M500 cement shipments, which were delivered to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The plant is one of the largest in central Asia and its production capacity of 1Mta could be extended to 1.5Mta. There are also plans to build a further, similar plant in the district to increase the country’s cement export potential.

Pakistan sees mixed export revenue trend in 7MFY19-20

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's exports increased in volume terms over the first seven months of FY19-20, but declined in value terms. Meanwhile, in January 2020 exports increased both in terms of volume and value on a MoM basis.  The country's cement sector earned US$170.13m by exporting 4.484Mt of cement and clinker between July 2019 - January 2020, compared to US$184.34m from 4.334Mt of exports in the comparative period of a year earlier, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics. This repres...

Axle load limit likely to hit Pakistan cement industry

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Dispatches of cement, clinker and other raw materials to and from factories in Pakistan via local transporters is expected to become more costly after the implementation of the NHSO 2000 axle load limit on carriers from 17 February, says an official announcement from the All Pakistan Goods Transports Owners Association.  The policy will ultimately increase the cost of sales and transportation for cement industry in Pakistan, experts have observed.  The export of cement/clinker will al...

Carthage Cement to start exports to Europe

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the award of a CE mark, Tunisia-based Carthage Cement will start exports to Europe from March 2020 onward, reports ilBoursa. The first shipment will consist of  150,000t of cement. “This operation marks a new horizon and a new opportunity for the company as part of its drive to diversify the destinations of its products and its commercial fulfilment,” said the company in a statement.

Cement exports from Bangladesh slide in 7MFY19-20

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned an export revenue of US$6.11m in the 7MFY19-20 (July 2019-January 2020), compared to US$6.55m earned in 7MFY18-19, a contraction of 6.7 per cent YoY. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).   However, the export value for cement increased by 0.5 per cent above the the 7MFY19-20 government target of US$6.08m.   The EPB had set a lower export target for the...