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Lafarge Mauritius and Kolos reduce cement price

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

After Mauritius-based cement importer Kolos Cement Ltd dropped its retail price for Eco Plus cement from MUR143.84/bag (US$3.37/bag) to MUR135.84, Lafarge Mauritius has announced a decrease in the retail price of two of its products from 1 October 2021. Baobab 6, a 22.5-grade cement, will see its retail price reduced from MUR142.40 to MUR134.60 while Baobab Mazik, a 32.5-grade cement, will be sold at MUR139.80, down from MUR147.90. “This decision was taken after the company and the Commer...

Coal rally continues amid high European gas prices

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Since ICR’s most recent energy report , the coal rally continues, driven by high prices for gas and CO2 allowances in Europe. Coal prices for the 4Q22 are currently at US$163/t for API2 and US$159/t for API4 coal.CO2 allowances for December 2021 were valued at EUR60.00. Meanwhile, the price of Brent oil stood at US$75.25/barrel. With the supply of petcoke down after hurricanes, the petcoke illiquid market pushed higher. Petcoke prices for USGC 6.5 per cent reached US$122/t while the price...

Iran’s Mercantile Exchange sets up separate cement trade hall

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) will set up a separate hall for cement trades from 25 September 2021, according to IME’s director for market operation. Following the announcement of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade on banning the purchase and supply of cement outside the commodity exchange and determining the time for the presence of buyers and sellers of cement in the commodity exchange, the process of admission of cement companies and buyers to the exchange has accelerated. ...

Fancesa increases clinker sales to Chile

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa will be delivering an 8000t clinker shipment to Chile, following the 1000t cargo to CBB in the neighbouring state last month, according to Correo del Sur. The company is currently carrying out a study into the sale of clinker and has requested collaboration from the local transport sector, according to Amael España, the company’s legal receiver. “I'm sure the carriers will help us. We have to be competitive by lowering prices and keeping up with international competit...

Coal rallies to 2009 highs – increased demand for petcoke as discounts widening – oil stable

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark The euro tested the lower range but remains bound between US$1.17-1.20. Focus on signs of change in the Fed or ECB’s interest policies. Table 1: Prices at a glance Crude oil (US$/bbl) 72.50 Coal API2 – 4Q21 (US$) 163.00 API2 – Cal 2022 (US$) 124.00 API4 – 4Q21 (US$) 156.00 API4 – Cal 2022 (US$) ...

The increasing trend in coal prices may hit Pakistan’s cement industry

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s top cement manufacturers termed the growing trend in coal prices detrimental to the county's cement industry. Its negative impact may dent the cement companies' profitability in the second quarter of this year if remedial measures such as an increase in prices of cement bags and relief in other inputs costs are not allowed or eased immediately.    The coal prices are hovering around US$170/t this month compared to US$75/t in July last year, reflecting a surge of 127 per cent ...

Coal handling capacity to increase at Port Qasim

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To coincide with the pace of growth in the cement industry, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) has announced it plans to increase its coal-handling capacity at Port Qasim in Pakistan at a ‘marginal cost’ of up to US$70m over 2-3 years. The increase in demand for imported coal is primarily attributed to economic recovery driven by the relief measures taken by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which include a favourable package for construction, low...

Al Jouf Cement extends SAR40m cement supply contract

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Al Jouf Cement Co extended has its cement supply agreement with Soliman bin Saleh Almohileb and his Sons Holding Co with a value of SAR40m (US$10.66m), according to a bourse filing. The new contract will run until 30 April 2022 and follows a SAR60m deal made on 21 December 2020, with Soliman bin Saleh Almohileb and his Sons Holding Co, Argaam reported.  Based in Al-Jaef, Saudi Arabia, Soliman bin Saleh Almohileb and his Sons Holding Co is a trading company that owns several read...

Al Jouf Cement extends SAR40m cement supply contract

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Al Jouf Cement Co extended has its cement supply agreement with Soliman bin Saleh Almohileb and his Sons Holding Co with a value of SAR40m (US$10.66m), according to a bourse filing. The new contract will run until 30 April 2022 and follows a SAR60m deal made on 21 December 2020, with Soliman bin Saleh Almohileb and his Sons Holding Co, Argaam reported.  Based in Al-Jaef, Saudi Arabia, Soliman bin Saleh Almohileb and his Sons Holding Co is a trading company that owns several read...

Pakistan’s local cement dispatches rise, exports decline in 2MFY22

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) released dispatch figures for August 2021 with a positive note that the cement sector posted growth of 22.8 per cent in August 2021 by dispatching 4.336Mt when compared with 3.531Mt during the same month of the previous fiscal year. Out of this total, local dispatches increased to 3.814Mt from 2.805Mt, up 36 per cent. However, exports continued to decline as the volumes reduced by 28.2 per cent from 726,687t in August 2020 to 521,468t in...