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Belarus redirects exports from Ukraine to EU

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Belarusian cement exporters plan to switch their export volumes from Ukraine to the EU market, according to the country’s Architecture and Construction Minister, Dmitry Mikulenok. "We stopped shipping cement to Ukraine in July because of anti-dumping duties. We have switched to other markets, mostly the European Union. We will keep working to replace traditional export markets and increase exports to theEuropean Union, not Russia," Mr Mikulenok said. While Belarus used to rely on the Ru...

Ukrainian capacity utilisation on the rise

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Antidumping duties on Portland cement and clinker from Belarus, Moldova and Russia introduced by the Ukrainian government last summer have led to an increase in output and capacity utilisation in Ukraine’s cement plants, according to Interfax-Ukraine. "We regard this step as positive, which allowed us to increase the load of enterprises and output of marketable products. Now our capacities are 90 per cent loaded," said Mykola Kruts, the chairman of the board of Ivano-Frankivskcement.

Russia's cement market cools but exports strong

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Russia increased by 8.9 per cent YoY to 33Mt in the first seven months of 2019, according to Soyuzcement, the country’s cement association. The demand for cement in Russia in the January-July 2019 period was at the highest level for several years, added the association. However, since July demand has significantly fallen, despite the domestic construction sector experiencing its high season. Soyuzcement analysts anticipate consumption to continue its downward trend in ...

Overin Ltd acquires 100% ownership of PJSC HeidlebergCement Ukraine

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Overin Ltd (Cyprus) has brought the shares of PJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine to obtain a 100 per cent stake in the company. Among the plant bought by Overin Ltd are the 0.61Mta Dniprodzerzhynsk grinding plant, the 1.69Mta Amvrosiyivka integrated plant and the 1.5Mta Kryvyi Rih integrated plant. Overin Ltd had already secured the majority ownership of PrJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine in May 2019 when it had a stake of 99.8308 per cent. Overin Ltd (Concorde Capital Group) also completed the a...

Ukraine extends ban on Russian imports

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has amended the decree on the ban of imports of Russian goods into the country, extending its operation until 31 December 2020, according to UkrInform The import of Portland, aluminous, slag and other similar hydraulic cements and clinkers is prohibited. On 15 May, Ukraine imposed an embargo on Russian cement and plywood in response to the decision of the Russian Federation to close access of Ukrainian goods to Russia.

Ukrainian cement output up 27% in May

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine in May 2019 increased by 27.1 per cent YoY to 747,000t, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service. When compared with the previous month, cement output fell eight per cent. In the first five months of 2019, total cement production in the country advanced by 3.4 per cent to 3,086,000t when compared with the 5M18. In 2018 cement output declined by one per cent to 8.926Mt when compared with 2017.

Ukraine moves to protect local cement industry

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

This week UkrCemFor 2019 got underway in Kyiv to focus on developments in Ukraine's cement sector. While the domestic industry is well supported by the four multinational producers Eurocement, CRH, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group) and HeidelbergCement as well as Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivskcement, it has been under great pressure from increasing imports. Imports into Ukraine have steadily increased. Belarus was the largest supplier of foreign cement into the country in 2018, accounting for 58...

Ukraine moves to protect local cement industry

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week UkrCemFor 2019 got underway in Kyiv to focus on developments in Ukraine's cement sector. While the domestic industry is well supported by the four multinational producers Eurocement, CRH, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group) and HeidelbergCement as well as Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivskcement, it has been under great pressure from increasing imports. Imports into Ukraine have steadily increased. Belarus was the largest supplier of foreign cement into the country in 2018, accounting for 58...

Ukraine set to introduce new antidumping duties on imports

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s interdepartmental commission for international trade has decided to introduce antidumping duties on imported cement clinker and Portland cement of 115 per cent for goods originating in Russia, 57 per cent for Belarus and 94.5 per cent for Moldova, according to the Economic Development and Trade Ministry. The duties will reportedly be levied for five years. The final antidumping duty will be charged as a percentage of the customs value and in addition to the import duty. The duty ...

Mykolaivcement’s net profit falls to UAH174m

03 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Ukrainian cement producer Mykolaivcement, indirectly controlled by CRH, has seen its net profit decline by 6.1 per cent to UAH174m (US$6.5m) in 2018, according to Ukrainian News Agency reports. Revenues slipped 3.1 per cent to UAH1.083bn YoY in 2018 while cement sales fell seven per cent to 712,000t. As a result, the company had a domestic market share of 7.9 per cent.