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Saudi cement sales drop 6% YoY

11 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabian cement sales declined to 4.01Mt in September 2023, down six per cent compared to the 4.26Mt seen in the same period a year earlier, according to Aljazira Capital. Over the same timeframe, cement exports advanced too 776,000t, up slightly from 773,000t in September 2022. Over the first nine months of 2023, export sales have remained stable YoY at 6.4Mt. September 2023 saw clinker inventories of 39.69Mt, marking an 11 per cent increase YoY and 0.4 per cent advance MoM, reports...

Egyptian market sees higher utilisation rates in 3Q19

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Egyptian cement has seen a recovery in its 3Q19 sales. Total dispatch volumes in 3Q19 for 20 cement companies researched by Naeem Holdings were up 6.3 per cent QoQ, while utilisation rates rose to 73 per cent compared to 69 per cent in 2Q19. According to the research house the companies that witnessed improved utilisation rates are Arabian Cement, Misr Beni-Suef, and Suez Cement (HeidelbergCement group) with rates of 85, 98 and 67 per cent, respectively. On the other hand, prices are l...

Bangladesh cement industry growing with good pace

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Bangladesh has increased at a healthy rate in the last few years, according to a report by a local cement company. In FY2017-18 domestic output grew 9.4 per cent YoY to 28.43Mt while the year prior it expanded by 10.2 per cent YoY to 26.03Mt. The report adds that the cement industry in Bangladesh is playing a very important role in the development of physical infrastructure in the country's growing economy. In 2017 total active plant capacity reached about 50.2Mta. By ...

Pakistani cement industry reaches 93% utilisation rate

05 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The first four months of FY17-18 have seen robust growth in Pakistani cement demand and as a result, the cement industry’s capacity utilisation rate has risen to over 93 per cent, the highest in the last two decades, according to industry specialists. Cement demand in the North Zone remained high against expectations, reaching 3.148Mt in October and breaching for the first time the 3Mt mark. In October 2016, cement demand in the north reached 2.489Mt. In the Southern Zone, cement consumpt...