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Pakistan's capacity utilisation stands 91%

07 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) reports that the domestic cement industry's capacity utilisation in the first eight months of this fiscal year ( July 2017-Feb 2018) stood at 91 per cent of the total installed capacity of the sector. In 8MFY17-18 the country's cement industry dispatched 31Mt of cement compared with dispatches of 26.3Mt in the corresponding period of last year, an increase of almost 18 per cent. In February 2018 alone, the total cement dispat...

Pakistan cement industry records highest capacity utilisation in 7MFY17-18

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The capacity utilisation of the Pakistani cement industry during the first seven months of this fiscal reached 91.3 per cent, the highest since 2004-05, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA). The association also released data for January 2017, when total cement dispatches of 4.084Mt included 3.737Mt of domestic consumption with the balance being exported. During the first seven months of current fiscal the cement industry dispatched 26.327Mt against 22.90...

Gaining momentum in 2018?

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The positive outlook predicted at the start of 2017 has not entirely materialised as emerging markets (EM) have failed to see the widespread recovery that was anticipated a year ago. However, momentum for a recovery is expected to arrive in 2018 as demand in the EM picks up and the USA experiences robust growth. By John Fraser-Andrews, HSBC Global Research, UK. Figure 1: emerging market (ex-China) volume growth to outstrip new capacity in 2018E-19E The synchronised global const...

Nepal sees an increase in capacity utilisation

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Nepal's manufacturing industries utilised 57.3 per cent of their capacity on average in FY16-17 that concluded in mid-July, acording to an "Economic Activities Study Report 2016-17" released by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). There has been strong rebound in capacity utilisation of industries producing construction materials such as iron steel and cement. "Improved electricity supply and hardly any labour related obstructions contributed to better capacity utilisation of industries last fi...

Cuban cement market sees 47% cement price hike

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have increased 47 per cent from CUP112 (US$4.23)/42.5kg bag of P350 cement to CUP165. Lower-quality cement has seen its price jump from CUP89/bag to CUP109.20. Cuba’s cement industry is operating at only 58 per cent of its installed capacity due to logistic and power supply issues, according to Esmerk Latin American News. 

Pakistan: capacity utilisation exceeds 100 per cent in March

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement dispatches for March 2017 reached 3.9Mt, up 23 per cent YoY with the industry running at full capacity during the month, reports the Daily Times. The rise in dispatches has been entirely driven by higher domestic consumption. In the nine months of the current Pakistani fiscal year, domestic demand rose by 10.9 per cent, while exports fell by 14.8 per cent, with the result that overall dispat...

Zimbabwe: PPC capacity utilisation “less than ideal”

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The managing director of PPC Zimbabwe, Kelibone Masiyane, has admitted that his firm’s capacity utilisation is “less than ideal” due to the downturn in the country’s economy, the Chronicle writes. Mr Masiyane said that reduced economic activity had led to a drop in demand for PPC’s output but insisted that conditions would improve in the short- to medium term. In November PPC Zimbabwe expanded its capacity in the country with the opening of a new grinding plant in Harare. 

Improving markets for 2017

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

While 2016 appears to have seen limited growth in global cement consumption, improved fundamentals and returns are in store for 2017 as emerging markets are expected to nearly double their YoY growth rate. By John Fraser-Andrews, HSBC Global Research. Figure 1: emerging market (ex-China) volume growth to outstrip new capacity in 2017-2018E Source: International Cement Review, company data, HSBC estimates Figure 2: country cumulative (2010-2015) cement price variation less...

Indonesia: domestic cement sales weaken in November

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The first 11 months of 2016 Indonesian cement sales reached a total of 56.5Mt, up 2.8 per cent YoY from domestic cement sales in the same period one year earlier. However, domestic cement sales weakened 5.4 per cent MoM to 5.7Mt in November 2016, according to Indonesian Investments. Meanwhile, in the first 11 months of 2016 Indonesia exported 1.5Mt of cement, up a massive 52.2 per cent YoY. Semen Indonesia and Holcim Indonesia  saw their market share fall more than six per cent in Nov...

India: Dalmia Barat sees 20% volume growth in September

04 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat managed 20 per cent volume growth in the July-September quarter compared with the industry's volume growth of two per cent. Due to higher demand, its market share in northeastern India improved to 22 per cent in the Jul-Sep quarter from 16 per cent in the previous year. In the south its market share improved by 100 basis points to eight per cent. Factors such as gain in the market share, entry into new markets and exports helped higher volume growth at the company, says E...