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ASI: Indonesia cement sales up 7%

02 November 2017, Published under Cement News

For the first nine months of 2017, cement consumption in Indonesia rose 6.6 per cent to 47.432Mt from 45.504Mt, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). The data reflects sales by ASI members only. Demand in Java increased 11.3 per cent to 26.962Mt YoY while the off-take from ASI members in Sumatra showed a 4.2 per cent rise to 9.988Mt and in Nusa Tenggara, ASI members supplied 2.687Mt (+2.1 per cent) in 9M17. The Kalimantan market contracted by 5.8 per cent in the period to 2...

Peru: cement demand and exports fall but output stable

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Peru saw a six per cent YoY fall but recorded a 1.4 per cent MoM rise, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. Demand reached 0.747Mt, down from 0.795Mt in the third month of 2016. Domestic cement output remained stable, edging up 0.4 per cent YoY and by 2.9 per cent MoM, to 0.788Mt from 0.785Mt in March 2016. Following a 16 per cent YoY increase in February, Peru’s cement exports contracted by four per cent in March. When compared with March 2016, wh...

Vietnam: Thai acquisitions face tough competition

15 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Thai companies have spent around US$600m acquiring assets in Vietnam even as the country’s cement producers face shrinking export markets and tougher domestic competition, Vietnam Net reports. At the end of February, LafargeHolcim completed the sale of its 65 per cent stake in its Vietnamese subsidiary to Siam City Cement (SCC) for at least US$550m. With the purchase, SCC now has 6.1Mta of capacity and a 20 per cent market share in southern Vietnam. Siam City’s domestic rival Siam Ceme...

Vietnam: cement exports hit by rising tax costs

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement exporters have warned that the loss of tax exemptions and the existing export tax have pushed up the cost of their products on international markets, harming their ability to compete, Vietnam News reports. An export tax of US$5/t and a 2016 change to VAT rules have meant that the average cost of a tonne of exported cement has increased by US$7.50, while a tonne of clinker is now US$4.50 more expensive. “Many cement producers could face risks of halting their productio...

Pakistan: capacity utilisation tops 90% in December 2016

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement sales in December 2016 reached 3.56Mt, with capacity utilisation running at 90.9 per cent, the Nation newspaper reports. The first six months of Pakistan’s 2017 fiscal year, which began in June 2016, has seen local cement consumption rise by 11.1 per cent on the same period in 2015. Declining export sales have been more than matched by rising local demand, with the result that total shipm...

Tajikistan: cement production rises 40% in 11M2016

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Production of cement in Tajikistan rose by over 41 per cent in the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, the Times of Central Asia reports. In total, the country produced more than 1.8Mt of cement in the 11 months to November 2016. Tajikistan currently has 12 cement plants with a combined capacity of 4Mta, the newest of which – operated by Jung-Tsai Mohir Cement – has a capacity of 1.2Mta. Exports from Tajikistan amounted to 256,000t in the first ...

Taiwan Cement plans to increase exports to China

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The Taiwan Cement Corporation has said that it expects to ship 1.1Mt of cement to China in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of two per cent on its performance in 1Q16, the Taipei Times reports. In an earnings statement covering the first nine months of 2016, Taiwan Cement saw its profit increase by 13.7 per cent to TWD4.5bn (US$141m), driven by rising prices and a fall in the cost of coal. The company’s exports to China reached 3.9Mt in the first three quarters of 2016, up 10 per...

Vietnam: export volumes down 8.4% in 10M16

07 December 2016, Published under Cement News

According to statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, exports of clinker and cement in the first 10 months of 2016 were down 8.4 per cent on the same period a year earlier, Vinanet reports. In terms of their US dollar-dominated value, the fall was even more pronounced, being down 18.6 per cent. For the year to the end of October, Vietnamese producers exported 12.3Mt of cement and clinker with a value of US$467m. Bangladesh was the largest importer by volume, ta...

Pakistan: cement sales rise by 3.6% in September

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has announced that cement sales in the month of September rose by 3.55 per cent, reports the Tribune Newspaper. While domestic demand was relatively stable – accounting for around two per cent of the growth – exports, particularly to India, played a key role in sales growth. The APCMA recorded domestic dispatches rose two per cent YoY to 2.54Mt, while exports grew by 11.8 per cent to 0.52Mt. The Association said that a new prope...

Ethiopia: Dangote plant attracted with cheap power deal

08 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote’s decision to establish a 2.5Mta cement plant in Ethiopia was motivated by a government guarantee of cheap electricity, Muhammadu Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, has claimed at a meeting of Nigeria’s National Council on Development Planning. In a speech reported in the Premium Times, the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor said that Dangote was promised a price of US$0.03/kWh if it would agree to build a plant in Ethiopia. This price is half the US$0.06 paid by consumers in the coun...