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Tajikistan: Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement plant opened

25 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The Chzungtsai Mohir Cement cement plant has been officially opened by Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, Asia Plus reports. The 1.2Mta plant is the second to be built in Yovon district, situated about 30km southeast of the capital, Dushanbe. Due to foreign investment into plants such as these, Tajikistan has gone from being a net importer to exporting cement. In the six months to the end of June 2016, the country produced 0.87Mt of cement, of which 0.2Mt was exported to Afgh...

Pakistan: producers warn that tax increase will encourage smuggling

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has warned that the decision to impose an additional excise duty imposed in this year’s federal budget 2016-17 could lead to a rise in smuggling of cement from Iran. The Nation reports that the Pakistani cement industry lost 1Mt in sales due to Iranian cement being smuggled into coastal areas. The APCMA criticised what it said was a lax regime of border controls and called on the government to act. Cement producers in Pakistan n...

Indonesia: Consumption rises 3.1% in year to June 2016

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Indonesia reached 29.48Mt for the first six months of 2016, according to Indonesia Investments, but sales in Java – the largest market – recorded a decline in June. Overall, cement consumption for 1H2016 was up 3.1 per cent YoY. In June, Indonesia consumed 5.1Mt of cement, up by 1.8 per cent YoY. For the whole six-month period, only the Kalimantan region recorded a decline in consumption (of 16 per cent), but growth in Java was slow at just 1.3 per cent. Export fi...

Iran: exporters look to Africa for new markets

15 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement producers are looking further afield as the impact of Iraq’s ban on imports shuts them out of their main export market, the Financial Tribune reports. The lifting of sanctions on Iran earlier this year has expanded the list of potential destinations for cement exports. In May, the Iraqi parliament approved legislation banning cement imports in a move designed to protect domestic producers. Iran has hitherto been a major supply to its neighbour: 48 per cent of Iranian export...

Pakistan: cement dispatches rise 10.6% YoY in year to May 2016

08 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Pakistan totalled 35.5Mt in the period July 2015 to May 2016, up 10.55 per cent on the corresponding period of last fiscal year, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has announced. The APCMA reports that the growth in consumption is solely due to higher domestic demand. Overall domestic dispatches from plants in northern Pakistan increased by 16.6 per cent to 24.7Mt. Dispatches from southern plants rose more quickly – by 23.7 per cent – but volume...

Pakistan: Cement exports rise to 0.53Mt in March

03 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has welcomed the news that cement exports rose to 0.53Mt in March 2016, up 20.6 per cent YoY. Exports have risen for two months in a row, bringing to an end a long run of disappointing figures, including a YoY fall of 34 per cent in September 2015. Despite the present turnaround, exports for the year to March are down 19 per cent on the preceding 12 months. The Nation reports APCMA Chairman, Muhammad Ali Tabba, as stating that t...

Pakistan: Exports fall 24% in first nine months of 2015/16

26 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement exports fell during 9MFY2016 on a YoY basis dropping by 24.4 per cent in volume terms and 28.9 per cent in US dollar values. Figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) show that the country exported 4.6Mt of cement, earning revenue of US$248m during July-Mar 2016. This was down from the 6.0Mt exported in the corresponding period a year earlier. Average prices also fell, dropping 6.1 per cent to US$54.48/t. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Associ...

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cement exports as construction sector slows

13 April 2016, Published under Cement News

A senior official in Saudi Arabia has said that the kingdom's ban on cement exports has been lifted. According to reports from Reuters, the ban - imposed in 2008 and renewed in 2012 - has been overturned because of a slowdown in the construction sector, which has led to an oversupply of cement. Dr Ahmed Zugail, director general of Yanbu Cement Company and deputy head of the National Committee for Cement Companies, told the Al Riyadh newspaper that he welcomed the news, given that Saudi...


06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim’s Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos has announced that the Toral de los Vados cement works is set to increase shipments by some six per cent in 2014 to 0.67Mt. Of this, exports will account for around 185,000t with 53,000t going to Haiti, 44,000t to Ghana and 35,000t to Brazil. EUR2.5m is being invested during December to improve efficiency.

Russian cement trade January-September 2014

22 October 2014, Published under Cement News

According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Russia exported over 2Mt of cement worth US$155m in the first three quarters of 2014. Ukraine was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 35 per cent. Kazakhstan's share reached 32 per cent and Belarus imported 21 per cent. Meanwhile, over 3.793Mt of cement were imported into Russia between January-September 2014. Belarus was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 27 per cent. The shipments received from Belarus increased...