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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...

India: CMA seeks fairer taxes for cement

10 July 2014, Published under Cement News

The Indian Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) has requested in its pre-budget memorandum 2014-15 that cement be stipulated as 'Declared Goods', so that it is put on an equal footing with other core sector goods like coal and steel in terms of taxation. At present, while the cement industry in India is one of the country's basic and core infrastructure industries, cement is subject to higher rates of taxation. The CMA intends to rationalise and reduce the excise duty on cement from its...

Pakistan’s October exports fall but 4MFY12-13 exports see rising value

22 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement producers recorded a fall in cement exports to 741,782t at US$43.68m when compared with the September figure of 745,237t at US$54.96, declines of 0.46% and 20.53%, respectively. On a YoY basis, export volumes fell 19.4% from 920,375t and 12.54% from US$49.948m in October 2011. In the first four months July-October of FY12-13, Pakistan exported 2.641Mt of cement and earned US$190m. This represents a 14.2% fall in volumes but a 17.3% rise in value compared with the 2011 eq...

Pakistan cement industry earns US$46m from exports in July 2012

24 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement manufacturers and exporters exported 545,125t of cement and earned US$46.197m in the first month of current FY12-13, ie July 2012, compared to 612,500t at US$52.064m in June 2012. This reflects a fall of 11 per cent and 11.27 per cent in terms of quantity and value in dollar, respectively, on a MoM basis, according to data released by the government’s Federal Bureau of Statistics. Furthermore, if compared with July 2011 data of 740,592t cement at  a value of US$39.074m...

Pakistan cement exports earn US$339m in 9MFY2011-12

25 April 2012, Published under Cement News

During 9MFY2011-12 (July-March), Pakistan cement exporters saw recovery in cement exports in terms of value. In Pakistani currency, the export also rose by 6.06%. In addition, the average cement price improved. The Pakistan cement manufacturer and exporters  exported 6.51Mt of cement and earned US$339.208m compared to 6.72Mt at US$329.696m in the corresponding period last year. The figures indicate that cement exports fell by 3.07% in terms of volumes but increased 2.89% in terms of dolla...