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Egyptian cement prices fall 3% in March

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The price of Portland cement in Egypt fell 2.5 per cent MoM to EGP780/t (US$49.4/t) in March 2020, compared to EGP800/t in February, according to the Central Administration of Needs and Building Materials. White cement prices remained stable at EGP2400/t during the first three months of 2020, the report added. Elsewhere, ready-mixed concrete prices remained stable YoY at around EGP725/m 3 in the 1Q20.

Coronavirus uncertainty likely to flatline Indian cement prices

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus in the Indian construction industry, cement prices are likely to stagnate in the country, according to industry sources and sector analysts. “Coronavirus’ impact is not felt as yet in construction activity. It is unlikely to be affected in the near term unless there is a major economic slowdown all across," Sandip Ghose, chief operating officer at Birla Corp told Business Standard. “There may not be an increase but prices are expected to rem...

Cambodia has not yet seen a slowdown in cement sales over COVID-19

19 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus has not had a significant impact on the cement and other construction material markets in Cambodia, which are retaining strong demand at present. The Cambodian construction sector reports no slowdown in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while cement prices are holding up. "Demand remains strong for cement and building materials due to infrastructure development, urbanisation, long-term investment, and family and population growth. We believe the Cambodian economy wil...

PPC sees volumes improve and price rises stick

19 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement-maker PPC said lower levels of capital expenditure has helped offset lower earnings during the 11 months to end-February, with its southern African business starting to show signs of stabilisation even as it continues to face price pressures from increasing exports. The South African coastal business is experiencing a downturn in volumes affected by imports, while inland volumes are showing signs of improvement, the group said in a trading update. It has experienced average price inc...

Andhra Pradesh producers to reduce prices for government projects

18 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement companies based in Andhra Pradesh, India, have decided to reduce cement prices for government projects following a request from the state’s Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. PPC has been priced at INR225 (US$3.03), while OPC is around INR235. These prices are the lowest compared to that of any year between FY15-16 and FY19-20, according to The Hans India. The estimated requirement of cement for the Department of Housing alone is 4Mt for the year. Representatives from compani...

Cement price hike claims investigated in Malaysia

14 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Following claims of price hikes, Malaysia’s Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has investigated cement prices and found no price hikes at the manufacturing level. Its minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, has said the inspections were made after the Johor Master Builders Association (JMBA) alleged a cement price hike of around 20-50 per cent. Mr Saifuddin added that following a YoY price comparison of the four main cement manufacturers from 2017 until now, there has ac...

Cement prices receding in Pakistan

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in the northern region of Pakistan are starting to soften on account of various reasons observed the local research house Intermarket Securities Ltd.   Cement prices in the northern region have declined from its recent peak of PKR535/bag (US$3.46) (December 2019) to below PKR450/bag in some markets. The main reason behind this slide is reduced demand in the winter season while new capacities have been added rapidly (three new units of cumulative 8.5Mta added in the north in the...

UltraTech Cement reduces cement price in Jammu and Kashmir

03 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has reduced the price of cement in Jammu and Kashmir following the abolition of a toll tax in Lakhanpur, according to the region’s Department of Information and Public Relations. As a result, the price is reportedly decreasing to INR380/bag (US$5.29) from INR445/bag. The goods toll, previously being enforced under the Jammu and Kashmir Levy of Tolls Act 1995, has ceased to operate with effect from 1 January 2020.

Cement prices are fluctuating in Pakistan

02 January 2020, Published under Cement News

According to a local research house, cement prices in north of Pakistan have declined from the recent peak of PKR550/bag (US$3.55/bag) (October 2019) and now they have fallen below PKR490/bag in some areas of north Pakistan. An analyst of Intermarket Securities Ltd attributes this fall to a drop in demand during the winter season as well as reportedly aggravated price competition by Cherat Cement (CHCC), which is trying to sell in other markets than its allocated areas. According to the r...

China sees strong cement demand at the end of 2019

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

A financial data provider has reported that average prices of cement in big Chinese cities have picked up 15 per cent since September, ending eight months of decline. The central government also lowered capital requirements for infrastructure projects such as railways, ports and toll roads. Cement consumption in the fourth quarter in China exceeded expectations . "There is a pronounced rebound in infrastructure construction towards the end of the year," said Chen Bolin, China Cement Associa...