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Cement prices in Pakistan's northern region to advance

26 April 2019, Published under Cement News

According to BMA Capital Management Ltd, cement prices in northern Pakistan are expected to increase by PKR15‐20/bag (US$0.10-US$0.14/bag), effective from 1 May 2019, supported by supply adjustments. An analyst's market assessment suggests that the price jump, if sustained, will be followed by another PKR20‐25/bag increase in a phased manner later in May 2019. The current price range hovers around PKR490‐535/bag (US$3.46-3.78/bag) in the north region, where the 3‐4 per cent increase in pri...

Dangote Cement

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Ghana have risen for the second time in two months with producers in the country blaming the latest increase in the depreciation of the Ghanaian cedi. Dangote Cement has increased its 42.5 grade product from GHS32.55 (US$6.36)/bag to GHS35.55/bag. The currency crisis is also being blamed for a 20 per cent rise in the price of bread in the country and an uptick in fuel prices at filling stations across Ghana.  Meanwhile, construction of Dangote’s 3Mta cement plant near Abi...

Prices in Pakistan's northern region start to fall

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

A research house in Pakistan hints the start of a decline trend in cement prices in the north. Its channel checks show that average retail prices in the north region have fallen by PKR50/bag (US$0.35) to PKR550/bag in the past 20 days alone. The decline in prices is attributed to efforts made by cement manufacturers to raise their utilisation levels from below 80,000tpd previously (January and February 2019 respectively) to current levels of above 100,000tpd (as reflected in March 2019 nor...

Northern Pakistan cement prices rise

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufacturers have reportedly increased the prices PKR10-15/bag (US$0.07-0.1) of cement in the northern region (Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ) of the country. The hike in cement prices will be effective immediately, according to a report by a local research house. Reasoning the hike, the analyst stated that the price change is courtesy of supply-side management amid continued demand-side pressure and inter-regional trade. Ceemnt prices in the north witnessed a sharp drop ...

Vicem reacts to electricity price increase by upping cement prices

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices are on the up in Vietnam following the 8.4 per cent hike in electricity prices from 20 March. Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) has reacted by raising its cement price by VND30,000/t (US$11.29/t). Don Tien Trinh, Vicem But Son's general director, said the price of coal has also risen by between 2.3 and 5.8 per cent depending on the type of coal. Cong Thanh Cement JSC in the central region has not raised retail prices but has charged distributors an additional VND30,...

Anhui Conch first to benefit from higher cement prices

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement supply has dropped in China after the crackdown on polluting industries. This has encouraged price increases and higher profits for cement manufacturers. Anhui Conch reported an 88.1 per cent jump in its net profits in 2018 to CNY29.8bn (US$4.43bn). The company's total revenue of CNY128.4bn increased by 70.5 per cent on its 2017 performance. Anhui Conch's profits equalled 25 per cent of the total profits of the top 10 cement companies in China over the last two years, says Caixin Glo...

Ghanaian cement prices rise for the second time in two months

22 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Ghana have risen by GHS2.40 (US$0.45), which is the second increase for cement prices in the last two months. Cement producers have had to raise their prices as the cost of raw materials increased due to the depreciation of the local cedi currency. Ghacem has raised its prices across the board. Its Super Rapid cement advanced from GHS30.47 to GHS32.47/50kg bag (US$6.1/ 50kg bag and GHS649.4/t (US$124.18/t)), Super Strong Cement has moved up from GHS30.83 to GHS33.23 and Gha...

Wagners suspends cement supply to Boral

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Wagners Holding Co Ltd has suspended the supply of cement to Boral Ltd for six months after Boral had issued a third-party pricing notice to Wagners under their cement supply agreement. Boral has seen that it can obtain cement supplies cheaper than the price Wagners is offering. Boral's market price is in the form of an unsigned offer and Wagner's believe it may not be genuine. Wagners has commenced a formal process to disrupt the validity of the action, says Proactive Investors. Wagners...

Cement prices rise 36-44% in Tamil Nadu

14 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The price of a bag of cement in Tamil Nadu, India, has increased 36-44 per cent in the past week, rising from INR250 (US$3.54) to INR340-360. R Radhakrishnan, trustee and former national president of the Builders’ Association of India, has noted that the increase will affect construction projects. "The price of basic raw materials in manufacturing of cement has not increased. The price of cement bag has increased by INR100. This increase is totally unethical. We request the government to fo...

Gambia raises tax on Senegalese imports

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Gambia has imposed a new import tax regulation on cement being imported from Senegal that has exacerbated the shortage of cement and increased prices in the country. Both the Commissioner General of GRA, Yankuba Darboe, and the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Mod Secka, confirmed that a cabinet decision was reached on the increment of excise duty on cement, imported from neighbouring Senegal. A five per cent excise tax was put on the CIF import value from 1 January 2019. Th...