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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...

Cement price rise concerns Philippine housing developers

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Housing developers in the Philippines have become alarmed at the sudden rise in cement prices in the last few weeks. The Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP) and the Socialized Housing Alliance Roundtable Endeavour (SHARE), an association of non-government organisations (NGOs) engaged in housing development, reported that teh hikes in price of the commodity and shortages were of concern. Cement prices for 40kg bags jumped from PHP205 (US$3.87...

Indian cement dealers association requests price control

04 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Kerala State Cement Dealers’ Welfare Association (KSCDWA) is expected to request that the government forms a regulatory committee with cement companies to moderate prices in the state. Until last month cement was available for INR355-360/50kg bag (US$4.81-4.88/50kg bag). However, this has now increased to INR395-440/50kg bag. In other states, the price remains at around INR310-360/50kg bag, according to the Deccan Chronicle. KSCDWA state secretary, Ellathodi Sirajudheen, commented t...

Zimbabwe's cement prices skyrocket

11 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Zimbabwe have hit a new high with 50kg bags being sold for US$20-25 on the black market compared to the authorised retail prices of US$11.50/bag for ordinary Portland cement and US$10/bag for masonry cement. A statement released by the Cement and Concrete Institute of Zimbabwe (CCIZ) last week indicated that the industry may not be able to cope with the rising demand, estimated at 30 per cent year-to-date since the same period last year, unless foreign currency shortages ...

Tanzania's Government says super-dealers must be kept in check

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Tanzania's Government has put out a strong message to the country's cement producers that their licenses will be revoked if they do not keep their super-dealer's price rises in check. Unwarranted price hikes are a feature of the market that the government is now seeking to stamp out. Mr Charles Mwiijage, trade and investment minister said, recent price hikes were the work of distributors who buy in bulk from super-dealers. The super-dealers are the middlemen who buy directly from the factor...

Cement prices rise in Tanzania as Twiga Cement suspends production

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement buyers in Tanzania are finding it difficult to buy adequate supplies of cement since Tanzania Portland Cement Ltd (Twiga Cement) suspended production on technical grounds. In July the price for a 50kg bag of cement was US$5.60 but is reported to have risen to US$8.70 (TZS TZS20,000, despite the fact Tanzania has 12 cement factories which produce approximately 7.1Mta. Cement buyers are reported to be turning to Kenya for cheaper imports of cement, according to KTN News.

Tanzania government meets with stakeholders over cement prices

16 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tanzanian government called an emergency meeting with stakeholders in Dar es Salaam to discuss the rising cement prices and the lack of product availability in the country’s market, according to a report in The Citizen. The closed-door meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister for Industries, Trade and Investment, Stella Manyanya, who wanted producers to explain why there was scarcity of cement in the market. "We conducted a quick survey in the market and established that cement i...

Cimerwa plant upgrade should see cement prices start to fall

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa expects its cement plant upgrade to stabilise the domestic market after shortages sent the price of a bag of cement up nearly 50 per cent in recent months. Rwanda has resorted to importing cement from neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Tanzania to cover the shortages. Bheki Mthembu, CEO of Cimerwa, told Reuters the company carried out maintenance and upgrade works on its plant in April and May, which had now been completed. The US$3.3m maintenance and upgrade programme at Cim...