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Pakistan records mixed export and production data

26 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) of Pakistan has released cement export and production data for the July 2020-April 2021 (10 months) and July 2020-March 2021 (nine months) periods. It continues to post mixed trends in export and local production.   Export volumes increased during this period, but revenues remained thin in dollar terms, reflecting a weaker price market for cement and clinker. Meanwhile, local output increased driven by high local demands and enabled by capacity e...

Nepal's production utilisation rate is running at half the installed capacity

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal is estimated to require 25.88Mta of cement by 2024-25 due to an investment push in mega infrastructure projects, according to a new report by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). However, the current situation is that Nepalese c ement companies output has failed to meet the installed net production capacity. There is a cement demand for 9.05Mt in the domestic market, but the country has imported 1.56Mt to meet cement demand. There are a total of 55 cement industries in the country, which ha...

Canacem pronounces 2020 the best year for Mexican cement in the last 5 years

18 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Yanina Navarro, director of Mexico's Cement Association (CanaCem), has said that overall 2020 has been the best cement production year for the Mexican cement industry in the last five years.  Navarro told bnAmericas that in January the industry reported a production volume of 4.2Mt, which is 533,000t and 669,000t more than the same month of 2020 and 2019, respectively, according to data from statistics institute Inegi.  However, the total production volume and value for last year ...

NCL Industries reports 33% increase in production

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has reported a 33 per cent YoY rise in cement production to 691,136t in the 4QFY20-21, compared to 519,339t in the year-ago period. Cement dispatches also advanced 38 per cent to 701,949t from 508,392t. The company’s production of cement boards reached 19,740t, while board dispatches was at 22,188t during the final quarter of the FY20-21.

Record production at Caribbean Cement in 2020

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company (TCL/Cemex group) says it reached a new record in 2020 by manufacturing more than 940,000t of cement in response to market demand in Jamaica.  "The market responded opposite to what might have been expected given the pandemic. Instead of slowing down, construction grew, and we kept in step with our customers by meeting their demand consistently. We will continue to ramp up production as the market grows," said Yago Castro, general manager of Caribbean Cement Ltd ...

Azerbaijan records modest fall in cement production

07 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan produced building materials worth AZN614.7m (US$361.6m) between January-October 2020, up 26.4 per cent YoY, according to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee. Cement production fell 1.2 per cent YoY to 2.8Mt, while production of ready-mixed concrete grew 5.1 per cent to 1.57Mt. Most of the construction work during the first 10 months of the year accounted for primary construction, reconstruction and expansion work.

Cement production rises in Qatar

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index for September 2020 declined 7.7 per cent YoY and 3.9 per cent compared to August 2020, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority. The production of cement and other non-metallic mineral products rose 9.1 per cent MoM in September. On an annual basis, production also advanced 3.1 per cent during the month.

Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Plc increases profits by 163% in FY2Q21

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Plc reported earnings of LKR2.12bn (US$11.49m) for the FY2Q21 on revenues of LKR11.4bn. Profits and revenues were up 163 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively, compared to the July-September period in 2019. Domestic cement production in August 2020 rose by 17.4 per cent to 392,000t compared to 334,000t in August 2019, reports the Daily Mirror. The cumulative cement production from January to August 2020 rose by six per cent to 2.448Mt, up from 2.31Mt in 1H19.

Tajikistan exports 31% of production in 9M20

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 990,000t of cement in the January-September period of 2020, according to the country’s Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Around 31 per cent of the cement produced in the country was exported in the 9M20, mainly to Uzbekistan (562,000t), Afghanistan (391,000t) and Kyrgyzstan (43,000t). Three Tajik-Chinese joint ventures accounted for 82 per cent of cement production in the nine-month period. This included Huaxin Gayur Cement (27.1 per cent), Chzungtsai Mohir...

Sri Lanka cement production and imports see sharp rise in June

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's cement production and imports recovered in June by 42.6 per cent YoY, according to Central Bank data. In June cement imports also grew by a record 58.9 per cent YoY to reach 404,000Mt, overtaking domestic cement production, which increased by 28.3 per cent YoY to reach 370,000Mt. June was the first month of this year to record a positive growth in cement imports. Sri Lanka’s domestic cement production and imports had fallen by over 40 per cent YoY since March this year. In ...