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Four Kenyan producers opposed to review on clinker imports

06 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Four Kenyan cement manufacturers have requested for an urgent meeting with the national treasury over a proposal to review the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported clinker. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has proposed that CET on imported clinker be reviewed from the current 10 to 25 per cent on imported clinker or a complete ban of importation to protect local manufacturers. KAM argues that the move will promote the manufacturing sector and create jobs. However, Bambu...

Ghana reports cement price increase

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana has reported a small rise in cement prices due to an increase in the cost of imported clinker in recent days. A bag of cement which was earlier sold for GHS38 (US$6.62) is now being sold for GHS41, according to GhanaWeb. "There has been a price hike because of certain challenges which industry players are facing while importing the major raw material called clinker which is used to produce cement. We don’t have it here and it is a very small quantity that we are able to get locally,"...

Annaba port exports 300,000t clinker in 2020

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The port of Annaba in Algeria has exported 300,000t of clinker to several African countries since the start of 2020. Furthermore, by improving port services and supporting exporters through a modern logistics service, the port plans to increase the volume of clinker exports in 2021. The port company plans to build covered spaces for the storage of export clinker and acquire modern loading and unloading equipment with a capacity of 1800tph. Exporters plan to export around 900,000t of cl...

Process, mineralogy and cement quality

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

This month Arthur Harrisson looks at the relationship between temperature differences in the clinker manufacturing process, the composition of clinker produced and the quality of the final cement. Figure 1: variation of iron oxide and alumina in alite with clinker exit temperatures In a project to explore the influence of different temperature profiles on clinker characteristics, a range of commonly available measurements relating to the clinker manufacturing process were matche...

Clinker dispatches via Paraguay River return

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement production is expected to recover from this week as clinker supply via the Paraguay River is returning to normal this week, reports Hoy. This will enable Industria Nacional del Cemento to increase cement production to more than 30,000 bags/day as the company’s clinker supply is more efficient. "Clinker production moves through the river and the land efficiency is not the same," said Ernesto Benítez, INC president, mentioning that production is more significant using river transport.

Cilas de Biskra exports 50,000t of clinker to Gabon

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based cement producer Cilas de Biskra has exported a shipment of 50,000t of clinker from Annaba to Gabon, according to Hafid Ouchiche, export director of LafargeHolcim Algérie. It is the fourth export shipment to Africa by Cilas and since January, the company has exported 0.5Mt of clinker. However, there is a need to invest in the logistical development of the port of Annaba to increase its loading capacity from 10,000tpd to 18,000tpd and expand its storage capacity. Investment...

BCMA calls for 60% cut in duties on clinker imports

10 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers' Association (BCMA) has issued a call for the government to cut import duties of clinker by 60 per cent. "We had zero sales during the countrywide closure in the last two and a half months," said Md Alamgir Kabir, president of BCMA. "So for our survival we need the import duty on clinker, the sector's major raw material, to be brought down to BDT200/t from the existing BDT500/t." The sector counted a loss of around BDT6bn from  26 March to 30 May, accord...

Indonesian clinker exports up but cement exports contract

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producers have seen a 4.7 per cent uptick in clinker exports to 568,819t in April 2020 when compared with clinker export sales of 543,441t reported in April 2019, according to the country’s cement association, ASI. However, cement exports plummeted to 19,300t in April 2020, representing an 83.2 per cent drop when compared with April 2019, when 115,052t of cement was exported from Indonesia. As a result, total cement and clinker exports in April 2020 were down by 10.7 ...

Pandemic to seriously affect global cement trade

08 May 2020, Published under Cement News

At Cemtech's live webinar on the 'seaborne trade of cement and clinker' this week, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, gave a sobering outlook on global trade in response to COVID-19 and the many government lockdowns that have been implemented worldwide.  "Seaborne trade of cement and clinker will be seriously affected," said Mr Ligthart, adding: "There will be a global reduction in cement consumption and the result of that for seaborne trade and distribution is that the drop w...

Clinker imports into Bangladesh up 4%

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The import of clinker into Bangladesh has increased by 3.6 per cent in the first seven months of the FY19-20, according to data released by the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Clinker volumes to a value of US$554.8m were imported during this period, a significant increase when compared with 7MFY18-19 when the value of clinker imports reached US$535.3m. Total imports declined by 4.4 per cent YoY to US$34.58bn between July 2019 and January 2020. The fall is due to a number of factors, including...