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Think tank to promote industrialisation in Pakistan

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's top trade body, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), has established a think tank including members from the cement industry to promote industrialisation/export in the country. Atif Ikram Sheikh, president of FPCCI, has formed a high-profile think tank of the apex organisation, comprising the nation’s top economic minds, governance specialists, industrialists, entrepreneurs, investors and exporters. The organisation will be called FPCCI’s Think Ta...

Pakistan hopes to resume cement and other trade with India

01 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Two federal ministers of Pakistan, Foreign Minister, Ishaq Dar, and Minister for Maritime Affairs, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, have shown intention to resume trade with India, which has been halted since August 2019 following India’s revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir. Both ministers viewed that business people wanted the resumption of trade, but this required further talks and approval by the country's government and parliament. In addition, exporting cement from Pakistan via ...

Bangladesh surpassed the cement export target in 4MFY23-24

08 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh has recorded 101.8 per cent YoY growth in cement export revenue to US$5.59m in the first four months (July-October 2023) of FY23-24 from US$2.77m earned in the same four months of the previous year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). This figure includes minor amounts of salt, stone and related products. A 20.2 per cent YoY also surpassed a target of US$4.65m for months.  Bangladesh had set a higher target export revenue of US$15m for FY23-24 against US$...

Pakistan's cement industry faces significant challenges

12 June 2023, Published under Cement News

On 9 June the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) released the “Pakistan Economic Survey FY23”, critically reviewing all sector performance, including the cement sector in 9MFY22-23 and the remaining months of FY22-23.  While commenting, Topline Pakistan Research said the outgoing year was one of the worst periods in Pakistan’s recent economic history. Pakistan’s GDP growth is provisionally estimated at 0.3 per cent for FY22-23 as against the target of five per cent for FY22-23 and 6.1 pe...

Bangladesh's cement export revenue totals US$3.67m in 5MFY23

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

During the first five months (July and November) of FY22-23 (July-June), Bangladesh's cement industry earned export revenue of US$3.67m on the export of cement mostly to Asian countries, compared to US$3.36m in the same five months last year. This translates to growth of 9.23 per cent YoY, but marks a shortfall of 11.14 per cent to meet the target of US$4.13m set for these months of the ongoing fiscal year. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says the...

Ecuador completes first cement export contract

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecuador has exported cement for the first time, delivering 32,660 to of cement in 16,330 Bigbags to Peru, according to a local news service. The consignment was supplied at the end of April to position Holcim Ecuador as bulk cement exporter in Latin America and diversify its export value offer. The shipment was made possible by an investment of US$2.2m to expand infrastructure and implement the project.

Afghanistan government’s financial crunch eases

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Two top decisions announced in Washington, DC and Islamabad, respectively, would ease the Afghanistan government’s financial crunch and supply of cement to Kabul last week. Economic experts believe it would help Afghanistan, which direly needs foreign exchange reserves to import items and overcome the financial problem in the short term.   After months of waiting, US President Joe Biden on 11 February signed an executive order giving half of the US$7bn in frozen Afghan assets to Afghani...

Argos opens new Cartagena terminal

14 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Argos has inaugurated its new port terminal in the free zone of Cartagena, Colombia. the new terminal will triple its export capacity to 3.5Mta. The terminal can serve vessels of up to 60,000t. The company invested nearly US$42m in the new terminal, which includes a berthing platform of 152m long by 18m wide that joins the coast by a 170m-long civil walkway. It also consists of closed conveyor belts with a capacity to transport 1200tph of cement and 900tph of clinker from ...

East African Cement Co looks to DR Congo for increased cement sales

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) is looking to target cement sales in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “In the past 10 years, EAPCC has been missing from the infrastructural agenda due to competition among other challenges. Now we have come up with a five year strategic plan as we want to revamp our operations,” said Oliver M Kirubai, managing director at the EAPCC. “We are targeting the East African market, including the DRC. We are getting inquiries from Rwanda as well.” ...

Málaga resumes cement export

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Following a stop since September 2021, the export of cement from Málaga, Spain, has resumed. With a frequency of between 1-2 cargoes leaving the port per month, activity is expected to remain similar to that seen before the suspension of exports. Until September, five different ships by Bergé Condeminas completed 18 loading operations with cement exported to the port of Banjul in Gambia, according to Málaga Hoy. Last Friday Grit Cement III docked at Pier 6 to take 8000t of cement on-boar...