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Exports from Pakistan during 7MFY19 improve

19 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement industry is facing a domestic drop in cement demand, but export data for 7MFY19 show overseas sales have been strong. Experts believe that with domestic demand experiencing a dip, cement manufacturers have been selling off their surplus inventory to regional markets perhaps with a cut to their margins.   Pakistan's cement industry received foreign exchange revenue of US$27.34m by exporting 655,317t of cement during the month of January 2019, compared to US$25.89m at 624,...

Tunisian clinker exports surge in 2018

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Clinker exports in Tunisia increased 382 per cent to 1.5Mt in 2018 when compared with 311,000t in 2017, according to data published by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Cement exports edged up by 3.7 per cent YoY to 273,000t in 2018. In terms of clinker production, output rose by 6.7 per cent YOY to 7.353Mt from 6.89Mt in 2017. Cement production remained stable at 7.3Mt when compared with 2017. Domestic market demand also remained level at 7Mt ...

Pakistan exports of cement to India expected to fall

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports to India are likely to be affected following the Indian government's announcement to scrap the 'Most-Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan, after an attack on Indian forces in Pulwama , Jammu and Kashmir, India, recently.   According to Al Habib Capital Markets, Pakistan's cement exports are expected to suffer most due to this unwanted tension between India and Pakistan. During 7MFY19 Pakistan's total cement exports stood at ~2.876Mt, up four per cent, YoY, of which c...

Argentina's cement consumption declines 16% in January

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Argentina fell 16.3 per cent to 873,958t in January 2018, when compared with 1,043,732t in January 2017, according to the latest data from the Argentinian cement association, AFCP. This demand was supplied entirely by domestic producers and no imports were reported. Total output declined by 14.2 per cent YoY to 884,334t in the first month of the year from 1,030,361t in January 2017. Of this total, around 10,376t were exported, a significant improvement when compared with 8...

Brazil cement market expands 4% in January 2019

14 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Brazil totalled 4.5Mt in January 2019, according to the National Union of the Cement Industry (SNIC). When compared with January 2018, the latest data reflect an advance of 4.2 per cent. In terms of days worked, domestic sales advanced 2.5 per cent MoM. Domestic sales jumped by 10.8 per cent in Brazil’s south to 738,000t and significant gains were also reported in the central-eastern part of the country with sales increasing 7.6 per cent to 467,000t. However, in th...

Indonesian cement market expands 5% in 2018

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement consumption advanced by 4.8 per cent YoY to 69,565,129t in 2018 from 66,349,944t, according to the preliminary data of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). While cement demand declined 5.4 per cent to 4.632Mt in the Jakarta area and slipped by 0.6 per cent in East Java, other regional markets saw significant growth. Cement demand in Yogyakarta surged by 10.8 per cent to 1.214Mt, followed by Banten, where consumption advanced by nine per cent to 3.475Mt. In Central Jav...

Algeria exports first shipment to Niger

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s first exports to Niger were carried out on 9 February by El-Hamel Sidi Moussa’s cement plant in Timegtène, 270km east of Adrar. The cement works shipped 2000t. Going forward, exports from Timegtène are planned at a rate of 8000tpm, using trucks of Logitrans. "The group's services have mobilised significant human and material resources, including 50 trucks, to regularly deliver the goods produced to the region of Agades (Niger), over a distance of 2000km, via the border post of ...

Experts list reasons for Pakistan's cement slowdown in 7MFY19

08 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement industry recorded a negative growth on domestic dispatches during the month of January 2019. As per APCMA data, local cement sales for the month came in at 3.1Mt, down a sharp 18 per cent YoY. According to Intermarket Securities, the slowdown in local cement dispatches has been in place since elections and appears to be gathering pace. This could be attributable to lower PSDP disbursements, a more challenging macroeconomic environment and legal challenges on major priv...

APCMA releases dispatch data for January and 7MFY19

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Pakistan cement sector posted a double-digit decline of 10.7 per cent in the month of January compared with corresponding month last year, raising alarm bells among producers with a large production capacity, reports the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The cement industry dispatched 3.646Mt in January 2019 against 4.083Mt in January 2018, says APCMA. The buoyancy in exports stayed on course, increasing by a healthy 67.3 per cent. The industry exported 0.579Mt o...

When the going gets tough

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The north African cement sector is facing a challenging time as declining demand has put into perspective the current overcapacity in the industry. With most of the region affected, export options are limited. Higher energy costs have also brought further challenges in some countries. By Kais Kriaa and Fatma Charfi, Alpha Mena, Tunisia. With production capacity tipped to reach 30Mta in 2019, Algeria’s cement industry has been transformed and has now become a net exporter of cement....