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Belarusian Cement Co plans to increase exports to Poland

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co (BCC) opened a representative office in Poland earlier this year in anticipation of higher exports to central Europe. "Our company opened a representative office in Poland early this year due to increased demand for Belarusian cement in eastern and central Europe in 2019. This move has improved supply logistics. European, Polish, German and other partners have an opportunity now to conclude supply contracts directly with the company," the cement producer noted. BCC...

Peruvian cement consumption increases 2% in January 2020

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market expanded 2.1 per cent YoY to 946,000t in January 2020 from 927,000 in the year-ago period, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. In the prior 12 months (including January 2020) consumption rose by 4.7 per cent YoY to 11.728Mt. In January 2020 domestic cement production increased three per cent YoY but fell 9.4 per cent MoM to 830,000t while in terms of clinker production, volumes were up 12.3 per cent YoY and slipped 10 per cent MoM to 713,000t. Ceme...

Masaveu doubles US exports in 2019

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Masaveu has doubled its export shipments to the USA from its Tudela Veguín plant in Spain in 2019. The US is now the third-largest market for the cement producer, representing an export volume of 118,673t in 2019, compared to 50,061t in the previous year. The exports to the US account for 18.3 per cent of the company’s total exports. To improve its export operations the company inaugurated a new terminal in Muelle Norte, to expand its El Musel facility, at the end of 2019. It is the third ...

Qatar National Cement Co to diversify product range to meet infrastructure demands

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has reaffirmed its support to the country's infrastructure development, adding that it will diversify its product range by adding new products to meet the growing local demand. QNCC Chairman, Salem bin Butti al-Naimi, said the company must increase efforts to "diversify the production by adding new types of cement to meet the demand of local market and utilise the opportunity of exporting to external markets." The company had last year said it was looking to...

Cement demand in Spain falls 9% in January

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption declined 8.6 per cent in January 2020 to 1,035,484t when compared with the year-ago period. The latest fall represents the third-consecutive month of decreases, not seen since the last quarter of 2016, according to Oficemen. In the rolling year until January 2020 the growth of domestic cement demand slipped 1.4 percentage points to 4.5 per cent YoY. "The beginning of this year maintains the deceleration path initiated in the last half of 2019," explained Oficem...

TÇMB re-elects chairman and announces export success

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB) has re-elected Dr Tamer Saka as its chairman, with Dr Saka having already served in the role since July 2019. Following his re-election, Dr Saka highlighted the successes of the country’s cement export industry in 2019. "The total export of clinker and cement in 2019 increased 68 per cent and realised as 23Mt. The total export value of the Turkish cement sector became US$877m, with a 44 per cent increase YoY. We are exporting to more than...

Pakistan's cement industry likely to grow at average rate of 5%

24 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is likely to grow at an average rate of five per cent in coming 4-5 years, anticipates by local research house. Analysts assumed local cement dispatches at 41.77Mt and export sales at 8.03Mt in FY20 with total cement dispatches due to grow by 3-6 per cent annually during FY22-25.   Historically cement sector has performed exceptionally well by posting a five-year CAGR of 10 per cent (FY14-FY18) in high margin domestic sales. However, FY19 saw the trend reversing on...

Turkmenistan exports 0.256Mt in 2019

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement plant in Koytendag district exported 256,000t, or nearly 30 per cent of its production, in 2019. The majority of exports were M400 and M500 cement shipments, which were delivered to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The plant is one of the largest in central Asia and its production capacity of 1Mta could be extended to 1.5Mta. There are also plans to build a further, similar plant in the district to increase the country’s cement export potential.

Pakistan sees mixed export revenue trend in 7MFY19-20

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's exports increased in volume terms over the first seven months of FY19-20, but declined in value terms. Meanwhile, in January 2020 exports increased both in terms of volume and value on a MoM basis.  The country's cement sector earned US$170.13m by exporting 4.484Mt of cement and clinker between July 2019 - January 2020, compared to US$184.34m from 4.334Mt of exports in the comparative period of a year earlier, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics. This repres...

Vietnam demand expected to rise by 4-5 per cent in 2020

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker demand in Vietnam is expected to edge up by 4-5 per cent in 2020, according to the country's Ministry of Construction (MoC). Volumes are expected to reach 101-103Mt, according to a report by Vietnam Plus. The expected range comprises 69-70Mt of domestic sales and 32-34Mt of exports. Chairman of the Vietnam Cement Association, Nguyen Quang Cung, said that cement demand has expanded at a higher pace compared to GDP in previous years. However, the trend has been in reverse i...