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AGMK contracted to supply cement to Afghanistan

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (AGMK) plans to ship several batches of cement to Afghanistan by the end of the year, after signing a number of supply contracts in July. The cement will reportedly be used for the construction of infrastructure and social facilities in the country, according to the company. The deliveries will be made from its Jizzakh and Sherabad plants. "The interest of Afghan companies in domestic cement is due to several factors. First, Sherabad c...

Nepal's cement producers call on government to find export markets

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's cement producers are demanding that the government supports them in attempts to find export markets for cement and clinker as overcapacity in Nepal is expected to rise steeply in the next few years. The country's cement industry has a total of some 40 production facilities with a cumulative cement capacity of 15Mta, while domestic demand is currently below 10Mta. A further 21 plants are reportedly preparing to start up in the next two years, says Online Khabar. By mid-2021 Nepal'...

Brazil cement market expands 8% in July

12 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazilian cement sales increased 8.1 per cent YoY to 4.953Mt in July 2019, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. The market expanded most in the south, advancing by 11.2 per cent to 827,000t, followed by the central-west by 10.9 per cent to 579,000t. The southeast, Brazil’s largest market, expanded by 9.1 per cent to 2.406Mt YoY, while the country’s smallest market, the north, saw offtake expand by 7.8 per cent to 221,000t. In the northeast, sales edged up by 1.4 per cent t...

Argentine cement demand up 5% in July

08 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement consumption in Argentina in July 2019 increased 5.1 per cent YoY to 1,000,711t, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The market requirement was entirely supplied by domestic plants, unlike in July 2018 when 2540t of cement was imported. Production from Argentine plants during July 2019 reached 1,003,869t, up 5.4 per cent when compared with July 2018. This includes 3158t of exports, which represents a YoY rise of 18.3 per cent. January-July 2019 In the year ...

Vietnamese market stable, exports slip in June

07 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese cement companies sold 7.497Mt of cement in June 2019, down four per cent YoY and 12 per cent MoM, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 5.645Mt were supplied to the domestic market, reflecting a stable market when compared with June in the previous year and a five per cent fall MoM. In addition, 1.851Mt were exported, down 16 per cent YoY and 27 per cent MoM. VICEM delivered 1.849Mt to Vietnamese customers, edging up by two per cent YoY but ...

Sailing through high seas

06 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement producers are sailing through high tides as domestic demand succumbs to macroeconomic pressures, manufacturing costs rise and utilisation levels look set to weaken with the addition of new capacities. Exports are providing a much-needed cushion, as is the shift towards reducing costs and improving operational efficiencies. By Syeda Humaira Akhtar, BMA Capital Management Ltd, Pakistan. Against a backdrop of lower domestic demand and higher production costs, Pakistan p...

Saudi Arabia to reimpose cement export fees

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

After two-years of freezing cement and steel export fees, Saudi Arabia will begin levying fees on cement leaving the country in a bid to prop up falling oil revenues. The ban on cement exports from Saudi Arabia was lifted in mid-2017 when domestic demand slumped and cement stocks rose. Fees on cement exports were cut by 50 per cent over the last two years. However, Trade and Industry Ministry spokesman, Abdul Rahman Hussein, said: "The Ministry will shortly resume levying fees on steel a...

Cement demand in Spain down 3% in June

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 2.9 per cent to 1.2Mt in June 2019, the first drop in monthly demand since November 2018. The drop has been attributed to a slow public works sector Despite the positive evolution of housing, the non-reactivation of public works and the delay of the work already tendered is slowing the growth of cement consumption," said Oficemen President, Jesus Ortiz. Cement exports declined by 32 per cent in June 2019 to 450,728t when compared with June 2018. Mr Ortiz ex...

Pakistan's cement exports rise but fall MoM in FY19

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry recorded a growth of 21.9 per cent in earning of foreign exchange revenue, 40.4 per cent in terms of quantity and 49.7 per cent in terms of Pakistani rupee earnings from cement exports in the FY18-19, according to Pakistan's Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The government official data says that export revenue for the first 12 months of the current July 2018-June 2019 stood at US$271.72m by exporting 6.4Mt of cement and clinker during compared to US$222.84m at 4.56Mt ...

Bangladesh earns US$10.41m on export of cement in FY19

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has recorded a fall of 17.3 per cent in export revenue to US$10.41m between July 2018 and June 2019, compared to US$12.59m of the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The export value fell 25.6 per cent below the US$14m target set by the government for the period. For the FY18-19 the export target for the cement indust...