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Iran sees 4% increase in cement exports

08 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Iran exported 7.6Mt of cement in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2021-October 2022), according to data from the Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry. This marks a four per cent increase on the same period a year earlier. In total last year, Iran exported 14.4Mt of cement, putting it in fourth place among the world’s leading cement exporters. Meanwhile, 2021 saw Iran produce 63Mt of cement, making it the seventh biggest cement producer in the world...

Thailand looks to Philippines for exports

07 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The Philippines government has decided not to extend a tax on imports of cement. The levy on imported cement was first introduced on 22 October 2019 for three years. In the first year the tax was PHP250/t (US$4.5/t), which then fell to PHP245/t in the second year and PHP200/t in the third year. With the tax due to expire on 21 October 2022, the Philippine Tariff Commission began an enquiry in February this year as to whether the tax should be extended or not. According to rules set out by...

Pakistan cement dispatches contract in November and 5MFY23

06 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry has recorded a YoY contraction of 16.82 per cent during November and 21.78 per cent in five months (July – November 2022) of the current FY2022-23. Cement dispatches/sales were disrupted due to a host of factors, including increased fuel prices, overall economic slowdown, flood impacts in the southern region, political unrest and multiple hikes in interest rates. The government increased interest rates last week by one per cent to 16 per cent. This will also dent...

Italian cement output down 4% in September

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy’s cement production declined by four per cent YoY in September 2022, according to the country’s construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index production the value increased from 61 in August to 96 per cent in September. Cement prices remained stable MoM at 189 when compared with the base year of 2015 (=100). However, they saw a 49 per cent increase when compared with September 2021. Grey cement imports in August increased by six per cent when compared with ...

Spanish cement demand slips 0.4% in October

01 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has edged down by 0.4 per cent YoY to 1,264,554t in October 2022, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The fall represents a six-month decline since May. Exports from Spain were down 22 per cent YoY in September, resulting in a 20 per cent drop in the year to date of 20 per cent. Imports decline by 55 per cent YoY on the back of falling domestic consumption, but in the year to date they have increased 14.5 per cent YoY. “In the first 10 months...

Vietnam market expands 5% in October

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Vietnam saw a five per cent increase to 5,376,495t in October 2022 when compared with October 2021, according to the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total VICEM reported a four per cent uptick YoY to 1,805,791t while other VNCA members increased their deliveries at the same rate to 1,200,704t. Vietnam’s other producers saw a five per cent advance YoY to 2,370,000t in October 2022. However, exports halved to 2,106,653t in October 2022 when compared with...

Vicem signs agreement to export 6Mt to the Philippines

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem) has signed an agreement with Fenix (CEZA) International Inc and Gold Falcon Trading Corporation to export 6Mt of cement and clinker to the Philippines in 2023-25, reports Vietnam News Brief Service. Vicem currently operates 10 cement plants with a total production capacity of over 25Mta of cement and 21Mta of clinker. Its sales reportedly account for almost 33 per cent of Vietnam’s total cement and clinker sales and 23 per cent of its exports. Eac...

Pakistan export volumes fall but earnings rise

21 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Export volumes from Pakistan's cement industry in the first four months (July-October 2022) of FY22-23 fell but export prices rose, leading to higher export earnings, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). Prices increased to US$50.40/t from US$36.70/t over the period. As a result, exports grew by 1.25 per cent in terms of value, despite volumes being down by 26.61 per cent. During the 4MFY22-23, the industry earned US$66.270m by exporting 1.324Mt of cement and cli...

Brazil’s cement sales see slight dip in October

18 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil slipped 0.6 per cent to 5.356Mt in October 2022 when compared to October 2021 when sales reached 5.387Mt, according to the country’s cement association, SNIC. While sales in the largest market, the southeast, advanced by 2.8 per cent YoY in October 2022 to 2.456Mt from 2.389Mt, the northeast saw a 6.4 per cent drop in deliveries to 1.087Mt YoY from 1.161Mt. In the south, sales were down by 1.9 per cent YoY to 0.884Mt from 0.901Mt and the north by 6.1 per cent to 0.26...

Iran’s cement demand stable in October

15 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Iranian cement market expanded 0.3 per cent to 5.22Mt in October 2022 from 5.05Mt in October 2021, according to the Iranian cement association. Domestic cement production in October 2022 reached 5.66Mt, up 3.6 per cent from 5.46Mt in October 2021. Clinker production edged up from 7.02Mt in October 2021 to 7.09Mt on year later. The output figures include 0.79Mt of clinker exports and 0.39Mt of cement exports. In terms of clinker exports, this represents a 21.5 per cent advance YoY fro...