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Heracles profit lifted by exports, demand pick up

01 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Greece-based Heracles General Cement Co reported a 9.3 per cent YoY increase in sales for the first half of 2014 to EUR123.4m. At the parent company level, sales reached EUR110.4m, up by eight per cent.  In an announcement, Greece's largest cement producer said the stronger sales performance was boosted by "increased export activity and stronger domestic demand from low levels.” It added that:  "After five years of continuing recession in the domestic market, sales were positively affecte...

Pakistan's export earnings down by one-third

29 August 2014, Published under Cement News

During the first month of the new Pakistan fiscal, cement exports declined by 30.31 per cent YoY to 557,159t, with shipments to Afghanistan falling significantly. In revenue terms, exports were down by 33.68 per cent to US$32.59m during the same month, according to the latest data from Pakistan’s Bureau of Statistics. Exports earnings also declined in Pakistan rupee terms by 33.55 per cent to PKR3.216bn during July 2014, Similarly, the average export price of cement dropped 4.84 per cent t...

Peru cement sales fall 3.9% in July

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru reached 845,907t in July, representing a 3.9 per cent decline YoY, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. In the year to date, the latest figures reflect a 0.11 per cent increase YoY while output in domestic cement plants edged up 0.66 per cent to nearly 6Mt. Exports in the first seven months were up 0.64 per cent, surpassing the 5.8Mt mark.

Iran exports surpass 6.6Mt in first four months

18 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported approximately 6.62Mt of cement and clinker in the first four months of the current Iranian year (21 March - 22 July 2014), a cement industry official has said. "We have exported a sum of 6,620,958t of cement and clinker in the first four months of the current year," Secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Guild Association Abdolreza Sheikhan said. Iran exported approximately 18.812Mt of cement and clinker in last Iranian calendar year (ended 20 March 2014), according t...

Pakistan sales decline in first month of new fiscal

12 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches during the first month of the new fiscal (FY14-15) proved disappointing with both domestic and export sales registering YoY declines. Total sales during July 2014 fell 14.12 per cent to 2.23Mt compared to 2.6Mt, latest data from the Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) shows. Domestic dispatches during July 2014 were down by 6.5 per cent YoY to 1.73Mt. Meanwhile, exports were 503,000t versus 749,000t during July 2013, representing a YoY decline o...

Vietnam sales up 8% in first seven months

12 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 37Mt of cement in the first seven months of this year, up eight per cent from a year ago and fulfilling 59.75 per cent of the whole-year target, the country's Ministry of Construction said. Of the total, 28.5Mt was sold to the domestic market and 8.52Mt was exported, the Nhan Dan newspaper cited the ministry as saying Monday. In July, the country’s cement and clinker sales inched down one per cent from June but rose two per cent on a YoY basis to 4.98Mt. This volume comprised ...

Argentina's July cement demand up 7.2% MoM

08 August 2014, Published under Cement News

In July 2014, Argentina's cement market required 949,904t of cement (including imports), 7.2 per cent more than in June, but registering a 5.4 per cent YoY fall. The country's cement producers delivered 967,752t to domestic and overseas markets, which represents a MoM increase of 7.6 per cent. When compared with July 2013, however, a 4.7 per cent drop was noted.

Algeria to become net exporter?

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Algeria's cement imports have increased by 30 per cent to US$283.9m in 1H14, according to the country's Customs Office. In terms of volumes, imports reached 3.086Mt in the six first months of 2014, up 26.6 per cent when compared with 2.438Mt in 1H13, said the National Information and Statistics Office. However, Algeria's current cement shortage could be reversed in the next few years as several new plants enter service. The most recent project, funded by the National Investment Coun...

Nordic warm-up

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

In 2013, the Nordic region registered gains of varying levels in its cement demand with all countries, except Finland and Sweden, enjoying an upturn. With GDP growth rates generally set to improve this year, cement producers can perhaps expect a wider recovery of cement consumption throughout the area although market expansion appears somewhat elusive. Can Nordic cement producers expect cement markets to follow the predicted economic upturn? (Pictured: Aalborg Portland’s Rørdal pla...

Pakistan export revenues down in FY14

28 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan reported a decline in export revenue in FY14, due in part to lower sales to Afghanistan and a decline in average export prices. Encouraging trends were, however, noted in exports to India and other parts of the world. Data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association shows that total dispatches increased by 2.52 per cent YoY to 34.273Mt. Exports totaled 8.73Mt on revenues of US$509.46m compared to 9.09Mt at US$577.44m in FY13. This translated to a fall of 3.97 per cen...