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Pakistani exports record YoY fall but MoM rise

30 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement exports have recorded a marked fall in the first 11 months of FY15-16 as overseas demand has dropped and competition has intensified, according to data of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The domestic cement industry exported 5.58Mt of cement with a total value of US$301.33 during July 2015-May 2016, compared to 7.184Mt and US$413.38 in the corresponding FY14-15 period and reflecting a fall in volume and value of 22.31 and 27.1 per cent, respectively. The averag...

PT Semen Indonesia

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement exports by Semen Indonesia (including Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa) fell by 21.3 per cent during May 2016 to 37,588t, compared to 47,751t in the same month last year, according to the Indonesian Cement Association. This took total exports for January-May to 133,497t, down by 27.5 per cent YoY. Domestic sales during May came in at 2.11Mt, up 6.7 per cent on the 1.98Mt recorded in May 2015. The January-May figure saw an increase of one per cent to 10.01Mt, compared to 9.91Mt in the sam...

Indonesia cement demand rises 3% in May

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s cement market continues to expand, according to official Indonesian cement industry statistics. In addition, the country is shipping increasing volumes of clinker although cement exports have fallen. In May demand reached 5,133,863t, up three per cent YoY. Cement exports rose 18.3 per cent YoY and clinker exports doubled to 114,000t during the period. Total domestic output reached 5.305Mt, a rise of 5.4 per cent when compared with May 2015. Semen Indonesia, the country’s large...

Iran: Turkmenistan exports reach US$1bn

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Deputy Minister of Industry, Valiollah Afkhamirad has said that the country's exports to Turkmenistan have reached US$1bn. He added that Tehran is seeking now more than ever to secure its position in the Ashgabat market. According to Mr Afkhamirad, Iran holds the highest record of exports to Turkmenistan among the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Rwanda: Cimerwa calls for protection from illegal exports

22 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa, Rwanda's sole cement producer, has asked the government for protection, saying local dealers are exporting its cement illegally, affecting its key markets in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. All Africa reported that Busisiwe Legodi, the Cimerwa CEO, said the problem is made worse by the fact that some of the local dealers buy cement at subsidised prices for the Rwandan market, but sell it on in small quantities to the DR Congo and Burundi, making it hard for the cement...

Pakistan: exports down by 17.41% in 11 months

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement exports have fallen by 17.41 per cent to 5.48Mt during the first 11 months of the fiscal year, compared to exports of 6.65Mt during the same period in the previous year. A spokesperson from All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has said that an increase in federal excise duty (FED) on cement has negatively effected the market. The proposed change in FED will increase illegal trade in the form of smuggling cement into the country. FED has been increased fro...

Vietnam: export volumes fall for first five months

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam earned US$260.64m from exporting 7.12Mt of cement and clinker in the first five months of this year, down 0.7 per cent on-year in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. Bangladesh, Philippines and Taiwan were the major importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first five months of this year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said. Bangladesh took the lead after importing 2.52Mt of cement and clinker worth US$74.89m from Vietnam in the period. The Philippine...

Iran Mercatile exchange resumes cement export trade

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement offerings for export have resumed at Iran Mercantile Exchange, the IME chief said. 
Isfahan Cement Company initiated the offering with 2000t of cement on Saturday, 1000t of which were traded on cash payment.
 “We intend to expand our export markets for cement and unify prices by exporting the commodity through IME,” Hamed Soltaninejad was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
 Government-enforced pricings and the subsequent lack of competition caused cement manufacturers to become disillus...

Eurocement eyes Denmark and Britain markets

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

“Contracts in Denmark and Britain are forthcoming,” according to Eurocement’s CEO, Mikhail Skorokhod, as the company expands its global reach. Since the end of 2016, the Russian cement producer has been exporting increasing volumes to Finland and the Baltic states. “In Finland our share has already reached five per cent  of the market, and in our view, that is a very good result," he said in an interview with PwC. “The devaluation of the ruble creates opportunities to expand exports.” ...

Peru cement demand up 1.4% in May

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption increased by 1.4 per cent YoY in May, according to the Asociación de Productores de Cemento. Total deliveries, which include exports, increased 1.9 per cent. Production slipped 0.2 per cent when compared with May 2015. “During the fifth month of 2016, cement production fell slightly but national and total dispatches continued to grow,” said the cement association.