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Turkey's confident approach

29 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Turkey expanded at nearly three times the rate of the national economy in 2013 and producers remain optimistic about the future. As Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions heads to the stunning city of Istanbul for its 23rd European event, this report highlights the latest domestic market and trading trends for one of the world’s most buoyant cement industries. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers Association (TÇMB) & ICR Research. Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions, with support...

Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia top Vietnam's eight month export table

26 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia were the largest importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first eight months of this year, latest data from Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade shows. During the period, Indonesia imported 1.56Mt of clinker and cement worth US$73m from Vietnam, while Taiwan acquired 933,128t worth US$40m and Malaysia purchased 904,117t worth US$44m. Next in line were the Philippines (721,060t worth US$27m) and Cambodia (348,139t worth US$19m), the ministry ad...

Mediterranean's changing face

22 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Against a background of war, economic uncertainty and favourable demographics, major cement producers in the Mediterranean balance their portfolios to seize opportunities offered by this challenging but potentially-rewarding market. Despite the region’s economic and political fragility, new hubs of activity are emerging on its southern shores. Tunisia is moving ahead after the Arab Spring and cement producers face both challenges and opportunities The north-south divide runs dee...

Peru August cement sales slip 0.75% YoY

17 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In August domestic dispatches in the Peruvian cement market edged 0.75 per cent down to 908,553t when compared with the same month of 2013, according to Asocem, the country’s cement producers’ association. Cement exports reached 30,083t during the period. Production advanced 2.44 per cent to 958,712t. Sales were 0.27 per cent down to 6,698,788t in the first eight months of the year from 6,700,650t sold in 8M13. Output from Peru’s cement factories reached 6,908,979t, up 0.9 per cent YoY ...

Iran to increase cement exports to Iraq

15 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iraq has agreed to increase the volume of cement exports from Iran, a senior trade official has said. "As of September 1, each (Iranian) company can export 15,000t of cement into the neighbouring country from Shalamcheh, Chazzabeh and Mehran border terminals," Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi, the head of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, told Fars News Agency, as quoted by Zawya news. He noted that the new regulations have been adopted by Iraq's Trade Ministry. Last week it was reported tha...

Argentina: cement demand down 4.1% YoY

10 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In August, the Argentinian cement market was supplied by 993,397t of domestic production and 254t of imports as it saw consumption fall 7.2 per cent YoY to 993,651t. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 10,598t, representing a YoY increase of 3.7 per cent. In the January-August period, cement consumption decreased 4.1 per cent to 7,238,484t when compared with the first eight months of 2013. This figure includes 1500t of imports, which decreased around 62 per cent from the ...

Iran exports exceed 8Mt in first five months

09 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 8Mt of cement in the first five months of the Iranian calendar year, according to the country's cement industry body. Abdolreza Sheikhan, secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association said 981,605t of cement were exported in the fifth calendar month (July 23-August 22), Iran's IRIB reported on Sunday. The country has also successfully started to use railroads to export cement to neighbouring and Central Asian countries.

Pakistan’s August cement dispatches higher

08 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Total Pakistan dispatches during August increased by 23.2 per cent compared to the same month of last year with strong increases seen on both the domestic and export front. Latest data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association shows that total dispatches reached 2.7788Mt last month compared to 2.254Mt in August 2013. Domestic cement sales increased by 23.6 per cent to 1.95Mt, compensating for a decline during July 2014. Meanwhile exports rose by 22.3 per cent to 828,000t. ...

Vietnam’s export volumes up 20% YoY

04 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam earned US$563.15 from exporting 13.1Mt of clinker and cement, up 24 and 20.4 per cent in value and volume terms, respectively.  Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia were the top importers of Vietnamese exports during the period, according to figures from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Indonesia imported 1.42Mt of clinker and cement worth US$69m, Taiwan acquired 863,270t worth US$37.6m and Malaysia purchased 700,880t worth US$34.7m. ...

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...