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Argentina cement sales slip 1.8% YoY

17 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Argentina's cement deliveries fell 2.5 per cent MoM from 919,866t in May and 1.8 per cent YoY from 913,101t in June 2013 to 896,860t, according to the latest data from the country's cement association AFCP.  Exports reached 14,637t in June, up 57 per cent from 9336t the previous month, but down 19 per cent from 18,030t noted in June 2013. For 1H14, Argentina's cement producers delivered 5,304,617t of cement, some three per cent less than 1H13. Moreover, exports fells sharply from 144,60...

Iran first-quarter exports exceed 5Mt

14 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 5.07Mt of cement and clinker during the first quarter of the Iranian year, according to local news reports. In the third Iranian calendar month of Khordad (22 May - 21 June 2014), cement and clinker exports totaled over 1.203Mt and 398,798t, respectively, the Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday.  In the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on 20 March 2014, exports amounted to 18Mt of cement. Volumes have previously been delivered to some 24 countries including I...

Iran produces 18.23Mt of cement in 1Q14

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 18.23Mt of cement and 19.35Mt of clinker in spring 2014, which corresponds to the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (21 March – 20 June).   Meanwhile, Iran exported around 18Mt of cement in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on 20 March 2014. The country’s cement output is currently about 80Mta, of which 50Mta is used by domestic industries.

Pakistan: good FY14 with positive outlook for FY15

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in the last month of FY14 jumped 14.32 per cent to 2.53Mt compared to 2.21Mt during June 2013. Exports were also up, although at a more modest rate of 2.9 per cent, reaching 685,000t, according to the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association. For the full-year, cement sales in Pakistan increased 4.32 per cent to 26.14Mt from 25.06Mt the previous year. Exports declined 2.87 per cent YoY from 8.37Mt to 8.133Mt. However, with total sales rising from 33.432Mt to 34....

Pakistan exports decline in first 11 months

03 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Despite a marked increase in shipments to India, Pakistan exports have proved disappointing in the first 11 months of the current fiscal, declining both in volume and revenue terms compared to the same period of last year. Latest data shows that Pakistan exported 7.792Mt of cement on revenues of US$460.30m during the first 11 months (July 2014 - May 2014) of fiscal FY13-14, a YoY decline of 5.08 and 12.23 per cent, respectively. The average cement export price fell by 7.05 per cent to US...

Peru: cement dispatches edge ahead

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Between January and May 2014, Peru’s cement market expanded by 0.51 per cent YoY to 4,129,906t, according to the latest figures from the domestic cement association, Asocem. Production rose by 0.95 per cent YoY to 4,231,221t in the first five months of the year, from 4,191,295Mt in the same period a year ago. Exports jumped from 81,356t to 95,716t, up 17.65 per cent during Jan-May.

Set for rationalisation?

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

With the construction sector predicted to grow by just 1.1 per cent in 2014, there is little for South Korea’s cement producers to look forward to. As the focus turns to overseas markets, cement exports are on the up, but how long can this strategy sustain the country’s cement overcapacity crisis? South Korea’s cement producers will need to find a long-term solution to their overcapacity woes as the domestic market has reached saturation point and export growth is unsustainable ...

Iran’s exports surpass 3Mt mark in first two months

12 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 3.47Mt of cement and clinker in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on 21 March, an Iranian cement industry official announced on Tuesday. In the second Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (21 April - 21 May ), Iran exported over 1.411Mt of cement and 625,393t of clinker, IRIB quoted Abdolreza Sheikhan as saying. Over 8.739Mt of the cement produced in the two-month period was used domestically, he added. Iran exported around 18M...

Vicem’s sales increase boosted by exports

11 June 2014, Published under Cement News

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country's leading cement producer recorded a seven per cent rise in sales over the first four months of the year boosted by an increase in exports. In the January-April 2014 period, Vicem sold  7.4Mt, surpassing the initial target by 13.5 per cent. Some 5.87Mt of cement were sold domestically (-10.4 per cent YoY) and 1.54Mt were exported (+312 per cent). The corporation also produced 5.25Mt of clinker between January and April...

Positive outlook for Pakistan producers

03 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The government of Pakistan said yesterday it expects the domestic cement industry to prosper during fiscal FY14-15, led by improvements in local pricing and demand. According to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2012-13 released yesterday, due to improving cement prices this year, the outlook for most cement players is positive for the next fiscal which begins in July 2014. Local cement dispatches are also expected to increase due to improvements in Public Sector Development government expe...