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Pakistan exports decline in 10MFY13-14

28 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan export volumes and revenues have continued to decline in the first 10 months of the current fiscal, mainly due to a decline in shipments to Afghanistan. On a more positive note, despite the disappointing performance on the export front, utilisation rates have climbed to a five-year high. During the July 2013-April 2014 period, Pakistan exported 6.92Mt of cement on revenues of US$415.03m compared to 7.298Mt at US$468.74m. This translates to YoY falls of 5.18 and 11.46 per cent in t...

Lafarge Malaysia mulls export opportunities

26 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia is exploring the possibility of exporting cement to other markets in Southeast Asia and around the Indian Ocean, its chief executive has said. Speaking to local press, Bradley Mulroney said the company is considering exporting to Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Mauritius, among other countries. However, he emphasised the company's commitment to serving Peninsular Malaysia. Last week, the country's leading cement producer reported a rise in revenue and net pro...

Holcim sees better performance in Morocco

21 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim Morocco improved its business results in 2013 despite the difficult economic context. By lowering its production costs and optimising its support functions, the company achieved a cost saving of MAD100m (US$12.23m), despite a five per cent decline in operating income compared to 2012. The company succeeded in optimising its clinker factor, lowering power consumption and increased thermal substitution rates as well as rationalised its production process.   In the first quarter of ...

Peru records stable 4M14 cement deliveries

21 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Peru’s domestic cement dispatches reached 3,279,640t between January and April 2014, edging up 0.1 per cent YoY, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Cement output followed a similar trend, totalling 3,344,562t over the period with producers shipping 3,349,510t – including exports – in the first four months of the year, representing a 0.13 per cent increase YoY. According to Pablo Otero, analyst at Maximixe, the rise in dispatches reflects the dynamism in both public ...

Vietnam exports rise 41% YoY

21 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 8.38Mt of cement and clinker worth US$355m in the first four months of this year, up 41 and 43 per cent in terms of volume and value, respectively, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said. The total included 6.2Mt of clinker and 2.2Mt of cement, the department said on its website Tuesday. In April, the country’s cement and clinker exports fell 4.4 and 5.3 per cent, respectively, from March to 2Mt worth US$84m, comprising 1.5Mt of clinker and 500,000t of cement. ...

Iran monthly production update

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran produced 4.501Mt of cement in the first calendar month of the current Iranian calendar year (21 March 2014 - 20 April 2015), according to its Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade reported that the country. Over 70 per cent of the total (some 3.234Mt) was supplied to the domestic market during the month, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported. Some 6.291Mt of clinker was also produced in Iran during the period. The country’s total exports were 1Mta. Iran's cement output amounted t...

Pakistan: utilisation rates reach 5-year high

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement despatches in Pakistan reached an all time high of 3.21Mt during April 2014 raising the industry hopes of a long awaited turnaround. The sector has achieved capacity utilisation of 75.21 per cent during first 10 months of the current fiscal year – the highest level achieved during last five years – and industry experts expecting that this will be increased to 80 per cent by the end of June 2014. Although the overall increase in the cement despatches is only 1.17 per cent, domestic sa...

Pakistan export volumes and revenues fall

01 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan export volumes have seen a decline in the first nine months of the current fiscal both in terms of volumes and dollar value. However, latest monthly figures show a significant increase in exports to India. For the July 2013 – March 2014 period, Pakistan exported 6.123Mt of cement on revenues of US$374.78m compared to 6.522Mt at US$421.12m in the comparative period of the previous year. This translates to YoY declines of 6.11 and 11.11 per cent in terms of quantity and value, respe...

Full-year Iranian exports reach 18Mt

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported around 18Mt of cement in the Iranian calendar year that ended on 20 March 2014, IRNA cited a report published by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade on Sunday.   The Tehran Times noted that the country’s annual cement output is currently about 80Mt, of which 50Mt is used domestically. In August 2012, former Iranian Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that the country's cement production capacity would reach 110Mt by 2015.

Russia: open to investment

28 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Attracting private and foreign investment is becoming key for Russia as prices in oil and natural gas come under pressure for funding state projects. Russia’s transition to a modern country will also require large volumes of cement and the ramping up of production capacity is already in full swing. In recent years, Russia has been building new, modern production capacity to replace old wet-process plants Russia’s economy continues to decelerate as consumer spending, key to the c...