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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...

China cement exports decline in 4M14

30 May 2014, Published under Cement News

China's cement exports declined by 9.4 per cent YoY to 2.96Mt in the first four months of 2014, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs. However, the growth rate was 1.5 per cent higher than the level realised in the first quarter of this year. Clinker exports surged 63.09 per cent YoY to 1.31Mt over the Jan-April 2014 period. Imports amounted to 94,600t of cement in the first four months, reflecting a YoY decrease of 9.32 per cent. Clinker imports increa...

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 ...