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Fabrika Cementa Lukavac to export to Libya

26 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Bosnia-based cement producer Fabrika Cementa Lukavac is set to export 30,000t of cement to Libya by the end of the year, local media said on Wednesday. The first two trains with 1258t of cement are on the way to the final destination, with 4500-5000t in total to be sent this week, news portal eKapija.ba said. The cement will be delivered with trains through Bosnia and Croatia and then via Croatia’s port Luka Ploce to the northern African country. It seems likely that consumption in Li...

Pakistan September sales seen rising on higher domestic demand

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales are expected to increase by six per cent YoY in September 2013 on the back of a rise in domestic demand. Dispatches are forecast to climb to 2.76Mt for the month compared to 2.61Mt in the same period of last year. Local sales are seen rising 11 per cent YoY to 1.98Mt, according to estimates by InvestCap. The south is anticipated to have grown 32 per cent on a YoY basis mainly due to a boom in construction activity. The region has also experienced two months of heavy r...

August cement demand falls 23% in Spain

24 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain continues its freefall with the figure for August down more than 23 per cent to 886,005t. Production fell by 7.7 per cent from 1,308,090t to 1,207,891t in August, according to the latest figures by the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Between January-August, a similar decline has taken place with cumulative consumption at 7,400,946t, over 2Mt less than the equivalent period of 2012. Spanish cement producers have lowered their output by a fifth from over ...

India Cements explores export opportunities

23 September 2013, Published under Cement News

India Cements is looking at the possibility of resuming exports in a bid to improve capacity utilisation and benefit from the falling rupee, N Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the company, has indicated. Addressing shareholders at the company’s AGM last week, Mr Srinivasan said the cement producer was taking all the necessary measures at an operational level to improve results for the remainder of FY14. MR Srinivasan stated that cement producer is hoping to restart ex...

Thatta looks forward to increased efficiency, Pakistan

23 September 2013, Published under Cement News

After swinging to a net profit in fiscal 2013, Pakistan producer Thatta Cement is looking forward to increased efficiency as it modernises existing operations.  Earlier this year the company announced that it would invest in the preheater and cooler sections of its 0.5Mta plant situated in the southern region of the country. After completion of the BMR programme, the plant would achieve sustained and uninterrupted operation together with improved efficiencies and a nominal increase in cli...

Vicem eight-month sales rise 9.5%

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem), domestic market leader, said cement and clinker sales rose by 9.5 per cent YoY to 14.38Mt. Domestic sales accounted for 13.64Mt of the total while 742,000t was exported. The group produced 10.89Mt of clinker and 11.13Mt of cement, up 12.5 and 11.8 per cent YoY, respectively. However, in August 2013 alone, sales fell 9.47 per cent to 1.76Mt from the previous month but were up 5.1 per cent YoY. Domestic shipments accounted for 1.62Mt, down 5.7 per c...

Indonesian sales down 5.8% In August

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement sales fell 5.8 per cent to 3.3Mt in August 2013, according to latest data from the Indonesian Cement Association. Compared to July 2013, cement sales in Indonesia were down by 32 per cent, however, there was an almost two-week holiday in August (the Idul Fitri or Lebaran festivities that follow after the holy fasting month of Ramadan). Export of cement increased 2.4 per cent to 95,000t in August 2013 from the same month a year earlier. This year's growth target of c...

Pakistan export earnings fall

09 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exports have had a disappointing start to the current fiscal, falling 1.98 and 3.46 per cent in terms of quantity and dollar value, respectively on a MoM basis. During July 2013, Pakistan exported 854,477t of cement and earned US US$51.49m compared to 871,764t at US$53.33m in corresponding month last year, according to data from the country’s Bureau of Statistics. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, sales were down by 1.6 per cent to PKR5.174bn in July. However, compared to Jul...

Pakistan monthly sales fall

05 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches fell seven per cent YoY in August due to the Eid holidays and wet weather conditions. Sales were down to 2.15Mt in August 2013 compared to 2.6Mt in the same month of the previous year.  Meanwhile, on a sequential basis, August sales fell by 17 per cent compared to July 2013 dispatches of 2.6Mt. Domestic sales were hardest hit as volumes were down 19 per cent to 1.5Mt while exports fell 13 per cent. For the first two months of current fiscal, which began in Jul...

Azerbaijan increases imports from Georgia

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

In the 1H13 249,770t of cement valued at US$18.45m was exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan, according to Georgia's national statistics service, GruzStat. The share of this category in the total volume of Georgian exports to Azerbaijan in the 1H13 constituted 5.54 per cent. In comparison with the same period, the export of cement from Georgia increased by 28.48 per cent or by 53,700t.