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Iran four-month export update

24 August 2015, Published under Cement News

In the first four months of the Iranian calendar year around 5.167Mt of cement was exported, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) quoted Abdolreza Sheikhan, Secretary of the Iranian Cement Industry Employers, as saying. Cement production in the four-month period totaled 20.889Mt. In the fourth month (starting 23 July 2015) of the year output reached 5.262Mt, of which 653,999t was exported, Sheikhan added. Iran exports cement to some two dozen countries including Iraq, Azerbaij...

Vietnam monthly sales up by a quarter

17 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement and clinker sales reached 6.5Mt in July, up 25 per cent YoY, the country's Association for Building Materials under the Ministry of Construction (MoC) announced. Of the total volume, 5.15Mt were sold at the domestic market, up 22 per cent YoY, while 1.35Mt (+37 per cent YoY). In the first seven months, Vietnam’s cement and clinker sales rose 10 per cent YoY to 40.98Mt, fulfilling 57 per cent of the year’s target, including 9.77Mt (+13 per cent YoY). The growth of cemen...

Pakistan monthly sales ahead despite heavy rains

12 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s domestic cement dispatches increased by 4.19 per cent in July 2015 to 1.8Mt. Exports, however, declined by 7.45 per cent to 465,000t. Total cement dispatches during the first month of the current fiscal year reached 2.26Mt, a slight increase of 1.56 per cent YoY. The increase in domestic sales was achieved despite heavy rains that affected construction activity in many parts of the country. Dispatches in the North Zone reached 1.52Mt from 1.42Mt a year earlier. However, ...

Iran nuclear deals may affect cement exports from Pakistan

11 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exporters and brokerage houses have shown mixed reactions on Iran's nuclear deal with major world powers, with some expecting Pakistan’s cement exports to decline after the lifting of sanctions on Iran. “I think the drop in Pakistani cement exports may range between 10 and 15 per cent after December 2015,” an official of a leading cement maker told local media. An analyst at KASB Securities said the removal of sanctions on Iran will not aggravate current competition situation in...

Pakistan export pressures continue through FY14-15

10 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exported 7.682Mt and earned US$443.63m in FY14-15 (July 2014 - June 2015) compared to 8.81Mt at US$508.15m, according to data from the country's Bureau of Statistics. The data translates to a fall of 12.88 per cent and 12.77 per cent in terms of quantity and revenue, respectively. Statistics show that exports to Afghanistan were down by 21.4 per cent to 2.87Mt compared to 3.65Mt during FY13-14. A spokesman for the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association attributed the d...

Argentina: July cement demand climbs 12.6% YoY

07 August 2015, Published under Cement News

The Argentinean cement market expanded by 1.3 per cent MoM and 12.6 per cent YoY in July 2015, according to domestic cement producers’ association, AFCP. The country’s cement plants dispatched 1,073,762t, including 4140t of exports, a YoY increase in total deliveries of 11 per cent and a MoM rise of 1.3 per cent. No cement was imported. For the year to date, domestic consumption advanced by 11.3 per cent YoY to 6,946,742t from 6,243,587t, but exports fell by 37.8 per cent from 103,444...

Pakistan – preliminary figures: MoM sales down by a third

03 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales fell by 33 per cent in the first month of FY15-16 to 2.19Mt, preliminary data from AHL Research shows. During July 2015, domestic demand dropped by 36 per cent MoM to 1.74Mt while exports were down by 17 per cent to 499,000t, data from the report published in the Tribune (Pakistan), revealed. On a regional basis, exports were down 27 per cent MoM but rose by six per cent in the southern region. The decline in sales is attributed to Ramadan as well as a reduction in...

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement is boosted by exports

31 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement, Namibia’s sole cement manufacturer, has produced about 2.4Mt of cement for both local and foreign consumption over the past five years, according to managing director Hans-Wilhelm Schütte. Situated over 30km north of Otavi in the Otjozondjupa region of Namibia, the plant produces around 4400 bags of cement per hour, which is dispatched to local and export markets such as Zambia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK. Ohorongo Cement began production in De...

Senegal cement sales up 0.7% in 5M15

27 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Senegal edged up 0.7 per cent YoY to 1,432,100t in January-May 2015, according to national Planning and Economic Study Directorate. Production in the first five months of 2015 increased 9.6 per cent to 2,444,100t when compared with 2,230,800t noted in 5M14. Output was buoyed by a 26 per cent YoY rise in exports, which surpassed the 1Mt mark at 1,050,400t during the five-month period.

Caribbean Cement Co swings to first-half profit, Jamaica

23 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (CCCL) reported a consolidated profit of JMD869.3m (US$7.42m) for the first six months of 2015, compared to a loss of JMD53.2m in the corresponding period of 2014 – an improvement of JMD922m. The TCL group company said revenue during the first half of this year rose by four per cent (or JMD276m) over the period, mainly driven by improved domestic sales volumes and increased clinker exports which compensated for the decline in cement exports. EBITDA increased by JMD8...