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Lebanon: beyond tomorrow

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

With falling domestic consumption and foreign direct investment offering limited demand at home and the Syrian war disrupting regional export routes, Lebanon’s cement producers are cutting costs and reducing output. However, the long-term scenario offers improved opportunities both within and beyond the country’s borders. By Riwa Daou, Blominvest Bank, Lebanon. As local demand weakens and foreign direct investment falls, Lebanon's cement producers look to the medium- to long term f...

Algeria’s plan to cease imports from 2017 to affect Tunisian cement industry

01 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Ibrahim Chbili, Director General of Manufacturing Industry of Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, has said that the decision made by Algeria to cease importing cement by 2017 and become self-sufficient in its supply is expected to affect the Tunisian cement industry. At present Algeria buys around 95 per cent of Tunisian cement exports, which reached 1.8Mt in 2015 before registering a drop to 1.2Mt in the first nine months of 2016.  With new capacity coming online, Algeria expects to be self-...

Algeria: cement imports to end by 2017

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

According to the Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdessalem Bouchouareb, 2017 will mark the end of cement imports to Algeria: "The year 2017 will mark the end of cement import in Algeria, with the commissioning of all cement plants across the country, whose total annual production capacity is expected to reach 6Mta.” Mr Bouchouareb made the statement during an inspection of a cement plant project in the commune of Timegtane, in the sub-prefecture of Aoulef, 260km east of Adrar. The site ...

Germany: a positive outlook?

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

As the German economy continues to expand, investment in construction is rising. However, the recovery of the key market appears to be slowing and cement demand in 2015 slipped when compared to the previous year’s volumes. But with imports declining and exports recovering, the outlook for domestic cement producers is improving. Will Germany's cement producers be able to look forward to a continued recovery in the domestic construction market? The German economy expanded 1.7 per ...

Pakistan: export revenues fall in 1QFY16-17

26 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Despite growth in export to neighbouring countries, the export revenue of Pakistan's cement industry did not increase, due to overall weak demand from overseas markets.   Pakistan cement manufacturers earned export revenues of US$24.52m on the export of 476,170t of cement during the month of September 2016 compared to US$30.04m on 573,395t in previous month. This translates to exports falling by 18.35 per cent and 16.96 per cent in terms of quantity and value in dollar, respectively on M...

Argentina sees fall in domestic and export demand

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

In September 2016 Argentina’s cement plants dispatched 1,003,457t of cement, including exports, which represents a MoM fall of 4.1 per cent and a YoY drop of 11.1 per cent, according to the Asociación de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland (AFCP), the country's cement association. The domestic market contracted by 4.1 per cent MoM and 11.5 per cent YoY as 1,001,131t were sold within Argentina’s borders. Exports reached 7,226t, a 117 per cent increase when compared with August and up 51 ...

Vietnam: 2016 sales goal looks unlikely

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Concerns have arisen that the Vietnamese cement industry will struggle to meet its sales target of 75-77Mt this year as a result of ‘market difficulties’, as reported by Viet Nam News. The 2016 target is 3.2-6 per cent higher than 2015. To meet this target a minimum of 20Mt will need to be sold in the fourth quarter, amounting to 7Mtpm. Chairman of the Vietnam Cement Association, Nguyen Quang Cung, said meeting the target would be hard, citing the decrease in exports as a key factor. A...

Vietnam cement exports fall 17.2% YoY in 9M16

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

In September Vietnam’s clinker and cement exports fell 0.3 per cent to 1.15Mt when compared with August but climbed 3.5 per cent to US$48.16m, according the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Vietnam exported 11.28Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of 2016, which represents a 6.6 per cent fall when compared with the same period the previous year. Total value of the exports was down 17.2 per cent YoY to US$429.3m. The Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Mozambique...

Tajikistan starts cement exports to Uzbekistan

18 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has commenced the export of cement to Uzbekistan, according to the Tajik Ministry of Industry. Since the start of this year, the country has witnessed a steep growth in cement output, boosted by the commissioning of Huaxin Gayur Cement Co, which commissioned its Yovon plant in late September 2015 and first shipped cement to Afghanistan in January 2016. In the first nine months of 2016, Tajikistan produced 1.508Mt of cement, 408,200t more than the previous year’s correspondi...

Vietnam: 9M16 cement sales reach 55.25Mt

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

According to the Ministry of Construction, Vietnam's cement sales reached 55.25Mt for the period January-September 2016. No YoY comparative figures were given. Of the total, 43.55Mt were sold domestically, a 7.7 per cent increase on the previous year, and 11.7Mt of cement and clinker were exported, representing a -1.3 per cent YoY change. In the month of September Vietnamese companies sold 5.25Mt of cement in the domestic market and exported 1.3Mt of cement and clinker, the ministry added...