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Russian cement production in June reaches 7.1Mt

22 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Substantial rises in Russian cement production and consumption have been achieved in 1H13. SMPro analysts state that Russian cement producers achieved an output of 7.1Mt of cement in June, the highest monthly production in 2013. Meanwhile, cement consumption rose by 4.8 per cent compared to June 2012 and by 14.6 per cent with May to 7.5Mt. Russia's overall 1H13 production total was 29.9Mt, a 7.7 per cent YoY increase, while cement consumption is estimated at 31.5Mt for the same period, up ...

Peru: cement shipments rise

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Peru's ASOCEM cement association reports that in July its members delivered 88,277t of cement in the domestic market. The January to July shipments are up YoY for the same period by 11 per cent rise, while a total of 16,349t of cement were also exported during July 2013.

Zambezi Portland reduces cement exports

20 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Zambezi Portland Cement Limited (ZPC) has reduced its export sales by 50 per cent, effective from 1 August  2013, to cater for the increased demand of the product on the local market. ZPC sales and marketing manager Isaac Ngoma announced in a statement in Ndola yesterday that the company which had been exporting more than 14,000tpm of cement to neighbouring countries, will now reduce exports by half. Mr Ngoma explained that, with unprecedented levels of demand being experienced within th...

Cementos Cosmos exports 13% of clinker to Brazil

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian market is offering Spain’s Cementos Cosmos the opportunity to maintain its clinker production at a high level. Of the 1.5Mt clinker produced at its Toral de los Vados plant, Cosmos exports 0.2Mt to Brazil. While the company’s management says it is preferable to sell the clinker in the market where it is produced, " the market situation has led us to take the opportunity our parent offered, even at the cost of losing part of the profit margin in the transport,” said the compa...

Indonesian producers increase exports

14 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Indonesia increased in July as domestic demand slows and new capacity comes on-stream. Cement exports increased by more than 10 times to 95,000t in July from the same month last year, cement maker Semen Indonesia reported, citing data from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). With new plants coming on-stream, producers have been able to ship their products abroad. Industry commentators have pointed to June’s fuel price increase as a factor in slowing domestic con...

Star Cement exports clinker to Bangladesh via river route

12 August 2013, Published under Cement News

India-based Star Cement said it has dispatched its first barge of clinker to Bangladesh via river. The company is aiming to export over 50,000t of clinker to Bangladesh every month using the riverine route, the Meghalaya Times reported its President (Sales & Marketing), Jyoti Swaroop Agarwal, as saying. In a pilot project Star Cement had started clinker export to Bangladesh last year by road and now it has started to export by river. "We believe that this mode of logistics will definitely b...

CCCL reports 2Q13 net profit, Jamaica

08 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) has reported a second-quarter net profit as the Jamaica-based cement producer increased domestic market share and exports to Panama provide an extra boost to revenue. In the second quarter of 2013, cement exports declined but local sales reached 150,000t to push revenues for the three-month period above JMD3bn (US$29.6m). The company made a profit for the second quarter of JMD359m. However, CCCL general manager attributed to the improvement to the compa...

Pakistan July dispatches decline

06 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan reported a decline in dispatches for the first month of fiscal FY13-14 as the pace of construction slowed due to monsoon rains and Ramadan. During July 2013 (the first month of FY13-14), local cement sales fell 10.43 per cent YoY to 1.846Mt compared to 2.060Mt in July 2012. Exports were down by 0.75 per cent last month to 0.749Mt against 0.755Mt in July the year before. International deliveries from the north declined to 0.525Mt to 0.615Mt. Exports from the south, however, sa...

Lafarge Cement Zambia scales back exports to meet domestic needs

02 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zambia has reduced its exports by 15 per cent due to buoyant domestic construction market needs. Eugene Chungu, corporate affairs and communication director, told AllAfrica press: "In terms of exports, we have reduced from 35 per cent to 20 per cent of the total produce so that we focus on domestic consumption because the construction sector is booming. Mr Chungu added that Lafarge is currently exporting to five African countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (the company's ...

Pakistan export earnings rise in FY12-13

25 July 2013, Published under Cement News

In the fiscal year ending 30 June 2013, Pakistan exported 9.073Mt of cement on revenues of US$577.73m compared to 8.748Mt at US$498.84m in the corresponding period of last year. These latest figures from Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics show that export volumes rose by 3.71 per cent while in dollar value terms, they were 15.81 per cent higher compared to the comparative period a year earlier. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, exports rose by 25.23 per cent to PKR55.87bn during FY13. ...