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Pakistan: cement industry export revenue falls in 4MFY16-17

24 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufacturers earned revenues of US$28.3m on 543,674t of cement exports in October 2016, compared to US$24.52m on 476,170t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM rise in dollar value and volumes of 15.42t and 14.18 per cent, respectively. However, when compared with October 2015 (544,797t with a value of US$29.72m), volumes slipped by 4.78 per cent and the value was down by 0.2  per cent, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statistics. I...

Russia sees 9% fall in 3Q cement demand and output

22 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement consumption and output noted a nine per cent fall in the third quarter of 2016 when compared with the same period a year ago. Volumes decreased to 18.39Mt and 18.35Mt, respectively, according to Construction.ru. The market contraction has been attributed to a four per cent decrease in construction work volume. The country’s cement plants saw an average capacity utilisation of 70.4 per cent in 3Q16, down 7.3 percentage points when compared with 3Q15. Tulacement came at the t...

Pakistan: domestic cement sales accelerate in October

08 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement industry showed mixed result of performance in October 2016. Sales of cement in the domestic market accelerated to 15.88 per cent in October 2016, but exports declined by 1.96 per cent compared. According to data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), domestic dispatches in October 2016 were 3.008Mt, registering a growth of 15.88 per cent, while the exports amounted to 0.518Mt reflecting negative growth of 1.96 per cent, compared to October 201...

Argentinian cement demand falls 17.9% YoY in October

07 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Argentina’s cement market contracted 17.9 per cent YoY and 7.1 per cent MoM in October 2016 as 925,678t (from 1,128,015t in October 2015) of cement were delivered to domestic customers, according to the latest figures by the country’s cement association, AFCP. However, cement producers increased their export sales by 26.6 per cent YoY and 11.2 per cent MoM from 6342t to 8032t. Meanwhile, domestic production was supplemented by 5940t of imports, which fell by 50.1 per cent YoY but increase...

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 ...