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Jamaica signs CCCL export agreement to Venezuela

04 November 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Jamaica has signed an agreement for Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (CCCL) to supply cement to Corporación Socialista del Cemento under the PetroCaribe agreement, local media have reported. However, the arrangement is yet to be approve from authorities in Venezuela. Under the Trade Compensation Mechanism of the PetroCaribe energy cooperation agreement, Jamaica is allowed to settle a portion of its oil debt to Venezuela through the export of goods and/or services. While the propo...

Significant rise in Saudi Arabia clinker imports

04 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement companies have reported a significant rise in clinker imports over the first three quarters of the year while cement exports decline. Clinker imports totalled 1,925,000t during 9M13 compared to 399,000t in the same period of last year, an increase of 382.4 per cent, according to a report, prepared by Al-Eqtisadiah daily. Some 39,000t of cement was imported over the first nine months of the year. Exports, on the other hand, fell by 55 per cent to 245,000t in the nine months ...

DG Khan sees 17% decline in first-quarter exports, Pakistan

25 October 2013, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement reported a lower-than-expected post-tax profit of PKR1.07bn (US$10m) in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, down 26 per cent from the PKR1.44bn reported in the same period of last year. The decline is mainly being attributed by analysts at Summit Capital to a decline in sales which fell six per cent YoY to 903,000t compared to 964,000t in the same period of last year. Local sales fell one per cent to 621,000t while exports fell by a substantial 17 per cent YoY to 2...

Bangladesh sets next export revenue target

24 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Bangladesh has set an export revenue target of US$6.46m for cement, stone and salt over FY13-14 its export Promotion Bureau (EPB) has said. However, the country is facing a number of challenges as deliveries to its main export market of India have recently been in decline. Over FY12-13 Bangladesh exported US$6.15m, with earnings including minor amounts of stone and salt. In July 2013 alone, Bangladesh earned export revenues of US$0.71m compared to US$0.56m in the same mont...

Cimpor to refocus Portuguese operations towards exports

16 October 2013, Published under Cement News

With Portuguese cement demand remaining subdued, Cimpor is trying to reorientate cement output from its domestic operations towards export markets, CEO, Ricardo Lima, has said. Speaking to economic daily Diario Economico, Mr Lima said that the company is trying to transform Portugal to an export platform. The company currently has an installed cement capacity of some 9Mt in the country while domestic demand stands at just 1.5Mta. Exports volumes have doubled in the past two years with mar...

Armenian exports rise in first six months of 2013

16 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Armenian cement exports have increased over the first six months of the year despite a drop in domestic output. Data from the National Statistics Service reported by ArmInfo that over the January-June 2013 period, cement production declined 3.2 per cent to 180,000t from 186,300t in the same period of the year before, while exports rose 64 per cent from 56,000t in 1H12 to 92,000t in the first half of this year. While the Armenian construction market continues to feel the effects of the ...

Vicem sales rise 9.5% in first nine months

11 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) reported a 9.5 per cent YoY rise in sales for the first nine months of 2013 to 15.84Mt, meeting 72.3 per cent of its full-year target. Of the total, 14.35Mt of sales were destined for the domestic market, a rise of 6.2 per cent YoY (comprising 11.61Mt of cement and 2.74Mt of clinker). Meanwhile, 1.49Mt of cement and clinker were exported, representing a strong advance of 57.8 per cent on the same period of the year before. The corporation pro...

Iranian cement output continues to climb

07 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran has reported a four per cent rise in cement output in the first half of the current Iranian calendar compared to the same period of last year. The country has produced 38.3Mt of cement since 21 March 2013, IRNA news reported yesterday. During the sixth calendar month of Shahrivar (23 August - 22 September) total output reached 6.4Mt. Full year projections put total output for the current year at 80Mt, according to Abdolreza Sheikhan, Secretary of the State Cement Industry Employers...

Pakistan: July-August cement exports up by 5.7%

01 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement exports increased 5.72 per cent during the first two months of current FY13-14, totalling US$96.796m, against the same period of last year when exports were US$91.557m. On a MoM basis,  cement exports also increased by 1.24 per cent, but decreased by 12.03 per cent in August 2013 when compared with the exports in August 2012 and July 2013. The value of exports in August 2013 was recorded at US$45.301m, whereas in August 2012 and July 2013 the value of exports was US$44.74...

Pakistan export earnings rise in first two months

27 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exporters have had a good start to the current fiscal, with volumes and earnings up on an annual basis. During July and August 2013, Pakistan exported 1.62Mt of cement on revenues of US$96.79m compared to 1.4446Mt at US$91.55m, representing a rise of 12.03 and 5.72 per cent in volumes and US dollar value, respectively. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, the export value rose 13.79 per cent to PKR9.83bn during the two-month period. However, the average export price was dow...