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Iran: Turkmenistan exports reach US$1bn

24 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Deputy Minister of Industry, Valiollah Afkhamirad has said that the country's exports to Turkmenistan have reached US$1bn. He added that Tehran is seeking now more than ever to secure its position in the Ashgabat market. According to Mr Afkhamirad, Iran holds the highest record of exports to Turkmenistan among the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Rwanda: Cimerwa calls for protection from illegal exports

22 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa, Rwanda's sole cement producer, has asked the government for protection, saying local dealers are exporting its cement illegally, affecting its key markets in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. All Africa reported that Busisiwe Legodi, the Cimerwa CEO, said the problem is made worse by the fact that some of the local dealers buy cement at subsidised prices for the Rwandan market, but sell it on in small quantities to the DR Congo and Burundi, making it hard for the cement...

Pakistan: exports down by 17.41% in 11 months

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement exports have fallen by 17.41 per cent to 5.48Mt during the first 11 months of the fiscal year, compared to exports of 6.65Mt during the same period in the previous year. A spokesperson from All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has said that an increase in federal excise duty (FED) on cement has negatively effected the market. The proposed change in FED will increase illegal trade in the form of smuggling cement into the country. FED has been increased fro...

Vietnam: export volumes fall for first five months

21 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam earned US$260.64m from exporting 7.12Mt of cement and clinker in the first five months of this year, down 0.7 per cent on-year in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. Bangladesh, Philippines and Taiwan were the major importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first five months of this year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said. Bangladesh took the lead after importing 2.52Mt of cement and clinker worth US$74.89m from Vietnam in the period. The Philippine...

Iran Mercatile exchange resumes cement export trade

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement offerings for export have resumed at Iran Mercantile Exchange, the IME chief said. 
Isfahan Cement Company initiated the offering with 2000t of cement on Saturday, 1000t of which were traded on cash payment.
 “We intend to expand our export markets for cement and unify prices by exporting the commodity through IME,” Hamed Soltaninejad was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
 Government-enforced pricings and the subsequent lack of competition caused cement manufacturers to become disillus...

Eurocement eyes Denmark and Britain markets

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

“Contracts in Denmark and Britain are forthcoming,” according to Eurocement’s CEO, Mikhail Skorokhod, as the company expands its global reach. Since the end of 2016, the Russian cement producer has been exporting increasing volumes to Finland and the Baltic states. “In Finland our share has already reached five per cent  of the market, and in our view, that is a very good result," he said in an interview with PwC. “The devaluation of the ruble creates opportunities to expand exports.” ...

Peru cement demand up 1.4% in May

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement consumption increased by 1.4 per cent YoY in May, according to the Asociación de Productores de Cemento. Total deliveries, which include exports, increased 1.9 per cent. Production slipped 0.2 per cent when compared with May 2015. “During the fifth month of 2016, cement production fell slightly but national and total dispatches continued to grow,” said the cement association.

Argentine cement demand notes 16.5% rise in May

10 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Dispatches from Argentina’s cement plants rose by 16.5 per cent in May 2016 after a six consecutive months of decreases. Around 881,000t of cement were delivered to the domestic market, according to the country’s cement association AFCP. Some 9000t of cement was exported by domestic producers during May, reflecting a 22.7 per cent drop in export sales when compared with last October’s export peak of 1.1Mta. For the first five months, cement demand in the Latin American contract has fal...

Pakistan: producers eye northern construction growth

10 June 2016, Published under Cement News

This week saw further evidence of resurgent growth in Pakistan’s cement industry as dispatches rose 10.6 per cent YoY. With the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) relating that the growth in cement sales was solely down to higher domestic demand, there is much for the country’s cement producers to be enthusiastic about going forward, especially if they have strong representation in the north. Overall, per capita cement consumption is one of the lowest in Asia at 166kg, off...

Mongolia explores export to Russia

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

With Mongolia’s cement production on the rise, the country may start exporting its surplus to countries such as Russia. National producers are currently studying the possibilities, according to local news reports. Demand in the country has risen with growing housing and infrastructure requirements. Mongolia’s cement production currently meets about 90 per cent of the domestic demand, which in 2013 reached 2Mt. With a capacity of 1.9Mta in 2013, the country has been importing cement to ful...