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Pacific Cement looks to extend export reach

01 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd is looking to new export markets in Australasia having been recognised for its efforts at the 2014 Westpac Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards. The company, which operates a 0.215Mta grinding unit on the Pacific island of Fiji, received a 'Recognition Award' for the first time at the ceremony hosted by Investment Fiji and sponsored by the Westpac Banking Corporation. Commenting on the award, general manager Sonni Dutt said: "We have been trying to achieve an ...

Vietnam: cement consumption on the rise

27 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Ministry of Construction forecast that about 52-53Mt of cement and clinker will be consumed in the domestic market in 2014 with an additional 18-21Mt exported. Vietnam’s cement production currently includes 74 kiln lines with a total output capacity of 77Mta. In the first 10 months of 2014, Vietnamese cement producers sold 56.54Mt of cement and clinker. According to the Vietnam Cement Association, cement exports this year could earn as much as US$1bn via the export of 20-21Mt of ...

Pakistan records 4% drop in cement exports

25 November 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first four months of FY14/15, Pakistan’s cement producers and exporters exported 3.116Mt of cement, down 3.8 per cent YoY. The total value of the shipments fell by three per cent from US$189.77m to US$184m. While volumes were down the average export price of cement rose by 0.58 per cent to US$58.57/t in 4MFY14/15 from US$59.04/t in 4MFY13/14, according to Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics. The MoM data also show a negative trend as the country exported 687,174t of cement a...

Peru: exports offset domestic sales slip

20 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Peru’s cement market remained stable in October as domestic sales slipped slightly from 967,000t in October 2013 to 965,000t, according to Asocem, the country’s cement association. However, local producers saw a more marked YoY fall in output from 944,000t to 983,000t. The modest loss in domestic cement sales was successfully compensated for by a 50 per cent YoY rise in cement exports as cement manufacturers delivered 30,000t across the country’s borders. In addition, they also saw clinke...

Iran exports reach 11.7Mt in first seven months

17 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement factories exported 11.7Mt  in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21- October 22), the country's Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade announced. The ministry said that over 8.1Mt of cement and about 3.6Mt of clinker were exported during the review period.

Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan top Vietnam export table

12 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan were the largest importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first nine months of this year, according to data released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. During the period, Indonesia imported 1.76Mt of clinker and cement worth US$83m from Vietnam, while Malaysia acquired 1.05Mt worth US$52m and Taiwan purchased 969,678t worth US$41.7m. Following on were the Philippines with 816,060t worth US$31.2m and Cambodia with 389,373t worth US$2...

Indonesian monthly consumption up 3.2%

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement consumption increased by 3.2 per cent in October 2014 and year-to-date sales were ahead by 3.4 per cent. However, industry sources caution that sales may start to slow on account of the rainy season. During October 2014, Indonesian demand increased to 5.759Mt versus 5.579Mt in the same period of last year. Cement consumption over the first 10 months of the year reached 48.752Mt compared to 47.158Mt in 10M13. Exports of 255,821t over the 10-month period declined by 52.5...

Pakistan sales up 8.87% in first four months of FY14-15

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales increased by 8.87 per cent to 8.197Mt during the first four months of the current fiscal year, latest data by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) shows. In July-October, exports of cement decreased 4.43 per cent to 2.79Mt  over the same period last fiscal year. Cement factories in the North Zone dispatched 6.872Mt during the July-October period, up 10.4 per cent YoY. Exports from the north, however, declined by 12.3 per cent to 1.742Mt. Cement fac...

Vietnam 10-month domestic sales up

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's total cement sales including exports increased six per cent YoY to reach 53.22Mt in the first 10 months of 2014, latest data from the country's Construction Ministry's Building Material Department reveals. Of the amount, 41.54Mt was consumed in the domestic market, up eight per cent compared with the corresponding period last year, while exports rose slightly by one per cent to reach 11.68Mt. The ministry said that the increase was due to the high demand from property project...

Argentina: cement consumption rises 5% MoM but notes 3% YoY decline

07 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The Argentine cement market expanded by 5.3 per cent MoM to 1,101,072t in October 2014 but contracted by 3.1 per cent YoY, according to AFCP, the national cement producers’ association. The country’s cement producers dispatched 1,115,224t in the period. The figure, which includes exports represents a MoM increase of 5.8 per cent but a fall of 3.1 per cent YoY.