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Caribbean Cement outlook cautious

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement has cut losses by some 40 per cent to J$578.1m (US$6.5m) for the second quarter of the year and has outlined plans of a new supply contract but remains cautious on its outlook. "The directors consider that the outlook will remain challenging, despite some recent positive indicators of growth in the domestic market for cement and plans for expansion into more lucrative export markets," said Brian Young, chairman, and Dr Rollin Bertrand, group chief executive officer in a j...

Pakistan July dispatches decline

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan dispatches in the first month of the current fiscal saw a decline of 1.64 per cent compared to July 2011, according to data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). Domestic dispatches were down by 1.47 per cent in July 2011 to 2.05Mt compared to 2.02Mt in 2011. However, the decline in exports was steeper at 9.23 per cent to 755,010t from 831,785t in July 2011. Exports to Afghanistan dropped by 10.37 per cent to 455,897t while exports to India were down ...

Dominican Republic exports increase

07 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers (Adocem) said today that so far this year, cement exports to other markets increased by 34.2 per cent over the same period last year. Adocem data shows that from January to June, industry sales abroad were 703,000t while last year they rose to 524,000t. According to the report, the Dominican cement industry annually exports about 35 per cent of its production, which accounts for about US$120m of foreign currency entering the co...

Mixed trends for Pakistan cement exports

26 June 2012, Published under Cement News

During the first 11 months (July 2011-May 2012) of the current fiscal year, Pakistan exported 7.64Mt of cement and earned US$446.85m compared to 8.44Mt at US$414.773m in the corresponding period of last year. This shows that cement expors fell 9.46 per cent in terms of quantity but rose 7.73 per cent in terms of value on a year-on-year basis, according to data released by Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics. In terms of Pakistan currency, exports rose 12.07 per cent during July-May 20...

Malaysian market acceleration

05 April 2012, Published under Cement News

As Malaysia prepares to host to the 23rd AFCM Technical Symposium in April, ICR presents an overview of recent activity and prospects for the Southeast Asian nation. This year, the construction market will be underpinned by higher activity in the residential sector and the acceleration of public engineering projects, translating into increased orders for the cement industry once large-scale projects go into full swing. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the 23rd AFCM Technical ...

Pakistan cement industry pin hopes on MFN status to India

08 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan and India are likely to discuss the issue of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) during a visit this week by an India trade delegation, headed by its Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, visits Pakistan. Both governments are expected to sign formal agreements including customs cooperation, certification of goods and also address challenges being faced by Pakistan exporters into India. Pakistan’s cement industry is demanding the removal of non-tariff barriers, more freight trains to India, the o...