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Iran to increase cement exports to Iraq

15 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iraq has agreed to increase the volume of cement exports from Iran, a senior trade official has said. "As of September 1, each (Iranian) company can export 15,000t of cement into the neighbouring country from Shalamcheh, Chazzabeh and Mehran border terminals," Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi, the head of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, told Fars News Agency, as quoted by Zawya news. He noted that the new regulations have been adopted by Iraq's Trade Ministry. Last week it was reported tha...

Argentina: cement demand down 4.1% YoY

10 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In August, the Argentinian cement market was supplied by 993,397t of domestic production and 254t of imports as it saw consumption fall 7.2 per cent YoY to 993,651t. In addition, the country’s cement producers exported 10,598t, representing a YoY increase of 3.7 per cent. In the January-August period, cement consumption decreased 4.1 per cent to 7,238,484t when compared with the first eight months of 2013. This figure includes 1500t of imports, which decreased around 62 per cent from the ...

Iran exports exceed 8Mt in first five months

09 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 8Mt of cement in the first five months of the Iranian calendar year, according to the country's cement industry body. Abdolreza Sheikhan, secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association said 981,605t of cement were exported in the fifth calendar month (July 23-August 22), Iran's IRIB reported on Sunday. The country has also successfully started to use railroads to export cement to neighbouring and Central Asian countries.

Pakistan’s August cement dispatches higher

08 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Total Pakistan dispatches during August increased by 23.2 per cent compared to the same month of last year with strong increases seen on both the domestic and export front. Latest data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association shows that total dispatches reached 2.7788Mt last month compared to 2.254Mt in August 2013. Domestic cement sales increased by 23.6 per cent to 1.95Mt, compensating for a decline during July 2014. Meanwhile exports rose by 22.3 per cent to 828,000t. ...

Vietnam’s export volumes up 20% YoY

04 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam earned US$563.15 from exporting 13.1Mt of clinker and cement, up 24 and 20.4 per cent in value and volume terms, respectively.  Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia were the top importers of Vietnamese exports during the period, according to figures from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Indonesia imported 1.42Mt of clinker and cement worth US$69m, Taiwan acquired 863,270t worth US$37.6m and Malaysia purchased 700,880t worth US$34.7m. ...

Heracles profit lifted by exports, demand pick up

01 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Greece-based Heracles General Cement Co reported a 9.3 per cent YoY increase in sales for the first half of 2014 to EUR123.4m. At the parent company level, sales reached EUR110.4m, up by eight per cent.  In an announcement, Greece's largest cement producer said the stronger sales performance was boosted by "increased export activity and stronger domestic demand from low levels.” It added that:  "After five years of continuing recession in the domestic market, sales were positively affecte...

Pakistan's export earnings down by one-third

29 August 2014, Published under Cement News

During the first month of the new Pakistan fiscal, cement exports declined by 30.31 per cent YoY to 557,159t, with shipments to Afghanistan falling significantly. In revenue terms, exports were down by 33.68 per cent to US$32.59m during the same month, according to the latest data from Pakistan’s Bureau of Statistics. Exports earnings also declined in Pakistan rupee terms by 33.55 per cent to PKR3.216bn during July 2014, Similarly, the average export price of cement dropped 4.84 per cent t...

Peru cement sales fall 3.9% in July

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Peru reached 845,907t in July, representing a 3.9 per cent decline YoY, according to Asocem, the country's cement producers' association. In the year to date, the latest figures reflect a 0.11 per cent increase YoY while output in domestic cement plants edged up 0.66 per cent to nearly 6Mt. Exports in the first seven months were up 0.64 per cent, surpassing the 5.8Mt mark.

Iran exports surpass 6.6Mt in first four months

18 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported approximately 6.62Mt of cement and clinker in the first four months of the current Iranian year (21 March - 22 July 2014), a cement industry official has said. "We have exported a sum of 6,620,958t of cement and clinker in the first four months of the current year," Secretary of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Guild Association Abdolreza Sheikhan said. Iran exported approximately 18.812Mt of cement and clinker in last Iranian calendar year (ended 20 March 2014), according t...

Pakistan sales decline in first month of new fiscal

12 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement dispatches during the first month of the new fiscal (FY14-15) proved disappointing with both domestic and export sales registering YoY declines. Total sales during July 2014 fell 14.12 per cent to 2.23Mt compared to 2.6Mt, latest data from the Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) shows. Domestic dispatches during July 2014 were down by 6.5 per cent YoY to 1.73Mt. Meanwhile, exports were 503,000t versus 749,000t during July 2013, representing a YoY decline o...