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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.

Pakistan exports continue to fall in first quarter

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports continued to fall in the first quarter of FY14-15, largely due to declining shipments to its biggest market of Afghanistan. Export volumes in the July-September 2014 period fell by 3.85 per cent to 2.436Mt while revenues were down 3.22 per cent to US$ 142.77m. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, revenues also showed a 5.38 per cent drop to PKR14.36bn. On a slightly more positive note, the average export price of cement inched ahead by 0.58 per cent YoY to US$58.59/t....

East Africa rises

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

East Africa’s cement demand continues to rise as infrastructure and housing needs provide the basis for future consumption. While cement capacity investments continue, a shift in the make-up of ownership is being seen as local companies take up a more prominent position. By Francis Mwangi, Standard Investment Bank Ltd, Kenya. The emerging East African market is characterised by new capacities, growing exports and growing consumption trends Over the past decade, the east African ...

Portugal Semapa profit up 15%

04 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Portugal's conglomerate Semapa, owner of cement maker Secil, posted on Friday a 15 per cent rise in nine-month net profit, helped by lower taxes on some of its overseas operations and a small increase in sales. Net profit rose to EUR80m the company said in a statement. Still, EBITDA fell 4.5 per cent from a year ago to EUR98m. Total sales rose about by about one per cent to EUR1.48bn, with cement sales up four per cent.  The company attributed the growth to cement and clinker exports from ...

Vietnam's October sales slip

03 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement sales are estimated to have fallen by three per cent YoY during October to 5.37Mt, latest data from the country's Ministry of Construction shows. Of the total sales volumes, domestic shipments accounted for 4.25Mt. In the first 10 months of the year, total sales are estimated to have risen six per cent YoY to 53.22Mt, including 41.51Mt for the local market. Vietnam’s cement sales are predicted to rise by 1.5-3 per cent to between 62-63Mt, comprising 48.5Mt of domest...

Russian cement trade January-September 2014

22 October 2014, Published under Cement News

According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Russia exported over 2Mt of cement worth US$155m in the first three quarters of 2014. Ukraine was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 35 per cent. Kazakhstan's share reached 32 per cent and Belarus imported 21 per cent. Meanwhile, over 3.793Mt of cement were imported into Russia between January-September 2014. Belarus was the leader by shipments, with its share totalling 27 per cent. The shipments received from Belarus increased...