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Caribbean Cement looks to Venezuela contract to revive sales

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) is hoping a new supply agreement with Venezuela will revive sales but fears elections will impede the deal, according to reports in the Jamaican Gleaner. The cement supply deal is being negotiated under the crude for commodities component of the PetroCaribe agreement between Jamaica and Venezuela, which allows for part-payment of oil with goods. In June, Caribbean Cement's chairman Brian Young disclosed to shareholders that the Kingston plant hoped to beg...

New Uruguay joint venture plant investment

04 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Three cement companies are planning to invest in a new joint venture cement plant in eastern Uruguay’s Treinta y Tres department to tap export potential in neighbouring Brazil, according to local press reports. State oil and cement company ANCAP, along with Spanish cement producer Cementos Molins and Brazil’s Votorantim have filed an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a new 750,000tpa. Total costs are estimated at US$160m, with Cementos Molins contributing 60 per cent and ANCAP and...

Nigeria eliminates need for imports in first nine months

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN) has stated that Nigeria has not imported cement since the beginning of the year, thus helping the Federal Government’s aim of making the country self-sufficient in cement. Speaking at a forum in Calabar, Cross River State, at the weekend, president of CMAN, Joseph Makoju, lauded the Federal Government for policies that have prevented the need for cement imports, thereby, protecting local industries. “For the first time in Nigeria’s h...

Pakistan cement export volumes fall 20.8% YoY

01 October 2012, Published under Cement News

During the first two months during FY12-13, Pakistan exported 1.154Mt of cement and earned US$91.356m compared to 1.457Mt at US$75.891m in corresponding period last year. This shows that cement export fell by 20.79 per cent in terms of quantity but rose by 20.38 per cent in terms of value in dollar over corresponding period last year respectively, according to data released by Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics. However, in terms of Pakistani currency, exports rose 31.69 per cent du...

Exports drive Akmenes’ growth, Lithuania

28 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Lithuania’s sole cement producer Akmenes Cementas is operating at almost full capacity as it benefits from its strategy to increase exports, business daily Verslo Zinios reported "Today we rely on exports for growth," it quoted Akmenes Cementas CEO Arturas Zaremba as saying. The company this year is targeting at least a 10 per cent increase in annual sales and a rise of around 15 per cent in revenues thanks to growing exports. Akmenes Cementas expects that its LTLT350m (EUR 101.4m) mode...

Pakistan exports see 20.4% YoY rise

21 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exports during the first two months of the current financial year posted growth of 20.38 per cent compared to the same period of last year.   According to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), 1,154,554t of cement worth US$91.356m was exported during the July to August 2012 period against 1,457,677t worth US$ 75.891m in same period of last year.   Cement export from the country recorded 11.8 percent during the month of August compared to exports in the previous mont...

Inchini Cement seeks export permit, Ethiopia

19 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia-based producer Inchini Bedrock Cement factory is seeking approval to export cement volumes to neighbouring countries as domestic demand has declined, forcing the factory to operate at 52 per cent capacity utilisation. The Addis Fortune reported that the company is seeking an export permit and is in negotiations with three regional customers, citing Inchini’s operations manager, Daniel Ganyi. According to the report, the management at the local cement factory have concerns on the ...

Spain: eight month consumption down 34.3% YoY

18 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption for the first eight months of 2012 has declined by 34.3 per cent YoY to 9.56Mt, according to the latest data from Spanish cement association Oficemen. In August alone, demand was down 33.6 per cent YoY to 1.13Mt. Exports, on the other hand, increased by 48.9 per cent compared to the same month of 2011. In the last 12 months, exports have totalled 5.22Mt (of which clinker accounted for 2.51Mt), representing growth of 31.7 per cent YoY.  Imports are down 48.9 per ...

Peru dispatches rise 16.8%

17 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Shipments of cement in the Peruvian market totaled 6,098,738t from January to August 2012, 16.84 per cent more than the same period of 2011 (5,219,828t), the Association of Cement Producers (Asocem) has reported. During the period  cement production was 6,235,813t, representing an increase of 14.62 per cent compared with the same period of 2011, when it was 5,356,112t. As of August exports totaled 91,834t of cement, reporting an increase of 177.73 per cent over the same period of 2011,...

Siam Cement sees 10% rise in domestic demand, Thailand

14 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) expects domestic cement consumption to be double than its earlier forecasts for 2012 as demand is on the path of recovery. Kan Trakulhoon, the president and chief executive, said capacity utilisation at SCG, the country's largest cement maker, this year will be on a par with last year at 18Mt or 78 per cent of its overall production level. He said the company aims to achieve maximum cement production capacity of 23Mt within the next three years thanks to recover...