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Lafarge Pakistan net sales rise 7% YoY

04 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Releasing further details on its 2013 performance, Lafarge Pakistan Cement said it saw net sales grow by seven per cent to PKR10.302m (US$105m) from PKR9624m. The company increased the use of alternative fuels from 28 per cent in December 2012 to 32 per cent in 2013. Power shortage persisted in the country and to avoid a complete shutdown the company rented generator sets. While this proved to be an extensive alternative, it resulted in a net gain for the company. Gross profit increased to...

Vicem February sales rise 42% YoY

27 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, sold 1.48Mt of cement and clinker in February, up 2.78 per cent from the previous month and 42 per cent from a year ago. Of the total, 1.12Mt of cement and clinker were sold domestically, a rise of 15.1 per cent YoY, while 359,000t of were exported – marking an increase of 513 per cent YoY, In the first two months of the calendar year, total sales rose three per cent YoY to 2.84Mt, of which 2.14Mt was sold to the ...

Belarus set to increase cement exports to Russia

27 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Belarus is set to increase cement exports to Russia by 0.5Mt this year, according to Belarusian Archictecture and Constructions Minister Anatoly Chernyl. In line with an agreement with the Eurocement Group of Russia, exports will rise by 0.5Mt in 2014, the Belarusian Telegraph Agency quoted the official as saying. Belarus has guaranteed the delivery of 1.5Mt of cement to Eurocement in 2014 and with another 0.5Mt available to the market, exports to Russia from Belaruse could potentially inc...

Pakistan exports decline over 8MFY14

26 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exports have declined in the first eight months of the current fiscal, both in terms of volume and revenues. During the July 2013 – February 2014 period, exports totaled 5.46Mt on revenues of US$332.02m compared to 5.81Mt at US$376.71m in the same period of last year. This translates into a fall of 6.04 and 11.86 per cent in quantity and dollar value, respectively. Similarly, in terms of the Pakistan rupee, exports fell by 3.71 per cent to PKR34.77bn over the Jul-Feb perio...

Iran cement prices set to increase

19 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement prices are set to increase by 14-21 per cent in the next Iranian calendar year (starting 21 March 2014), local press have reported. The Iran Cement Producers Association and the Industry, Mine and Trade Ministry earlier this year signed an agreement allowing the association to decide on prices, Iran’s ISNA News Agency reported. During the current year, prices rose by 14-21.5 per cent. The country produced 58.226Mt of cement in the first 10 months of this year, of whic...

Pakistan February sales 8.7% higher

12 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales rose by 8.7 per cent YoY in February 2014 to 2.135Mt, led by strong demand from the domestic market. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) revealed that during the first eight months of the current fiscal, local dispatches stood at 16.274Mt, representing growth of 2.9 per cent YoY. “We are getting healthy demands from the domestic market,” he said, adding that during February, local dispatches increased to 1.76Mt on average in the northern again...

Pakistan export volumes and revenues fall in 7MFY14

25 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s export volumes fell 7.5 per cent YoY in the first seven months of the current Pakistan fiscal, while revenues were also down 13 per cent over the same period. During the July 2013-January 2014 period, the country exported 4.85Mt of cement on revenues of US$295.52m compared to 5,243Mt at US$340.57m in the comparative period of the year before. The average export price of cement fell by 6.18 per cent to US$60.93/t from US$64.94/t in the seven month period of the previous fiscal, ...

Iran sees 38.5% rise in exports in first 10 months

17 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported 15.789Mt of cement and clinker in the first 10 months of the Iranian calendar, showing 38.5 per cent growth compared with the same period in the previous year, Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade said. The ministry announced on Saturday that Iran's cement exports reached as high as 12,134,453t and clinker exports 3,655,280t in the past 10 months.

Pakistan association calls for intervention on BIS renewals

17 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) chairman Mohammad Ali Tabba has urged the Indian high commissioner to intervene regarding the renewal of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) licences which he claims is impeding cement exports from Pakistan to India. In a letter to the high commissioner, Mr Tabba said APCMA members have been experiencing delays in the renewal /certification process for more than two years now due to security concerns by the BIS. BIS certification, ...

Vietnam export sales hit new high

13 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Ministry of Construction (MoC), said cement output in 2013 hit 70Mt while sales rose 14 per cent YoY to 61Mt. Cement exports reached a record high of more than 14Mt during the year as producers turn to overseas sales amid fierce competition in an overcrowded domestic market. Vietnam is predicted to witness an oversupply of 8-12Mta of cement due to many cement plants being put into operation, said MoC. At present, Vietnam has 106 cement factories. The oversupply in Vietnam's cement sec...