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Pakistan July dispatches decline

06 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan reported a decline in dispatches for the first month of fiscal FY13-14 as the pace of construction slowed due to monsoon rains and Ramadan. During July 2013 (the first month of FY13-14), local cement sales fell 10.43 per cent YoY to 1.846Mt compared to 2.060Mt in July 2012. Exports were down by 0.75 per cent last month to 0.749Mt against 0.755Mt in July the year before. International deliveries from the north declined to 0.525Mt to 0.615Mt. Exports from the south, however, sa...

Lafarge Cement Zambia scales back exports to meet domestic needs

02 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zambia has reduced its exports by 15 per cent due to buoyant domestic construction market needs. Eugene Chungu, corporate affairs and communication director, told AllAfrica press: "In terms of exports, we have reduced from 35 per cent to 20 per cent of the total produce so that we focus on domestic consumption because the construction sector is booming. Mr Chungu added that Lafarge is currently exporting to five African countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (the company's ...

Pakistan export earnings rise in FY12-13

25 July 2013, Published under Cement News

In the fiscal year ending 30 June 2013, Pakistan exported 9.073Mt of cement on revenues of US$577.73m compared to 8.748Mt at US$498.84m in the corresponding period of last year. These latest figures from Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics show that export volumes rose by 3.71 per cent while in dollar value terms, they were 15.81 per cent higher compared to the comparative period a year earlier. In terms of the Pakistan rupee, exports rose by 25.23 per cent to PKR55.87bn during FY13. ...

Uruguay to export 0.6Mt to Argentina

23 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Uruguay’s ANCAP will be exporting 0.6Mt of Portland cement to Argentina and Paraguay, thanks to the expansion of its Paysandú works. The exports are scheduled to take place once the Paysandú capacity expansion is completed in 2016. The capacity project will see output at the works double after a two-stage programme is implemented. The first phase will see a fuel conversion to petcoke which will be followed by a construction of a new kiln. The kiln will more than double production from ...

Vietnam first-half sales update

11 July 2013, Published under Cement News

For the first six months of the year, Vietnam sales were 22.68Mt, according to latest data from the Ministry of Construction (MoC). The amount represents 46.8 per cent of the full-year target, the MoC added. Output stood at 24.7Mt, making up 44.1 per cent of its whole year target. In June, Vietnam’s cement output stood at 4.3Mt, down 14.51 per cent from May. The country’s domestic cement sales also plunged in the period due to the rainy season in the southern region. With overcapacit...

Pakistan hits domestic dispatch record

09 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan achieved record domestic dispatches in the fiscal year 2012-13 (July-June) as sales crossed the 25Mt mark, 1.1Mt higher than last year’s 23.95Mt. Stagnant exports, however, held back the sector’s overall full-year performance. Accumulated data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) showed that total dispatches during the fiscal (including exports) reached 33.43Mt, representing YoY growth of 2.82 per cent. Domestic dispatches accounted for 25.06Mt while 8.37...

Iranian exports surpass 5Mt mark

08 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran cement and clinker exports for the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year crossed the 5Mt mark. Exports for the period stood at 5.075Mt, which represented a 50 per cent increase compared to the same period of last year. Cement exports represented 4.21Mt of the total. The country plans to export over 18.5Mt of cement, Mohammad Fatemian, an official with the Industry, Mine, and Trade ministry, had previously said. In the Iranian year ended 20 March, Iran’s cement...

Inner Mongolia's Erlian Port cement export up 102% in May

05 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Erlian Port in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region exported 186,300t of cement, worth US$9.14m, in May 2013, a YoY increase of 101.84 per cent and 87.74 per cent, respectively, sources reported.

Pakistan export earnings up in 11MFY13

02 July 2013, Published under Cement News

During the first 11 months of fiscal FY12-3, Pakistan exported 8.013Mt of cement and earned US$524.68m, up 1.27 per cent and 17.43 per cent, respectively. These latest figures come from Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics also show that in terms of local currency, the value of exports surged by 27.51 per cent to PKR50.64bn during July 2012-May 2013. Average export prices also rose by 15.95 per cent to US$65.47/t over the 11 months of the current fiscal compared to US$56.46/t in the com...

Pakistan's June dispatches dragged down by lower exports

01 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Total dispatches by Pakistan cement manufacturers during June 2013 fell 6.44 per cent to 2.702Mt compared to 2.888Mt in the previous month, held back mainly by lower export volumes. Domestic dispatches declined 1.4 per cent on monthly basis to 2.07Mt in June 2013 compared to 2.10Mt in the month before. The north region posted a marginal drop of 2.8 per cent to 1.665Mt compared to 1.713Mt in May 2013. Dispatches from the south were up by 4.8 per cent on monthly basis to 408,000t. ...