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Pakistan export volumes and revenues fall

01 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan export volumes have seen a decline in the first nine months of the current fiscal both in terms of volumes and dollar value. However, latest monthly figures show a significant increase in exports to India. For the July 2013 – March 2014 period, Pakistan exported 6.123Mt of cement on revenues of US$374.78m compared to 6.522Mt at US$421.12m in the comparative period of the previous year. This translates to YoY declines of 6.11 and 11.11 per cent in terms of quantity and value, respe...

Full-year Iranian exports reach 18Mt

29 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Iran exported around 18Mt of cement in the Iranian calendar year that ended on 20 March 2014, IRNA cited a report published by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade on Sunday.   The Tehran Times noted that the country’s annual cement output is currently about 80Mt, of which 50Mt is used domestically. In August 2012, former Iranian Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that the country's cement production capacity would reach 110Mt by 2015.

Russia: open to investment

28 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Attracting private and foreign investment is becoming key for Russia as prices in oil and natural gas come under pressure for funding state projects. Russia’s transition to a modern country will also require large volumes of cement and the ramping up of production capacity is already in full swing. In recent years, Russia has been building new, modern production capacity to replace old wet-process plants Russia’s economy continues to decelerate as consumer spending, key to the c...

Argentina: cement demand falls 1.8% YoY

09 April 2014, Published under Cement News

In March 2014, Argentina’s cement companies shipped 910,954t, including exports, reflecting a 13.5 per cent MoM rise, but a YoY drop of three per cent. The domestic market was entirely supplied by local cement and demand rose MoM by 14.7 per cent to 898,807t but was 1.8 per cent lower than in March 2013.

Pakistan sales edge ahead in 9MFY13-14

08 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement sales during the first nine months of the current fiscal rose marginally by 0.7 per cent to 24.705Mt, according to preliminary statistics. Data released by Invest Cap Research shows domestic dispatches rose by 1.6 per cent during the July 2013 – March 2014 period to 18.66Mt. However, cement exports declined by two per cent YoY to 6.044Mt. During the month of March alone, total dispatches rose 15.5 per cent to 3.139Mt compared to February 2014 shipments. However, on an a...

French cement market advances 6.6% in 1Q14

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in France increased 6.6 per cent to 4.386Mt in 1Q14 compared to 4.115Mt in the same period of last year, according provisional data released by French cement association SFIC. Domestic producers delivered 4.04Mt with the balance supplied by imports. During the quarter, exports rose by 21.8 per cent YoY to 313,000t comprising 269,000t of cement and 44,000t of clinker – a YoY rise of 24.5 and 7.3 per cent, respectively. Last year, French cement consumption fell by 3.8 per ...

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...