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Vietnam cement sales slip during Jan-May 2013

20 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement sales declined by 2.1 per cent in the first five months of this year to 19.5Mt compared to the same period of last year, data from the Ministry of Construction showed. The 2013 five-month figure represents 39.5 per cent of the whole year target, the ministry said. In May alone, domestic cement sales dropped 3.07 per cent compared to April and 0.84 per cent compared to May last year.  Cement output rose by 0.8 per cent MoM and 3.71 per cent YoY to 5.03Mt. The country ...

Iran plans 18.5Mta of cement exports

10 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Iran plans to export 18.5Mt of cement in the current Iranian calendar year, which began on 21 March, Mehdi Ghazanfari, the Iranian deputy industry, mines and trade minister, said. The exports are projected to increase 4.9Mt compared to the year before.   If Iran does export 18-20Mt of cement in 2013, it will rank in third place after China and India. The Middle East country currently exports cement to 24 countries. Despite international sanctions against the Islamic republic, Iran's cement e...

Pakistan monthly dispatches fall on transportation issues

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan saw a rise in total dispatches for the first 11 months of the current fiscal but May 2013 sales declined by one per cent largely due to transport issues. For the first 11 months of the current fiscal, sales reached 30.552Mt compared to 29.495Mt, representing a YoY rise of 3.5 per cent. Capacity utilisation has reached 74.45 per cent, its highest level since 2006-07 as domestic dispatches have picked up appreciably through the year. However, exports between July 2012 - May 2013 we...

China cement and clinker exports rise 31.5%

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

China has reported a 31.5 per cent YoY increase in cement and clinker export volumes for the first four months of 2013, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The value of exports was US$230m, a rise of 21.1 per cent on the year before. Last year, total Chinese exports increased to 11.5Mt (6.2Mt of cement, 5.3Mt of clinker) and this year total exports are expected to rise to 12Mt.

Nigeria government outlines savings from reduced imports

03 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The decision by the Nigerian government to not issue cement import licences in 2012 and focus on meeting domestic needs internally has saved the country approximately NGN300bn (US$1.9bn), Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investment has said. Similarly, the government has also saved about NGN4.2trn from reducing imports since 2005, he added. Aganga noted that savings have also helped increase the country’s external reserve. "If you look at the trade numbers, import fell by 43 per...

Cement demand in Belgium falls 2.2% while imports rise

30 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Belgium declined 2.2 per cent to 6.41Mt but this decrease was well below the European average decline of 18.8 per cent, according to Belgian cement association Febelcem. Febelcem attributes the figure to local elections, which historically boost public works. The non-residential sector also expanded by three per cent thanks to a numbmer of large projects in Mechelen, Ghent and Halle-Vilvoorde. In 2011, cement consumption reached record 6.55Mt. Looking forward, Febelcem...

Pakistan 10MFY13 export volumes decline

30 May 2013, Published under Cement News

During the first 10 months (July 2012-April 2013) Pakistan exported 6.943Mt on revenues of US$469.02m, compared to 7.016Mt at US$390.42m in the corresponding period of last year. This translates into a 1.03 per cent decline in terms of quantity but a 20.13 per cent rise in dollar value, according to data released by Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics. In Pakistan rupee terms, the value of exports rose by 30.64 per cent to PKR45.173bn during July-April and the average export price ro...

Bangladesh cement producers seek new export markets

28 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh cement producers are searching for new exports markets in a bid to extend their current reach and increase utilisation levels. Our cement export is fully dependent on north-eastern states of India, and now we are searching new destinations", Additional Managing Director of Crown Cement Alamgir Kabir told the Financial Express. “We have invited a number of new buyers to visit Bangladeshi cement industries and received a good response from the new destinations," he added. Current...

Lafarge Malayan Cement to finalise expansion plans by August

27 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malayan Cement is expected to finalise plans for a new expansion project by the end of August this year, according to the company's chief executive Bradley Mulroney. "We are very close to finalising the option we want to adopt for our next phase in terms of expansion," Mr Mulroney told reporters, adding that a decision is likely to be made at the company's board meeting in August. Mr Mulroney expressed confidence in the growth potential for Malaysia's cement demand which will b...

Vietnam cement sales down 1.7 per cent in first four months

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam cement sales in the first four months of 2013 fell 1.7 per cent YoY to 14.45Mt, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) has said. Sales in the first four months represent 29.8 per cent of the full-year target, the MoC added. Cement production during the period was 15.53Mt (meeting 27.7 per cent of the full-year target). In April alone, cement sales reached 4.87Mt while production was 4.99Mt. A total of US$21.6m on cement imports between January-April, down by 22.3 per cent YoY. Meanw...